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Old 08-09-2007, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Vector by AirPower

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I have been the proud owner of a Vector for a number of years now. A team-mate of mine had one and with the shortest trigger pull I have ever seen and the least amount of recoil it was really a sweet marker.

Mine does not seem to work that well. It does not seem to get enough gas through - it is lobbing balls no more than five feet. It does have a regulator that is clean. I have a spring set but the problem is I am not sure whether the heavy goes in front or back.

Any Vector owners here who can help me get this classic marker back in the game?

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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front main spring is likely worn out.
Use a heavy front spring and make sure not to store it cocked.
Use a lighter rear spring then reg it down. This seems to work best in the land of tiny paint.

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You might PM davidwirth here. I belive he knows these things well.
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Another thing: If your hoses are pink or red, change them for Autococker hoses.

The red/pink hoses are known for shrinking and choking.

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Old 08-09-2007, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be getting my own Vector in the mail shortly. Anyone know if there's a manual online or has one that they could scan for us newbie Vector types?

Any other hints on adjusting these things? Phantom Power already told me about the difference between the Thruster (adjustable inline reg required to adjust velocity) and non-Thruster (has a set screw in one of the ASA holes that controls an internal piston) versions so I'm OK there.


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Google is my friend... Training vid on YouTube
YouTube - Air Power Vector instructional video

Also it's Thruster and not Turbo like I first wrote above.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Manual Vector Info.

Here is a link to vintage Rex with not only the Vector Manual, but a complete maintenance video. Scroll down to bottom of page.
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Did I mention that mine is for sale here also

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Old 08-09-2007, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Got it all and saved. Thanks much!

After trying out Phantom Power's Vector I can hardly wait to use it in some games.
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One thing I've found with my Vector is to only use light oil, NO GREASE.

I made the mistake of putting some dye slick lube on it when I cleaned it next to my DM4 once. I could get one shot off, then have to reset it. After I figured that out, I started only using Hoppes #9, and it shoots like a dream again.

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Same thing I found out for Nelsons. Thanks Chachi.
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Thanks for all the tips!

I only use the oil that came with the marker - it seems to be very light.

The change in spring combination does not seem to make any difference to the marker. I think that I am going to have to look a little deeper to find the problem.

Forgot to check the colour of the hoses. I will freak if it is something that crazy.

Does anyone have an idea how I can diagnose the air pressure in the marker? Is there a piece of equiment that can test pressure during operation?

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