View Full Version : Velocity.

03-11-2006, 11:07 AM
I just got my new Pilot, and I was wondering how to change the velocity. Please note I do NOT have the ACS.

03-11-2006, 12:46 PM
got manual?

If not, Look here http://www.spyder.tv/section/support/diagrams_manuals.html

03-11-2006, 02:15 PM
yea but surpisingly enoguh, it doesn't say.

03-11-2006, 03:12 PM
... umm.. you see the knob on the back that twists ?? .. just twist it right to up the FPS and left to down it ...

03-11-2006, 07:54 PM
Thanks a lot.(Thats what I thought)

03-11-2006, 10:48 PM
yep im glad to help :)

03-12-2006, 07:33 AM
I will have to say that you will probably need to clip your springs before you play. I chronographed my new pilot for the first time yesterday and HAD to clip to get under 300.

03-12-2006, 08:13 AM
... not on all markers ...and besides .. you can get a springkit for that ...

03-12-2006, 10:45 AM
I will have to say that you will probably need to clip your springs before you play. I chronographed my new pilot for the first time yesterday and HAD to clip to get under 300.What is clipping my springs and what does it do?

03-12-2006, 03:00 PM
clipping the springs basically just cutting the spring smaller ... this basically just makes the spring shorter and makes the velocity go down ... i'd just recommend getting a spring kit though

03-12-2006, 03:08 PM
So this is what I get, the pilot shoots to fast so I need to change the spring so it won't shoot as fast, and change the velocity of course.

03-12-2006, 03:12 PM
well .. if you change the springs it'll lower the velocity ... just get a 32* spring kit .. its the best IMO

03-12-2006, 04:14 PM
yea they are found on ebay for less than 10 bucks, and that covers shipping too. also they are brand new. just type in "32 degrees spring kit" that should do it....

03-12-2006, 06:45 PM
i actually found a springkit in the b/s/t forums on this forums ... just look in the sales corner .. i believe ballerX has them ...

Edit: .. yeah here (http://spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=1952)

03-12-2006, 06:49 PM
Well...Why would I want to buy a spring kit when I can just adjust the velocity by turning the knob at the back?

03-12-2006, 07:47 PM
most paintball courses require a fps of 280 or less. my new spyder pilot with the knob backed all the way out only dropped to 305fps. i had to cut 2 coils off of my spring to get down below the chrono alarm which was set at 280. the knob only has a limited range of adjustment.

03-13-2006, 04:15 AM
Weather has a big effect on your velocity when using C02 and a marker that uses springs. Metal gets loose and tight depending on how cold/hot it is and thus you can get big fluctuations in velocity. By having a spring kit you get the option to put in lighter/heavier main springs and control it

The spring kit is very cheap 10 bucks and is a good investment.


03-13-2006, 05:00 AM
Sweet, Thanks a lot.

03-13-2006, 09:46 AM
So the tighter the spings the lower the velocity?

03-13-2006, 11:05 AM
A stronger main spring hits the valve pin harder, holding the valve dwell open to allow more air into the bolt chamber. A weaker spring has the opposite effect.

A stronger valve spring lets less air through and a light valve spring lets more air through

03-13-2006, 12:28 PM
^^ yeah that :)
so basically put a weak main to low the velocity, and a hard to up the velocity ..
weak valve to let more air through .. and a strong to let less air through :) ...