3" End Game Stub Nose
JCS Combat Stock
CP bottomline adaptor
E-Grip (with Rampage Board)
Increases cycle rate on Cyclone.
This is a very simple product that is a MUST if you are trying to shoot above 15bps. It performs exactly as advertised and increases the upper cap on the Cyclone cycle feed rate to 22bps. I use a Rampage board, so for me, it is a necessity. Even though the QEV allows for up to 22bps operation, I keep my board at 20bps, just to be sure I don't chop anything.
I agree with others that the QEV does its job well, and consistently. I don't worry about it breaking since it is solid metal, and the macro-line hose is much shorter and less vulnerable than the stock line. I also agree that installation could have been made easier, but they give you like 6" of macro-line, so I don't see how you could go through that much and still not get it right.
A couple of reviews state that it just plain didn't work; that it made the Cyclone not cycle. I think I may know why. The QEV is offered in both HP and LP models. I'm guessing they may have accidentally bought an HP model (800-900psi operating pressure) but were using LP (300-400psi) compressed air and the LPK. Therefore, the standard QEV (HP) would not cycle, since there just wasn't be enough pressure. This is such a simple, basic part, that I think this may be the best explanation as to why it didn't work for some people.
Very solid and well-put-together, installation wasn't really bad, I just think Palmers could have been a little more courteous to its customers and sent the part assembled.
Overall, if you have an E-Grip, even just a stock E-Grip, buy the QEV.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
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Increased cyclone speed
For those above who could not get it to work, had balls skipped and chopped, make sure you installed it the correct way
The QEV goes on the cyclone ram while the banjo end screws into your gun. If you do this, you should have no problems as all the qev does is release the air that is left over after turning the cyclone.
I installed mine and can now use my egrip at max speed with no worries of chopping. WIth the QEV, it is possible to get the A5 /w ape/was board up to 25 bps.
installation was confusing because it does not tell you which end to put it on and the macroline it comes with may be too long.
I would recommend this product to anyone wishing to increase their cyclones efficiency
Tippmann A-5 w/ E-grip (A.P.E. Board)
New Designs Aluminum Power Tube
Shock tech super fly front bolt
Tech-T cyclone squishy paddles
Tippmann 6 position adjustable shoulder stock
Spyder Kingman remote line
Tippmann werks 14 inch barrel
Allen Paintball 450+ round hopper
Lapco A-5 MilSim Fore Grip
Zero Kick Hammer
Rhythm Innovation Hardened Armature Pin
Palmers Persuit Shop QEV kit
Crossfire 4500/88ci tank
Faster feed rate
Shorter banjo fitting
I've heard that this was a hit or miss aftermarket upgrade so I was a bit nervous about how this would work, but I decided to take the gamble for my money anyway and I'm glad I did. I did a dry fire test on it first to make sure the cyclone rotated properly after installing it and it worked fine. Then I filled my hopper with a pod of paintballs on full auto and it was fine, I shot 23 bps no problem which is astonishing because I have the stock cyclone parts. Even though at the most during practice or a game I won't shoot anymore than 20 bps I still needed this upgrade because with the stock banjo fitting I would shoot 18 or 20 bps pretty good, but I noticed a couple skips here and there which I didn't like, but this upgrade just solved my skipping problem.
If you shoot heavy at 15+ bps then I highly recommend this upgrade to ensure that no skipping or other feed problems happen while firing at those rates and if you're at least hoping to shoot at 20 bps then the stock cyclone parts should work just fine no need to spend more money on aluminum cyclone parts.
So I got the palmers QEV and added it onto my marker. Seeing that some people on this and other forums have had trouble with the QEV I made sure to READ before I bought one. After a quick look on palmers site I got the tube that was meant for both high and low pressure so if on the slight chance I decided to switch to LPA in the future I wouldn't have to fool around with my QEV.
The qev was kinda a pain to put onto my marker. Cutting the micro line was a huge pain but eventually I got it down and it works perfect. It is easier to shoot faster with my mech a-5 and I have not had any problems with my cyclone.
GTA Flatline barrel
GTA Low pressure kit
GTA E-grip w/ WAS board
JCS blade trigger
JCS folding combat stock
Palmer Fatty regulator
Shocktech ..4 drop forward
BSA rd30/sb with butler creek blizzard caps
Smart parts 14 boss progressive barrel
J&J Performance 16 full tilt ceramic barrel
Ben Tippmann Apex barrel
Response trigger available
JCS red hot powertube with front delrin bolt
Palmer Pursuit high flow QEV kit
32 degrees remote
palmer inline reg
pure energy 88cu 4500 psi CF tank
Easy installation, direct replacement, faster rof
Open ended exhaust, possibly caused cyclone tube to lose lube or debris into cyclone
So far after about a month of having it on had no real problems with the QEV. I first took it out for a test fire setting my WAS board to 20 bps and on nppl full auto. i read that guns can go about 20bps so i set it there to see if it was true. aired up my gun, filled it with 200 rounds and began to shoot...all i saw was a string of paint ball on top of balls and nothing but a huge splatter of paint. about 3 balls broke out of the 400 i shot mostly in the chamber not because of misfeeds, so the QEV did what it was suppose too. though after about 300 rounds my cyclone began to fail on me. it would only feed by manual feeding with the push rod. i was told it was probably the cyclone rachet so i took it apart and rachet was in good condition so i decided maybe i need to lube the cyclone tube where the piston is that activates the feeder. and presto problem was fixed, cyclone began to work again.
It turned out to be the plastic ratchet which was worn on the botton corner where the axel and ratchet meet. it was hardly a scratch, but enoguh to make my cyclone fail. i got the new tech t vortex mod which should help i think. will update once test fired.
edit: the new tech t's vortex mod with metal rathet and axel works superbly. it fires fast and smooth. QEV works great shootin semi with WAS set to max 20 bps. i can walk it pretty good about 13-15 bps. it seems that the plastic ratchet is no match for the QEV and 20 bps.
This definitly does what it says it is suppose too...though i hear some guns dont like it which seems like bad care from the user, not palmers fault. defnitely worth the 37$ for that additonal balls per second...if you like fast shooting this is the mod to do.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 24th, 2006 at 8:15 pm PST
12' Tippmann werks barrel
jcs dual trigger
Does what it claims, easy to install
None that I see
It does exactly what it states. It helps keep that cyclone going at low air (I think the vortex mod helps too). With this and the vortex mod I shot right up to the point of my gun "farting out". My cyclone continues to cycle till my air runs out.
Easy to install
fairly cheap $$
Well, I got mine a day before I was going to play. I installed it, decided I should test it.
Got some air, threw in a few balls went outside, it worked flawlessly. Probably around 20 rnds through it? Put it away until the next day.
Went out to play the next day after conversing with my brother who I purchased one for as well on the installition of the little bugger. Was about to go on the field when my brother was test firing his A-5, and he stopped me and asked why the Cyclone wasn't feeding. I wasn't sure so I turned my grip on and fired a few rounds at the test sight. Shot, once, skipped two to three times and fired again. I wasn't sure, played with the velocity a bit, adjusted my reg, everything seemed fine. Took the Air off and dropped a few drops in my air line. I had recently cleaned my gun I knew everything was oiled, just wanted to make sure. Tried it again and pretty much the same thing happened.
I put my old banjo fittings on and she fired like a champ, not sure if I just got (two) bad QEV's or what the deal is, but it wasn't worth the time and money spent.
I would look elsewhere before purchasing one from here, or perhaps call and find out if there is technique to installing them and making them work? Your dollar, just here to help. Didn't work for me so it gets a 1.
marker # one A-5 with:bull pup J&J 12" , 16" stiffi, 14" c- series, E-Trigger ,Rampage Board, X-7 hopper, qeph, vortex, etc.
marker # two A-5 with ump shroud: J&J 12", Apex barrel,14" lapco big shot,E-Trigger ,Rampage Board, X-7 hopper, qeph, vortex, etc.
marker # three A-5 with g36 shroud: J&J 14", Apex barrel, 12"lapco big shot,E-Trigger ,Rampage Board, X-7 hopper, qeph, vortex, etc.
marker # four 98 custom with ak 47 kit, J&J 14", Apex barrel, l12"lapco big shot,E-Trigger .
To help cycle your cyclone faster
It does not work half the time
I got mine and tryed it out , worked fine. In my next game I started to chop ball. the two way check vaule would not work half the time.I put my stock fittig back on and finished the day.
I called Palmers Pursuit Shop and explained what was happening, They sad to send it back and they would send me another.
Two weeks later I got my replacement, some thing the qev only worked half the time. so I tryed it on my other two A5's, thinking maybe it was my marker. NOT!!!! so again I called and shipped it back.
two more weeks later I got my third one same thing DID NOT WORK HALF THE TIME!!
Now I run the T-tech qeph, which is great.
By the time I shipped this thing three time I could bought the qeph.
I stopped sending the thing back because the shipping was costing me more then the thing is worth. Its JUNK !!! buy the t-tech qeph it better!!
I wish I could rate this as a zero.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 at 9:54 am PST
Flatline, Apex, Ricochet R5, Adco edot, Vortex mod, Lightning Rod, QEV kit, JCS Red Hot Power Tube, ShockTech Supa Fly Bolt, polished internals, R-2000 regulator, JCS laser sight with Spira grip, JCS folding stock
Evil Omen 2.0
All stock, evo 2 hopper, Pure Energy tank, Stiffi barrel, Lapco barrel
Shocktech bolt, CCM front block, evo 2 hopper
After market bolt and barrel
Cheap up grade
None that I can tell.
Can't really tell you much about this product because I changed mine before I even shot my A-5. From what I can tell it works and i haven't had no problems with this product since installion. You want to make sure that you get the upgrade for your gun to make this work.
Cheap upgrade. From other reviews works just fine as long as you get the right one for your gun.
E-Grip w/ W.A.S Board
J&J Edge Kit
Macro Line Kit
BT Spring Kit
BT Fixed Sight Rail
Core 11 Stage Expansion Chamber
TechT Vortex Mod
PMI Remote Line
Pure Engergy 72ci 3000psi
Easy to instal
Install was a breeze. Made an obvious difference in cycling. The QEV itself is a bit large, so when installing make sure you line everything up so that the micro line is a straight as possible to prevent any restriction in air flow which could result in poor preformance.
I have mine coupled up with the TechT vortex mod which really makes for a nice, smooth cycling Cyclone Feed.
$20 is not a bad cost for a mod down the road. Get the obvious stuff first (barrel, grip, ect). I am happy with mine.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 27th, 2007 at 1:03 am PST