Ok, Heres what I got so far.
I started off with some cardboard - easy to cut and manipulate to try to make something with for a prototype.
I added some springs and some tabs so that it utilizes the 2 rectangular tabs in the spire feed tray.
It seems to fit well enough for a test in the tray.
Once this was done I took some extra plexiglass material that I had and recreated this and added a little more beef to the clips by modifying some pin clips.
It seems to fit well enough into the tray as well.
The next step was once it was fitted well to test it in the spire. It fits well, and with the springs compressed it doesn't seem to take up much room.
I managed to do some capacity tests as well to see how much space is lost. Without the spring ramp in I was able to fit 200 Paintballs into the spire, with the spring ramp in I was able to fit 191 Paintballs into the spire. A 9 paintball capacity difference isn't that bad in my opinion, and is something that I can live with. As for testing, I was able to feed the spire until it was almost empty to see if it worked for its intended purpose. At an extreme angle, such as pointed forward past 50-60 degrees, the paint still tended to move toward the front. Anywhere up to that angle however, the paint tended to roll back towards the feed cone. I am hoping to bring it to the field today and try it in a few games to see if it holds up to the torture of in-game play and if there are any other modifications that need to be done to it.
What do you guys think?