andrewthewookie, on 14 January 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:
It's one of those things where it's got characteristics of both, so if it gets classified as a poppet, that's fine. I'm still calling it a spool inside my head though.
PE doesn't really care what it's called. They picked a name because they needed something to call it. Jack even asked for suggestions in the first thread about it here:
here's a relavent quote from Jack Wood:
"It's NOT being marketed as a poppet. The wording is "Pull Poppet Spool". Not a knock open poppet. Not an inline poppet. A Pull Poppet spool. We were trying to come up with a description that covers a spool moving over a very short/small distance to open the dump chamber. Traditionally poppet guns have there valve operate over a significantly shorter distance than a "spool valve gun" where the spool valve mech actually operates over the 1" stroke of the bolt. In traditional spool valve guns the valve mechanism is directly connected to and works in conjunction with the bolt. The dump chamber seal acts on, in or over the actual bolt. The "spool" in an Etha (pronounced with an ee sound) is seperate from the bolt, operates in the opposite direction to the bolt, and has a stroke that is fractions of the bolt stroke.
People are getting themselves tied in knots over this face seal v radial seal business that they can't see that it is the current nomenclature for seperating gun types that is buggered to start with here. "
This post has been edited by brycelarson: 14 January 2012 - 12:36 PM