Possible? How could this be done?
Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:28 PM
this is the Qloader manual, look at page 18. linky
you would need the custom mounting socket, which I believe comes with a standard Q loader kit. At least it did with mine a little over a year ago, I dont know if things changed...
Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:06 AM
It shouldnt be too hard to install--take out a couple screws, remove ASA, put mounting socket on.
If you do mount the Qloader there, you might have to use a remote line, because there wouldnt be an ASA. It might get a little awkward with the remote and the Qloader right next to eachother.
There are lots of ways to mount Q loaders, so if you dont like the idea of getting rid of your ASA, you could find another way to mount it.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:13 PM
Its a QLoader standard fitting on a regulator/grip.
A closer view of the fitting (But not on the regulator this time)
For the standard setup above you do not need to remove the regulator or any air fittings.
Standard QLoaders come with this in three ring sizes. This allows the QLoader to be mounted at 90 degrees from a round object.
The CMS (Custom Mount Socket) kit is an extra which has optional fittings:
Note that the CMS receiver socket does not have the 'block' socket that the normal mount has. The long flat side of on of the fittings is attached to the CMS.
This post has been edited by Tommikka: 09 March 2009 - 02:18 PM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:11 PM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:09 AM
The feed hose can get pretty long on some configurations. (e.g. first picture above) You can cut it down but do need to keep a fair bit of length to ensure the curves are not too tight which can cause the balls to stick. I found when I moved the QLoader to the slightly forward position in the second picture I needed to allow more hose because of the angle it was coming in. I would always recommend a low rise feedneck, but sometimes you can find the QLoader too cose to the feed if it is only slightly below which can be counterproductive in hose length.
In normal use the hose should not come loose. There are o rings in the kit to secure the hose at each end. But if you are concerned you can wrap some tape around the hose. In the second picture I have wrapped CamoForm which is not a sticky tape. When this was on I often used the hose as a carry handle.
To mount instead of the vertical grip you should either use the CMS kit which alows you to use one of the flat brackets. You may be able to use existing body screws or may need to drill something. An alternate would be a mount block like the one in the QBow kit. If you have tools it can be pretty easy to make a similar one from a block of metal.
If you remove the regulator from something like an Ion you will need to have it somewhere else in the system, e.g. on the other side of a remote line. On other markers like the 98 you can just remove it and put a remote line directly into the marker.