Originally Posted by bunkerking1231
Thanks for your help.
Now if I get a regulator, does that mean I'm going to have to replace all my internals for it to work correctly? I want to bring my Pilot down to like 400-500psi, nothing too low. I just want a little more consistency and for it to be a little quieter.
Thanks for the input please.
To answer your question; NO.
The pilot and electra internals are the same. The valve spring would be my only concern but having played with an LP pilot in stock configuration it wasn't something that required swapping out.
WHAT YOU NEED:
You will need a couple items to convert to a lower pressure. A regulator, Hosing/fitting, Chronographer. If your using CO2, A stabilizer is your best bet as they are built to handle CO2, other regulators will work, but do their design and o-rings used, they tend to blow out under less than ideal conditions. You can either use steal braided hoses or macro lines. When working with regulators I opt for macro lines. You have to take it apart for maintenance every so often and it has been easier for me to work with, also macro lines come in colors.
ASSEMBLY: very basic
Once you have those items you can assemble. Remove the foregrip and unscrew the steal line from the ASA on that is attached to the grip. Attach your new line fittings to your regulator and ASA. Screw in your Reg and if using macroline insert into fittings.
Your reg may or may not have a gauge port for you to use a gauge. This is only a visual indicator for you to see changes. The best use i've seen is to compare which parts run better.
You should expect Operational Pressure between 300-450psi. This is only a reference marker and has little impact on how you tune your marker.
Decide what you are going to use as a gas, Compresser air or CO2. You should re-adjust if you change air sources.
Set your reg all the way open- every reg is different usually an adjustment screw.
Air your marker up. Full take preferable if you've never tuned to ensure you are not out of air.
Lower the pressure-
1: full turn, then dry fire to level the pressure off. Do this till you can audibly hear your nearing the lower limit of your ranger. You will most likely burp the gun. If this happens turn it up a FULL turn and it will stop. The idea is just to get in range don't get crazy.
2: Put the hopper on and grab your chronograph. Here is the key part in tuning your marker. Get 3 readings; 312, 290, 291. Check your average and turn down by 1/4 turns and less. Depending on your variance you will tune to 280 FEET PER SECOND. CO2 usually runs wider than compressed, but if you see your variance start to look like this; 284, 279, 280 your probably set to go.
so you have a gauge on your reg and what does it look like? 350psi, not bad. You can now tell all your friends your spyder shoots 280fps @ 350psi and be proud of that.
Note: It may drift on a new regulator as springs take time to set, but its not bad. Weather also may affect you too. If your go to a field that checks you use the "velocity adjuster" on the back plate of your marker to adjust for the day to day crap.