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Old 12-29-2016, 07:02 PM #1
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Clone 5 users. Need some straight talk

I just recently purchased a clone 5 off my friend. It has less than a 1000 shots on it. He purchased it from a local TB Damage player new. He took it to the field once and had problems with chopping balls and bolt stick. He took to a local pro shop and had them tune it. He sold it to me without ever shooting it again for 600.00. I purchased a gold bolt for it as that seems to be the most problematic item on this marker. I shot a few pods through it. My question is this. On the first time I aired and chrono'ed it air was leaking out of the regulator. I degassed the marker and aired it back up and it was fine. The second time I aired it it shot fine but on my first shot it fired 2 shots on one trigger pull. I have yet to play with it but I'm a little concerned as to how reliable it might be. This is my first Macdev and am not trying to over think it. I've heard some horror stories the more I ask locals about this purchase.
I'm looking to you guys to make me feel more confident about this marker.
Anything I should be looking for paying attention to.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:23 PM #2
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Send to macdev to get all kinks worked out. I had issues and then they changed my valve and my noid was rebuilt and then my clone shot so good people freaked out how amazing it was. That is my suggestion to stay away from any issues.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:52 AM #3
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If you're even decently mechanically inclined you can take care of it on your own. If that's the case I can walk you through the basics to get it performing like a champ. If not, send it to MD.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:21 AM #4
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The first Clone I had worked fine after a couple fixes, the bumper oring and raise the dwell. The second Clone worked like a charm as well. After installing the gold bolt in the second Clone, I had some bolt stick. After some adjustments and a break in period, problem solved. So far I haven't had anything deeper then an oring change. My only fear is the timing of having an issue, like during a point at a tournament, but if you time your upkeep you should be able to avoid that.

I think you should be pretty confident once the Clone is fixed.
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:58 AM #5
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I'm going to put some cases through it and see what happens. What is the warranty on these markers? I just registered it with macdev. Didn't notice how long its covered.

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Old 12-30-2016, 04:32 PM #6
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Do you have the blue bolt and delrin valve? If so, I would recommend running your dwell at 15ms.
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Old 12-30-2016, 05:39 PM #7
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No ive installed the gold bolt and it still has the delrin bolt guide.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:37 AM #8
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OK, the gold bolt is a nice upgrade for operational and reliability reasons. The aluminum valve is too but the Delrin valve will do you fine. What is your dwell set to?
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:14 PM #9
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Dwell was at 13ms but I just dropped it to 10.5ms.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:27 PM #10
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I would recommend 12ms at a minimum.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:53 PM #11
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Pulled the board and sent it to macdev. The multiple shots per trigger pull is still there. Hope this will fix the last of my problems. I also installed the upgraded regulator/purge kit. Can't imagine anything else going wrong. I think this covers the bulk of the problems this marker seems to have.
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:18 PM #12
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Pulled the board and sent it to macdev. The multiple shots per trigger pull is still there. Hope this will fix the last of my problems. I also installed the upgraded regulator/purge kit. Can't imagine anything else going wrong. I think this covers the bulk of the problems this marker seems to have.
So that's three users with the same issue sending in their boards.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:26 PM #13
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It seemed to fire once when the trigger was pulled and then again on the release. At first it was set on psp so I was sure if it was the way it ramped. I set it to semi and was listening to the solenoid click. Most of the time a single click but would get a double click every 8-9 pull.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:56 PM #14
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It sounds like there may have been a couple back microswitches that Macdev is changing out. That should fix your issue.

As for the quick and dirty, run stock settings with a dwell of 12.0 and if you ever have any issues with bolt stick or puffing, it is time to replace the switch o-ring. She should pur if you do that.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:22 PM #15
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So that's three users with the same issue sending in their boards.
The GT boards were great minus the screens, the GTi boards are garbage. I had to send mine in 3 times to get one that worked correctly, and I still hear about board issues regularly. Its a shame they cant get a reliable PCB maker with better QA.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:01 PM #16
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Got my board back from MacDev. Super fast turnaround. I'll get this thing back together and hopefully enjoy it for awhile before I need to do anymore repairs. Thanks for your input guys.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:48 PM #17
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All back together. The new micro switch has better trigger feel. Snappier.


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