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Old 10-23-2021, 06:13 PM #1
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Oddball request: convert this contraption to HPA

Hi all,

New member here. I'm not a paintballer. Did it a few times for bachelor parties and had a blast, but never got that into it. I am, however, a slalom waterskier with a new contraption that fires paintballs from my boat linked to a GPS to place the splashes where buoys would go on a slalom waterski course.

The markers are your basic Spyder Victors with a custom trigger mechanism.

My question is:

What bits do I all need to get these things to fire HPA instead of 12g CO2 as they're configured now?

I plan to put the biggest HPA tank I can find on the floor of the boat and run a split remote line to the markers, but trying to figure out what size fittings I need, what sort of remote lines, etc... I imagined this would be simple, but not so much.

I imagine I'll need everything from the marker body on down.

The rate of fire is pretty slow. Like one shot every 3 seconds on alternating sides. I don't need some crazy expensive high recharge rate regulator or anything. Just a tank and a few lines with a basic reg I think...

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Old 10-24-2021, 07:43 AM #2
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As long as the q2 gram adaptors are normal paintball ones you should be able to remove the 12 gram adaptors and screw in a normal paintball remote.

This would allow you to place the tank on the floor, secured, and power the guns just like the 12 grams.
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:01 PM #3
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As long as the q2 gram adaptors are normal paintball ones you should be able to remove the 12 gram adaptors and screw in a normal paintball remote.

This would allow you to place the tank on the floor, secured, and power the guns just like the 12 grams.
Perfect. That's what I needed I think! Next question, what's the best way to feed two guns off a single tank?
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Perfect. That's what I needed I think! Next question, what's the best way to feed two guns off a single tank?
Check with your local paintball shop and we offer a dual remote which is 1 tank to feed 2 guns
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Old 10-29-2021, 11:36 PM #5
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Check with your local paintball shop and we offer a dual remote which is 1 tank to feed 2 guns
Nice. Found online!

Finally, an even stranger question... Since I'm not going to be carrying this around running through the woods... has anyone you're aware of ever fit a paintball regulator setup to a 4500 PSI SCBA tank? I imagine one of those I'd only need to fill once a season.

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Nice. Found online!

Finally, an even stranger question... Since I'm not going to be carrying this around running through the woods... has anyone you're aware of ever fit a paintball regulator setup to a 4500 PSI SCBA tank? I imagine one of those I'd only need to fill once a season.

TIA
Not that I am aware of and you would have to use that to fill the paintball tank and it may not be worth it due to costs and size.
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Old 11-16-2021, 08:01 PM #7
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Check with your local paintball shop and we offer a dual remote which is 1 tank to feed 2 guns
Nice. Found online!

Finally, an even stranger question... Since I'm not going to be carrying this around running through the woods... has anyone you're aware of ever fit a paintball regulator setup to a 4500 PSI SCBA tank? I imagine one of those I'd only need to fill once a season.

TIA

Yes, I've run across this when designing an air system for a tank. You'll essentially use a matching fitting from your SCBA tank to an inline regulator that can handle 4500psi, then connect your dual line remote to the regulator.

I would recommend an Air America Unireg series since I don't know any other inline regs rates for 4500 working pressure.
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