The HyperDrive VLocity chip is the first in a line of high quality electronic upgrades for paintballers.
* Naught to 15 bps in Zero Force Mode/ 30+ bps capable on gun
* Runs at 8Mhz allowing for more intelligent shot logic, faster response and precise motor control
* Ultra Smooth Motor Control to reduce wear and battery consumption
* Auto Unjam with increasing backwards rotation
* Intelligent Manual Unjam and Rip Drive
* 10 QuickChange Feeding Presets
* Adjustable: Speed, Cone Tension Strength and Time, HyperDrive Mode, Unjam/Rip Drive, Sleep mode
* Giving a smokin' 1 000 000 (yup, 1 million!!!) total setting combinations
* Low Battery Indicator
* Lifetime software upgrades & Lifetime Hardware Warranty
The HyperDrive Paintball HyperDrive VLocity Chip is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
3.the rip drive/anti jam function
well people last weekend i got the chance to try out one of the new Hyperdrive paintball Vlocity chips and this is how it went
Well james from Macdev gave me a buzz and said i should try out this new chip that he had got his hands on for the vlocity and having seen and used the gangster with out much luck personally, i was keen to give this new chip a shot
and as a added bonus it was already in a hopper ready to shoot
So quick drive over to Macdev had this little hopper in one hand and destructions in the other and away i went
40 Min later i get this bad boy home and open up the instructions for a quick read they were nice and easy to understand and i like the way the programing looked as it was the same kind used in my 07 borg and other boards like Nox and tado ,simple the LED has green,orange,red,red strobe,green strobe ,orange strobe and each colour was a parameter for a setting
green= speed setting from 1 to 10
solid orange=tension time from off to constant on in 10 steeps
solid red=tension force from 4% to 32% in 10 steeps
red strobe=hyperdrive mode ,this is a boost of power to the motor for a preset time after the loader is turned on and it detects movement in the ball stack from off to constant on in 10 steeps
green strobe=anti jam rip drive duration settings from .5/5 of a second to 5/120 of a second
orange strobe= auto power down time from 5 minutes to 1 hour in 10 steeps lets you chose how long it will sit idle for before switching its self off
So i have a play with the settings (IE i max them out ) and switch it on and bugger me the thing spins fast and i wait for Sunday to arrive
Well i used this hopper all day on Sunday and had no problems what so ever paint was always ready to feed never missed a shot and didnt have the eye issues ive seen with the gangster chip just rocked along all day with no hassles
Things i liked
1.Easy programming once you learn the colours and it also has 10 quick change settings that you can assess without havening to go into programing mode
2.Battery Life, shot a full case on the batteries that were already in it and still had plenty of voltage left but ill leave them in to they die and ill have a better understanding of expected battery life
3.the rip drive/anti jam function uses the eye logic to tell its self what to do if you push the unjam button (program button) for a length between .5 of a second and 1.5 seconds it gos into anti jam mode which if the eyes don't see paint it will reverse if the eyes see paint the will rip drive forcing the jam through
4. the selectable Auto power off its a nice feature to have just set it at idle for 5 min and it auto switches off so you will get a lot more battery life than normal
things i Didn't like
Well there wasn't much but
1. the hole pushing the program button for .5 to 1.5 seconds to get into anti jam mode because if you just tap it momentarily it wont do anything but if you hold it down for over 1.5 seconds it gos into the 10 quick change preset menu so just a little to hard to get right when you have blokes running at you should be just a momentary tap of the button gets the job done i think
So all in all i really liked this new chip easy to program seems to be good on batteries and really dam fast on the site it says free lifetime upgrades and lifetime hardware warranty so they must think the chips got the goods
ill give it a 9 because of the unjam function at the moment
Does require to read the manual if you want to make use of the diversity.
The biggest issues with the velocity according to me is the battery consumption and the fact that there would be a small delay from the first shot until the loader started feeding. This problem is really
crucial whilst breakshooting.
At first i put all the settings pretty high, especially tension settings.
This did not result in that much of a difference in battery consumption, but performance was drastically increased. It became very responsive and agile.
After setting everything a bit lower, i at the moment havent changed batterys yet. That was 3 months ago. I still have tension on the ballstack and have no problems with delays or missed shots when bursting or off the break.
The velocity is a pretty mediocre hopper performance wise without upgrades, however i love the size and weight of it. I havent used my spare hopper which isnt upgraded for aprox 6 months and i hope i will not have to.
Havent needed the antijam function yet.
But ill update this review when i have used the hopper at reball practice.
This chip does cure the serious flaws that the velocity is suffering from.
I really do like the fact the it is so customizable and diverse.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 at 5:51 am PST