The only other adjustable tank setup I've had has been a Flatline 4500 on an old Automag.
Empire Reloader B2
Empire Fuel Adjustable Tank
Tank output adjustability, comfort, appearance, quality (see note)
Quality control (see note)
I put this setup on my Angel 1 and love it. I started out using a CP 68/4500 on my Angel 1 and this was a definite improvement for me in the comfort department. The CP 68ci tank is actually just over 1" shorter than the Luxfer tanks that Empire uses, but because you have to remove the ASA that you use with scew in tanks, this adjustable Empire ended up making the overall length of my maker 1.13" shorter than with the CP tank.
The on/off valve is easy to use. The output adjustment is easy to adjust.
The only problem I had with this tank is the fact that when I received it brand new it had three leaks; both gauges leaked and a small 1/8" plug in the bottom of the reg also leaked. I removed all three items, cleaned the threads, applied fresh teflon, and they're fine now. Because of these leaks i'll knock down my rating to a 9.5 but round the overall back up to a 10 just because I was willing to overlook these minor leaks. The leaks were very minimal. I filled the tank on a Saturday night after playing with it and on the following Thursday it had about 1000psi left and on the following day, Friday, it was empty.
This thing looks awesome and gets a lot of compliments. It also performs flawlessley. Just messing around I've emtied entire hoppers through my A1 using this tank at over 20bps and experienced ZERO shootdown.
Also, for an adjustable regulator this is a pretty light system. My CP 68/4500 was one of the lightest tank/regs on the market at 2.4lbs and this tank/reg just outweighs it at 2.95lbs. Plus, because of the fact that it's a direct mount you get to subtract the weight of your ASA and rail which is usually 0.2 to 0.4lbs so it's really a wash in the weight.
I highly recommend this product. I shopped around and I feel it's the best adjustable output air system on the market.
I recommend checking for leaks after you fill it for the first time. After filling the tank, pour some soapy water on all the fittings and check for bubbles.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 5th, 2007 at 12:21 pm PST