Marker: Red Dust 04 Speed with Fly Conversion w/ G7 eyes
Board: Angel Force FBS Tadao Board
Barrel: Stock 14in Infinity Barrel (ordered a Red Dust FMA SM-1 Orbium-3 Barrel Kit)
Other Upgrades: WDP Clamping Low Rise, Chrome Angel Force MT Trigger, Chrome CP Rail & ON/OFF ASA, Soft Face Pack Bolt, WDP Black Volumizer Kit,, Gun Metal Gray Angel Force Back Plate, Performance Angel LCD Cover, Black Cobra Breech Knob, Red Dust FMA SM-1 Orbium-3 Barrel Kit (should be in soon) and Arsenal Grips.
Hopper Used: Halo B w/ Ripdrive and Z
Airtank: Nitro Tank Adujstable 4500psi/68ci
Performance: Speed/chopping: The gun when I first shot it chopped like a mother (I was using 6 month old field paint ) and when I shot with new paint I shot 2,000 rounds without one break. The speed of this gun is amazing!!! I was going the full max on the ramp without a break!! I love the new trigger setup, however unfortunately it will take me some getting used to because as Ken put it, when I got it back it was a completely new beast (and one sexy one at that, but here is a personal note for you guys, don’t call your gun the sexist thing you have ever seen especially when your girlfriend is around ). But the thing I loved the most was that the guys on my local field who hate Angels more than any other gun in the world, were amazed at the speed of this thing because it was literally shooting ropes (and I am not lying either!!). But the kicker was I did a shooting contest with a G7 with ramping and I OUT SHOT IT!!! I KID YOU NOT!!!!
Accuracy of the Marker: I would say descent but it lost accuracy after the fifth shot it drops off (I am using the stock barrel), however it should be better when I get my Orbium Kit.
Board: I love the features of the board and the extras is freaking awesome!!! It has a gun safety!!! And custom setups, which are cool however I didn’t use them because I used the settings that Ken put in the board. The Tadao Board has 12 fire modes and the gangster mode which is illegal as hell!!
Looks after getting her back: Sexy!!! (nuff said**)
Total Review Points: 10/10!!! GET THIS UPGRADE IF YOU HAVE AN OLDER ANGEL!!!
Stock WDP LED and LCD type boards. The Angel Force FBS Tadao board offers more features such as custom programmability and the feel of a microswitch over the WDP stop Opto switch.
WDP Angel G7 Fly
Angel Force MT High Flow Valve
Hybrid Technologies Grind 2 (ASA) and Blunt Rail
Red Mamba St!ffi Sw!tch BarrelKit
SM-1 Orbium-3 Barrel Kit
Angel Force FBS Tadao Board
70/4500 Crossfire LP HPA Tank
Halo B w/ MT Intellifeed and Delrin Drive Cone
Easy to program/install
Can't use the WDP LCD screen (but still easy to use and program).
Other than not being able to really use the IR feature with my Palm Pilot, I love the G7 to death. Not one complaint whatsoever. The G7 is a killing machine.
I remember reading the posts before about other boards in Angels and how the MT's basically said that the Angel board was the best and all the other boards were sub par. I was on board with it and vowed I'd NEVER change my Angel board with a sub par board! I mean come on - WDP 4 Life!
Then I read here on AOG that the MT's are now working with Tadao on a new board for our Angels. I immediately get suspicious because I'm thinking "Hey, you said the WDP board is the best." Right away, I fly off the handle thinking how dare they and I turn all self-righteous and reject the idea (yeah, I got issues).
Then I started to research into the other boards that are out there and I started to come around. I thought to myself, what the heck do I care about having modes and why am I against it? They would be cool to have to play around with. I always like turbo mode on my Tippmann A-5's E-Grip (shot on pull and release). It was a blast.
Then I read all the heated debate right here on AOG about the MT's endorsing the Tadao.
Heck when I posted my concerns about the whole MT, WDP or Tadao concern and changing the board someone even posted "Hey - EVOLVE OR DIE". I was like whoah, I've said that before.
This here was exactly what I was thinking but didn't have the balls to post:
Originally Posted by KEN CRANE
"why not just come out and ask hey you said you wouldnt ever support an aftermarket product why are you now? ill provide the answer here now. if wdp didnt want us or said it was not in the best intrest of the company we wouldnt be doing it. the second response is the consumer has driven this decision, we have recieved a §§§§ load of requests for this type of upgrade so why not give the customers what their asking for with the best quality possiable with our total involvement?"
That was my turning point and it sucks to have to admit that you've changed your mind. Almost like I am showing a sign of weakness or even being hypocritical, like I said - I got issues . But I am old enough know to learn from my mistakes and come around on my own time.
I made the trip to Ken’s last night to get the MT Angel Force Tadao Board installed in my G7. I still cannot believe that I have it in there.
Ken actually handed me the board and said “No, you install it.” I got to sit down at the infamous Performance work bench (kinda smelled like thog94 had been there, ) and swapped out my G7’s stock board with the MT Angel Force Tadao Board.
Needless to say, it is a very easy installation. I just had to remove the screws holding the stock board and remove the wiring for the battery, solenoid and laser eyes. Piece of cake.
The board certainly feels different than the opto-switch firing mechanism that is stock with the Speed 05 and G7 because you are actually pressing against a micro-switch instead. It feels just like a mouse click and to me it feels springier than stock because of the micro switch. The players that miss that micro switch feel are really going to be in heaven with this board.
After reviewing the Angel Force Tadao instructions, Ken shot off a loader full and then handed it over to me. I was thinking “Ken can freaking rip at the trigger!” It was set for semi, zero bounce and a host of other settings/features that the board has. The board really does allow you to fine tune more than the stock board. It takes a little getting used to not having an LCD screen but after a few minutes of using the new board's LED display and all the colors, it becomes second nature.
OMFG! This board is fast. Crazy fast.
IMHO - Tourney players are going to really love the features and settings that the board allows. And yes, non-tourney players are going to really like the settings that the board has.
This is a great upgrade and worth every single penny.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 at 10:21 am PST
Kay, I bought this beast last Sunday evening. I received it on Wednesday.
Opening the anti-static bag, I caressed the creamy white circuitry with blue letters. I fondled the micro switch; Feels under 25g. The manual is three pages, but it has the irritating Tadao watermark all over it. It makes some parts hard to read. I flittered through the manual, and noted the modes:
1. Semi-automatic, unlimited rate of fire
2. Semi-automatic, adjustable rate of fire
3. PSP auto-response-First three shots semi, then one shot per pull, one shot per release. Semi count will begin over again if you stop shooting for one second.
4. PSP mild ramping, adjustable ramp start- Will slowly ramp ROF based on speed of pulls. Ramp start 4-14 bps.
5. PSP max ramping, adjustable ramp start- PSP rules apply. Will max out loader almost immediately.
6. PSP Z-burst- PSP rules apply. Each pull fires 2-3 balls.
7. NXL full-automatic- PSP rules apply, but instead of ramping it’s Automatic.
8. Auto-response- Shot on pull and release.
9. Mild ramping- Similar to PSP Mild, just no PSP rules.
10. Max ramping- Similar to PSP Max, just no PSP rules.
11. Z-burst- You get the idea.
13. Gangsta-First, second, or third shot unlimited full auto, every subsequent pull is one of the modes above. This mode makes for some very impressive combos of firepower.
I pulled out my old LCD Fly board, and screwed in the Tadao. I readjusted my trigger, and began to figure out how to set the settings on the board. Very easy to do. I changed my MROF to unlimited, fire mode to PSP Max Ramping, and lowered my dwell to 8. I loaded up my Cheetahed Halo with Hellfire, and took it outside.
Words cannot describe the insane ropes that emanate from the barrel. On PSP Max, I was hitting around 25 bps rather easily. Giddy with excitement, alas I degassed it and turned on "Gangsta" mode. Hellfire is expensive, so I decided to do this mode in Test mode. This is very similar to Demo on the Fly board. (For those that don’t know, it will max out the board, provided no paint is detected. If the eyes see paint, it will not fire.) I enabled Gangsta and Unlimited PSP. The normal clicking from the noid vanished, and turned into an insane buzz. There is no way it was cycling under 40 cps. I let off the trigger, and pulled it again. Sure enough, PSP unlimited. I tried it with the other modes, like Rebound and Z-Burst. By far the most illegal thing I’ve ever seen on a paintball gun. Well, Speedy2, but that’s different.
The LED array on the board is very bright; bright enough to shine through my blue LCD window and still maintain its original color. This was a relief; as it would be no fun to require the grip cheeks to be off in order to change settings.
I have seen my share of boards, and nothing tops what resides in my Fly. It is disturbingly easy to program, very fast, oodles of modes, sexy, and backed by the MT’s. There is nothing more you could want in a circuit board. Flawless.
The best upgrade for an Angel. Makes it just as fun as those with Dm's and Timmies. Who says they can have all the fun with neat modes?
Buy it ASAP.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 16th, 2005 at 9:45 pm PST
Angel 05 Speed with Redz Cam Loc Feed Neck, AF Tadao Board,WDP volumizer, Crossfire Peanut Tank, Empire Rail, Smart Parts Quarter turn on/off, Smart Parts Stainless Steel insert and aluminum back and front, Halo B with Delrin Cone and Smart Parts Delrin Speed Wheel.
Speed, Settings, and Customization
None not even the Price
To anyone that has an 05 Speed or newer angel, you must buy this board. Finally your able to use your angel to what it was designed to do. With this board I was shooting 20 bps plus and never chopped a single ball. You have over 32 different mode setting and are able to use it in X-ball And PSP events with no trouble because you can customize the baord so its legall.
The best board avalible for any angle out there. Just buy it already
Stockboard of the 2005 Angel Speed Version 3- Is not comparable at all.
Angel 2005 Speed, Halo B, Soft Face Bolt, G7 Eyes, 45/68 Tank
Its a Tadao
Only has one single at the top of grip panel.
I just got this allsome board installed on my 05 speed the other day. It is far more customizable compared to the stock board. Also the fast boot up really helps out. Stopped my debounce issue I was having also. It is a Tadao and was closely watched over during the design process by MTs. I love the feel of the trigger now that i can make it lighter and still be legal because there are much more debounce options. Also ramping is very customizable with a gangster mode also included.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a new board. It is a little high but why not pay for it and be happy for a long time.
Angel IR3 with Angel Force FBS Tadao Board
35 by 3000 Pure Energy Carbon Fiber Tank
32 Degrees 12" Carbon Fiber Barrel
Three Piece Knock Out Barrel Set
Halo B Hopper
Expensive board, paintball ain't cheap though!
I bought this board right after it had come into the market, and I didn't waste a penny!!! This board is very easy to install, and since I installed it my battery life has easily doubled. As stated above the pure speed of this board is amazing. I have had different players ask me how many BPS I am ramping, and I tell them I'm not ramping and to see for themselfs. Instantly they are impressed! This board is so fast I can easily keep up with the Angel 1 or a New EGO! BUY THIS BOARD!