I got my q-loader and set-up everything by the book. (It's slightly tricky, but actual fun to mount the system
Since I have a set including a Tippmann A5 conversion kit, i got two loading sockets, one standard with the "plastic neck" and clamping rings and one "CMS" variant, that has an metallic end cap, adjustable, and so on.
OK the thing ist, the CMS loading socket (the one with the metal cap and the metal pin inside) works just perfekt, but the standard loading socket (plasctic pin with little white head) somehow keeps the pods from completely unloading all their balls. I veryfied this by removing both loader sockets and cross-checking their unloading behavior. Metal socket unloads fine, plastic socket unloads 1/2 to max 3/4 of a pod.
Well, I'll be switching to the working cap as soon as I've crafted my own L-shaped mounting bracket, because the variant I got only fits to the old A5 and I seem to have one of those new 2011 A5N. But since im interested in "tweaking" maybe i could get the plastick socket to work as well, eventually to use it as some sort of quick pod relieve socket^^
Anyone encountered this or similar dysfunctions?
I retooled one of the mounting L-brackets and now everything fits perfect and works just fine. Pods feeding all balls at 14 turns of prewind. Actually the whole system is just perfect, dreamy
And I figured out the reason, why the standard socket didn't work right:
When fastening the phillips screw inside the socket to mount it with one of the clamping rings to a hand grip or expansion chamber, the strong force of the screw deforms the plastic socket, so the plastic pin inside comes shorter than usual, thus leading to relocking the spring motor, as if the pod wasn't installed in a socket.