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Old 09-26-2014, 01:52 AM #1
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Cheapest Boards for an A4 Fly

Greetings!
I acquired an Angel A4 fly something like 6 years ago. The poor sucker never worked because it's board was dead on arrival. I'd like to replace it with one that takes a 9-volt batter for as cheaply as possible.

Suggestions? I'm hoping to stay under $50, if possible.

I know pretty much nothing about Angels, so please forgive my lack of knowledge.
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:09 AM #2
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-A4-PM7...em4187a5 6255

Apparently some people modify board for other markers for use in Angels? I'm happy to hear more about such options if no simple drop-in boards exist anymore.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:45 AM #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-A4-PM7-Board-Mount-/281448637013?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4187a5 6255 Apparently some people modify board for other markers for use in Angels? I'm happy to hear more about such options if no simple drop-in boards exist anymore.
you can use that kit- buy a adapter from doc strangelove to run the eyes. I've done a few of these for customers.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:14 AM #4
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Sadly, none of the Angel-specific aftermarket boards are still sold at retail. They do sometimes pop up used though. If you can't track one down, the PMR mod is a good low-cost replacement.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:33 AM #5
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stock pmr board - $15 +shipping
mount - free - $20 depending if you DIY
eye adapter =$15+shipping

that gets you semi.
IF you want a virtue board change the board price to $35.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:51 AM #6
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I have used both stock and the mod'd boards, and they are both great. If you do decide to go down the route, I think Brad or EastCoastAngel does the mod for a pretty dang reasonable price. If you decide to go down that route I'd be interested in buying the old board and battery off you.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:13 PM #7
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Would a virtue A1 board work with older angels or are they not compatible due to difference in voltage to the solenoid?
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:33 PM #8
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You can theoretically use an A1 board with any of the LP and newer Angels that use a 3 volt solenoid. Requires a frame swap and custom eyes.

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Old 09-28-2014, 07:22 AM #9
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:59 PM #10
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Awesome, thanks for all the helpful replies guys.

trancer23:
Cool, yeah, that setup seems reasonable. Do you have sources for where to get the correct PMR board and that eye adaptor? (Or will any board for any year PMR work?)

alternatively: EastCoastAngel:
Feel free to PM me a quote if you have all the parts on-hand as a kit (board/adaptor/etc.).

I'm excited to get this thing shooting! It's been a $400 paperweight for a long time.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:51 PM #11
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My source would be eastcoastangel
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:35 PM #12
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I reread the above and went ahead and got:
(1) Virtue PMR Board [ebay]
(2) Adaptor Board (linked above) [ebay]
(3) eye harness adaptor (angellasereyes.com) [Dr. Strangelove's website)

Thanks everyone! The best part is a friend (who's paintball-gun-less) paid for half the cost so that I've got a loaner he can borrow now.
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