Author Topic: Altaros air compressor  (Read 12575 times)

Monkeydad1969

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1992
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2017, 07:24:42 AM »
Good insight, Alan.  Something for others to consider.

Joe
  • Aurora, Colorado
Joe the P-Dawg Slayer!!!!!

Rollo

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2017, 12:47:47 PM »
Personal Opinion:

If you don't shoot much, then an Altaros or Shoebox makes some sense, but only if you already own an air compressor. While the Shoebox doesn't require as big of a compressor as an Altaros, you're still spending over $1,000 plus the requisite compressor. The Altaros and a compressor big enough to power it, and you're once again over $1,000. And, the wear and tear has to be considered if you shoot as much as I do (≥1,000rounds per month). Having owned a Shoebox (and a decent DeWalt-brand compressor), the decision to buy an Omega Air Charger (in my case) made a lot of sense. Yes, it was upwards of $1,500 with the shipping, but a decent high-volume shop compressor costs as much as a Shoebox (≈$1,000).

You know your expenses better than anyone, so the ultimate decision is strictly yours. But if you ever do buy an Air Charger or similar compressor, your opinion will be the same as mine... "Why didn't I do this in the first place?"
Thanks Alan.  Exactly one of the things I was exploring as well.  I read another thread (I think it was on GTA) about Shoebox type vs. Air Charger or HPA.  Lots to dig through and honestly I got a little confused.  I was also researching the Mrod-air HPA but seems like QC is still a bit of an issue.  Again, you get what you pay for.  Thanks for the advice!
  • Taft, TN

Dairyboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 879
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2017, 01:25:18 PM »
I've had the Altaros and used it 4-5 times to fill my tiger shark and it worked great! Like Alan said a pretty decent sized air compressor is needed and my 15yr old 2hp 20 gallon Oiless compressor was struggling to keep up with the air needed to fill. Don't get me wrong it still filled it just took along time. Before it wouldn't have been an issue however I've gotten too many people into the sport and needed something more efficient. Had a guy ask about the Altaros to see how it was doing and actually.ended up selling it to him. He has a large 6hp 60 gallon compressor which would be perfect for it. I would recommend something with at least 5CFM at 90psi if going that route. Have since gone with an Omega Air Charger and I do gotta say it works tremendously and very fast fills. Tops my Tiger shark tank from 3300-4500 in 35~minutes. No complaints whatsoever. However if I had a much better standard air compressor I would have kept the Altaros as it worked great no maintenance and extremely quiet.
  • Outlook, WA
John 3:16

.177 Nova Freedom
.177 TJ barreled Huma regulated LW airtube
.22/.30 WARP COBRA

Rollo

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »
Thanks guys.  My compressor does 6.4 cfm @ 90 psi. so it would technically work, just not at full potential.  I like the maintenance free aspect.  I'd mostly be filling the gun directly or a 3500psi steel SCUBA tank.  I'll eventually get a CF 4500 bottle.  But sounds like the Omega is only $400 more and would be a complete unit (?).  Are decadent filters required to purchase in addition? 
  • Taft, TN

Dairyboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 879
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2017, 04:01:02 PM »
Lol no no no much larger price difference. $603 delivered for Altaros vs almost $1500 for omega air charger. Add in the high pressure filter im close to $1750 for the omega vs the Altaros. The Altaros comes with a water separator and dessicant filter on the low side and never had any issue with moisture. Personally with that big of a compressor would go with the Altaros.
  • Outlook, WA
John 3:16

.177 Nova Freedom
.177 TJ barreled Huma regulated LW airtube
.22/.30 WARP COBRA

Rollo

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2017, 06:32:14 AM »
Ok, so I'm a bang for the buck kind of guy so I'm going for the Altaros.  Since I already have a decent size compressor it makes since right now.  I'm looking for a CF tank for a field bottle too, used of course...  And if anybody has an used Altaros they want to sell please PM me!
thanks
  • Taft, TN

Altaros

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • http://altaros-compressor.com/main-page/how-to-order/
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2017, 12:04:13 AM »
Because we continually strive to improve as the booster compressor and also user awareness about Compressor  function ,  we partnered with Mekanizmalar and let him create this animation video, which should further clarify the principle and function of our booster compressor. I want to thank Mr. Seyhan Ersoy for very good handling on this animation video.
Link to this video can be found here:


  • Liberec Czech Republic

Alan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1730
  • Set the example... Don't be one!
    • Mobile Amateur Radio
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2017, 05:38:06 AM »
Great video! Easy to follow, and amply shows why the Altaros is more than a plastic tool box!
  • Roswell, New Mexico
Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

oldpro

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1228
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2017, 05:44:49 AM »
Thank you I'll share this as many people are probably on the fence not knowing how it works
  • Mount Shasta Ca.

farmerjoe99

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
    • Discos R Us
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2017, 06:07:00 AM »
Excellent video, very helpful and give a much better understanding of how it works.

Have you gotten to try one yet Travis?
  • Alfred, NY
Airguns: .177 Anschutz 2025, .177 BSA Scorpion SE huma reg, .177 FX whisper T12, .177 Crosman 1720T, .177 regged m-rod, .22 condor, .25 M-rod,
Hill pump, 4500psi Shoebox and JoeB guppy tank
      sold: .177 Daystate cr97, .177 BNM disco, .22 Disco, .25 at44pa, .25 Hatsan BT65 QE

TerryH

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2017, 08:34:41 AM »
Nice video and great narrative explanation of the working process.
  • Springdale, Ar
Custom Prod
Custom .22 Armada
Custom .25 Armada build underway


rsterne

  • Member 2000+fps Club
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1479
  • Mozey-On-Inn and see what Coalmont has to offer!
    • Mozey-On-Inn
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2017, 10:14:49 AM »
Excellent video.... The animation and narrative is clear and easy to follow.... My compliments to the designers for a simple, yet elegant design.... I particularly like the idea of cooling the medium and high pressure cylinders using the exhaust air from the drive cylinders.... WELL DONE !!!

Bob
  • Coalmont, BC

ncrary

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 373
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:07 PM »
Very enlightening video.  Thank you.
  • Kennewick, Wa
Newell
US Navy - Retired

oldpro

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1228
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2017, 08:54:23 AM »
Excellent video, very helpful and give a much better understanding of how it works.

Have you gotten to try one yet Travis?
My partner Jim has one and it works flawless but you really need a large compressor as the pancake runs constantly
  • Mount Shasta Ca.

TerryH

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: Altaros air compressor
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2017, 04:47:41 PM »
I think a compressor is on the short list of things for the near future. I'm waffling between the Altaros or the Air Venturi. The Altaros price point is nice and I have a 5hp/80 gallon compressor in it's own room separate from my shop area but I also see benefits in a stand alone compressor like the AV as well. Just not sure that it's worth twice as much as the Altaros.
  • Springdale, Ar
Custom Prod
Custom .22 Armada
Custom .25 Armada build underway