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Old 09-14-2009, 11:16 AM #1
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ETEK Dwell

I just bought an 07 ETek with Star frame, when fired the ball would not even blow out of the barrel? The dwell was set on 13 so I bumped it up to 21 and the gun fired almost normal except I can't get it up above 220 FPS? Should I increase the dwell, adjust the LPR or what do you suggest.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:07 PM #2
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The velocity is set on the inline-regulator, not the dwell. There is a small hex-screw at the bottom of the regulator, screwing it out (or down) will decrease velocity, and in (or up) will increase velocity.

The LPR on the etek should be about 1 turn in from flush. Flush is when the hex-screw on the LPR-cap is "flush" with the cap, then about 1 turn in. Should work with flush aswell. Too low LPR-pressure will cause erratic velocities, too high will decrease the lifetime of you marker internals (rammer, valve etc).

The dwell sets how long the solenoid gives the marker time to "take air". Too high dwell will result in low airsufficiancy and shorter battery-life, and too low will result in ballbreaks, inconsistancy, shootdown etc.

Always kept my dwell stock on the Etek2, and never given me any problems. 21 sounds a little high...12 or 13 should do it.

So, set you LPR, set dwell at 13, then chrono your marker by turning the screw at the bottom of the inline regulator.
(sorry about grammar/spelling, english is not particulary my strongest language...)

Edit: oh, forgot...also try a new battery, a good quality one.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:54 PM #3
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:06 AM #4
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I just bought an 07 ETek with Star frame, when fired the ball would not even blow out of the barrel? The dwell was set on 13 so I bumped it up to 21 and the gun fired almost normal except I can't get it up above 220 FPS? Should I increase the dwell, adjust the LPR or what do you suggest.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:07 AM #5
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No doubt probert has covered everything you need to know, so I shan't go into great depth, but I would definitely suggest checking that the QEV diaphragm is in one piece and that it has no holes or any tears on the edges. I would also try changing the rammer o-rings.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:07 AM #6
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07 ETEK with Star Frame

Problem, the marker on the first shot will not blow ball out of the barrel? On the second shot it will shoot about 20 ft? LPR is set on 100psi, inline reg set on 300 psi, dwell set on 13. Have disassemble gun several times no problems detected yet I have this problem. The gun has a zick kit and a Cure bolt. Was working great until this problem occured. HELP!!!!
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:09 AM #7
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If you fire a third shot, does the ball go further still?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:19 PM #8
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No, if you keep firing it the ball still only goes a short distance
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