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Tuning AEAC - FX Maverick STEP-BY-STEP Dual Regulator Tuning Guide + EPIC RDW !!

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Hey Everyone,

The below is something I REALLY wish I had when I began this endeavor, so I made one for you guys. It's a step-by-step on how to easily adjust the dual regulators in the new Maverick and it leaves no steps out, making following the process easy. While it looks complicated and cumbersome, it's actually fun, fast, and easy in person. I'll demo this in full in the upcoming Vlog.

Best,

Steve



FX Maverik AEAC Dual Regulator Adjustment Sequence

Note:

* Always set the forward most regulator's pressure higher than the rear most requlator's pressure.
* A 30-40 bar setting between regs is ideal with 25 & 50 bar being the two extremes.
* A 25 bar differential will be refill ready for the next shot in about 2.5 seconds.
* A 30-40 bar differential will decrease this refill-ready time.
* Rear most regulator pressures (like 70-80 bar) are an ideal place to begin for high power & shot count in .25 cal.
* Rear most regulator pressures (like 120-130 bar) are ideal for max power in .25 cal.
* The above regulator ideal ranges apply to 500, 600 & 700mm barrels.
* Keep the bottle threads and seal interface lubed throughout all of the on/off with it.
* To decrease regulator pressure, the gun needs to be completely depressurized.




1) Unscrew & remove external air bottle completely and set aside.

2) Open up (counterclockwise) the rear most regulator adjuster to flush only, NEVER past.

3) Reduce external HS adjuster to position 1 and dry fire ONLY until regs BEGIN to dump.

4) Allow a moment for all of the air to drain from the gun.

5) Gently close (clockwise) forward most regulator until it lightly seats, then open (counterclockwise) 3/4 turn.

6) Reinstall external air bottle.

7) Refill bottle to MAX bar because much of it has just dumped into the 89cc Power Plenum.

8) Slowly open up forward most regulator (counterclockwise) to desired pressure, observing at rear most pressure gauge.

9) Dry fire 5 times to help seat the forward regulator.

10) Remove external air bottle completely and set aside.

11) Lower external HS adjuster to position 1 and dry fire ONLY until regs BEGIN to dump.

12) Allow a moment for all of the air to drain from the gun.

13) Gently close (clockwise) rear most regulator until it lightly seats, then open (counterclockwise) 3/4 turn.

14) Reinstall external air bottle.

15) Refill bottle to MAX bar because much of it has just dumped into the 89cc Power Plenum.

16) Slowly open up rear regulator (counterclockwise) to desired pressure, observing at rear most pressure gauge.

17) Dry fire 5 times to help seat the rear regulator.

18) Lead fire your newly acquired dual reg setting 5 times to fully seat the rear regulator.



… here's a little bit of the fun one can have.



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Guys, here's a quick reference guide to tuning the Maverick... it has some good general guidelines that will help with the above tuning sequence.

Best,

Steve



FX Maverick .25 cal AEAC General Tuning Guidelines


1) The pressure gauge in the rear can only see the pressure of the regulator it has a direct line of sight to.

2) To lower regulator pressure, one must FIRST depressurize the system.

3) When removing & replacing the external bottle, do so completely to avoid seal damage and keep things lubed.

4) Always adjust & seat regs slowly and with care... NEVER open up the rear most regulator past flush.

5) Keep regulators adjusted to within 30-40 bar of one another... 25 and 50 bar are the two extremes.

6) Prior to taking a NEW regulator reading after adjustment, dry-fire 5 times to settle the regs.

7) Prior to taking a final regulator reading after adjustment, lead-fire 5 times to settle the regs into permanency.

8) Making small 1/8 turn HS adjustments to the internal Micro HS adjuster inside the External Power Wheel will reward.

9) Don't overwork your regs & valving, there's no need and you'll get better results & reliability.

10) Keep your velocities in check for best accuracy.



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Steve!!! Thank you for this. I just finished watching the entire video. I was a little worried about a movie length video, but it was so worth it. I learned a ton. I have a .22 compact that I have been struggling with. This video really showed me a lot of what I was doing wrong. 

I would love to know a measurement for how far your HST adjuster was out from the factory. I watched some other tune videos from some big YouTubers, and they was max it out. I have done nothing but screw up my tune with those videos. I just can't wait to get out tomorrow morning and try to get the harmonics back. 
 
That is a HUUUGE amount of werq you did there Steve! People with Mavericks are really going to appreciate this for sure. I think they all owe you a big fat Kiss. On the forehead not the mouth though. ;^)

Amen to this! I have a new .22 compact and this will help me enormously! Thanks, Steve!
 
Steve!!! Thank you for this. I just finished watching the entire video. I was a little worried about a movie length video, but it was so worth it. I learned a ton. I have a .22 compact that I have been struggling with. This video really showed me a lot of what I was doing wrong. 

I would love to know a measurement for how far your HST adjuster was out from the factory. I watched some other tune videos from some big YouTubers, and they was max it out. I have done nothing but screw up my tune with those videos. I just can't wait to get out tomorrow morning and try to get the harmonics back.

HI Pete, thank you. I've been trying to get people away from the measurement thing as I believe a better way to find a good place is to let the gun tell you. With yours, I'd simply begin with 95/70 bar regs, plop the PW on #7, back the internal micro HS adjuster down a lot (like 8 turns clockwise), fill to 210 bar, and shoot it 5 times to see where you're at. From there, increase that internal micro HS adjuster tension (counterclockwise) 1/4 turn at a time until you're around 880 with an 18gr, shooting 5 times with each adjustment. From 880, fine tune up and down on the internal micro HS adjuster 1/8 or less turns at a time until she shoots really tight, shot to shot. Keep your bottle pressure between 160 and 210 bar while you're seeking. Once you think you're there, shoot a whole string. Easy as pie!

Best, Steve 
 
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the great work! I must have spent hours watching your video's... :)

Forgive me my ignorance, but is IHS the fine adjustment setting for the hammerspring?

And if so, what's the take-off point? It being turned all the way in?

If so, I'm defenitely going to try out some of your tunes. I've tried several different slugs, but it's been really frustrating so far.

Kind regards,



Bob.