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duffmann1221 Saturday, December 27th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Stock Cyclone
Marker Setup: A-5
Polished Internals
Opsgear ak-47 stock
Opsgear ump mag
Aluminum powertube
Star fire bolt
WAS board
Psychoballistics double trigger
Rap4 sight rail
Rap4 complete cyclone upgrade
Tech T squishy paddles
'6' red/green dot commando scope
68/4500 nitro duck tuff skin
Strengths: All aluminum
Weaknesses: Doesn't cycle like it's supposed to.
Doesn't fit tight.
Review: On Christmas I was excited to see that I got the RAP4 cyclone upgrade kit because this was all I needed to fully upgrade my A-5. I installed it that night using thier video. Its real easy to install but the video was terrible. After trying to put it into the cyclone compartment I noticed that the ratchet pin did not stand straight up, it was at a slight angle. I figured it just need to be broken in and that it would straighten out later. The next day I played a small game, as I started to fire I realized nothing came out half the time. The sad thing is that I was using semi-auto and not full-auto. I looked in the cyclone and saw that it wasn't cycling at all. I pushed the pin manually and it cycled fine. I wasn't satisfied so I took it apart and looked at the cyclone and everything looked fine. I thought that maybe the spring guide in the vortex put to much pressure on the ratchet so I snipped off one ring and put the cyclone back together after oiling it. I then tested it on full-auto and the first 8 shots were fine but after that it quit cycling. Needless to say I sent RAP4 an email and tried calling them but without any luck. I began to ask around and found that alot of people have had problems with RAP4's cyclone upgrade and some of their aluminum powertubes. I guess thats what happens when their made in China.
Conclusion: Don't buy this cyclone kit, it's not worth the money or trouble. Buy the Tech T upgrade kit because it works and they back up their products, unlike RAP4. Tech T is also made in America, so you know it's good.
1 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, June 7th, 2009 at 7:02 am PST

Review Comments
TheRef_C Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | 5:03 am PST
Are you sure your trigger pin and spring were installed properly, and that your rachet pin was also installed properly? I have not had any of the problems you experienced, so I think you might have gone wrong on the installation.

My 2c...

Th3Bu5h Friday, February 5th, 2010 | 7:47 pm PST
It does sound like a ratchet problem. Check and make sure your paddles are all the way seated to the bottom. I had the same problem and I found that the paddles weren't properly seated and it caused the ratchet to be off center

duffmann1221 Monday, March 1st, 2010 | 5:07 pm PST
I took it apart multiple times and it did the same thing evrytime. everything was installed properly and it would work for the first 5 minutes and then it would stop cycling unless i manually did it, I talked with another person who had the same cyclone upgrade and they said they had the same problems and that they blamed it on quality since its made in china. I bought the techt version and never had any problems at all. Ive sold it since then and now have a sp-1 with ups. funny thing is i posted this last year and i was just now notified of these posts. no worrys either, everyones entitled to their 2 cents, otherwise i would never have posted
Last edited on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:08 pm PST

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