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Drefish99
11-07-2006, 07:23 AM
http://www.desperados.se/users/redbull/Ego7Profile1.jpg

Looks anorexic to me. I no likey.

camo911
11-07-2006, 07:25 AM
http://www.desperados.se/users/redbull/Ego7Profile1.jpg

Looks anorexic to me. I no likey.

Agreed, looks like an 06 ego on a diet, no good for me :down:

chubb0rz
11-07-2006, 07:26 AM
I like the reg and the on/off.

bamf-hacker
11-07-2006, 07:31 AM
eh not bad... Probably weighs close to nothing...

timmyshoota
11-07-2006, 07:44 AM
That thing is completely hideous. 05/06 Ego FTW.

shunut
11-07-2006, 08:16 AM
I like the trigger frame but other than that, eh...

leed
11-07-2006, 08:33 AM
I like it.. I also like how they took onto Dye's steps, and desided to make the VA/FRM Part of the body itself. The Frame, though, could look better..

Ace24
11-07-2006, 09:03 AM
I like the trigger frame but other than that, eh...
I agree.

It looks light though. If you got a white one it would look like bones. But other then the trigger frame... blah.

durrell
11-07-2006, 09:13 AM
I like it alot, but it really reminds me alot of a Karnivore.

Hossy
11-07-2006, 09:18 AM
i wouldnt drop over 1000 for it.

but i bet it shoots well.

I like the frame, eye covers, and the little indent thing on the barrel

i dont really like the reg

are there any other pics of different colors out?

Muddytaco
11-07-2006, 09:29 AM
Before i saw that i was wondering if i made the right choice getting the 06 nexus.......I am very gald I did now. I don't like that at all.


Anybody know whats under the LPR?

Ace24
11-07-2006, 09:33 AM
To be honest... it looks like one of those rods from an autococker lol.

Or, maybe its one of those ram rods they had to use in the civil war. You have to put the ball down the barrel, ram it in, then fire! WOO! :dodgy:

Yeah what is that?

Drefish99
11-07-2006, 09:41 AM
Doesn't look that bad with color. Some PS renderings.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2154/07egokopiepy3.jpg
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1105/07ego2iv3.jpg

Drefish99
11-07-2006, 09:42 AM
Some TL, DR for you all....

Ego 7 Technical Innovations

The Ego7 sees the culmination of many months of design, experimentation and testing in the smallest, lightest Ego that Eclipse have ever produced. Not just a new milling job and some new anodised fancy colours, the Ego7 has undergone a complete re-design and re-build from the ground up. Almost every component of the Ego7 has been improved to either increase performance, reduce size and weight, improve user-maintenance, improve reliability, or just make it plain better looking.

But it is not just new mechanical components that you will find in the 07, but new electronic innovations as well. For example there is a completely new solenoid valve system, as well as new drive circuitry that have been implemented in order to achieve superior cyclic consistency and speed.

Solenoid Valve
For the first time in an Eclipse gun we are using a true “Direct-Acting” solenoid. What this means in terms of performance is that the solenoid pulse is far more consistent, far faster, and far more accurate than a more conventional pilot-operated solenoid valve.
Most solenoid valves used in paintball work off a “Pilot” system. They rely on air pressure supplied by the LPR to drive the spool inside the solenoid valve backwards and forwards. Any deviation in LPR pressure will ultimately effect the speed, duration and accuracy of the actuation of the spool. And because the actuation of the solenoid valve spool is what determines the actuation of the rammer and the valve, you can see that any variation in the pulse from the solenoid valve will ultimately effect velocity, accuracy and cycle speed.

However, in a direct-acting solenoid valve the action of the spool is controlled solely by the electromagnetic coil, and a return spring. So no matter what the pressure and recharge rate of the HP or LPR supply, the solenoid spool will always actuate fully, extremely accurately, and for exactly the same duration every time, giving the whole firing cycle the very best platform from which to achieve the highest possible velocity consistency. And consistency gives accuracy!

But the performance benefits do not stop there. Because the solenoid valves electro-magnetic plunger acts directly onto the spool, and the spool is then returned to its start position by a spring, it means that the actuation of the spool is faster in both the energising and de-energising parts of the cycle. That means the solenoid, and hence the air supply to both sides of the rammer is quicker than a more conventional pilot-operated valve.

The reason direct-acting solenoid valves are not widely used in paintball is because they inherently use more electrical power. It is electromagnetic force doing all the work to drive the spool rather than air power in other valves. But by utilizing a completely new method of actuating and driving the solenoid, Eclipse have managed to get the same long battery life out of this new direct-acting solenoid as you could expect out of the lesser performing pilot-operated solenoid valve. The new electronics allow more accurate and efficient drive of the solenoid coil over a far wider range of supply voltage from the battery. We have managed to achieve the impossible by getting big performance gains at the cost of no additional power usage.

Circuit Board
Electronically the Ego7 also offers another paintball first. Over the last 2 years we have noted the split between players who prefer an optical trigger switch, and those that prefer the more conventional and comforting “click” that you only get from a micro-switch. Rather than asking one group or another to have to buy an “upgrade” board just in order to get their preferred trigger actuation mechanism (and have to lose the functionality and ease-of-use of the Ego LCD at the same time) we thought it was only fair that the Ego7 included BOTH trigger actuation systems as standard on the board. The Ego7 can be configured to run off either the optical switch OR the micro-switch. Simply select the desired trigger operation in the software and set your trigger accordingly. The electronics will then automatically set the corresponding level and type of Debounce for the system selected.

Multiple Preset ramps modes, plus fully customizable Ramp modes with either adjustable cap up to 25 BPS or Fully Uncapped are standard. NPPL, PSP, Millennium modes are preset to make sure you are fully league compliant, or adjust and customise any mode to suit your requirements. Of course ROF indicators, shot counter and game timer are also there, and navigation is made even easier with the inclusion of fully animated Gifs to guide you along.

Trigger
With the addition of a dual-triggering system comes an all-new dual ball-raced trigger mechanism. Unlike most bearing trigger designs where the bearing is simply glued into the trigger, the Ego7 utilizes a separate bearing carrier mounted into the frame, and like previous Egos, the trigger pin clamps directly to the trigger. This gives a very wide axial spread of the side-to-side pivoting action of the trigger, leaving no slop, just a silky smooth action.

The new trigger combines a magnetic return for those using the optical trigger switch, or a choice of micro-switch spring and magnet for those wanting the click of the switch. And obviously switch activation, pre and post trigger travel and magnetic return strength are all adjustable directly in the face of the trigger. No need to drop the gun apart to make any adjustments.

Frame
The new frame now flows and moulds with fluid lines to the bottom of the main body. This not only allows for smaller, tighter packaging of the internals, but also allows the top of the hand to move up, closer to the axial line of the barrel and bolt. This makes the gun feel much more “pointy” as the hand comes closer to the sighting-line of the barrel. The new trigger guard is large enough for either two very big, fat fingers, or for the now widely-used three-finger technique. And to further add to the ease of shooting the 07, the trigger has been moved back in the frame and the grip made shorter from the back edge to the trigger. This combined with a much-requested slimmer grip, and gives a much more comfortable and ergonomic feel than both the 05 and 06 Egos.

The current industry standard Dovetail rail that is used to connect the ASA to the frame has consistently proved to be the weakest link for every manufacturer out there when it comes to the durability of the system used to mount the tanks to the guns. So for that reason we have shunned the flawed design of the dovetail in favour of a T-Slot design. By using a T-shaped slide rail, as opposed to the double V of the old fashioned dovetail, the ASA-To-Frame interface has been drastically strengthened. There should be no way that a well executed dive into a bunker should dislodge the ASA now, but even if you feel you have to go and use a different ASA there is still standard mounting holes in the frame to fit your own inferior rail and ASA. But why would you want to replace it when the 07 OOPS has one of the lightest actions under gas pressure, includes a downstream dump facility, and when combined with the 07 frame has over 1.5” of fore-and-aft slide adjustment to suite virtually any length of arm and size of player?

Internals
Internally there are also some radical changes. The main difference here is the complete removal of the old rammer housing. Take a look at the rear body of the Ego7 and you will notice that it is so slim that it is, in fact, thinner than the already slimmed down frame. Using new manufacturing techniques the rammer shaft (now also shorter) runs directly in the body without a sleeve, and the new swivel QEV mounts to the bottom of the body. By removing the housing we have removed unwanted metal, and reduced the number of seals required.

And because of the way the rammer now sits in the body, we have also been able to lighten the weight of the rammer, as well as reduce the pressure needed to cycle it, and the force it is driven backwards with. Combined with a shorter, lighter bolt, the reciprocating mass has been reduced. In doing so we have managed to reduce the kick induced by the bolt and rammer cycling back and forth.

The valve guide is now much smaller, both in diameter and length, and combined with the vastly improved size of the valve chamber, the porting of the new valve guide helps lower the operating pressure to well below 250psi. This makes the new 07 the lowest operating pressure Ego ever produced. Lowering the operating pressure generates 3 noticeable benefits. It not only reduces the pressure of the gas on the paintball, and hence allow the shooting of more fragile paint, it also allows the shot to be a lot quieter and the kick to be significantly less.

In order to cope with the enlarged air passages and internal volume, the valve retaining screw has also been modified, so that the transfer port between the valve and the bolt chambers could also be increased to increase flow.

Up front there are still more changes. The FRM is now integrated into the light weight body. This makes for a lower gun profile, fewer seals, improved reliability and more sturdy construction. The small “Torpedo” between the FRM and LPR body is there to direct the LP air from the LPR to the solenoid, and is instrumental in providing a body solution that has NO Loctitied blanking plugs and NO glued in screws.

The Inline regulator is also improved. Now a swivel design as standard, the new reg incorporates a new piston design that means the main seal is locked into place. There is now no way that the seal can become detached from the piston, no matter what daily abuse is thrown at it. Again, this is a step to improve the performance and reliability of the Ego7.

Drefish99
11-07-2006, 09:43 AM
In the upper tube there is the new Cure bolt, cut to blend seamlessly with the rear of the body, and provide relief from breaks caused by over-zealous force-feed loaders and fragile tournament grade paint. The Cure bolt has been proving its worth through the second half of last season with all the Eclipse sponsored teams switching to them in order to shoot the most fragile paint going. Now a standard feature in the 07, it will really come into it’s own in the colder winter months where other guns and bolts have been known to struggle.

Barrel
So not just a whole new gun for 07, but an all-new Shaft II barrel. Using a micro-honed finish and a 2 piece design, we have kept the popular and unique reverse-thread front-to-back attachment of the old Shaft, but beefed up the mating threads to allow far superior concentricity between the 2 sections. Available as standard on the 07 you will find the new Shaft II in 2-Piece, 14” and 0.693” bore guise. New milling also helps to make this one of the lightest barrels on the market.

Weight
So what about the weight? Well, let’s just say, you thought the SL66 was light, right? Well the 07 blows that out of the water. Side-by-side with a standard Maniac Ego 06, the new Ego weighs over 230grams, yes 8 OUNCES LESS. 8 OUNCES!!!

Lighter, less kick, quieter signature, more compact, fewer seals, more reliable, more performance, more features, tighter profile, better looks, more adjustability, reduced operating pressure, improved grip ergonomics, easier maintenance etc, etc, etc.
The Ego7 is not just a new milling job, it’s a revelation.

Technical Specifications
All Weights and Measurements Include 14” Barrel, On/Off/Purge System , Battery etc.
Full Set-Up Ready to Go:

Length: 531mm
Height: 216mm
Width: 26mm
Weight: 941g / 2.07 lbs

Feature List

• NEW Ultra-Lightweight Monoform Body
• Deftek Offset Feed Tube
• NEW Flusher-Fitting Eye Covers
• NEW Integrated Rammer Housing
• NEW Integrated FRM
• NEW Lightweight Rammer
• NEW Larger Valve Chamber
• NEW High-Flo Valve
• NEW Lower Operating Pressure
• NEW Swivel Stainless Banjo QEV
• NEW Micro + Opto Switch Board
• NEW Duel Instrument Grade Ball-Raced Trigger
• Magnetic Trigger Return
• NEW Skinny-Fit Co-Moulded Rubber E-Star Grips
• NEW T-Slot Rail Mounting System
• Capped and Uncapped Semi and Ramping Modes
• 9 Debounce Modes
• NEW 07 Cure Bolt
• NEW Direct-Acting Solenoid
• LCD Display
• NEW Swivel In-Line Regulator
• NEW Lever Operated Clamping Feed
• NEW Shaft II 2-Piece 14” 0.693” Barrel
• NEW 07 On/Off/Purge System
• Lower Cyclic Mass
• Less Kick
• Quieter Shot
• Same Excellent Efficiency
• Low Profile Break-Beam Eyes

ShadowX
11-07-2006, 09:58 AM
I like it.. It does look a little skinny, but what gun isn't nowadays?

I think that on/off looks like the ASA on the VS Spyders..

The only thing I don't really like is the trigger guard, but I would probably still buy one..

That thing under the LPR looks like a Tapeworm that goes on Impulses, but I highly doubt it is that..

chubb0rz
11-07-2006, 10:03 AM
Wow I like it after reading all the changes. They def. put alot of thought and time into this gun.

timmyshoota
11-07-2006, 10:04 AM
I still think its ugly ugly ugly. I read the PBN thread and it looks like its got some great stuff, but that thing is the ugliest gun I've seen.

Muddytaco
11-07-2006, 10:32 AM
from the back:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/dom0431/ego7consolexh6.jpg

Hossy
11-07-2006, 10:34 AM
black w/ red parts looks the best IMO

the red looks a little more like a "blood red" i dont really like that either

Muddytaco
11-07-2006, 10:35 AM
did some photoshops:

silver
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/Ego7silver.jpg

silver w/ black
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/07egosilverwblackparts.jpg

black w/ silver
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/07egoblackwsilverparts.jpg

stormtrooper
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/07egostormtrooper.jpg

Muddytaco
11-07-2006, 11:01 AM
More:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/07egosilverwithred.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/07egoredwithsilver.jpg

Hob Hayward
11-07-2006, 11:37 AM
Personnaly I think it looks sick.

And wit hwhat trhey've done to it, sounds like it will be significantly superior to previous egos. And thats saying somthing.

stylinbeaver
11-07-2006, 11:50 AM
I like it. I like it alot. I'm just not liking that feedneck. Not sure why. It looks funny.

marvin-martian
11-07-2006, 12:02 PM
some colors make it look gross while other are really nice. i dont really like the trigger frame though...

leed
11-07-2006, 12:10 PM
from the back:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/dom0431/ego7consolexh6.jpg

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to have a big problem with the inverted rail.. Now they cant use their own rail mounted systems without buying a rail. :thumbdown:

timmyshoota
11-07-2006, 12:27 PM
I have a feeling a lot of people are going to have a big problem with the inverted rail.. Now they cant use their own rail mounted systems without buying a rail. :thumbdown:
There's nothing wrong with the OOPS though. There's no reason to get rid of them.

ShadowX
11-07-2006, 12:57 PM
The Silver w/Black color reminds me of an Etek..

I am looking forward to seeing one of these up at the feild..

bigred76
11-07-2006, 01:09 PM
There's nothing wrong with the OOPS though. There's no reason to get rid of them.
:yeahthat: It's an on/off with a bleed, what else do you need? :rolleyes:

I like it, it looks "meh," but with that list of what it has on it, it'd deffinately be worth the eyesore.

thechubbss12
11-07-2006, 01:22 PM
Not a bad looking marker... i wouldnt mind rocking one....

Personaly take the red W/ silver accents over any other colors... but then again....

Hope it has the Maniac board in it.

BTW nice job on those photo shops Muddy...

claustrophobia9
11-07-2006, 01:58 PM
I like the trigger frame but other than that, eh...
id have to completely disagree. the rest, is good the trigger frame is nasty ugly

pbfreak3221
11-07-2006, 02:17 PM
I like the reg and the trigger.

shunut
11-07-2006, 03:11 PM
Hope it has the Maniac board in it.



Its got an all new board that has both an optical trigger switch and a micro trigger switch.

After reading all the stats on it I have to say I'm impressed. When I bought my Ego I got it because its one of the best markers out there and didn't need ups to make it that way. Planet Eclipse could have stuck with that platform for a long time and nobody would have questioned them. I really didn't think there was much they could do to improve the Ego after I got mine but I was wrong. I thought my Ego was light, this is lighter. I thought my Ego was fast, this is faster. I thought my Ego was effiecent, this looks like it will be more effiecient. They made it smaller, operates at a lower pressure, a board with both optical and micro switches to please everybody, reduced kick... I'm impressed :up::up:

Muddytaco
11-07-2006, 03:46 PM
new pic from the cup, blurry but i think it looks better in this pic:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/thenepl/World%20Cup/DSC00398.jpg

Reedoc
03-03-2007, 06:05 PM
I kind of like it....I personally think the jungle E-tek is the sickest ego. I think i was born...different.

Backmanshooter
03-03-2007, 06:06 PM
Meh. Ugly.

Theheroguy
03-03-2007, 07:09 PM
meh old probably closed soon

VS3 Sniper
03-03-2007, 08:02 PM
I have heard of a lot of ppl not likeing the 07. From what I have heard most ppl like the 06 better.

DyNasty9
03-03-2007, 08:38 PM
I have heard of a lot of ppl not likeing the 07. From what I have heard most ppl like the 06 better.
are you kidding..people think there better then the DM7

shunut
03-04-2007, 07:02 AM
Wow nothing like bringing back a 4 month old thread.

Reedoc
03-04-2007, 07:11 AM
You're welcome, i did a forum search from "Ego" incase anyone had beaten me to an ETek review

shunut
03-04-2007, 09:32 AM
sorry should have been a :dodgy: after that.

marvin-martian
03-04-2007, 01:10 PM
You're welcome, i did a forum search from "Ego" incase anyone had beaten me to an ETek review
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