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Old 07-22-2014, 11:12 AM #1
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Etek 4 vs Drone DX

I'm am confused on which marker to buy.... I don't really mind maintenance as long as it's not a lot, I'm not interested in any used gun and I'm a fan of planet eclipse because of there guns durability! But I've heard that the drone is also durable. Help if you can
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:26 AM #2
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the axe is better in my opinion it is smoother and quieter also more people have them i see truck loads of axes in my fields cpx badlandz pb explosion ohare they are everywhere and in the time i have playing i have seen 1 drone dx

if you can afford a geo or lv1 thats the only pe guns i would buy

etek is extremely loud and etha is loud aswell and vibrates alot in the hand i have shot both the first oones and the ones with the springless poppet upgrades
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:29 AM #3
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the axe is better in my opinion it is smoother and quieter also more people have them i see truck loads of axes in my fields cpx badlandz pb explosion ohare they are everywhere and in the time i have playing i have seen 1 drone dx

if you can afford a geo or lv1 thats the only pe guns i would buy

etek is extremely loud and etha is loud aswell and vibrates alot in the hand i have shot both the first oones and the ones with the springless poppet upgrades
I'm not really interested in the axe because of how it feels I felt one and didn't like it but I am either going to get a etek 4 or the drone. The axe doesn't really fit on my hands that great either

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:34 AM #4
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I'm not really interested in the axe because of how it feels I felt one and didn't like it but I am either going to get a etek 4 or the drone. The axe doesn't really fit on my hands that great either
well if you are dead set on those two i would check out an axe lol JK!!!

drone because it is not as loud and kick like the etek have you shot an etek and drone before?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM #5
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well if you are dead set on those two i would check out an axe lol JK!!!

drone because it is not as loud and kick like the etek have you shot an etek and drone before?
Haha..... I have felt a etek and loved the feel..... Haven't felt a drone but heard it is a great for for big hands..... But I forgot to mention that I don't really give a sh** about the loudness and as Long as it doesn't kick a lot, but i just want to know which gun is best for accuracy and consistency. If you can help me with that
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM #6
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Drone would be my pick out of those two. Has a nice shot feel and is also quieter than the etek.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:40 AM #7
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Drone would be my pick out of those two. Has a nice shot feel and is also quieter than the etek.
Ok but does it need a lot of maintenance and does it have a lot of problems??
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:42 AM #8
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I have a drone and the maintenance is isn't bad, takes like 5 to 10 minutes max. Only problem, if that's what you want to call it, is having to replace orings, but you have to do that with every gun.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:43 AM #9
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I have a drone and the maintenance is isn't bad, takes like 5 to 10 minutes max. Only problem, if that's what you want to call it, is having to replace orings, but you have to do that with every gun.
That is the truth! Is the drone accurate and consistent?? And how consistent do you have to repair it?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:46 AM #10
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That is the truth! Is the drone accurate and consistent?? And how consistent do you have to repair it?
Accuracy amd consistency is almost completely dependent on your cleaning and maintenance of the marker and the quality of yoyr paint. (Also your own aiming)

The only only time you ever really have to "repair" electronic markers is when an oring wears out after dozens of cases.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:48 AM #11
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Accuracy amd consistency is almost completely dependent on your cleaning and maintenance of the marker and the quality of yoyr paint. (Also your own aiming)

The only only time you ever really have to "repair" electronic markers is when an oring wears out after dozens of cases.
Do you have to clean it consistently or just sometimes? The etek 4 needs barely any maintenance
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:50 PM #12
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Drone does require consistent cleaning and relubing to avoid bolt stick. However, it does only take like 5 minutes once you learn your way around the insides of the marker.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:07 PM #13
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Drone does require consistent cleaning and relubing to avoid bolt stick. However, it does only take like 5 minutes once you learn your way around the insides of the marker.
Ok so it isn't like all the other spools when you have to maintain it like 20 times in one day? lol but that sounds reasonable to me
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:01 PM #14
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I would pass on the Etek... I haven't shot the Drone, but my goodness is the Etek loud and kicky. So take the Drone. lololol
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:06 PM #15
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Most spools don't need cleaning through the day if PROPERLY lubed. I've owned many many spools and the key is learning how to lube them. Most like a VERY light coat of lube after every day of play, and a good wiping off of all the old lube before said lubing. There are some you can get away with lubing less frequently, or overlubing, but they won't be as consistent shot to shot as they can be.

Learning proper lubing technique is 90% of the key to using spools. I personally am a GIGANTIC fan of spools, currently owning a NXT Shocker, VX'd & GTi'd V2 Clone, GTi's GT Clone, Demon, V1 + VCOM engine, VCOM (currently with VIS engine however), Rogue v2, 2012 Vapor, and 2014 Vapor.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:23 PM #16
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I like my drone, use it as a back up to my LV1. Sometimes just flat out play with my drone over the lv1 as they are different markers and sometimes I just feel like a spool. The drone performs at a high level, to me, much higher than their price point. As I won't let me kid take both our LV1's to tournaments, he uses the drone as a back up. Team mates have used it in both d5 and d6 tournaments and he has had rave reviews from team mates on how it shoots.

For what its worth. I would buy the drone before I would by an etek4. Maintenance wise, it doesn't matter to me as everything gets cleaned and lubed after each round of play. None are more difficult than the others, at least to me.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:47 PM #17
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i would say drone. the shot is comparable to my geo 3 if that means anything to you.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:17 PM #18
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Maintenance really isnt that different on most markers. Blow forward spools like the Drone are actually very dependable even if people dont keep up well with maintenance amd even poppets like the Etek should be maintained between each day of play if you want proper performance.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:25 PM #19
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the axe is better in my opinion it is smoother and quieter also more people have them i see truck loads of axes in my fields cpx badlandz pb explosion ohare they are everywhere and in the time i have playing i have seen 1 drone dx

if you can afford a geo or lv1 thats the only pe guns i would buy

etek is extremely loud and etha is loud aswell and vibrates alot in the hand i have shot both the first oones and the ones with the springless poppet upgrades
i think you are in love with the axe. you tell everyone looking for a budget gun to buy one.

okay now that we have that out of the way..
go with the drone it is very efficient for a spool way more quiet. it may not feel the same in the hands but i prefer the macdev guns over an pe anyday.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:20 PM #20
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But what about the photo reflex rail..... I heard it needs loads of maintenance and that is a spool
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:33 PM #21
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Don't be afraid of maintenance. Be afraid of repair.

I shoot a Luxe, which most people say is ZOMG MAINTENANCE: Remove engine, take 4 pieces apart, wipe, lube, reassemble, cotton swab the detents & eyes, swap the barrel and body... done.

Sure there are occasional things like rebuilding a reg, but in the age if the interwebs you can find tutorials on anything. The only thing that can be difficult on markers is locating leaks if/when you get one. If you have a modicum of mechanical aptitude and responsibility then paintball markers are extremely easy to maintain.

TL;DR - Maintenance is largely over-exaggerated
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