Hey guys n gals,
Does anyone know of a good way to install an air pressure gauge to show the charge left in an air cylinder on my Logun Solo?
I would like to put one in the underside of the stock right about the middle of the fore grip just to keep an eye on my fill pressure while shooting.
I have no experience in doing this with a pcp airgun, but I have some experience with pressure vessels. My comments reflect that viewpoint.
Any modification to the gun's cylinder could result in a deterioration in the cylinder's pressure rating; ie a safety issue. If you are willing to have the cylinder hydrotested (and possibly scrapped if it fails that test) then it should be possible to tap in to the cylinder and install a pressure gauge. Such an installation, though, should be undertaken by a qualified workshop. Anything else and you are risking injury to yourself and others.
The alternative might be to find and fit a suitable high pressure tee branch at the fill end of the cylinder, between the cylinder and the fill adaptor, and fit a pressure gauge on to that. Whilst there are fewer risks with this, it is less elegant, and I would still want to have the completed system pressure tested and approved before taking it out in the field.
I suspect it is probably cheaper, and safer, to sell the gun and use the funds to buy a different gun which has a gauge pre-installed.
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A recent article in Shooting Sports covered Dave Welham of Airmasters fitting a regulator to an AA S400, which involved drilling the cylinder. I'm guessing that fitting a pressure guage would be possible, but like the previous response, probably cheaper to sell your solo and buy something else?
or get a pot to count your pellets into
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thanks for the information.
Reason iw as asking is i saw a post on awebsite where a fella fit a pressure gauge into his Rapid i think.
I have a magazine and I think ill just keep counting shots. Simple but I am sometimes forgetful lol.
I can tell when the gun is losing power tho, so its all good.