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New tank for Angel A.I.R.

OldMan81

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I’m just wondering if anyone has had any success in fitting a new tank to an Angel A.I.R. reg.

I’m getting my rig back up to working order after a LONG hiatus from paintball. I know it’s big, heavy, ugly, and terribly obsolete, but I still love my Angel A.I.R. The problem is the original tank is dated back to 10/00, and with a 15 year design life I’ve had to source a new tank. I’ve gone with a Ninja SL2 77 (the lightest tank available here in the States), sourced the proper o-ring, and fitted it to the reg with no issues. However, the original tank says that it should only be used with the A.I.R. reg, so I’m a little skeptical about gassing it up with a new tank not designed specifically for the A.I.R.

Any experience or insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

BOD

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I'm not familiar with angel air systems but if the bottle/reg thread is the same and the bottle pressure is the same i can't see there being any problems.
 

OldMan81

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I checked with Ninja, and the tank screws freely on the reg, so I’m fairly certain the threads are the same. They’re also both 4500 psi (300 bar), so I should be good to go there.

The only real thing that concerns me is the difference in o-ring size between the new and old tank, but the groove they sit in is different, so that only makes sense.
 

BOD

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If it was a different thread it would be really obviously different, as far as i know every bottle and reg uses the same standard thread and have done for many years.
 
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OldMan81

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Chris at Ninja Paintball pretty much said the same thing. I’m just wondering if anyone else has used a different tank on an A.I.R. (probably not, I know this thing is a brick :p ).

Thanks for chiming in, BOD!
 
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Raffles

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I used an air for years -'standard' bottles will fit as it is really just a regulator (albeit a fancy electronic one).