pbReview.com - Paintball Reviews and Paintball Fields

  Join pbReview.com  |  Log In  
pbReview.com - Paintball Reviews and Paintball Fields

Search:

  
Home     |     Paintball Articles     |     Paintball Videos     |     Paintball Gear     |     Paintball Fields     |     Paintball Stores     |     Hot Deals     |     Paintball Forums     |     Chat
Go Back   Paintball Forums > Equipment Forums > Air Systems


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
notallama
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
HPA with expansion chamber?

Is there any downside to putting hpa on a gun with an expansion chamber?
notallama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
Zaunji
Banned
 
Zaunji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern Ontario
Send a message via MSN to Zaunji
It is definatly not a good idea and yes it has down sides. x-chambers are ment for co2 to fully expand into gas before it inters the marker. HPA is already gas and does not need to expand, using HPA with an x-xhamber will only slow down the flow of air.

HPA + expansion chamber =
Zaunji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
Tabris17
Super Moderator
 
Tabris17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hogans Alley
Actually it's going to have absolutely no effect on the performance. It'll just fill the expansion chamber up with air and act as a gas thru; it will not slow the flow of air at all. If you have a spyder or a tippmann it's fine, if you have a marker that needs a reg then it's bad because it's unregulated air entering the marker.
But I am assuming it's a spyder/tippmann/pirhana so there's no downside to it since they come stock with gas-thru's anyway. Not going ot hurt anything.
__________________
Dragon/Russian Legion/Ripper 3/Species/Vice Intimidators
Mirror's Edge/ Darq 7 / Red Edge
Silent Hill Cyborg

PBR Feedback +26/-0
PBN Feedback +9/-0
IOG Feedback +5/-0
Tabris17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
Uziel Gal
Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chingford, London, UK
Depends on the design of the expansion chamber - if it is one with filters or lots of separate chambers, then it could reduce flow. If it is just a big empty chamber, then it shouldn't cause much of a problem.
__________________
It's just like a battle zone, you got a bottle and you're on your own.
Gotta be a Scotch or a Kamikaze, none of those other weapons will faze me.

Hundred, hundred, hundred bottles on the wall, you wonder if you can drink them all.
Got to go home by 1am, the bottle wins the battle again.
Husker Du - "First of the last calls"
Back when I was popular
Supporting a friend:
HustlePaintball.com for Spyder paintball guns, Dye Markers, WDP Angel 1 and of course the Hustle Hotties.
Uziel Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
notallama
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uziel Gal View Post
Depends on the design of the expansion chamber - if it is one with filters or lots of separate chambers, then it could reduce flow. If it is just a big empty chamber, then it shouldn't cause much of a problem.
I have no idea what the design is. It's the stock one on a JT Excellerator 5.0. I guess it would be the big empty one?
notallama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
m98sniper15
Paintballer
 
m98sniper15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Yeah th Excellerator 5.0 is the big empty one. HPA wouldn't harm anything if you have an expansion chamber as long as you don't have the filters like Uziel Gal.
__________________
If having fun is more important then winning put this in your sig!

"I came I saw I conquered" said Julius Ceasar

I'm a Christian baller. Put this in your sig. if you are.

I Am The 2% of American Paintball Players That Pays For My Own Stuff. If You Are Too, Then Put This in You Sig
m98sniper15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
danny1911
<'Font color red='>AWSUM
 
danny1911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockland County, NY
Send a message via AIM to danny1911
a tippman a-5 expansion chamber is only 2 stages....right? would that be ok with hpa?
danny1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Help / FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertising Info  |  Link to Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Top

Paintball Review

Copyright © 2000-2007 Hillclimb Media