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Raydee Saturday, March 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
2 years6 of 17 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Evil Pimp
Piranha Evo
Spyder E99 Avant
05 Eclipse Ego
Marker Setup: 06 Eclipse Ego with Dart bolt
Strengths: Fast
Very Efficient on air
Weaknesses: Lack of nice Fade colors.
A bit loud.
Review: After seeing some vids online of the Ego shooting I decided I had to try one. When my Ego arrived I was disappointed to find that the older software version (.17) had been updated to the new version (.18) which meant that all the ramping and full auto settings had been taken out of the software. The new software does allow the board to be reset to factory options and will save your settings where the older software had a glitch and didn't. At first I was going to send the board back but I decided to keep it...besides full auto isn't safe in my opinion. My ego came with the new style ball detents and bolt that was designed to prevent the chopping that the earlier version's had.

Out of the box the only adjustment I made was to the ROF which comes factory at 13bps so I bumped that up to the max of 30bps so I could dry fire it and see what it could do. I set the trigger that way I like it which was very short pull and release and to my dismay I could only shoot 14bps. After seeing video after video of the Ego shooting over 20 I was puzzled as to why i was having the problem. After a quick search I found that since the trigger isn't activated by a microswitch that it needs to be adjust a bit differently. I physically adjusted the trigger with a longer activation and and post travel length and my ROF increased dramatically. On legal settings I can easily hit 17bps and in the 20's with some illegal settings. SO far the only problem I have had was a board glitch once which occurred when i turned the Ego on and the screen stayed blank. I turned the Ego off and then back on and it was fine. I also had the eyes turn off one time by themselves which resulted in some chopping and could not figure out why that happened. Besides those two incidents the Ego has shot great and has been real easy to maintain. Once Planet Eclipse releases the new software to comply with the new league rules the Ego will be the all around gun to beat in my opinion.

Edited Nov 2005
I recently recieved my new 06 Ego and I love it. I ended up selling all my backup guns after I bought the 05 simply because I NEVER had a single problem with the Ego. The 06 is basically the 05 with some improvements. The new frame allows the trigger to have a spring and a magnet which makes the trigger feel awesome and so much better than the 05. The new software now has debounce setting's in case you want to disable the TT filters which in my opinion is one of the best things Eclipse could do. The new inline reg and the new milling got some bad reviews from people until they see one in person, I think the 06 is better looking than the 05 even though I said the opposite whe the 06 first came out. Pictures do the 06 NO justice. The new reg is longer with more internal space so the operating pressure is a bit lower than the 05 and to me it seems a bit quieter than the 05 also. Just like the 05 the air efficiency continues to amaze me and for my money the Ego is the best gun on the market.
Conclusion: The 06 Ego is hands down the best gun I have ever shot and owned and I will be real surprised if any company comes out with something I like better in the future. I am changing my rating from a 9 to a 10!
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, November 27th, 2005 at 6:48 am PST

Review Comments
Angel Boy 4 Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 | 2:25 pm PST
Lengthed ur pullk and rellease do u mean raise or lower ebcause mine i shorter and im also hvaing tourble reaching over 15 legaly

Raydee Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 | 6:14 am PST
I edited the line to this..
I physically adjusted the trigger with a longer activation and and post travel length.

I hope that helps.

AftermathJesus Friday, March 25th, 2005 | 7:59 pm PST
The timing adjustments should all be as low as possible, most @ 1. To initiate bounce do a short trigger pull with activation point right away. I do 17bps on stock settings.

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