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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:44 pm

Is it better to have a larger pilot size on a piston valve or a smaller one. I am rebuilding my piston valve on my cannon and am wondering. any feedback, info, or advice would be greatly appriciated. :D
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:57 pm

Smaller.

Can be vented faster, therefore a faster activation time since the force as a result of the air pressure will drop faster.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:00 pm

thanks. That's what I was guessing, but I wasn't sure
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Unread postAuthor: DonTheLegend » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:47 pm

Smaller pilot + larger vent = faster actuation = better performance :twisted:
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