LV1 Tuning Guide
The Ego LV1 has a MUCH larger range of adjustment than any previous Ego. As such it is relatively easy to upset the balance of the LV1 and take it out of its optimum performance window. In particular, this can have a notable effect on efficiency.
Below is a detailed guide on how we would advise users to set up their LV1’s to begin to realise the performance benefits of their new marker:
Prior to test:
1) Adjust the REAR Solenoid Flow Restrictor on the solenoid assembly to a level of 7 or more as this has been proven to improve efficiency compared to the stock settings.
2) Reset the LPR, HPR and Dwell to Factory recommended settings as found in the Manual.
3) Make sure the tank is full or has at least 2500psi in it.
4) Make sure the paint isn't too small in the barrel or shooting very inconsistently. Check paint in other guns if the readings are bad over the chrono.
5) Make sure the bolt is very smooth in the breech. There should be virtually no friction between the bolt and body of the gun. Oil or change the 14x2 o-rings on the bolt if necessary.
Tuning the Dwell:
1) Set everything to Factory setting; Dwell to 16.8ms and the LPR adjuster screw to one turn out from fully in.
2) Take your marker, paint, barrel and tank that you are using to the chrono.
3) Chrono the gun to 280-290fps using the Inline Regulator as primary means of adjustment
4) Once at 280-290fps go to Dwell Setting mode.
5) Fire 3-4 shots over the chrono, then lower the dwell by 0.5ms and then fire 3-4 more shots.
6) If the velocity remains in the 280-290fps region, repeat step 5).
7) Keep repeating steps 5) and 6) until you see the velocity drop from the 280-290fps region that the gun was chronographing at to start with.
8) Once the velocity has started to drop STOP lowering the Dwell and now INCREASE the dwell by 0.5ms.
9) Fire several shots over the chrono to ensure that the velocity is consistently back in the 280-290fps region.
10) The Dwell setting is now tuned for that marker setup.
Tuning the LPR:
1) After tuning the Dwell it is worth checking to see if the LPR can be reduced further. The principle is as above, but using the LPR adjustment.
2) Fire the gun over the chrono and then turn the LPR adjuster in/clockwise (LPR pressure down) 1/8th of a turn.
3) Chronograph the gun again and check the velocity and consistency.
4) If the velocity is unchanged, reduce the LPR setting a little further.
5) Repeat steps 2-4 until the velocity starts to drop, then increase the LPR pressure back UP 1/8ths of a turn.
6) Fire a few shots to make sure everything is stable.
After a full set-up such as this the gun will need to be kept clean and correctly lubed, paying particular attention to the bolt and keeping that smooth. It should also be noted that further adjustments may be required if there is a significant change in the weather or paint being used.
Video of all of the above:
(filmed and produced by Hustle Paintball)