This year it is the war of loaders. HK ARMY presents his loader, the TFX.
– Constant speed (BPS 22)
– 2 AA batteries,
– Ability to 216 balls,
– Weight: 513 g with batteries.
The TFX presented in this article, is the Black / Gold version. It was announced to 226 had VAT, price.
The TFX you will be sold in a case that opens with a horizontal zipper. In our view, we find that this case is too massive to get into your paintball bag against it by the class.
The TFX appears to us to be a hybrid between the rotor and the Spire. The shell opens in 2 as the rotor. A clip under the hood and a push button to remove the top shell from the rear.
The cover is extremely easy to remove. One might think that we could unscrew it but there is no push button between the screws that will allow you to remove as easily as the Spire. Hood and quick feed slides into a channel to be perfectly fixed. Some quick feeds are available for sale for 34EUR.
In the lower shell, one finds the ball thrust system which is for a fixed structure (gray in the pictures) as the Spire but the driving part is similar to the rotor. The fixed portion is just held by a clip on the tip he simply release to exit the fixed portion of the lower shell. The driving part can be disassembled without tools. You simply pull the central stem upward. The driving part is composed of four parts: a tension ring, a cover for the cover, flexible helices and stiffer propellers.
The fixed part is originally equipped with a tray that can raise and lower depending on the presence or not of ball.
Part of the engine is operated using two AA batteries. HK Army recommends using Energizer Lithium. In our opinion, we are not in favor of lithium. We prefer alkaline batteries energy paintball. The left button is the On / Off button. The right button to power the engine. Flat, the LED is somewhat aggressive and never change color. It is always green.
Under the hood, there is a tension adjuster. Depending on the position of it, it may be soft or hard.
| ||Virtue Spire||Dye Rotor||Rotor R-2||TFX
|Masse à vide avec piles||533g||610g||576g||513g
|Piles||3x AA||3x AA||3x AA||2xAA
|Capacité||200 billes||190 billes||195/255 billes||216 billes
|Vitesse||Variable (pas à pas)||Constante (40bps)||Constante (50bps)||Constante (22bps)
|Speedfeed||Virtue Crown (45€)||Rotor quick-feed (30€)||Rotor R2 quick-feed (39,95eu)||HK Army Quickfeed (34,00eu)
|Accessoires d'autres marques||Non (pas encore)||Oui (Exalt)||nc||nc
|Type de jeu||Back player||Attaquant||Polyvalent||Attaquant
|Prix public pour la version de base||175€||180€||249.95€ ||226 €
|Extension de capacité||Coque 260 billes (sortie courant 2013)||Coque 250 billes (25€)||Coque rétractile||Non
|Facilité de changer le|
speedfeed par un capot
|Utilisable avec des reball|
(billes en caoutchouc réutilisables)
Opinions are somewhat divided. They say the TFX it fragile and poor manufacturing. Indeed, it should be noted that prior to the version presented in this article there have been other versions. The one presented is the latest and final one. The latter seems the opposite of what the players say, having had early versions. The TFX seems we Rotor-solid and functional as the Spire. It is a competitor that has its place. Too bad it is not bigger.
It has an advantage with Reball unlike other where only the Virtue was over.
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