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Old 01-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CCI Dropout Changer Question

Hello all,

I finally got a Phantom, which is what I have had me eyes on since I started playing paintball. I played stock class for the first time and loved it. I can't wait to get out and do it again as soon as possible.

Anyways, I have a dropout changer on my Phantom, and I had a 15 round feed tube. Well, it's really hard to use the dropout with a 15 round feed tube, so I cut it down to 13. Here's the result:



Now, the question I have is this: is that angle of the feed tube okay? There is definitely a difference in the space between the feed tube and dropout changer as you go down the feed tube, because the feed gate pushes against the dropout changer. Is that something to worry about, or will it be just fine?

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its fine, they all do that unless you take some of the plastic out of the feed gate.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's normal for that little angle to be there. Just screw in the feedtube like normal. I've got a 10 rounder on mine, nothin' to worry about



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Old 01-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome. Good to know. Thanks for the quick responses!
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i threw the plastic part in the mill and releaved it a little so it sits flat.
you could do the same thing w/ a rounded file.
i just went until the feedgate material was almost sticking through.
like stated above it isnt neccasary but maybe a bit ocd about the slight angle....
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another dropout related questions to those that use them as well as any stock class player.

Is it natural to lose air when screwing in the 12 gram? I have noticed that no matter how fast I crank the dropout knob down, there will always be air leaking out for a very short amount of time. However, it still kinda irks me. The changer is brand new. Maybe I need to break in the seal or something?

I don't know if this is just the way it goes, something common in dropouts, or something that just shouldn't be happening at all. Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Usually, I just hear golden silence when screwing in 12 grams. Maybe time for a new cupseal. A small hiss is probably no big deal, but it might be freezing the seal and that small hiss could eventually become a big hiss. Either way, a small hiss is not catastrophic nor is a new cupseal a big expense (and it's nice to have a spare).
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I have a new cupseal in currently. It is a hiss coming from where the 12 gram punctures. Which makes me think it could be the puncture pin seal.

Maybe the puncture pin seal? However, it is new as well...
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as long as the leak stops, maybe not much to do about it. Oh, yeah--whoops--when I said cup seal the first time, I meant puncture pin seal. Small chips or frozen spots on the face of that may be causing a small amount of gas to escape before you get enough pressure on the back of the 12g to seal it up.

There is at least one thread about someone experimenting with different types of sealant to create their own puncture seals with success. Try a search--it may be in the pump or redux threads.
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i get a little loss w/ the dropout. the threads arent as steep as the bucket changer.
if things are slow paced enough ill snug the knob on the 12y til its about to puncture then crank on it firmly.
im going to stop this is starting to sound bad...
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