$300 (Yong Heng) PCP Compressor (Up Close Look & Basic Set-Up)  

 

Airgun-Channel
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July 9, 2018 03:07  

Hey guys, This little $300 Yong Heng PCP compressor in 110 volt turned out to be very high quality. I actually destroyed the compressor BEFORE I was able to start it...but this is 3/4 of an awesome review video. This video shows you this compressor Up Close and tells you everything you need to know to preform the basic set up of your Yong Heng compressor before you use it. I also show you where to buy your Yong Heng. In this video you will also find out why you should ONLY BUY a YONG HENG brand PCP compressor and never the generic Chinese PCP compressors offered online. This video also features an up close look at some Hawke Airmax scopes, the NEW $1000 Weihrauch HW44 PCP pistol, and the Ataman AP16 pistol.

About this compressor: If you shoot PCP at all you really need to get this item. I can't believe I used to go to the Scuba shop and pay $12 a fill. Once you get a pump like this you realize how ridiculous getting your tanks filled a a scuba shop really is! 

Click here to see the YONG HENG (the $300 PCP Compressor) Up-Close Look and Review Video

Thanks for watching! -Nate 

Coming next: 

The KRAL ARMOUR is here!!

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Airgun-Channel
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July 9, 2018 14:43  

Here is a link to a moisture separator that should be used with this compressor, rust in tank can equal "death". Its a video by Airgun Velocity Sport (a smart guy):

UPDATE: One of my Subscribers (probably a AGN member too) contacted me and offered to send me the aluminum block off his broken compressor. He made the same mistake I made at the end of my video, only the part he did it to could not be repaired. So my Yong Heng is going to be just fine! Also, the local machine shop said the could tap new threads in the block the next size up and I can use an adapter I had left over from a fill station I had. (1/8 bbsp to 1/4 NPT threads). …so I hope to have that running by tonight! I'm taking MY block off now to drop of at the machine shop. Hooray! -Nate 

P.S. Thanks to CD in NC! 

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stevevines
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July 9, 2018 20:01  

very sad


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RockDoc65
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July 10, 2018 14:03  

So, let me see if I understand correctly.  In the beginning of your video you say to ONLY buy the YONG HENG compressor because if you buy ANY OTHER compressor you will break a part on the first use, have to fix that issue and only then will you be able to use it.  Then you say that you got a YONG HENG compressor, broke a part on the very first use and would have to fix it first before using it.

So how exactly is the YONG HENG compressor any different? Other than being $100 more expensive?


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jjmaine
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July 10, 2018 16:50  

I have a Vevor brand compressor (the one that is $199 or best offer w/ free shipping on ebay) and it works just fine.  I have had a few minor issues but it is to be expected with the cheap compressors.

My point is, whether you buy a Yong Heng or some other Chinese brand be prepared to tinker with it from time to time.   Kind of like buying a Hatsan. 😆  One advantage with the Yong Heng is parts are easy to find on Aliexpress and elsewhere.  Some of the "clones", not so much.

If you don't have the ability or ambition to tinker than maybe buy something of a higher quality with a good warranty.


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jjmaine
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July 10, 2018 16:53  

Oh and when I told you to torque it until it strips and then back it off half a turn I was only joking!  Geesh! 😊 


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caninesinaction
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July 10, 2018 17:07  

Nate: I appreciate your efforts, so keep up the enthusiasm.

I noticed NO teflon tape on the threads. An absolute must to prevent galling, and especially on aluminum components. Maybe you did use the tape, but did not display. Threading into aluminum does not take the kind of torque (more like brass) that is used typically in steel or iron. Snug is good 🙂 


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July 10, 2018 18:33  
Posted by: caninesinaction

Nate: I appreciate your efforts, so keep up the enthusiasm.

I noticed NO teflon tape on the threads. An absolute must to prevent galling, and especially on aluminum components. Maybe you did use the tape, but did not display. Threading into aluminum does not take the kind of torque (more like brass) that is used typically in steel or iron. Snug is good 🙂 

The fitting in question uses a Teflon compression washer. It does not need to be all that tight in order to seal. Using Teflon tape on that fitting is fine, but you don't really need it.

Make sure the Teflon washer/seal is installed. Use a short open ended wrench (don't use vice grips!) and snug it down until it does not leak.

I've got a compressor with the Vevor type top end. I had some issues with it but nothing broke on it. The Vevor is spec'd differently (mostly the second stage). Most of the other parts are the same as the Yong Heng. Some of the other generic (unbranded) pumps use the same top end as the Yong Heng. In that case, the label on the cover might be the only difference. QC is lacking in general on these pumps. Does Yong Heng do any follow up QC? - maybe/maybe not.

What jjmaine said is true. If you don't mind a little tinkering, they are all about the same.

 


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July 10, 2018 19:18  

RocDoc65: It was ironic that I broke the compressor. Great Youtube!! I should have adjusted the Nut behind the wrench (get it?) 

I also missed a few things that will be in video 2.

* Mainly you need a BIG moisture catcher to avoid fatal consequences.

* #46 hydraulic oil is not the Bee's Knees. ...and I quote "My recommendation is to use high pressure air compressor oil, like the Royal Purple Synfilm compressor oil."

I also found out last night that you can get this in 7 different models from $120-$300!! and they are all different. Here is one seller: AliExpress ad that shows all 7 Yong Heng versions

Check this out. You can see all the different versions, just click the boxes for the prices: 

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July 10, 2018 19:20  

Scotchmo: I saw that picture last night on Aliexpress. Awesome picture! 

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July 11, 2018 15:28  

UPDATE: I just want to let you guys know that one of my friends saw the video and offered to send me a new aluminum block off his broken Yong Heng. It should be here any day. 

caninesinaction : Thanks for the tape advice. I know yellow teflon tape is thicker and used for gas instead of water fittings. I am planning to make another video with the compressor and I'll include the telflon tape part as well as all the other things I learned in the last couple days about that compressor. Thanks -Nate 

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DavidEnoch
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July 11, 2018 20:11  

Nate,

I commend your efforts at YouTube but in this case I believe you way over promised in this post and under delivered in your video.  It does not come close to the "Awesome" description you make of your video.

You said you were going to explain why to buy one brand and not the other.  To do that you need to have both units or at least very detailed information on both unit's and explain the benefits of one over the other.  You did not do that.

Your post gives the impression that you are very knowledgeable in how to assemble one if these units and how to avoid problems.   When you say you are just going to wing it and see if you can figure how to put the unit together you completely discredited  the video.  At least you did let us know in the post that you did have a problem.  I think you should have waited until you had your unit repaired and working to post the video.  That information would have been useful.

Please take my criticism as it was meant.  I hope this encourages you to be more prepared and detailed in your videos.  If you do that you can let others apply the "Awesome" adjective to your videos.

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July 11, 2018 20:41  

David, I agree because Eaglebreak already called me on the fact that I was basically "phoning it in" in this last video instead of doing my homework first and having all the facts. I told him I used to do tons of notes when I started doing my videos...so I will have sheets of facts and notes in front of me before I do another video.  I will also be careful not to forget anything you might need to know. Sorry about the less than awesome video. I may have to change the title. 

Also, I learned a ton about this compressor in the last couple days. So I'm going to have a new video this week that will included a ton more stuff, and hopefully everything you need to know.  Thank you for the review tips. I will definitely educate myself better on stuff I review from now on. 

Happy shooting! -Nate 

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Doug Wall
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July 12, 2018 07:24  

"I believe you way over promised in this post and under delivered in your video. It does not come close to the "Awesome" description you make of your video."

That happens a lot with his videos. I don't even bother to watch them any more. The only reason that I'm here on this, is to see the comments. Usually, nobody even comments on them.


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DavidEnoch
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July 13, 2018 07:22  

I hope Nate keeps making videos.  I don't think I could do that but I haven't tried.  I think most guys that start writing blogs or making videos have to bluff it for a while and hopefully learn enough along the way to later become proficient at it.

David Enoch


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caninesinaction
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July 13, 2018 16:32  

David, I agree with you.Nate tends to use alot of superlatives and wow's, but I like his enthusiasm and willingness to do his reviews. He could sharpen his skills as a blogger and video maker by watching some of Steve Schiely on the AEAC Channel. Now there is a professional video maker. Steve is very, very good at reviewing air guns, plus utilizes excellent video techniques.


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