Easy to use on off
Easy to work on
Small mouth size
I like to have 4 hoppers going so that I can have 4 complete setups ready to go. To date I have been using Vlocity's for all of them, but they have been driving me nuts with always having to change the batteries. So I heard about the Rotor and was reading that it was a force fed, long battery life hopper....so I ordered one to check it and possibly outfit all four markers with them. Here's what I found out:
When I opened the box I was happy to see that it looked really sleek with a very low profile. I held it up next to a Vlocity jr and the rotor was about an inch shorter in height than the vlocity and about the same length. 1/2 inch of the height difference is in the neck, so if you haxsawed the vlocity, the difference would be a lot less.
It has a nice solid on/off button that clicks when turned on and a blue light on the button to let you know its on.
It was pretty easy to disassemble as no tools were needed. The 1st time it took me a couple of minutes to figure it out...but after the 1st time it would be less than a minute to either take it apart AND put it back together....so very easy cleaning.
The major shortfall in this loader is capacity. I grabed a Dye Lock lid pod that I had filled with paint (.689) and poored it in and I was surprised to fill the hopper. Now I know Dye
said the pods would hold 160 balls and the Rotor holds 200 balls. So I shake it a little and manage to get a few more balls in...and then I dumped them out and counted....172 was all it would fit.
Also the Mouth seems a little small, so I compared side by side with the V jr...and the mouth was alot smaller on the Rotor...I will update to let you know how that worked out in the field.
Lastly, I did notice you had to tip the marker back a little to get the last of the balls to feed which is a little annoying..and it is also fairly hard to see if the loader is empty.
So far I am reasonably impressed with how it works but the capicity and mouth openings may be a problem so for now I'm gonna give it an 8.5 and since it looks cool I'll give it a...
I was able to fit 195 paintballs in there. I was using PMI premium. I put the loader on the gun and hand counted 189. Then i turned the loader on. This made room for 6 more paintballs. So i think it is possible to get 200 in the loader pending on how long your feed neck is.