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Old 06-15-2006, 05:34 AM #1
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•••Planet Eclipse's E-Tek Ego•••

Planet Eclipse E-Tek Ego

The ETek Ego is a completely new Ego designed from the ground up. Although some of the parts are interchangeable with the Eclipse Ego, such as eye covers, LPR cap, Feed Tube etc the majority of the internals, frame, trigger and body are not. They have been designed with simplicity and durability in mind, yet also keep the same high performance expected from an Eclipse Family product.

In order to differentiate between the new ETek range and the Eclipse Ego6 range we have removed some User and Performance features. There is no LCD display, for example, but we have replaced it with 3 True-color LEDs that can be used to display modes, marker condition and used to quickly and easily modify and set parameters whilst in programming mode. There is the potential to have virtually all the adjustability of a standard Eclipse Ego, with ROF cap, Mode, Dwell, Debounce etc however obvious things like Peak ROF indicator, timer etc are lost once the LCD is removed. The Integrated QEVs have also been removed from the rammer system to further differentiate the performance characteristics of the two lines, as has the optical switch used in the trigger mechanism, replaced instead with a more conventional micro-switch.

The ETek is designed and executed using the same philosophy as the original Ego. That is performance, durability, ease of use, ease of maintenance and ease of technical trouble-shooting. In all the areas that the Ego performs so highly in regard to durability and user-friendliness the ETek Ego has it at the very least matched. In some areas, with the removal, for example, of the QEVs, maintenance of the rammer and valve is now even further simplified. We believe that just because this is lower cost product that it shouldn’t use intelligent design or be any less user-friendly than previous Eclipse products.

The ETek will accept all current ‘06 CCU (Color Contrast Kit) and C-Lever Clamping Feeds. It will also accept any 05 or 06 Aftermarket Bolt (Nexus, Dart Etc). It still utilizes Cocker Barrel threads, and has a standard slide-rail ASA mount on the frame.
  • • Body – New 06 ETek Body. Def Tek offset feed tube, No Frame Tag slot, No Frame Tag, Body-Ported Barb Fittings for Rammer Inlets. Dual ETek Rubberised jewels, ‘Cocker Threads
  • • Feed Tube – Standard Clamping Feed Tube the same shape, size and fitting method as Ego 5 and 6
  • • Barrel – New 13” Length, reduced porting, reduced external machining, new formed stick-in rubber badge. ‘Cocker threaded.
  • • Bolt – New Shape. Much shorter version of Ego 5 Bolt. Same Ramped Top, ramped ball detent grooves, open bolt face, Drilled single hole inlet, plain shape at rear. Interchangeable with all Ego 05 and 06 bolts.
  • • New Valve Chamber and Valve – Enlarged Valve chamber offers operating pressures of 250-280 psi
  • • Rammer Housing – New ETek Rammer and Rammer Housing. No QEVs, but direct Fore and Aft Porting to Rammer. Does not accept any Ego 05 or 06 stock OR aftermarket rammers or rammer housings.
  • • Bolt Pin – New Shape. Plain Turned Pin. Larger diameter to allow easier grip and removal
  • • Ball Detents – Same as Ego 6
  • • Eye Covers – Same as ’05 Ego and Ego 6
  • • LPR – Adjustable LPR. Remodelled cap. Large Valve chamber for low pressure operation.
  • • FRM – New Shape and Mounting system.
  • • Inline Reg – New Shape for ‘06 ETek, same internals as and Ego 5 and 6, Swivel Inlet
  • • Frame – New Shape, larger trigger guard, single push-button, 3 x True-color LEDs, Rubberised aesthetic semi-transparent control console with EGO logo and viewing windows for LEDs, 4 x tapped bottom-line mounting holes. Spring trigger return, micro switch operation. Integrated slide rail/dove-tail
  • • Trigger – New for ‘06 ETek. Blade profile, radius edges, thinner section, centrally mounted trigger prong for enhanced PCB contamination protection.
  • • Parameters – Firing Mode, Eye Off ROF, Capped Modes ROF (Semi 1 is Uncapped), Valve Dwell, Debounce, Ball-in-Place
  • • PCB – New for ‘06 ETek featuring a micro-switch trigger, 3 x True-color LED, Single external push button, single set-up button, all tourney modes: Semi, Capped Semi. Capped Ramping (NPPL, PSP, Millennium compatible), and a locking facility to make tournament legal.
  • • On/Off/Purge System – same as system found on SL66
  • • Break-Beam Eyes – High efficiency break-beam eyes and advanced eye logic. Auto-off default.
  • • Grips – ‘05 Ego and Ego 6 Style mounting. Current grip is same as the existing Ego 6 grip. Soft rubber wrap-around with metal jewel Logo.

Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.47 lb with Barrel, On/Off/Purge, Regulators, Fittings and Battery Length: 508mm / 20.0” with 13” Barrel
Width: 28mm / 1.1” with Eye Covers
Height: 225mm / 8.8” Including Feed Tube and On/Off/Purge Assembly




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Old 06-15-2006, 05:41 AM #2
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Looks pretty good. Like the simplified milling, microswitch, and LED display.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:42 AM #3
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aight, kinda confused. is this an upgrade to the EGO, or is this PE's Ion? (not really an ion or in the price range, but a downgrade)
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:47 AM #4
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I like it more than the 06 Ego. Looks nice.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:47 AM #5
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Ok....Looks like a less milled, tighter 05 ego. Not impressed.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:48 AM #6
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aight, kinda confused. is this an upgrade to the EGO, or is this PE's Ion? (not really an ion or in the price range, but a downgrade)
This thing ahould not even be thrown in the same sentence as an ion. This is more like a Bob Long Defiant II to a Bob Long Intimidator. I, personally, am very interested in these markers.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:51 AM #7
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Ok....Looks like a less milled, tighter 05 ego. Not impressed.
Did you read the article? It isn't the same as an '05 Ego. They re-did the internals, for example no l.c.d or the removal of the q.e.vs from the ram.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:53 AM #8
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It is ment to compete like dye's Proto markers.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:54 AM #9
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They finally learned to put a micorswitch in their guns, bravo.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:54 AM #10
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It is ment to compete like dye's Proto markers.
I was going to mention that, but aren't proto matrixes nearly identical internally to their dye cousin?
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:56 AM #11
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This thing is hot, can't wait to see the price range on this.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:59 AM #12
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I was going to mention that, but aren't proto matrixes nearly identical internally to their dye cousin?

Just about, some share the same parts, the bolts are th same design in different sizes, little bonuses you get with the Dm's are gone.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:00 AM #13
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wow this is a very nice gun. Im thinkin the price should be about 800$-900$
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:02 AM #14
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Well with the '06 around $1200 that should be about right.
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spring returned trigger good
no lcd good
no optiswitch good
no QEV's doesn't make that much difference. ppl won't notice.
purge ASA can't believe they did away with this after the 05 ego anyway.

all in all it sounds better than the 06 ego.
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I'd trade my ego6 for this bad boy.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:25 AM #18
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Wow I love the price! Too bad its an ego...
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:36 AM #20
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:47 AM #21
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well since my ego as well as the rest of my equipment all just got stolen a couple weeks ago this may be all i can afford.. sounds nice tho
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