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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Plasti dipped 45 degree Regulator fitting mod for the ETEK3

Please note that the Mods in my blog are meant for recreation and great care is put in during the use of this equipment to ensure that it does not endanger anybody during usage. These paintball equipment is used only in sanctioned paintball fields.


Manage to squeeze some time to perform this mod. Components needed:
- 45 Degree NPT Macro line fitting
- Teflon tape
- Straight Macro line fitting

I started with the 45 Deg macro line fitting. Did not like the angular shape of the fitting so I used a dremmel tool to make the edges rounder. Next I mounted the straight fitting to the female part of the 45 deg fitting, I used some Teflon tape to ensure that the air does not leak at the joint. Finally this combination part is screwed onto the ETEk3 Regulator again some Teflon tape is used on the thread to ensure a proper seal.

For aesthetic, I used Plastidip paint to coat the chrome parts of the fittings. Finally the existing macro line needs to be shortened about 1 cm to accommodate the new fittings. I finally gassed up the ETEK3 to test for leaks. Was relieved to see that the setup was good and everything is properly sealed.

Current Mod list to the ETEK3 AM:
- Pooty modded Cure3 Bolt.
- Virtue LED Re-Defined board
- Virtue Laser eyes.
- Planet Eclipse POPs on/off ASA
- 45 degree Regulator fitting 
- ZICK 2 Rammer
- Critical 1000G barrel
- APEX2 with Deadly Winds Carbon Fiber Skin
- Deadly Winds Fusion Adapter for APEX2 - Mounts nicely to the PE Standard ETEK 3 Shaft barrel.

This was the combi part before it was Plasti Dipped.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Virtue Redefined LED board and virtue laser eye installed

Please note that the Mods in my blog are meant for recreation and great care is put in during the use of this equipment to ensure that it does not endanger anybody during usage. These paintball equipment is used only in sanctioned paintball fields.

Virtue redefined board and virtue laser eye installed. The process of installing the board is quite simple. Can't wait to field test the board. Programming the board is so simple. Currently the Etek3 is set at NXL Style Full Auto at Max Rate Of Fire at 20 bps.

Love the light show when the laser eyes are turned on.......

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mobium elite....

Just bought the Mobium Elite from Bandar Utama PUMA outlet at an amazing price. Have not had the chance to put the Mobium to the test just yet however the first impression when you put it on, you would feel that the shoe is very light, snug and comfortable for sock less runners like myself.. Will do a a short review once I get the chance

Friday, November 15, 2013

Exalt regulator grip added

Just installed the Exalt regulator grip onto the ETEK3. Color I choose .... camo. To blend I to the dye rotor and the camo exalt tank guard which is in transit currently. The regulator grip is very comfortable and makes the removal of the regulator much easier with the much improved grip.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Deadlywind Reskin Apex2 Carbon Fiber Cover and Fusion adapter - Mount an Apex2 tip

Field tested the Deadlywind Reskin Apex2 Carbon Fiber Cover adapter and Deadlywind Apex2 tip Mount. Was looking for a fast and light solution for mounting the Apex2 tip to my ETEK3 AM barrel. Found the Deadlywind apex2 adapter mount to be the perfect solution for what I was looking for but just mounting the apex tip to the adapter prooved to be too heavy and made the marker too front heavy due to the weight of the aluminum apex2 skin. Hence I procured the deadlywind StinkOps Reskin. Made of real carbon fiber, it is approx 1.5oz lighter than the stock aluminum one. The combination is really effective and light enough to serve my purpose

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ZICK 2 upgrade for the ETEK 3

Upgraded the ETEK3 with the much sought after ZICK2 Rammer and the ZICK2 end cap.
Experienced noticable difference in the smoother operation and less kick as compared to the original ZICK rammer. Below is the picture taken with the ZICK & the ZICK 2 Rammer & end cap taken side by side. 

The ZICK2 has a 3-Stage damping effect on the rear stroke, utilizing an air cushion, a hollow-domed PU shock absorbing cushion and a solid final-stop PU bumper. You will notice less kick and a more efficient air when you switch to the ZICK2.

ZICK2 End Cap also has a taller profile and has a different contct surface which will make the marker more effiiant.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Planet Eclipse 2011 POPS (Push On Purge System) System On/Off ASA

Just Installed the Planet Eclipse 2011 POPS (Push On Purge System) System On/Off ASA - Dust Black on my ETEK3. Installation was easy, just had to remove the 2 Allen bolt at the bottom of the ETEK3 grip, detach the macro line and slide the old ASA off the rails. Subsequently the macro line needs to be shortened a few mm (I removed about 6-7mm) so that the hose will bend more smoothly to ensure better airflow. Cutting the macro line hose is rather tricky, I tried using a cable cutter but that proved to be a bad idea as it could not give a clean right angled cut for the end of the hose. Then I resorted to trying to cut the hose with my Cold Steel Kobun tactical knife but it did not yield the result I wanted as although the cut was clean but due to the grind of the Tanto blade, it yielded an angled cut which is not (90°) degrees which leaked when I tried to pressurize the marker. A normal scissors could not perform the job as well. Finally I had to use a Paper Cutter blade held at a perpendicular angle to the hose.
My next project is to retrofit a 45° fitting to the regulator so that the macro line will have an even smoother and shorter path from the ASA to the regulator. The main objective of doing this is to have a shortest & smoothest (less angled) path for the air to travel from the source of air which is the Celtic Carbon Fiber HPA tank to the ETEK3's regulator which will hopefully yield an even more consistent air pressure to power each shot.