Let me start by saying that the Matrix is hands down my favorite marker in paintball. If you dont believe me check out my thread, Evolution of the Matrix (http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3693410
) and you will see, ive shot almost all of them since 2004. That being said, their are two major hang ups that dye seems to refuse to address.
1. Macroless gun design
2. Location of the LPR in order to make a single tubed marker.
I present to you, what we could be shooting (it was done in paint, quick cut and paste)
Looks kind of like a macroless NT but wait.
1st it works on a fuse bolt design
2nd it still has an lpr
Thicken the frame to house the air passages that will run into the gun. The air will go from the asa, to the frame and into the gun. Run the air from the gun, to the reg (see crude reg design below). From the hpr reg, back to the gun and into the lpr. From the lpr to the solenoid as well as the back of the fuse bolt. Solenoid to fuse bolt and done.
(rough work in paint)
(rough sketch by paint)
similar to this one, that came out 4 years ago.
NEW BODY DESIGN* ONLY TWO AIR PASSAGES not 4. FOUR WOULD ONLY WORK IF YOU DID THE PM7 LPR PLACEMENT
ASA is easy enough
The hardest part is the Regulator but I believe I have it. Invert the reg. for the tubular part, elongate and hollow. The piston will ride all the way up into the dm, providing the gun with regulated HP air. This is the thing that always gets me but if i spent more time, im sure i could figure it out.
slight variation - http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1571/regh.png
Cons that i see.
We could lose some aspects of our adjustable trigger
The UL frame will be thicker in order to support the air passages
Potential minor leaks but this is encountered with all macroless guns. (if the luxe can get past this problem, i have no doubt we could)
under my very crude/incomplete reg design, it would have to be wider but not by a redic. amound.
low operating pressure
color coordinated orings
tooless fuse bolt removal
In conclusion, the worst part is that the technology belongs to dye and proto already. I wouldnt mind one in blue with clear accents.
Again, this is a very quick and crude look at what could be done but it is a start in my mind. Spread the word! hopefully it gets seen by one of the dye guys.
nicknamed it the DMF (Dye Matrix Future)
Originally Posted by da oreo
My argument for macroless surround 2 points.
2. theoretical reduction of leaking points
The more important point of the two is the second. When dealing with a macroline there are two possiple failure points at each end. One at the fitting and one with the macroline itself. Any player who has been around long enough has faced that little annoying hiss that has streamed from an improper macro. Whether it is due to a traded gun and the previous owner didnt know how to cut a macro... or just old fittings that tend to leak. By making the gun macroless, you are reducing the points in which air has to travel between one body to another. In the dmf, the gun's possible failure points are reduced by 25%
Both guns are subject to leaks at
where they differ:
top of HPR
2 macro fittings
2 macro line ends
The difference being that the fix for the dmf will be a simple oring replacement and the DMR requires total replacement, loctite or recut of macroline.
Again both style of guns, macro and macroless, are prone to leaking, if you just take a look at either forum, but in theory it should reduce it by 25%... so it's not really a pointless concept to integrate.
Originally Posted by justjoe
Just some thing I thought of if they go with the macroless (that I'm not a fan of) then they would have to redo the reg testers to work with it being placed between the reg and body. Now that's not a problem to do, but then all the reg testers that are out now won't really work with a macroless marker.
here you go
and if you didnt want to make the new reg tester, you could make a collar that goes over the hp air holes and screw in the reg tester over top.