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05-28-2008, 01:35 PM
So I just got my first gun from my friend, a Spyder Pilot ACS. I'm not sure which model it is. Sorry 'bout that. Anyways, when I went to switch fire modes I couldn't switch. So I call my friend and ask. My friend said that the tourney switch was on. Huh? "Its the red switch in the grip," he says and then promptly hangs up. Ok, well I'm sitting here with the grip open on the table and I see no switch. Any help on this matter would be very helpful. Also if you have any general pointers about the Pilot they would also be very appreciated.

05-28-2008, 01:41 PM
the model IS the ACS. as for the tourney lock, there should be two small pins on the board. you need to connect them with a tiny jumper to turn the lock off.

05-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Thanks. So after I connect them, the LED lights to BUR3, which I assume means burst 3 or so. Please correct me if I am wrong. But after I pull the metal that keeps the nodes in contact or I turn it off it switches back to SEMI. Does this mean that I always have to keep the nodes in contact with a conductor?

05-28-2008, 02:16 PM
yep, if you take the connector off, it locks the gun in semi mode. its to prevent people from switching into full auto in the middle of a game (illegal in virtually ALL tournaments, hence the name "tourney lock")

05-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Well since I won't be playing in any tourneys anytime soon do you have any reccomendations on how to circumvent this? Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

05-28-2008, 02:33 PM
the most common solution is to wrap the prongs together with aluminum foil or bend a staple around the prongs to complete the circuit.

05-28-2008, 02:39 PM
the most common solution is to wrap the prongs together with aluminum foil or bend a staple around the prongs to complete the circuit.

You are a god-send my friend. Thank you.
A few more things: What are good/common upgrades for Pilots?
Would it be possible to add a stock or picanny rail to mine?

05-29-2008, 03:07 AM
Some good upgrades for the Spyder Pilot is definetly a new feedneck. That should be first on your list of upgrades. This is a good one, http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/3726/ .

Then the next upgrade one your list should be a new barrel. Probaly one of the best for your buck is a J&J Ceramic barrel. They are around 30$ and give great accuracy. Here is a link to some reviews, http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/251/

Now probaly your last upgrade that is nice to have but you certainly dont need it are
some Dye Sticky Grips. They are nice to have because the stock spyder pilot ones are no good at all. So here is a link to some reviews of them. http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/?prod=439&page=2