Originally Posted by Oneofthemuppets
I have shot the etha, and had a droid (yes it is not a drone, but same company, close to same performance).
I would personally choose the etha BECAUSE I do not like having to maintain guns. I want to be able to go out and shoot case after case and not worry about anything maintenence wise. I want to be able to throw my gun in my bag at the end of the day, week after week and not worry about how it will perform the next time I pull it out. Dont get me wrong, drones are the better marker in pretty much every way except price and ability to beat the piss out of it and not spend any time maintaining it.
Drone for all around better gun
Etha for something you never have to mess with.
(Yes I know that drones are probably one of the easiest spool valve markers to maintain)
well its obvious you never owned a drone dx or are not even familiar with the way the bolt works. it is so simple and needs next to zero maintenance. out of the box i played in 17F weather with no bolt stick or issues. The bolt is nothing like the droid. I just got back from a week in LA playing 6 days straight. I shot probably 12+ cases and did nothing to the bolt. I would say the drone dx is LESS maintenance and issues than an etha. There is only 1 moving part on the whole drivetrain and that is the bolt. Throw a little lube on the inside and outside of the bolt and you are good to go. As easy as maintaining an ego.