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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:16 AM

So I'm looking into getting a 13/3k tank for my phantom...is there anything else I need to buy like a regulator or something to make it work? Or do I just plug the tank in & roll?

Also, lets say I wanted to run a remote line from a normal HPA size...does the output matter? I noticed that all the 13/3k tanks Ive seen are 800psi output, but my current 47/3k is only set for 400...would this make any difference to a Phantom - or am I just over-thinking this?

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:24 AM

13 3k will get you a lot of shots. You don't need a regulator. In fact one will starve it since phantoms run on 800-850 PSI and you need minimum of 150 Psi difference between the input and output of a reg for it to be effective. Just run the tank, but know you may need a spring kit. Hpa doesn't put out as much umph as co2, and if the tank only outputs 800 PSI or something lower, you may need to change out your drive spring for a stronger one.

You can run remote fine for a large tank, would be a waste on a small tank as so much gas would be wasted in the remote coil. But if it only out puts 400 PSI it won't power a phantom. Too low.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:23 PM

basically here's what you do:

screw in HPA tank
Re chrono (usually you have to adjust upwards as going from C02 to HPA you lose about 40FPS)


you dont need a regulator. my phantom on HPA gets a good +/- of about 5 ish.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:49 PM

Many of our team Phantoms run HPA. What we have run into is many of them needed a hotter main spring to get velocity over 250. I have seen two people try to get a little more umph out of their Phantom on HPA and adjut the TPC to far in and desroy the threads on the TPC. Cheap easy fix...but a bummer when you have to wait for parts to fix your gun when a simple spring change would have done the trick.

Other than the spring there was no other changes made to run HPA.

CCI sells the spring. It is also included in the spare parts kit which I recomend every Phantom owner have on hand.

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