|Each year Planet Eclipse releases a new version of their Ego paintball gun. Usually 4-5 months after the release of their newest Ego, they release a very limited production version of the gun. This year, it happens to be called the Planet Eclipse SLS Ego.|
For the 2010 season, there are only 350 of the new SLS Ego paintball guns that will be produced. 200 of the SLS Egos will be available to the US market while the other 150 will be sold to the UK. If you are interested in getting your hands on one, we recommend you get ready to order now.
The expected Planet Eclipse SLS Ego colors will be:
Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Silver w/ Teal Parts
Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Sand w/ Olive
Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Gold with Silver
Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Blue w/ Purple Parts
Every previous SL marker has been distinguishable by its blend of swooping exterior lines and light-weight design. There is no exception here. Yes, the Planet Eclipse SLS may have eschewed some of its classic nose-to-tail features and replaced them with individual body strakes, but the concept of a cohesive design theme through the marker remain. As of course does the diminutive size and weight. At only 834g with barrel, battery and OOPS, the Planet Eclipse SLS Ego retains its position as the lightest high-end marker available for sale.
But of course the SL has always been about more than just looks and weight. The SL is also used to showcase new and exciting technology from the Eclipse development team. And this year is no different.
The Planet Eclipse SLS Ego has seen enhancements in three key areas:
- A new SL3 In-Line Regulator and Regulator mount
- Modification of the Cure3+ with inclusion of three different Bolt Inserts (only available to SLS users)
- The introduction of full SLS-to-PC communications
The latter of those upgrades is made possible through proprietary software in the form of the E-Portal. The E-Portal is an application that provides a means of communicating with an Eclipse SLS Ego through the familiar Windows(tm) environment and will give the user control over all aspects of the SLS firmware. It will be possible to:
- Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Upgraded Electronic Firmware
From time to time Eclipse will release new versions of the firmware that controls the operation of the Eclipse SLS. This may be to add new features to the current firmware; to improve existing features; to fix bugs in the current firmware; or to accommodate changes in major league rules affecting the way that markers are allowed to operate. The latest version of firmware will be downloadable from the Planet Eclipse website and programmable into the SLS using E-Portal.
- Manage the Control Parameters Of Your Eclipse SLS Ego
E-Portal will display all of the SLS' Control Parameters in one easy-to-read list. Parameters can be read from the SLS, modified and saved for future use. User presets can also be created for different firing mode configurations and saved for future use.
- The Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Can Customize the Start-Up Splash Screen
E-Portal provides a simple way to create images that can be transferred to the Eclipse SLS in order to personalize the start-up screen. These images can be saved for future use or shared with friends and team-mates. Sample images are also available for download from the Planet Eclipse website.
Where the E-Portal offers enhanced control of the electronics, the new SL3 Regulator gives enhanced control of the pneumatics. The SL3 regulator is a completely new, from the ground up, design of In-Line regulator for Eclipse.
Eclipse regulators have always been renowned for their reliability, simplicity and robustness. The SL3 obviously has all of those attributes, but now is even more accurate, has better stability when dealing with fluctuating or decaying input pressure, and has a higher flow capability. Not only that, the all-new seal configuration is now both reversible and replaceable by the user, should the main seal ever become contaminated. All of these features mean that the output of the regulator (the pressure that governs the markers velocity) is now even more tightly controlled over a far wider range of supply pressures from the tank. This means velocity remains stable right down to the last few hundred psi on the tank, giving you more usable shots per fill.
And as promised with the advent of the Cure3+ the new SLS Cure3+ comes complete with three interchangeable bolt inserts. Stock, it comes fitted with the ramped gas transfer option similar to the one seen in the Ego10. And inside the box, together with the optional trigger, optional Valve Guide and other spares, there are two further bolt inserts: A Muffler design, and a Pepper Pot design. A simple pull and twist of the bolt pin allow access to the bolt insert. Simply fit the one that suits your play the best, then pop the pin back in and get back to the field. It couldn’t be more simple.
Of course the rest of the SLS is no less feature laden, with the Zick2 Rammer kit, adjustable OOPS fitted to the T-Railed SL frame, choice of two triggers and two valve guides, adjustable LPR; custom MAC solenoid valve with modified porting and of course the 5-Piece Shaft SL2 barrel kit.
As well as the VERY limited run of about 300 SLS (Maximum will be no more than 350) there will also be an exclusive PBNation Owners Badge that you will be able to tag to your user account (Original Owner ONLY)… So you prove your right to be part of the Elite Eclipse SLS Ego Club..
The New Eclipse SLS Ego. Is there really anything else you could ever need?
Unique Planet Eclipse SLS Ego Paintball Gun Features:
Bespoke SL SLS Body
Bespoke SL Cure3+ Bolt with Insert Kit – Three Different Bolt Inserts
Bespoke SL Circuit Board With USB Interface – Cable and Software Included
Bespoke SL SL3 Inline Regulator
Bespoke SL Dual Triggers - “S” and “Classic” Style Triggers Included
Bespoke SL Dual Valve Guides – HP and LP Valve Guide Kit
Bespoke SL Zick2 Rammer Kit
Bespoke SL OOPS Assembly
Bespoke SL Clamping Feed Assembly – With Sprocket Wheel Adjuster
Bespoke SL Trigger Frame
Bespoke SL Contour Eye Covers
5-Piece SL2 Shaft Barrel Kit
Viz-Eyes Red BBSS System
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|The Planet Eclipse SLS is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.|
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