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Old 08-30-2014, 05:02 PM #1
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Cyborg 6 Unboxing and Overview



MacDev has had a great run with the Cyborg platform that only got progressively better over time until the RX came out, arguably the best in the series. With the Clone platform becoming the flagship model in more recent years, poppet fans were left wanting more and demanding a new Cyborg. With the release of the GTi and rumors of a new Cyborg coming, people's thoughts raced with ideas and thoughts of what the new Cyborg should be. With the release of the Cyborg 6 it's evident that there was a lot of thought put in to the marker to ensure that it was worth of the name and could contend in the cutthroat high end marker that exists today.

What follows in this thread is an unboxing and basic overview of the serviceable internals of the Cyborg 6. Be sure to check back with our YouTube channel often for more updates and more in depth maintenance videos for the Cyborg 6!




Unboxing:
The Cyborg 6 comes in a sturdy feeling zippered case that makes you feel that anything in that case is safe and sound in your gear bag/trunk/room etc. The marker comes with the new Shift2 barrel with 2 inserts, a full allen key set, Militia V2 lube, manual, spares, stickers and a barrel bag. The case also has 2 removable inserts should you choose to buy additional Shift2 inserts in the future and not want to carry around an extra case.

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Old 08-30-2014, 05:02 PM #2
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The Marker:
The Cyborg 6 is an immediate eye catcher with some very aggressive "stock" milling that is sure to turn heads at the local field or event. With a similar stretched out feel to the Clone GT/GTi it's likely to make for a well balanced setup in any regard. The marker as a whole feels very sturdy in the hands and feels like it was built to take the beating that is paintball.

The new rubber grips throughout the marker are far and away the best compound MacDev has ever used and are the right balance of comfortable and sturdy. With the added comfort and control the rubber provides, the marker feels secure in the hands no matter how dirty or paint covered your hands may become. The new ASA removed the oring from the knob which will be sure to alleviate many headaches with leaking ASA's at the field. A new blade style trigger has replaced MacDev's old standard which is now housed in place by two grub screws as opposed to the post style screw in previous models. The HPR is now housed within the grip and is adjustable via the front of the grip frame itself, which of course places the LPR in the foregrip which is adjust as you would traditionally do with any other marker.

The board in the Cyborg is almost identical to the GTi board. It has the same full color OLED display and functions exactly the same in every way. The difference here is that now the Cyborg has two pressure sensing transducers (HP and LP) which are both able to be displayed with live readouts simultaneously for ease of tuning and troubleshooting. The software also has a handy ovrepressure warning built in so that you will get a gentle reminder from the marker that something is not right and requires your attention.














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Old 08-30-2014, 05:03 PM #3
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The HPR:
The high pressure regulator for the Cyborg 6 is housed within the grip frame and is adjusted via an opening in the grips. In order to remove the regulator for servicing you simply remove the grips and unscrew the bottomworks from the frame and then sliding the piston and spring out. The regulator internals are similar to the GT/GTi regulator internals, but a bit smaller and more compressed. It still contains a piston, spring, orng retainer, filter, adjustment screw and bottomworks and as with most other things in a MacDev marker can only be assembled one way to protect the user.






The LPR:
The low pressure regulator for the Cyborg 6 is housed in the foregrip of the marker where (traditionally) the HPR would be placed. As with the HPR you simply unscrew the bottomworks from the marker and gain access to the internals. You will notice that with the exception of the bottomworks being attached to another piece that it is almost identical to the internals for the HPR sans the different spring.





Forgrip Removal/Rubber Grip Removal:
To remove the foregrip and rubber sleeve you will need to first remove the LPR internals. You then use an allen key to remove the retainer screw that secrues the grip to the frame as well as the screw outside the grip in front of the frame. Once your remove those the grip should simply lift off. Use a smaller phillips head screw driver to remove the back plate on the forgrip to allow removal of the rubber grip sleeve. Once you have removed the plate and screws you should be able to simply push from the bottom of the grip to slide the aluminum grip upwards/the rubber sleeve downwards. In order to have a more secure rubber grip you will notice that there are matching grooves on the rubber and the metal grip to allow for more secure housing of the grip. In addition to those pieces the metal grip also has grooves on it to match up with the casting of the rubber sleeve to that it does not twist or spin during play and provides a more secure and reliable grip.






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The ASA Assembly:
To remove the ASA assembly you simply unscrew the ASA knob from the front of the ASA body. To remove the internals you can either gently push a smaller allen key through the front of the ASA body or use a needle nose pliers to gently grab the pin and pull from the rear of the ASA body. The new ASA assembly no longer has an oring on the knob that some users encountered problems with on the GT/GTi platform and should result in a much more reliable and robust ASA that needs far less servicing.




The Firing Assembly:
To remove the firing assembly you first pull up on the bolt push pin to allow it to slide out. Next you can easily unscrew the rammer assembly from the body and simply pull back slowly. Notice on the bottom of the sleeve portions that there are two notches etched in to them, this is to help the user make sure they have properly screwed the halves together to allow for proper operation. The pieces that should come out upon removal are the cupseal spring, the cupseal and the rem housing and assembly. When you unscrew the pieces of the ram assembly you have the hammer guide (front half), the hammer and the ram body (rear half).




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Very well done so far Aaron Keep her going!
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Thanks Davis! All sections have now been updated so please ask any questions you may have!
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Are the new cyborg 6 grip more comfortable then the GTI grips?
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Are the new cyborg 6 grip more comfortable then the GTI grips?
Yes, by far.
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F8al, what are your thoughts on how it shoots, how it feels, etc. compared to the other top poppet markers--LV1, G6R and Impulse? The Cyborg appears to be taller (from grip frame to feedneck) and quite a bit wider than all three.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:08 PM #12
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the grips, can we purchase them and use it for the Clone?
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the grips, can we purchase them and use it for the Clone?
They fit but the window for the screen is slightly higher compared to the gti grips. In other words, you won't be able to see your pressure, bps etc.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:32 PM #15
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Interested on how it shoots.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:34 PM #16
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Hey have you tried retrofitting that front grip on a gti yet? I know it's a bit early but size wise is it possible in your opinion?
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If it wasn't for this thread, I would still be under the impression that the difference between this and a GTI'd RX is so damn negligible that it would be stupid for me to continue having interest in this marker.

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Hey there, I was wondering if the current line of Violent Series trigger for MacDev markers fit the Cyborg 6?
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Hey there, I was wondering if the current line of Violent Series trigger for MacDev markers fit the Cyborg 6?
did you tried the new trigger??? is amazing !!!!!!
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I did try the new trigger. I like it but not as much as I like the violent deuce trigger. I had it on the past 4 markers i owned.
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