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Old 07-21-2022, 06:09 PM   #1
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Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

my recent build...
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Old 07-21-2022, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Well not much room to put any more rubber on it!
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Old 07-21-2022, 07:52 PM   #3
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Beautiful build!!!
I notice there is no kicker band as on your other models. I thought you found that essential for initial shaft speed. What is the reasoning to omit that on this version?
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Old 08-02-2022, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Nice build!
That's gotta be a very powerful setup.
What's the recoil like?
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:12 PM   #6
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Nice build!
That's gotta be a very powerful setup.
What's the recoil like?

Almost zero.
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:17 PM   #7
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Beautiful build!!!
I notice there is no kicker band as on your other models. I thought you found that essential for initial shaft speed. What is the reasoning to omit that on this version?
one more pair of bands. Customer ask to do this way, but I am satisfied also. Personally i like kicker band but here is one bands pair with +120% pretension and it compesate a bit slower start.
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:18 PM   #8
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Well not much room to put any more rubber on it!
On this body model no, it's 56 mm wide at the head and 83 at widest point, very elegant I think.
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Old 10-13-2022, 04:31 AM   #9
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

Amazin gun!

I personally love the semigloss finish of the CF. Is the final clear coat like that or you sand it with a high grit to kill the glare? steel wool maybe?

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Old 10-13-2022, 12:43 PM   #10
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Amazin gun!

I personally love the semigloss finish of the CF. Is the final clear coat like that or you sand it with a high grit to kill the glare? steel wool maybe?

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Not sanded, just right dosing air and matt clear coat.
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Old 10-13-2022, 07:53 PM   #11
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus V2 120

How long would it take to prepare a new set of bands for it given that they need periodic replacing as rubber bands don't last forever? That would include the remounting time and adjusting the cable lengths.
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Old 10-14-2022, 08:43 AM   #12
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How long would it take to prepare a new set of bands for it given that they need periodic replacing as rubber bands don't last forever? That would include the remounting time and adjusting the cable lengths.
These bands are not rope limited so preparing them is like preparing any other piece of rubber with constrictor at the ends, but there is 7 pieces. Cable does not to be replaced every time. Maybe every few years. So I don't see any problem with that.
Personally I need about 2 hours including new cable, because as you said cable sometimes need few tries to be equally adjusted on both sides.
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Old 10-14-2022, 03:54 PM   #13
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Thanks for that information. It would be handy if gun builders supplied a "map" of the band system on cable rollerguns that they sold so that the band system could be replicated with respect to the various lengths and diameters used. Ditto for stretch limited band systems. While the existing bands could be used as a reference, they may not always be available and the owner may not have measured them up when the gun was first purchased.
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Old 10-20-2022, 03:25 AM   #14
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Not sanded, just right dosing air and matt clear coat.
Awesome! Thanks for the information!

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Old 10-20-2022, 06:24 AM   #15
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How do you cock a gun like that?
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