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FullMetal
02-19-2006, 07:56 PM
Is there a way to fill HPA w/ a regular air compressor and if so what do I need to do it?

Nader
02-19-2006, 08:03 PM
yeah, you can fill your hpa tank up to about 250 maybe 300 psi with regular air compressors....for 3000psi and up you'll need a compressor that runs at about $5000 or so.
But yeah if you have one of those....all you need is the right fittings.

druid
02-19-2006, 09:21 PM
NO YOU DON'T...YOU ONLY NEED THIS (http://www.888paintball.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/1860585/vpcsid/0/SFV/30842)

Recon by Fire
02-19-2006, 09:26 PM
That looks like it is just a fancy fill station, not a booster pump. I don't believe there is a booster pump strong enough to boost a standard compressor to the high pressure required for a HPA tank.

Nader
02-20-2006, 10:31 AM
Yeah, I think recon's right, but if there is a booster, that'd be cool!
But I think druid was talking about using that fill station instead of the fittings...you still need high pressure air from somewhere...

bomberpilot07
02-20-2006, 01:52 PM
yeah, you can fill your hpa tank up to about 250 maybe 300 psi with regular air compressors....for 3000psi and up you'll need a compressor that runs at about $5000 or so.
But yeah if you have one of those....all you need is the right fittings.
my compressor goes to 150 psi :(. but i can still shoot my cockers with it hehee last i checked you can get a fill tank for 1-200 bucks then you need the reg that controls how much air flows from the tank to your bottle... that im not sure how much it costs.

timbertiger20
02-21-2006, 02:45 PM
That one in the pic up their is just a fill station for a large bottle or compressor. Basically it's a glorified regulator. When you push the button with your tank attached it will fill to 3000 or 4500 and stop automatically. You could buy a booster which is like 2k or a compressor for 3k, or you can find other options like a scuba with a fill station for less than $200. Basically you'll get about 6-7 fills above 2000 PSI. Then you refill the scuba. Also another method is to purchase rent a 444 cu ft tank for HPA or Nitro. You'll need about $100.00 worth of guage and equipment to refill, but this will run 10 people at 3000PSI easily. The fills on these cost me $14 as opposed to the 4 for a scuba. The last way is the way to go! Call around because some dive shops rent these and OxArc and other gas companies rent them as well! I have pics of hose setup for a large tank so you can build it yourself!

FullMetal
02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
I was just curious, I'm in the Air Force and outdoor rec just opened a field on base. Me and my friend work there on the weekends and we would like to start filling HPA and was looking for the cheapest way possible and run it by the head of outdoor rec, thats right YOUR tax dollars got me a paint-ball field, a pretty nice one too, we have a 3 man speed-ball field, a woods ball field and a scenario field that has a little fort in the middle and a T-38 canopy and we are trying to get an old jet body to put out there and we are also gonna get inflatables and make a 7 man air-ball field.

Recon by Fire
02-21-2006, 07:11 PM
I was just curious, I'm in the Air Force and outdoor rec just opened a field on base.


That's awesome! Finally MWR gets it right! :D

timbertiger20
02-21-2006, 08:12 PM
Find one of these on base and requestion it!
http://www.govliquidation.com/aucimg/photos/1890/1889172.jpg

FullMetal
02-22-2006, 12:23 PM
Were gonna get a base team this summer to travel and play other bases. Tyndall and Hurbert Field already talked to us about having a little completion
but I don't know they have the 820th SFS and the 16th spacial ops, it might be alright as long as we don't play woods-ball.

timbertiger20
02-22-2006, 02:05 PM
Well remember this! As long as your playing against a special forces military team or police SWAT team. They are generally very predictable in their tactics. They do what they are trained to do. They are trained to use cover and concealment from the enemy. Also realize your markers have a definate range to them, considerably different from any military weapon. My advice :) don't be predictable and don't be afraid to be shot. My favorite thing to do at the military base is get just far enough out of range accuracy get's iffy and I can hear the shot and duck the round before it get's there :) Just bring a rag for your mask because it generates alot of nearby spray. But of you give them what appears to be a nice clean shot 9 times out of 10 they will take it not thinking about it. That just told me where their at! I had a 12 - 1 kill ratio that day! Suckers!

Herminator
03-15-2006, 04:11 PM
I was just curious, I'm in the Air Force and outdoor rec just opened a field on base. Me and my friend work there on the weekends and we would like to start filling HPA and was looking for the cheapest way possible and run it by the head of outdoor rec, thats right YOUR tax dollars got me a paint-ball field, a pretty nice one too, we have a 3 man speed-ball field, a woods ball field and a scenario field that has a little fort in the middle and a T-38 canopy and we are trying to get an old jet body to put out there and we are also gonna get inflatables and make a 7 man air-ball field.

lucky, we didn't have trees on the Edwards AFB field since it was desert and all. Our main field was just a bunch of old military equipment organized into bunkers... they had just built a speedball course with large cones that they found, but unfortunatly i only got to use it once before i moved :(