Do you need a single tank adapter when using this 32 lb wing, or is it possible to fasten the bottle directly to the backplate using cam bands?
I have the OMS IQ pack harness which does not require a backplate. If you use any other harness with this bladder, you will need a backplate.
The backplack by itself has no ability to mount the tanks w/o single tank adaptor.
You can feed the straps right through the backplate and wing, and the tank will sit quite snug and centered without an adaptor.
I am not sure how you would attach the cam bands to the backplate, bladder, and tank without the single tank adapter.
The single tank adapter attaches all three items: back plate, bladder, and camband. Then the cam band secures the tank. Hope this helped. You should look at pictures of how these items are setup.
That's the only way I rig mine (Single tank adapter). I take my doubles steel back plate/harness and switch to use it with a single Aluminum 80 or other for recreational diving. I believe that's what the slots are for, though, so I would suppose you could just feed one or two cam bands through the slots on your BP and the wing. The OMS web site says thats what they are provided for. Check out OMS site and click on BC to see for yourself.
I do not see any reason why not . I use an adaptor but only because I thought it might be more stable as I trist & turn a lot while diving. Can't reach my tank valve with the BC on as it sits back more but the tank can be placed higher without bumping your head on the regulator. BN
You can use this wing with an OMS backplate and no single tank addapter however the tank will shift side to side and will never be very secure. I would get the STA, it's a much better setup
I use the single tank adapter with mine and the cam bands go thru it and lock tight and the adapter is secured with wing nuts to the backplate. Makes it very stable and no tank movement. I guess you could try without it but I think you will have some movement from side to side. I advise getting the single tank adapter.
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My BC, although it uses the OMS bladder, is home-brewed. FWIW, I use two nylon (similar to weight belt material) cam bands looped through the bladder and the back plate so the bladder is squeezed between the tank and back plate.
I use an OMS IQ harness in combo with this bladder, and do NOT use anything, no backplate or adapter. The cam bands hold single tanks securely. I routinely dive heavy steel HP120s without a problem. Different harness setups may require a backplate, but not an adapter, this bladder cradles a tank very well.