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Old 02-02-2013, 03:06 PM #1
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Etek 4 shooting 30bps

I just came across this video of a ego 10 shooting 30 bps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-p3cXcMn0U
I have a Etek 4 Lt.. What upgrade would I need or is it even possible to achieve this ROF?
I know fields wont let you shoot this fast and its not needed!! I dont care about that!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:08 AM #2
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I just came across this video of a ego 10 shooting 30 bps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-p3cXcMn0U
I have a Etek 4 Lt.. What upgrade would I need or is it even possible to achieve this ROF?
I know fields wont let you shoot this fast and its not needed!! I dont care about that!
I don't think the Etek solenoids can honestly cycle at 30bps. The Ego10 had one of the faster solenoids from Eclipse which allows it to hit that ROF. In my Etek3 on uncapped modes, I'd probably max out around 20bps. It was fun for some backyard experimentation but gets old fast. My advice, don't worry about it, save your money for paint on the weekends and enjoy your Etek4 the way it is. Those markers are machines and built to last and work well stock.

The only "upgrade" I'd recommend is a smaller bore Shaft 4 back or whichever barrel you prefer and a Cure 3+ (if you are breaking paint or having issues). Otherwise leave it stock, they work awesome that way.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:15 PM #3
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Cool, thanks for the advice.. I'm not planning no doing any upgrades, I find that shooting 12 bps is just fine for me.
I was more interested in if it was possible. Like if the solenoid/board from the ego fit in an Etek.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:06 PM #4
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Cool, thanks for the advice.. I'm not planning no doing any upgrades, I find that shooting 12 bps is just fine for me.
I was more interested in if it was possible. Like if the solenoid/board from the ego fit in an Etek.
From my past experience I don't think they are. Many people try to mod these type of things but in the end it's just too much work, time and money. Probably is possible if somebody had the smarts, money, time, and patience to do it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 PM #5
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Makes sense. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:03 AM #6
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I have an etek 4 lt all stock parts but I did change all the parameters on the board from stock settings. I filled my Spire hopper with about 170-180 balls. I put my gun on ramp and it took me about 5.5 to 6 seconds to shoot all the balls. That is about 25-30 bps right there. So the etek 4 is capable of shooting such speeds with the right parameters
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:54 AM #7
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Urm, the solenoid / board on the Etek4 is is restricted to 15.4bps MAX.
It CANNOT shoot 25-30bps and I don't believe anyone who says they managed to do that on an Etek4.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:40 AM #8
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And that ego ten isn't shooting 30 bps. It took 9 seconds to empty a rotor. Closer to 20 bps than 30.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:49 AM #9
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This is more like 30bps

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:49 PM #10
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I tried to shoot 35bpsths weekend at the chrono and was unsuccessful. There was not a lot of paint left so I could not mess with the settings but the refs there were saying "I never seen a rotor not be able to keep up"
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:51 PM #11
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I still got to tune her, find the sweet spot, change the batteries in the rotor and then I'll post a video.
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