1.Stainless steel chassis
2.Step cut fill nipple back-check - puts an end to leaks and stops the "stuck back checks"
3.Shut off pin with bonded rubber seal thwarts extrusion
4.Direct flow internal piston creates the industry's very best flow rate, and averts "shoot down"
5.Sintered filters at fill point and base regulator stop contiminates before they can stop you
6.Balanced design maintains rock steady output pressure for ultra consistent velocity
7.Quick switch gauge and fill nipple design with o-rings create a reliable seal without thread sealants
8.On/off knob can be easily operated while under pressure
The Empire Fuel Adjustable Air System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Consistant, light, tight, easy on/off, easy adj. and set screw.
I got this tank as a birthday gift last year so I was lucky enough not to have that kind of thing hurt my wallet (it's already in pain) But when I got it was lighter than my friends 88/5000 PE. It's never leaked once from a fill, even though it is slow filling it can help prevent abuse on the burst disk. It's very night to tuck when playing those tight spot. Definitely one of the easiest tanks I've used. Has he smoothest twist-on/off I've felt. and very consistent reg. Set at 300 psi with no starving or creeping.
If you got the money it's definitly a good buy. There is know wear-in period that I noticed, I would it on the gun and played with it that weekend, helped me shoot ropes with no drop off.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 13th, 2006 at 7:49 pm PST
The only other adjustable tank setup I've had has been a Flatline 4500 on an old Automag.
Empire Reloader B2
Empire Fuel Adjustable Tank
Tank output adjustability, comfort, appearance, quality (see note)
Quality control (see note)
I put this setup on my Angel 1 and love it. I started out using a CP 68/4500 on my Angel 1 and this was a definite improvement for me in the comfort department. The CP 68ci tank is actually just over 1" shorter than the Luxfer tanks that Empire uses, but because you have to remove the ASA that you use with scew in tanks, this adjustable Empire ended up making the overall length of my maker 1.13" shorter than with the CP tank.
The on/off valve is easy to use. The output adjustment is easy to adjust.
The only problem I had with this tank is the fact that when I received it brand new it had three leaks; both gauges leaked and a small 1/8" plug in the bottom of the reg also leaked. I removed all three items, cleaned the threads, applied fresh teflon, and they're fine now. Because of these leaks i'll knock down my rating to a 9.5 but round the overall back up to a 10 just because I was willing to overlook these minor leaks. The leaks were very minimal. I filled the tank on a Saturday night after playing with it and on the following Thursday it had about 1000psi left and on the following day, Friday, it was empty.
This thing looks awesome and gets a lot of compliments. It also performs flawlessley. Just messing around I've emtied entire hoppers through my A1 using this tank at over 20bps and experienced ZERO shootdown.
Also, for an adjustable regulator this is a pretty light system. My CP 68/4500 was one of the lightest tank/regs on the market at 2.4lbs and this tank/reg just outweighs it at 2.95lbs. Plus, because of the fact that it's a direct mount you get to subtract the weight of your ASA and rail which is usually 0.2 to 0.4lbs so it's really a wash in the weight.
I highly recommend this product. I shopped around and I feel it's the best adjustable output air system on the market.
I recommend checking for leaks after you fill it for the first time. After filling the tank, pour some soapy water on all the fittings and check for bubbles.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 5th, 2007 at 12:21 pm PST