The SLG Introduction price retails for $250.
The SLG has dropped it's price to $199.
Originally Posted by Thorpydo
Looks like the cat is out of the bag.
The SLG will be a great first gun for new players and a great backup gun for experienced players.
The SLG is priced below the PMR at $250.
The marker operates using a spool valve and mechanical solenoid (not a solenoid valve) and a sear. The design is not like a matrix or anything else on the market. There are 3 dynamic o-rings and two parts to the bolt kit: bolt and backcap. The marker is more efficient than any of our other guns but is also a bit louder and has a bit more kick.
The SLG has the Hyper3. No LPR. Wired eyes.
The gripframe is a polymer but is much, much stronger than the PMR gripframe. We learned from our mistakes and I would be very surprised if one ever breaks.
We are planning on making a UL frame for the SLG.
The SLG is a solid marker and we hope you guys like it.
Originally Posted by Thorpydo
An explanation of the operation:
There are two forces on the bolt. A constant rearward force and variable forward force from the dump chamber. At rest, the chamber is full and the bolt wants to go forward. The sear is dropped; bolt goes forward. It continues to go forward until the valve opens to shoot the ball. When the valve opens, the chamber starts to empty and the forward force decreases. It decreases enough so that the constant rearward force is now larger than the forward force. The net force is now reward and the bolt returns. When the bolt is rearward, the chamber fills and the bolt wants to go forward again. The sear goes up and holds the bolt for the next shot.
As said, the button on the back simply vents the chamber to atmosphere, reducing forward force so that bolt returns rearward.
First off the Hyper3 reg has what looks like 9/16"-16 threads on it, so I guess this is the jump into getting away from the old "ASA" as a foregrip mount.
They downsized form a 0.993" to a 0.745" reg piston plunger, and use 12 15mm OD x 0.6mm thick Belleville springs instead of the 9 18mm OD x 1mm thick stack.
The piston surface is almost 1/2 of what it used to be... to me, that is only 1/2 the accuracy of detecting output air pressure. I could see if the spring stack were 2x the travel, but it is only 0.5mm longer overall travel. Makes me wonder about the "more consistent" claim.
I just looked up the specs on the springs used, and it looks like the previous Hyper regs were over-sprung. They would reach the spring stack's load force at 320psi. The Hyper3 is sprung to max right around 200psi, so that is where any real performance increases might result from.
One way to find out... put them on a gun, hook up the pressure monitors, and let it rip!
According to Dye (http://www.dyeprecision.com/HardParts/hyper3.html), it says "Features standard threads to fit most markers", which I guess is a typo left over from the text they took it from, because all of the regs pictured on that page have the same smaller size threads (relative to the reg body) as the one I have here. Two tops would be a good idea.. easier for the transition phase at least.