Regular Cyclone - Can't keep up with my rampage board
Halo B on my 98 - I've only tested it, but I don't like that it has batteries. I don't like parts that can fail separately. Also, it was loud as hell, even when I wasn't shooting. The one I used (don't remember exactly) kept going off kinda randomly. Not great for stealth.
Tippmann A5, Rampage, Air-Through Dogleg, QEV, Apex or J&J full tilt ceramic 14".
Tippmann CP, Response, Cyclone, QEV, Apex or J&J full tilt ceramic 14".
Both markers use the same barrels, courtesy of a lapco adapter for the A5.
Faster. That's all it does, really.
Somewhat expensive for it's size, but much cheaper than a Q loader.
The QEV does what it says. It quickly exhausts excess air from the cyclone feed, so your gun can attain higher ROF without becoming a blender. If you use a RT, or an Egrip, get one of these. Now.
Be sure the install it correctly though, I didn't screw in the barb tight enough the first time and it wouldn't work. After a little twist, it worked flawlessly.
I would give it a 9 for function, but it's price leads me to give it an 8. It's not outrageous, but for a small metal valve it's not cheap either.
If you have an Egrip, or an RT, get it. If not, don't bother. Note that the cyclone is good for about 17BPS, and a QEV cyclone is good for about 22. I'd go 20, just to be safe. Pushing the cyclone to it's absolute limit can cause problems.
A5, flatline, 3A 5000, palmer reg, lp kit, egrip w rampage board, various custom mods, palmer qev
ion, sp qev, sp progressive 16", quantam VL, 3A tank and accessories
Does what it says
It does speed the cyclone rate of fire up. I have alot of upgrades and recently got the APE rampage board. I add the the qev with the board and with no tinkering it worked great. Then I uped my rof to 25 bps and put it in rail mode and played all day-never chopped a single ball. (used Karnage and Cryptic paint). The rail mode is sic-but you must have the palmer to keep up or its just a margarita ball blender
low pressure kit
smart parts progressive barrel
Pure energy 48/3000 tank
e-grip with WAS board
system x dropforward
JCS double trigger
Dead On Paintball Rear Velocity Adjuster
Palmer Qev high flow
Cycles cyclone faster
I can set my WAS board up to shoot 20 bps fully automatic and I don't chop one ball. The first time I shot it with the Qev, I shot 2 full hoppers fully automatic at 20 bps then I unscrewed my barrel to see If I broke any balls and my barrel was completely clean. I then checked my cyclone to see if their were any broken balls and it was also clean. I have used my gun to play several times since and have not chopped one ball. I was skeptical to get this product cause I read the review from another guy that has a LPK and he said that he has had problems with the mod. However, I decided give it a try.
There is a video on the the Wicked Air Sportz that shows an a-5 shooting 20 bps fully auto with this Qev mod. I emailed WAS to ask them if the mod was the palmer qev mod and they said that it was. so if you want to see a video of an a-5 shooting 20bps with the palmer qev mod, here is the link. This mod really works http://www.wickedairsportz.net/videos/a5video.wmv
I highly recommend this product. It is a must buy if you want your a-5 to shoot faster
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 at 11:55 pm PST
06 EGO 70/4500, freak barrel
TIP A-5 All American, X chamber,double trigger, drop foward, rufus bolt, QEV, e-grip(APE board) or R/T
Greatly reduces ball chopping at high BPS
Directions would have been nice!
I've had the QEV HP on my A-5 For a couple months and have zero problems with it. I did have to look up how to install the thing on the manufacturer's website. I think some of the problems others have had are purchasing the wrong QEV or improper installation. If you run CO2 get the HP, if you have a low pressure kit get the QEV LP. I have an APE board and have had the A-5 up to 20BPS numerous times which without the QEV I couldn't do without chopping.
If you are pushing the limits of your A-5 with an e-grip buy the thing. It is only 20 bucks.
A-5, Low Pressure sys, Boomstick , Total Freak Kit, , WAS Equalizer board, JCS dual trigger, JCS red hot power tube, superfly bolt, Palmers Stabilizer W Lp kit, 68/4500 Crossfire on a Shockteck drop. Polished internals.
Installation wasn't to bad. It would have been worth the time if it boosted the Cyclones performance, but it didn't. I was getting 17 bps while ramping with the stock LP fittings. After the QEV mod the feeder couldnt even keep up while in semi-auto (walking it around 15 bps).
I contacted Palmers by email about the problem, (to c if maybe I gotta bad QEV) but nobody answered my email.
Anyway I went back to the stock LP fittings, and are much better off.
I like Palmers other products, but not this one. I need to give them a call about this. Maybe I got a bad valve. Like I said nobody got back with me, so I gotta give it a 1 because it lowered cyclones performance... And yes the QEV is installed correctly.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 at 11:10 am PST
A-5, palmer stabilizer and QEV, e-grip, relocator bar, r-5 hopper, 10" ultralight
Increses cyclone speed by a lot
Price, its only $20 brings cyclone to 22bps
None i've noticed except installation
The QEV did its job well, it sped the cyclone up like it should have. There really isn't to much to say about it. The installation could have been easier. it was annoying to have to remove the cyclone and cut the macroline to install it. But the effort was well worth it.
Tippmann A-5 w/ Super Response trigger
Smart Parts All American 14"
Special Ops A5A2 Foregrip
20oz Co2 (2)
Palmers QEV (1/8 ")
TechT Vortex mod
Egrip W/ WAS board.
Increases ROF of the cyclone feeder.
A mite expensive for what it is.
Not much to say about it really.
its basically a small valve that goes in place of the stock elbow on the plunger of the
cyclone feed. With this i increased my rof to 20 BPS with my super responce, and to
25 with the TechT mod and the new egrip. My A5 is ofically the beast at the local fields.
Though slightly expensive for just a small part that would be about five bucks if there
was a local clippards, it really is worth it to make your gun shoot that much faster.
-A-5 / Psycho Ballistics A-5 Bolt / E-Grip / Due 16" Boomstick / Smart Parts Freak Jr. Barrel / T6 Adjustable Stock/ Expansion Chamber.
-98C / Tippmann X-Chamber / Smart Parts Freak Jr. Barrel / Smart Parts Progressive 14" / Response Trigger / Empire Reloader B / Drop-Forward.
-DMC / Empire Reloader B / 68.4500 hpa tank.
Faster cycle rate
None-The vendor guy installed it so I cant comment on that
I got this right after my w.a.s. board broke-ALL THE WIRES CAME OFF!!! (I did not pull them off) and I used it in the sceanrio game in dalton, ga nov.18 and 19 and I only used it with my stock semi auto trigger and so I cant really have a great review but I will update when I get my board fixed.
Doesn't work, Bit too large to fit, expensive, Didn't come assembled, Pricey
Installed on cyclone for Tippy A5. Didn't increase cyclone rate, Very large compared to other QEV's almost doesn't fit in place, Didn't work. Went all out on this one bought larger banjo's, larger hoses, etc. Fifty bonez later cyclone isn't faster, sometimes wouldn't cycle. Palmer has a reputation of making great products what happened?
Don't buy it, Go for the Trinity Ion QEV it's only 12 bucks compared to 21for the palmer