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New tank for Angel A.I.R.

Discussion in 'Air' started by OldMan81, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. OldMan81 New Member

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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.
     
  2. BOD The brotherhood

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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.
     
  3. OldMan81 New Member

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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.
     
  4. BOD The brotherhood

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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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    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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  6. Raffles Going....going....not quite dead yet...

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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).
     
  7. Dusty Don't run, you'll only die tired....

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    Any bottle will fit, don't overthink it. As long as it's 300 bar rated then you're good to go.
     

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