Nexus DM8 with 09 eye pipe and reach trigger, dye throttle 68/4500, rotor
3 Batteries; Speed; Lid; Ease of use; Capacity; Dissasembly
i was originally planning to get a jrny, but after waiting a year for it to be released i was thinking about going with a magna, until i saw the advert for the rotor. i was convinced just by the advert, i am a big fan of dye products, and they always perform, this loader is no exception.
it comes in a very nice box, similar to that which the i3 goggle system comes in, this not only looks good, but holds and protects the loader nicely. inside the box is a full colour 9 page manual with detailed illustrations and instructions as to how to operate, dissasemble and maintain the loader, aswell as a warranty card, and allen key.
the loader is very light, and it is smaller than all other hoppers i have used. it has a capacity of 200 balls, with an additional 50 when the larger upper shell is released. there is a ramp at the back of the loader that flatterns when the loader is full, but when the weight decreases, as you shoot paint, it raises to ensure that the balls roll into the rotor.
the loader does not popcorn at all, the paint is pulled in like a vortex, as can be seen in the videos, due to the upper and central rotor spinning in different directions.
the loader is very easy to dissasemble, just open the lid, lift the locking tab to allow the release tab to move, press this, and lift the upper shell off. you then push forward on the tray bed, and that lifts out, to reveal the battery harness. the loader takes 3 AA batteries, and last a very long time with them. you will rarely break a ball or jam this loader, but if you do, it is very easy to clean.
the anti-jam trigger on the under side of the loader is very easy to use, just slide it back, and it sorts the problem.
the loader sits nicely on a marker, not as far back as the magna, or jrny, but enough to keep your profile small without it getting in the way. it balances very nicely on the gun.
to turn it on you simply press the power button, and the blue light comes on. no boot up, no configuration modes, just turn it on and it works. the rotors do not continue spinning like in the torque, so it is quiet, and saves power, however when you start to shoot it will feed incredibly fast.
the lid is very easy to open and close, not too stiff, but enough to hold it shut. it is nice and wide making for easy loading too. the dye speedfeed will be available within the next few weeks, but several players have glues on a speedfeed or crown.
the loader is made of nylon rather than the polycarbonates used in other loaders, this makes it incredible strong, as it flexes to absorb impacts, you will not be breaking shells on this loader. the feedneck is made of the same material, and is a one piece construction, so your loader will stay attached.
due to the nylon material used, it cannot be made transparent, so dye have put 2 windows in the back of the loader so you can see your paint level. this is a good idea, and works quite well, but it can sometimes be hard to see in. this is really the only downside to the loader, and it really isn't a problem. it comes in several colours (the body is black on all of them, with coloured highlights) olive, grey, white, blue, red.
the loader costs $150 or £90, and is worth every penny, it really is the best, most innovative loader available.
Its the best loader you'll get, it is definately worth the money. If you are looking for a new loader, seriously consider the rotor.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 at 9:54 am PST
I can understand your concern. If possible, could you please take video of the loader and post it up on youtube (or what ever site you may use) so we may see. Because I am seriously considering buying one, but if it jams as much as you mention then I would like to know and possibly wait for the second gen to correct the issue. Thanks!
Does this guy work for Dye. It sounded like a avertisement. It has a good looking box, I need a good looking box.
Now I just bought one of these last week, and am a little unhappy. First, I was using good paint , and it jammed 5 or 6 times. Next the lid stinks, everytime I tried to run the lid poped open, now in order to use this I am going to have to buy an upgrade. I thought Dye would have done better.