Puzzling power problem

The entry level PCP from FX with grown-up performance! Together with the 12 or 16 shot variant, the FX T-12 in all types (FX1000 / FX1000-22 / FX1002 / FX1002-22 / FX1012 / FX1012-22 / FX1212 / FX1212-22). Also known as Logun Solo. The Biathlon model is also based on this platform.

Puzzling power problem

Postby Solo1 on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:14 pm

I have a Logun Solo (FX Typhoon) in .177 running at 11.4 ft'lbs. It is fitted with a Ben Taylor & Son regulator and has always been remarkably consistent and economical on air, giving 100+ full-power shots over the last 5 years or so (over 20,000 pellets).

A problem has arisen whereby the first shot after the gun has been left overnight is down to about 8 ft/lbs (around 660 fps). The next 3 or 4 shots show an increase in power so that by the 4th or 5th shot the gun has attained the full 11.4 ft/lbs again. It will then remain on full power during a normal day's shooting. This problem still occurs whether the cylinder has the full 230 bar (recommended by Ben) or has run down to 100 bar or so.

I've replaced all O-rings and seals (except inside the regulator) and cannot detect any air leaks, so I am at a loss as to what might be causing this problem. Ben Taylor has retired now so I can't get it serviced by him. Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby cyclone sniper on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:55 pm

looking like the reg needs a service
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby Solo1 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:16 am

Thanks for the reply.

Ben Taylor has retired and his son, so I'm told, no longer works on air rifles so it isn't possible to contact either of them for a service to the regulator. Does anyone know anybody that services regulators that would be willing to service my BTAS regulator?
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby cyclone sniper on Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:51 pm

has to be loads of people doing reg repairs in uk ....
have you asked on airgunbbs ...
only belvel washers and 0-rings in his regs , im sure there is a how to guide in youtube !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby Solo1 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Thanks Sniper. I've already done numerous searches on Youtube and there isn't a service guide or regulator video listed under Ben Taylor, in fact, the only Ben Taylor I found was a singer/musician. Plenty under Robert Lane regs though.
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby cyclone sniper on Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:06 pm

was a guy in uk doin "trench regs " search him on airgunbbs , im sure he could help .... but you prob only need new 0-rings in your reg !!
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:38 pm

Found these folks on ebay - not sure if they do a tutorial video though
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airgun-Regula ... 1700466199
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Re: Puzzling power problem

Postby Solo1 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:40 am

Thanks for the bay link. I've been looking at their tutorials on the Solo on Youtube. The regulators are different in design to the Ben Taylor models but, overall, they seem to be relatively easy to strip and service. Thanks again for taking the trouble to reply.
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