a-5 in camo, J&J Edge Elite barrel Kit, e-grip, Rampage board, Rampage magnetic trigger, Q-loader, polished internals, AKA 2 liter regulator, Shocktech drop forward, DOP block adapter, new designz ASA , DOP front bolt and power tube, 68 CI nitro duck
Consistent feed rate when done right
Easy to spill paint.
Picky with Paint
Shipping and handling.
I first go this product last summer. Right out of the box, things seemed pretty simple with how to put it all together. Although, they had sent me the Ion mod kit, and not the A-5 one. This was before AIC put replacement parts up on their website. So there goes another 60$ out the window to get the right part that should have been there in the first place. Then UPS lost that package, which it has almost been a year and is never to be found again. Cha-Ching, another 60$. AIC eventually made up for UPS faux pas by sending me a few free pods, that just goes to show that they do indeed have good custy service.
Now for performance, for starters, you have GOT TO USE THICK SHELL PAINT. No monster balls here, it will just blend that into a yellow mess. First thing I would do with your kit is remove the prewinds from it. Then, set each pod in a prewind order. Ex: pod #1 8 winds, pod #2 9 winds, etc. Figure out which one works best for the paint you will be using. Yes, this is time consuming, but it will help from your pods turning into a blender, or feeding slowly. Either way, you will eventually have a break somewhere between pod and chamber, get used to it. Maybe it's just because I live in Alaska, but it just breaks constantly. When it does work well, you will love it, especially when you are walking your trigger 20BPS and it is keeping up with you perfectly. Even going full auto 25 BPS, it is able to keep up if you have about 13 pre winds. Oh, one last thing, always have fresh detents for your A-5 on hand. Otherwise, you will shoot 3-4 balls/ flames at once.
There are a lot of technical things that will keep you occupied for hours with this system. So once you find your sweet spot, you will love it. The profile is so much smaller, and the ability to fire even upside down is a plus too. I just wish that the pods held more than 100 balls. I would probably not reccomend this product to anyone who does not wish to become a techy with it. There is no way you can just dabble your feet in qloader knowlege, you have to know everything about it or face the blending consequences. If you want something fast, just use the TechT ratchet mod kit, I wish that was out before I bought my q loader, that seems much more consistent.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 at 12:13 pm PST