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Old 04-02-2011, 03:33 PM #1408
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Why do you windthe pod prior to fully locking it in for loading?
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 PM #1409
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Don't put extra winds on your spring motor. Put the normal 12-16 on.

The prewinding you want to do happens just before you load. You want to put your pod into your loading socket but before you rotate the pod to engage it you want to wind it about three times. Then engage as normal and load.

You can't fill the entire Q Pod with paintballs. Once you put some deadspace in the end with those pre loading winds you'll still fit approximately one hundred balls in there.

Post again if that was not clear.
i was trying what Kal suggested. i would think in theory it should work but in practice i am still having the same problem
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:08 PM #1410
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I have been told that winding a qpod without balls in it can damage the spring as it has no medium to transfer its released spring force upon when engaged in the release socket.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:24 PM #1411
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I don't think winding it without balls will damage the spring but 3 full winds is approximately 15-20 balls so you are losing count there. I start loading my balls without winding empty space and have only had 1-2 balls trapped in the pod. So the 3 winds are not nessessary.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:47 PM #1412
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i made an adapter so i can direct mount the loader to my feed. anyone know if i will have any issue with it?




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Old 04-10-2011, 01:57 PM #1413
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I have been told that winding a qpod without balls in it can damage the spring as it has no medium to transfer its released spring force upon when engaged in the release socket.
I've been doing it this way for six years, it has never caused me any problems.

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I don't think winding it without balls will damage the spring but 3 full winds is approximately 15-20 balls so you are losing count there. I start loading my balls without winding empty space and have only had 1-2 balls trapped in the pod. So the 3 winds are not nessessary.
You can physically fit more than 100 balls in a Q-Pod, however it will never feed more than approximately 100 balls. The additional balls will stay in the pod. The 2-3 pre-loading winds will make it so you are only loading balls which will actually be fed.

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i made an adapter so i can direct mount the loader to my feed. anyone know if i will have any issue with it?
You shouldn't have any problems with that setup. I've seen several markers setup similarly over the years.

Nerve2030, I'm not certain exactly what your problem might be if my suggestion didn't help. I do have some thoughts though.

It sounds like you only have one q-pod, it may simply be a bad. A couple things to check; take your spring motor, slide the spring up and make sure that the nut is not tight against the upper part of the assembly, loosen it if it is. It should be screwed up towards the top of the assembly but not tightly. Take some 3 in 1 oil and lightly oil the threaded rod the nut is on and the spring itself.

While you have your pod apart inspect the inside of the outer pod, making sure that the bit that the base of the spring assembly locks into is not damaged or bent in anyway. That can happen if a pod is assembled incorrectly, I messed up one of my first pods in that manner.

You said that depressing the spring motor with an allen wrench caused the balls to fly out but when you put them in the mounting socket they catch. I'd like to see a pic of your setup. The most common cause of those intermittent feed issues are a feed hose of improper length or a too sharp an angle on your tube.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:10 PM #1414
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i made an adapter so i can direct mount the loader to my feed. anyone know if i will have any issue with it?




the only issue you might have is too much awesome on your marker
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:12 PM #1415
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As I said. Prewinding empty space probably wOnt damage the pod. I wanted to emphasize that it wasn't necessary. In practice ive only ever had as much as 2-3 balls stuck in the pod.
It your qpod is tuned properly with the correct Prewinds on the spring you will never have more than this amount in the pod. Best way to test Prewinds is by loading your pods and ejecting paintballs in a bag to see if all the balls come out. If there are more than 2-3 then you can adjust tension on the spring to re calibrate the force when loaded. Half turn increments.

The direct mount looks good. Only thing you ever have to worry about is swiveling of the pod. I didn't get a chance to look at the pics carefully but it looks solid.

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:20 PM #1416
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Unable to reassemble my qpods correctly :(

Hi there,

I tried for days now to try reassemble my qpods but i cant manage to load paintballs into it... when i turn the winder something is blocking!!! I unwind it then rewind 12 times clockwise then reassemble al the pods closing it correctly but when i try it it just keep blocking! it'S driving me crazy!

i think the problem is in the spring motor... the part with the hex nut. As far as i understand the spring connector should lift releasing the motor but it does not do it... i tried so many times unsuccessfully.

anyone knowing why this is happening?

Does the hex nut should be on the washer side or the opposite side (damper)?
Does the hex nut always stays on the same side or it should move during the loading/unloading?

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:33 PM #1417
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Make sure the hex nut is screwed so that the spring is shorter not longer.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:22 PM #1418
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Hi there,

I tried for days now to try reassemble my qpods but i cant manage to load paintballs into it... when i turn the winder something is blocking!!! I unwind it then rewind 12 times clockwise then reassemble al the pods closing it correctly but when i try it it just keep blocking! it'S driving me crazy!

i think the problem is in the spring motor... the part with the hex nut. As far as i understand the spring connector should lift releasing the motor but it does not do it... i tried so many times unsuccessfully.

anyone knowing why this is happening?

Does the hex nut should be on the washer side or the opposite side (damper)?
Does the hex nut always stays on the same side or it should move during the loading/unloading?
Do you only have one pod? If you have more than one you should only ever take apart one at a time so that you can refer to the others to see how it should go together.

The nut and washer should never be removed. If you hold spring motor as if it were in the pod and the pod's curved bottom was facing down than the spring motor goes; black metal hex screw thing, metal washer, threaded rod, rubber o-ring, plastic washer, nut, plastic washer, plastic o-ring.

So to clarify, when you put your loaded pod into your mounting socket it does not feed any paintballs at all?

If that is the case, try taking the q-pod and using something to depress the triangular indentation in the top, if paint flys out then the pod is working.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:13 PM #1419
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I found the problem... the hex nut was too tighten on the damper... i used a tool to unlock it because i was unable to move it with my fingers. I think that when we wind to feed balls into the qpod the hex nut rotates. Otherwise the entire system will not move.

Anyway it's ok now! Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:09 AM #1420
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Hi, I just wanted to share this picture of my marker with QLoader i fitted on it. The marker is a Tiberius 8 with OPSGear MP7 shroud.




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Old 05-07-2011, 01:15 PM #1421
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Very nice, great ingenuity having the pod feed into the mag. I never would have thought about it like that.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:09 PM #1422
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How/where do you get qloader parts? I need an Ion threaded low rise feedneck for use with the newer style 90* elbow, but I can't find it anywhere except qloader.com. The problem with the company website is that they're trying to charge me $16 shipping. I live in Illinois. Shipping shouldn't double the price of the part.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:26 PM #1423
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Their website is a bit pricey for shipping but that's the best place to get them unless u can ask your local pro shop to do so.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:05 PM #1424
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I buy mine direct as well. Try calling them up, see if they can give you better shipping prices!
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:00 PM #1425
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I buy mine direct as well. Try calling them up, see if they can give you better shipping prices!
That worked. Eric was very helpful over the phone, and adjusted the shipping cost on the fly. Nice!
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:06 AM #1426
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using an old system and set of pods, set is OLD. third auger inside the pod shattered this week. Too many prewinds? or is it just time to replace? Set is easily 5+ years old. don't have Proof of purchace for full replacement. Any ideas before I just go out and buy a new set of pods?
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:10 AM #1427
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Send an email to qloader and ask them.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:35 AM #1428
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