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Old 12-23-2017, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Valken VSL Comparison Review

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Old 12-24-2017, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Interesting review, I actually watched the whole 25 minutes. You've got a perfect voice for radio.

I've been thinking about picking up a rotor recently, and I probably still will (always good to have options). However, because of this review, my recent good experience with Valken customer support, and the good price over on ANS, I going to look more closely at the VSL.
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Thank you! Much appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great review. You do have me thinking though. With how the VSL "gently agitates" the paint into the feedneck, how would you say it compares to something like the old 12v Revy? I've been looking into modern hoppers to use with my Threshy; but the more I think about it, most rec fields I know of are capped at 10.5 BPS.
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You do have me thinking though. With how the VSL "gently agitates" the paint into the feedneck, how would you say it compares to something like the old 12v Revy?
The VSL is not very fast, but it's significantly more consistent than a Revvy at 10bps. I had that question in mind when I was testing my VSL in my back yard last week, and it seems to consistently feed 10bps, whereas a revvy will only haltingly keep up.
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The VSL is not very fast, but it's significantly more consistent than a Revvy at 10bps. I had that question in mind when I was testing my VSL in my back yard last week, and it seems to consistently feed 10bps, whereas a revvy will only haltingly keep up.
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the good words, guys!

Jon, to answer your question, and as Beaver has noted, the VSL is slower, but much more capable and consistent than the Revy.

Thought about detailing how it works, but didn't want to get lost in the weeds, especially for viewers just looking for basic information.

As noted in the video, instead of a traditional impeller arm, the VSL uses a ring.

Probably the best way to think about it is like an airport luggage carousel, but instead of a perfectly flat loading surface, you have regularly spaced humps to help ensure positive loading. the nice thing about these humps is that if there are any hangups, the paint can simply bump up over them without getting jammed or injured.

It really has to be one of the most gentle systems out there, and it's very consistent, but it comes at the cost of speed.

Thanks for asking about that. Will add that detail to the larger write-up above.

And again, thanks a lot for the feedback and support. Very much appreciated. The whole point of these videos is to be helpful, so it's nice to know when they've served their purpose.
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Well, you sold me. I placed my order with ANS this morning for the VSL and speed feed. I tossed a twelve cent o-ring in my cart and got the free shipping too. The LTR just seems too big & picky with paint and I didn't see the need to program a Spire. I'd much rather just slap the hopper on and go play. The VSL just seemed to fit the bill. Thanks again for the review.
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