Well, it finally arrived today! It took a week longer to ship out than it was supposed to, and then there was a "train delay," but it's finally here. Let me start off by saying WOW... if you were planning to get one, don't hesitate!! For now, I'm only using the Code X base chip, but it's still amazing.
The first thing I noticed out of the box... no installation instructions, whatsoever!!
It had a sheet with instructions for programming the Code X chip, but nothing for the board. No big deal, I simply compared the pathways on the Lucky Board to the stock board, and came to the conclusion that it looked as if everything should be plugged into the same spot. Solenoid on top, then battery, then trigger switch, then blue eye wire, and finally the brown eye wire. Bingo. It works.
Another thing I had to figure out was the power button. The top button now turns on the marker when held down for a second or two. The bottom button turns the eyes on and off.
It was now time to play with the settings. Once again, the instruction sheet let me down. It included the basics, but left out some key points. It tells you how to access the settings menu, it tells you to pull and release the trigger to scroll through the settings menu, but it doesn't mention how to view or change each setting.
Let's start with the basics. The LED is a 6-color LED. With my Code X chip, it works as follows:
- Green - Debounce - 0 to 50ms - 5ms default
- Red - Dwell - 1 to 35ms - 18ms default
- Blue - ROF - 11 to 25bps - 20bps default (can be capped or uncapped with eyes on)
- Teal - Anti Mechanical Debounce - 1 to 40ms - 10ms default
- Yellow - Ball in Place Delay - 1/2 to 40ms - 1ms default
- Purple - Mode of Fire - 1 for Semi, 2 for NXL, 3 for PSP, and 4 for 60% ramping.
There are also four Dip-Switches on the board. The dip-switches control:
- 1-ABS (anti bolt-stick)
- 2-AMB (anti mechanical bounce)
- 3-ROF Cap
- 4-Settings menu and Tourney lock (When switched off, tourney lock is on and settings menu cannot be accessed).
So, say you want to set the Dwell to 8ms. First, you must access the settings menu. After making sure dipswitch #4 is on, turn the marker on while holding the trigger down. The board will turn on, wait a second, and then flash the LED through the color range. This indicates you have accessed the settings menu. You may then release the trigger. The LED will turn GREEN. This indicates you are on the Debounce setting.
To access the Dwell setting, press and release the trigger once. The LED will turn RED. You are now on the Dwell setting. To view the current setting, press and hold down the trigger. The LED will flash red 18 times to indicate the stock setting of 18ms. Release the trigger, then press and release it 8 times. If you allow the board to sit for a second, it will then flash the LED through the color range again. Your Dwell is now set to 8ms (1ms for each trigger pull).
It works the same with each of the settings, except for the Eye Delay. It is adjusted by 1/2ms for each trigger pull.
Once I had the board set, I put it in Semi to test it out. WOW! The trigger logic must be years ahead of the BD5 board. With the trigger adjusted exactly the same, I am able to walk it much faster. I believe the BD5 board was ignoring some of the trigger pulls, due to a high stock debounce setting (which isn't adjustable unless you have the BD5+ board). Others have mentioned this as well, but the difference blew me away!
I also had the marker fully cycling at 25bps on capped PSP mode.
For now, here's a quick video clip to demonstrate the settings menu for anybody who's confused:
SETTINGS MENU DEMO
Here's a short clip of the Wrath cycling at ~25cps in PSP mode. Keep in mind, the gauge extension on my Detonator is only there while I tune it (makes it looks REALLY long). I will remove it once the marker is set to play.
DRY FIRE AT ~25CPS IN CAPPED PSP MODE
And finally, the pictures: