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Old 09-16-2012, 05:51 PM #1
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Rotor hopper

Is the boards available for the rotor hopper worth the money?
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:12 PM #2
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if you're shooting reballs, yes.

if not, backing the tension screw will solve any issues you may have.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:31 PM #3
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if you're shooting reballs, yes.

if not, backing the tension screw will solve any issues you may have.
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just make sure you adjust the right screw
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:10 PM #4
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Or buy something that works all the time for less.
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The stock board works just fine.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:45 PM #7
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Nothing wrong with the stock board at all
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:18 PM #8
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Yeah it isn't the board, its the hopper that's the problem. I about to test a V-Max. Judging by the drive cone it looks like it'll be pretty slow feeding, we'll see.
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I have had zero problems with my rotor. Bought it used and have since put over 20 cases through it with no problems. The only time it has jammed was when the ball was swollen and would not fit in the feedneck. Even then it did not blend the ball.
The fact that you can buy one used on here for around $100 makes it that much more awesome.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:55 PM #11
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Research it before you buy one. Just Google "Rotor Review" and read the list of complaints. I'd pay no more than $50 for one in perfect condition. I'd rather shoot something that doesn't "Only jam when _______". Are they easy to service? Yeah, they gotta be, you're going to be constantly taking it apart.
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Research it before you buy one. Just Google "Rotor Review" and read the list of complaints. I'd pay no more than $50 for one in perfect condition. I'd rather shoot something that doesn't "Only jam when _______". Are they easy to service? Yeah, they gotta be, you're going to be constantly taking it apart.
Those are obviously people who have no clue what they are talking about. I've seen people use the rotor ever since it came out in 2008. I've owned two myself. The only time it ever jammed was in extreme heat, and I was using crappy paint that expanded in the heat, and jammed my hopper. Other than that, zero problems. The V-Max is a terrible hopper btw. I've seen plenty of them break.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:46 PM #13
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Research it before you buy one. Just Google "Rotor Review" and read the list of complaints. I'd pay no more than $50 for one in perfect condition. I'd rather shoot something that doesn't "Only jam when _______". Are they easy to service? Yeah, they gotta be, you're going to be constantly taking it apart.
Mine served me well through 3 PSP/NCPA seasons.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:17 PM #15
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The V-Max is a terrible hopper btw. I've seen plenty of them break.
I've used everything under the sun. The best hopper is the Halo. It's downside is the weight. The motor is twice the size and works at twice the voltage of the Rotor.

I have found the V-Max's problem origin. And I have also fixed it. They have great potential once properly repaired. It is light, has the same size motor as the rotor but operates at 3 times the voltage. It has NO board. This might be a downside and an upside. There are few functions. None, really. But there is also no chance of a board failure when you're using nothing but a 555 timer and a few resistors. Do you need more functions? I don't. I want a hopper that spins and pushes paint. The perfect solution would be to remove the gear set from the V-Max servo case and replace it with a belt drive to lessen impact.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:34 PM #16
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I've used everything under the sun. The best hopper is the Halo. It's downside is the weight. The motor is twice the size and works at twice the voltage of the Rotor.
I'd also say the durability of the shells, the 6 AA batteries and their average life, and the disassembly and reassembly process. To be honest with you I did have jams with my Rotor at first, but after adjusting the tension screw I have been fine. You seem to be trolling every thread in regards to rotors just to get a rise from people.

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The Dye Rotor is the most reliable, durable hopper I have ever owned. Also, there is no point in buying any upgraded boards, it works perfect how it is.
Its also the best looking one!
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I'd also say the durability of the shells, the 6 AA batteries and their average life, and the disassembly and reassembly process. To be honest with you I did have jams with my Rotor at first, but after adjusting the tension screw I have been fine. You seem to be trolling every thread in regards to rotors just to get a rise from people.
Forgot to mention the shells. That is is biggest design flaw.

Can you guess how many times I've had to disassemble a Halo in a day on the field? None. Can you guess how many cases of paint I've put through one in a single day? Nearly 10. Not 10 bags, 10 cases. I had to replace the batteries that day but no other issue.

If a hopper has to be serviced every time you use it, it has to be easy to disassemble. I'd rather have one that works and is a pain to tear down than one that often fails that is easy to take apart.

I'm answering based on my experiences with all hoppers. You have trolls going both ways. There are about a dozen or so who defend them and a hundred or so who curse them.
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Forgot to mention the shells. That is is biggest design flaw.

Can you guess how many times I've had to disassemble a Halo in a day on the field? None. Can you guess how many cases of paint I've put through one in a single day? Nearly 10. Not 10 bags, 10 cases. I had to replace the batteries that day but no other issue.

If a hopper has to be serviced every time you use it, it has to be easy to disassemble. I'd rather have one that works and is a pain to tear down than one that often fails that is easy to take apart.

I'm answering based on my experiences with all hoppers. You have trolls going both ways. There are about a dozen or so who defend them and a hundred or so who curse them.
There's more than one reason for quick teardown. When using a speedfeed, you need to take the hopper apart if you get shot in the lid. When playing in the rain, you need to take the hopper apart to swap to a traditional lid. Above all, there's no reason to have inconvenient maintenance configurations when you don't have to. Easy teardown does not mean the loader was expected to break and configured accordingly.
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No but as it turned out it did prove problematic and the quick dis-assembly its its only saving grace.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:50 AM #21
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I've used everything under the sun. The best hopper is the Halo. It's downside is the weight. The motor is twice the size and works at twice the voltage of the Rotor.

I have found the V-Max's problem origin. And I have also fixed it. They have great potential once properly repaired. It is light, has the same size motor as the rotor but operates at 3 times the voltage. It has NO board. This might be a downside and an upside. There are few functions. None, really. But there is also no chance of a board failure when you're using nothing but a 555 timer and a few resistors. Do you need more functions? I don't. I want a hopper that spins and pushes paint. The perfect solution would be to remove the gear set from the V-Max servo case and replace it with a belt drive to lessen impact.
Did he really just say the Halo is the best hopper? LOL
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