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Posted 05 May 2006 - 03:07 PM

View Postchikin pickle, on Mar 16 2006, 06:45 PM, said:

11. What do I need to put HPA on my 98 or A-5?
A: Absolutely nothing! As long as your HPA tank has a High output regulator (800-850 PSI) then just screw it in and your good.



View PostGhost Bear Reborn, on May 5 2006, 03:33 AM, said:

May I suggest another question for the FAQ?

What sort of modifications do I have to make to my marker to upgrade from CO2 to HPA?

I bet lots of people are wary of making the switch because they think it's a big hassle to modify their marker.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:58 PM

First of, thanks for this thread, great info. Anyways, originally I wasn't planning on going with an LPK for my A-5 due to the price tag of $100+ but I was able to pick one up for $39 and couldn't resist. I figured since I had gotten the LPK, this might also be a good time to switch over to HPA. I am currently looking at a crossfire 92/4500 low pressure output that I can get for a fairly decent price. I've noticed that the output pressure of Crossfire's on tank reg is 450psi, is this to high for the LPK? Will I need to get a regulator even though I have a low pressure tank? Thanks

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:37 PM

can u use a low pressure tank without the lpk on an a5
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 03:55 PM

You can, but I would not reccomend it at all, please fellows, read the thread and send me a PM!!!
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:41 PM

I'm thinking about switching over to HPA for speedball mainly, would this tank cut it?

http://www.xtremez.com/paintball/product_i...ack=yes&dept=86

A few questions: How many shots out of an A-5, would I get? 30 * 10 = 300, so is that all? - And at a Smart Parts shop with air hoses all over the place, you don't need a big tank with rounds lasting only a few minutes, right? I don't shoot that much either.

Weight....Compared to a 20oz Co2 filled, how heavy will this 48ci 3000psi aluminum tank be?

I imagine the regulator isn't that great, but will it do?

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:04 PM

#2 : You can run some guns on liquid CO2 in cold weather, it will be just as efficient as HPA

#6 : Fiber Wrapped is usually Fiberglass, not Carbon Fiber
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:30 PM

It can be either or. To my knowledge both materials are used, I think my tank is fiberglass. The darker wrapping is carbon fiber.
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:33 PM

Yeah, hence "usually". You only listed CF, don't want some kid making a fool of himself on the field thinking his clear wrapped tank is CF
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:05 PM

Oh, I see, I'll add that to the thread. Thx for bringing it to my attention.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:08 PM

Good write up on HPA! I am looking for an afordable way to put HPA on my A5. I see a huge difference in price between fiber wrap and metal HPA tanks. I know there is a weight difference, but significant is the difference? If I already haul a 20oz CO2 tank around on my vest with a remote, is it going to be that noticable for me to use say a Pure Energy 68/3000 metal HPI? Does someone have some dry weights for different tanks?
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:58 PM

If you wear it on your back it will probably be a difference of a pound or too. However the best use for compostie wrap tanks is air-on gun. Thats where you will feel it the most, as a composite 68/3000 will weight half as much as a steel 68/3000.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:04 PM

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7. How many shots do I get off of a __/____ tank?
A: This is a hard question to answer. The number of shots per tank varies a LOT from gun to gun. Some factor that determine how many shots you get off of a fill are the operating pressure, and the guns air efficiency, among another things. For example my autococker gets in the area of 1000 shots off of my 68/3000, where my tippmann got only around 600-650 shots. However for tippmanns with stock internals tippmanns get about 10 shots per cubic inch (cu.in.)

i found this to be very helpful in how many shoots can i get out of a certain tank.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:07 PM

A question I always asked was if you had a low pressure kit would you get more shots with CO2.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:32 PM

Yup, it increases Gas efficiency, so with an LPK you get more shots no matter what you use.
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