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Old 04-25-2007, 12:05 AM
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Question Rocket Valve Problem

I'm having a bit of trouble fine tuning one of my rocket valve setups. It seems I can't get it to recock consistently at pressures under 500psi. I'm using the Nightstriker XL, shim kit and a spring kit with it. Is anyone else using this particular combination? If you are, which combination are you using to get to the 300psi mark?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:07 AM
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what kind of bolt, regulator, and VA are you using? also, what main spring are you using? (i actually dont' like shim kits)
also, have you tried blocking off the exhaust port on the bottom of the gun?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:14 AM
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Reg: Evil Detonator
VA: Trinity 7*
Current Main Spring: Medium/hard
Shim: Normal (equiv. Stock)

I haven't tried blocking off the exhaust valve yet. I looked at where the striker placed itself and it didn't seem necessary. What can I safely block it with that isn't permanent but won't be so temporary that it'll fly out as soon as I gas up?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:34 AM
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you could use elmers glue. just makes sure it doesn't go into the body and just stays in the hole
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Elmer's glue? I don't have access to that brand. What kind of glue is it?
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If you don't have Elmer's, look for craft glue or something like it.
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My setup is in sig...I'm running 275fps @ 250psi.

make sure you have a high flow vertical adapter...and don't run the valve over 400 you will damage it.

Post your exact setup so we can help you. and take pics if you can.
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Try a lighter main spring.

Did you follow the directions to setting up the Rocket Valve?
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the help everyone.

Critical - Craft glue? The 'kiddie safe' white PVA glue or the stronger, rubbery 'I'm a serious artist' stuff?

Strikefirst - Apart from the DH Titanium and BL Torp it looks like we've got almost the exact internal setup. I've got the same VA and valve (obviously) and I'm running the T-board. Are you still using the ACS bolt?

Shunut - I've followed the instructions on setting up the Rocket valve but I'm thinking of buying a rebuild kit just in case I've messed it up somehow. I'm gonna try using a lighter main spring as per advice from you here and others elsewhere and blocking the exhaust port with some blu-tack. Hopefully the blu-tack will hold until I sort out the glue thing. If that sorts the problem then I've just been going in the wrong direction with the springs...
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i think it might be your spring setup. the heavy spring might be too strong to run lower pressure's ya know? have you tried using the stock striker?
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