Micro Remote, 20oz CO2
- Takes weight off of marker
- Great for rec ball
- No excess slack
- On/Off Screw sometimes falls out (my fault)
I have used this remote a few times. Bought it off of eBay for fairly cheap. Very easy to set up. I like how it has the quick disconnect and the on/off. I have no problems with right hand and left hand shooting. Does not have much resistance but also there is no excess slack in the line. This lets it to not get caught up in the branches.
Let's see, weaknesses. As I mentioned above, it would have been better if the on/off screw could have some sort of lock that would prevent it from completely unscrewing out of the hole when the tank is being shut off. However, with some common sense you can prevent this. It took me a few times to figure out how far to unscrew the knob so that the tank's pin was released. No biggie!
I would definitely recommend this remote to anyone! It serves its purpose, and so far has been very durable. The quick disconnect and on/off add a nice feature. Plus, it is easy to install to your marker.
Spyder Compact 2000 D/L with home-made DELRIN bolt (I'm a home machinist), Shutter reg. and mini-x grip on a drop forward, total Freak! system w/ aluminum back. All this is driven by the ideal gas, constant pressure CO2. (regulated down to apprx. 700-750 LBS. for liquid removal).
spagetti-thin hose (compact)
completely removable (it's micro line)
Spagetti-thin hose might be more prone to rupture.
gun is tethered to me.
This coil does a great job of passing gas. The setup comes with a bottom line adaptor and a quick release at one end (ASA, can be used in vertical position in place of expansion chamber) . It has a tank adaptor with valve at the other end.
COILS in general;
1. No liquid transfer/ positive liquid transfer. Because you are carrying your tank on your back it is vertical and will deliver only gas or liquid CO2. If mounted for gas delivery, even if some liquid did splash up into the coil when you took that 10 foot slide into the bunker, the distance through the coil is great enough that those liquid droplets would convert (boil off, ask your favorite chemist) completely to gas before entering your gun. If mounted for liquid delivery because you drive a Tippman A-5 or you simply want to put out a fire, you can mount your tank upside down to guarantee a liquid supply to the gun. Just remember that liquid is much denser and heaver than gas and will require a considerable shoot-down to release the pressure when you want to disconnect the liquid CO2 from your A-5. Liquid CO2 also absorbs a tremendous amount of heat when it escapes into atmospheric pressure. This means it sucks the livin' heat out of everything around it including your skin and can cause near-instant freezer burns. Be very careful with the liquid stuff!
2. Great anti-theft device. Tethers you to the gun and keeps you from wandering off and leaving the gun unattended.
3. Transfers weight. By carrying my 20oz tank on my back instead of on the gun I can cut my gun's overall weight in half.
4. Flexible. The coil passes well through a pack belt so the pull of the coil is from the front and center of me instead of from the side. How about through a loose jacket sleeve?
MICRO-coil design advantages:
1. No excess gas volume. The coil hose is of small enough diameter that there is not a great volume of gas stored in it. This means you won't have to take as many blank shots to empty it like you would with a large diameter hose or a multi-stage expansion chamber.
2. No recharge lag. The passage is large enough so that there is none.
3. Takes up less space in your finely organized carry case. (cardboard box)
1. It seems more prone to damage due to its diminutive size and thin-but-tough material. The micro-line construction seems a little less sturdy than its thicker brothers in this category.
2. By requiring less space, you'll now need to invest in a smaller field box (we don't want things rattling around do we?).
1. Easy field repair. Sometimes I feel nervous that the micro-line architecture might blow under pressure but it hasn't. Instead, amazingly, it has proven itself tougher than it appears many times. If it ever were to blow, one could just cut it at the rupture, trim the new end and insert it back into the terminal for a quick and easy field repair.
2. Very light weight and compact coil.
3. Get a slide valve on/off. With any remote coil I recommend one to be able to release the coil so you can set the gun down. Its no fun doing back flips with your yo-yo marker smacking you in the head or elsewhere.
4. This coil has worked well for me.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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spyder vs2, kingman fasta loader, 45cc pure energy hpa tank
Lighten up your gun alot
Increases velocity and pressure in your gun
First i put the remote on the gun and i cronographed it and it was a little high so i turned it down so i tested i again and it started jumping speeds. i finally got it to stay but it was stilll high. i played three games and after the third game this kin came up to me and he said that my gun really hurts. i cronographed it and it was at 350fps. i looked at my gauge and the pressure was off the chart. i took off my regulator from the gun and the pressure went down to 0 psi and i put the remote back on and the pressure jumped off the charts and it was still shooting 350 fps when the velocity adjuster was all the way down. i took off my remote and put just the nitro tank on and my pressure in my gun was 250psi and it was shooting 183 fps so i guess the remote is broken so i am going to return it.......this stinks
It worked good at first then i guess this product is defective or it just stinks. period
This remote is a great remote for the price (32 canadian with shipping and tax). when i first got it i thought it was a straw or something but then i assembled it (not hard takes 2 min just have to add on some parts) and it turned out to work great. ive used it twice and have had no problems. it lightened my fenix which i needed since my arm would be dead after a day of paintball without the coil. overall great coil for the price
When I first bought this remote, it took two people to screw a tank into it. Now i am seeing that the threads on the inside of the tank adapter are coming out, little by little. Also, the knob that you screw in to depress the valve on the tank broke, i had to drill on it so i could grab it, but i like it more now, its much smaller.
Good remote, needs a slide check, and the other problems fixed. Other than that it works great, no shootdown, and it stays close to you.
Very good remote would recomend useing a remote with a heavy marker easy to assemble and very cheap saves tank o rings easy and quick to attach tank everything has worked wonderful i just find it hard to manuver with the coil hanging off me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . and uhh yeah its nice in speedball where there isn't and tree branches to catch up on it but when you are crawling through thick brush it sucks
A remote is a remote and this one is as reliable as the next prety strait foward
Tippmann A-5 w/ Armson Stealth 16'' Barrel, CMI Micro-Coil Remote w/ 20 oz. Pure Energy CO2 Tank.
Light, Small, Durable, Cheap!
Nothing I can find!
This is a VERY good remote for the money (got mine for 10$ on EBAY), it has held up through everything, i shot 15+bps through it and it never lagged behind (hose is big enough), yet retains low gas compared to other remotes (hose isn't too big). If you are looking for a very low cost remote this is a great one. Can't beat it for the price.
Great remote for the price (only 10$).
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 21st, 2004 at 5:02 pm PST
Line is kinda thin but for the price we'll see how durable it is.
No instructions! If you're not familiar with pneumatic systems it can be over whelming.
TIP: the small o-ring goes inside the quick-release at the end of the line that connects to the marker (oil it before you install!) Also the brass detente it refers to moving freely it helped me to add a couple drops of oil and work it in, this allows the air pressure to close the valve easily thus stopping flow to the marker.
So far a good system. Time will tell how durable the line is. GREAT for the price!
Great price for a remote.(go to www.pntball.com) They have it for $21. Its light and small the only problem is its a little short. If you want a cheap but great remote this is the one for you. Buy it off of pntball.com. Just buy it its very cheap comes with some extra parts.