PLANET ECLIPSE
08-11-2013, 11:48 AM, (This post was last modified: 17-05-2014, 11:45 PM by Bluey.)
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PLANET ECLIPSE
Resurrecting an Ego .............................................. SL-74
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfOD105SHHs
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TechPB Supergun Show - Planet Eclipse Ego ............. SL8R
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL9WPaNocCA
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TechPB Supergun Show - Planet Eclipse Ego SL8R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL9WPaNocCA
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WELT Magazine: Planet Eclipse SL8r - WELT EXCLUSIVE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wm-2WBPUao
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Planet Eclipse Ego Supergun Show ....................... SL94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sbpRq2e1WU
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2009 Planet Eclipse Ego .......................................... SL-94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lavjgHdfRNA
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Planet Eclipse Paintball Gun Supergun Show Review.... Ego 10 SLS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISC97U_GxEk
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08-11-2013, 11:52 AM,
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
Planet Eclipse Ego '09 Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP6NReEyUHc
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08-11-2013, 09:15 PM,
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
Planet Eclipse Ego 10 Supergun Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB8Qbx4agY
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08-11-2013, 09:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-11-2013, 10:07 AM by Bluey.)
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
Planet Eclipse Ego 11 Unboxing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4278Csz6znc
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10-11-2013, 09:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-04-2014, 06:10 PM by Bluey.)
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
New Ego ---------------------- LV1 = Level one
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explained by >> Nicky T. himself
Published on 28 Feb 2013.
Nicky T. of Planet Eclipse gives an overview of the new LV1 Ego at the 2013 Paintball Extravaganz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAxmQUyqUq8
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Planet Eclipse Ego LV1 Review - Unquestionably, the best review ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdm9yBSwi1g
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LV1 Tuning Guide

The Ego LV1 has a MUCH larger range of adjustment than any previous Ego. As such it is relatively easy to upset the balance of the LV1 and take it out of its optimum performance window. In particular, this can have a notable effect on efficiency.

Below is a detailed guide on how one would advise users to set up their LV1’s to begin to realise the performance benefits of their new marker:

Prior to test:
1) Adjust the REAR Solenoid Flow Restrictor on the solenoid assembly to a level of 7 or more as this has been proven to improve efficiency compared to the stock settings.
2) Reset the LPR, HPR and Dwell to Factory recommended settings as found in the Manual.
3) Make sure the tank is full or has at least 2500psi in it.
4) Make sure the paint isn't too small in the barrel or shooting very inconsistently. Check paint in other guns if the readings are bad over the chrono.
5) Make sure the bolt is very smooth in the breech. There should be virtually no friction between the bolt and body of the gun. Oil or change the 14x2 o-rings on the bolt if necessary.

Tuning the Dwell:
1) Set everything to Factory setting; Dwell to 16.8ms and the LPR adjuster screw to one turn out from fully in.
2) Take your marker, paint, barrel and tank that you are using to the chrono.
3) Chrono the gun to 280-290fps using the Inline Regulator as primary means of adjustment
4) Once at 280-290fps go to Dwell Setting mode.
5) Fire 3-4 shots over the chrono, then lower the dwell by 0.5ms and then fire 3-4 more shots.
6) If the velocity remains in the 280-290fps region, repeat step 5).
7) Keep repeating steps 5) and 6) until you see the velocity drop from the 280-290fps region that the gun was chronographing at to start with.
8) Once the velocity has started to drop STOP lowering the Dwell and now INCREASE the dwell by 0.5ms.
9) Fire several shots over the chrono to ensure that the velocity is consistently back in the 280-290fps region.
10) The Dwell setting is now tuned for that marker setup.

Tuning the LPR:
1) After tuning the Dwell it is worth checking to see if the LPR can be reduced further. The principle is as above, but using the LPR adjustment.
2) Fire the gun over the chrono and then turn the LPR adjuster in/clockwise (LPR pressure down) 1/8th of a turn.
3) Chronograph the gun again and check the velocity and consistency.
4) If the velocity is unchanged, reduce the LPR setting a little further.
5) Repeat steps 2-4 until the velocity starts to drop, then increase the LPR pressure back UP 1/8ths of a turn.
6) Fire a few shots to make sure everything is stable.

After a full set-up such as this the gun will need to be kept clean and correctly lubed, paying particular attention to the bolt and keeping that smooth. It should also be noted that further adjustments may be required if there is a significant change in the weather or paint being used.

Video of all of the above:
Planet Eclipse LV1 Tuning Guide demo'd by the Master Eclipse Techs @ HustlePaintball.com . . . . . . PAY ATTENTION !!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32teLmQ7...e=youtu.be
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10-11-2013, 09:49 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-10-2015, 10:05 PM by Bluey.)
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
>> GEO <<
2009 Planet Eclipse Geo Review? = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h2JsT7RETM
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Planet Eclipse Geo Review = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxxU_B0_uDM
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Planet Eclipse Geo .2 Supergun Show Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE1SE4LFtWA
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Planet Eclipse Geo 2.1 Spotlight & TechPB Update!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47WrIGsCFs
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Planet Eclipse Geo 3 Review, Efficiency Test, Maintenance feat Minecra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8NbCJhNnIQ
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Planet Eclipse Geo 3 Review, Efficiency Test, Maintenance feat Minecraft Geo + History of Geos . . . IMPORTANT !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8NbCJhN...e=youtu.be
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Planet Eclipse Geo 3 - Jack Wood interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znfzBChlpGo#t=1296
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Geo 3.1 Paintball Marker by Planet Eclipse (30 Sec TV Spot)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zNqUz0vmow
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Planet eclipse geo 3 .1 = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ke-kLZVgw
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GEO 3 .1 Efficiency Test = ryan greenspan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaVa773Lnb8
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Planet Eclipse Geo 3.5 Efficiency Test by Hustle Paintball >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> * Newest 2014 *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9qly1Tye90
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Planet Eclipse Geo 3.5 Maintenance by Hustle Paintball
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CrCcb3_log
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How To: Geo Full Maintenance >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> October 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxzxW8VLKsY
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Committed Paintball - Planet Eclipse ...... GSL .... Review 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFiFhhv2zo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Very Impressive Review !!
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Planet Eclipse GSL What London Tigers thought ??? 22nd January 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJjSo8GpSA4
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Planet Eclipse GSL Unboxing and Bolt Comparison to a 3.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl26gmMikMc
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THIS IS FOR EVERYONE THAT HAS A GEO of any type ??? >>>>>>> August 2014
Planet Eclipse I.V. Core Bolt Upgrade Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoL61ImXV-w
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Planet Eclipse Geo IV Core Upgrade Bolt - Review >>>>>>>>>>>> Important to ALL Geo owners !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYehtGX2btA
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Planet Eclipse Geo CS1 - The Ultimate Gun Review >> October 2015 >> IN FULL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfrrjn1vkKs#t=1631
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10-11-2013, 10:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-01-2014, 06:31 AM by Bluey.)
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
ETEK
ETEK / EGO Regular Maintenance = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMzIGDDIRg
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Planet Eclipse Etek 2 Demo Review and Breakdown Video Part > 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39cKhLMt3vA
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Planet Eclipse Etek 2 Demo Review and Breakdown Video Part > 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67o-pe8lX30
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Planet Eclipse Etek 3 > LT/AM ... .. Review by HustlePaintball.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aEBaTftBdM
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Seventh Element Planet Eclipse ETEK Pathfinder Board Installation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pIm1691nXw
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Planet Eclipse ETEK 3 AM & ETEK 3 LT Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oZWMUFmYWw
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Planet Eclipse Etek 4 LT/AM Paintball Gun Review by HustlePaintball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k583NOsIQcc
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Etek4 / Etek3 comparison = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUTQW5K9fZ4
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28-11-2013, 10:34 PM,
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
Planet Eclipse - Behind the Curtain .. THE BOSS TELLS ALL !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnfVRDCaDvI
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22-12-2013, 11:20 AM,
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
Eclipse Muffler Kit >>> By Jack Wood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFsABUrrpmc
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Young Fella showing how to install the New EGO Lv1 / GSL Grips to an EGO 11 .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrlKDRGqzYk#t=19
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02-05-2014, 07:21 PM,
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RE: PLANET ECLIPSE
LV1 Drop Shot Test
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Special thanks to Aki Katsabas, Jody Kirtland, John Epley, and Charles Dean for their help with this project.

I. DISCUSSION

In various forms, the following claim has been made numerous times in web forums, such as PBNation.com, and in a recent Planet Eclipse commercial featuring professional paintball player Oliver Lang:
The poppet-based Planet Eclipse Ego line of markers has a drop shot, i.e. a more sharply DOWNWARD ARCHING TRAJECTORY, compared to the spool-based Geo line of markers.
If this is true, paintballs fired from an LV1 will strike at an increasingly lower point on a target than will paintballs fired from a Geo 3.1 as the target moves farther away. All projectiles follow a curved flight path as the forces of gravity and drag act to return them to rest on the earth. Without taking into account drag, the trajectory can be defined as a parabola. With drag added in, a projectile is seen to increasingly lose forward velocity over time, thus speeding it faster towards the earth. In other words, a paintball’s trajectory is expected to be flatter at the beginning of its flight, then curve more and more toward the earth at the end of its flight. This is true of every paintball marker. But what some people have claimed about the Ego line of markers is that paintballs actually drop more precipitously than expected, creating a “drop shot” effect that some consider advantageous for eliminating opponents behind certain low obstacles, such as “snake beams” or “Doritos”.

Ballistics teaches us that the only force that could cause this type of exaggerated downward arch is the Magnus force (or possibly the reverse, or anti-, Magnus force), caused by a top (or bottom) spin imparted to the paintball. One would generally expect such a spin to be caused by some force applied to the ball perpendicular to the intended flight path: whether it be drag applied to the shell of an asymmetric paintball; poor paintball-to-barrel bore match allowing high-velocity air inside the barrel to race over the top of the ball; friction caused by scuffing along the inside of the barrel; or asymmetric, possibly turbulent, exhaust flow from the bolt pushing more on the top or bottom of the ball. Unfortunately, without strobes and high-speed cameras, we are unable to see if flying paintballs attain sufficient spin to experience the Magnus effect. Nevertheless, as long as we control for paint, velocity, environmental, and barrel conditions, we should be able to prove whether or not the “Ego drop-shot” is true or not simply by observing whether paintballs fired from an Ego LV1 strike lower from the bore line than those fired from a Geo 3.1 on a target that continuously gets farther from the muzzles. (It is important to note that this would be a relative comparison between the 2 x Planet Eclipse markers, . . . not an absolute measure of shot drop.)

Experiment 1 was conducted on March 31, 2014, at an outdoor paintball field. The test used a plastic table and commercially available hunting rifle vice for a shooting stand, a plastic table top and poster board for a target, and a laser bore site to verify zero. Some of the principle problems we faced with this set-up were that the plastic shooting table had some flex in it, the gun vice did not have the strongest grip on the marker, and the ground was more uneven than anticipated. Another problem was a 12-14 mph crosswind. Nevertheless, we decided to proceed with the experiment, if only to satisfy our own curiosity.

Surprisingly, the results of our crude, initial test did in fact appear to validate the claim of an LV1 drop shot. But since there was every reason to be skeptical of the results, instead of going public I decided to share our findings with Planet Eclipse in hopes of soliciting some expert advice. Doing so led to an interesting and motivating email exchange with Jack Wood of Planet Eclipse. Jack expressed an interest in seeing the experiment conducted again, but under more rigorous controls. We needed a better gun vice, target, laser and level, and we needed to take the whole thing in-doors. Jack also wanted more shots per gun at each distance and three data points per shot: distance, elevation drop, and velocity.

I secured access to an indoor facility, where cross winds would not be an issue, and built an improved vice and target. After several weeks of preparation, we conducted Round x 2 of testing. These are the results of that test.

II. RESEARCH
1. Dyrkacz, Gary, The Physics of Paintball; http://lennon.csufresno.edu/~nas31/nsa/physics.html

2. Davies, J.M., The Aerodynamics of Golf Balls; J. Applied Physics, 20, 821-828 (1949)
III. EXPERIMENT DESIGN

1. Obtain a Planet Eclipse Ego LV1 and a Planet Eclipse Geo 3.1.

2. Use the same, brand new Shaft 4 barrel kit for both guns.

3. Use fresh, good quality paintballs from the same bag.

4. Using a handheld chronograph, set the velocity of each marker as close to 280 fps as possible.

5. Set up a table and gun vice as a shooting station. The shooting station does not move.

6. Use a sheet of durable material to create a target and mount it on a stand that can be adjusted for elevation. Draw a “zero line” near the top of the target, then mark every inch going down from the zero line to the bottom of the target board. At the center of the zero line, place an orange mark. The target can then be raised or lowered relative to the table top in order to adjust for ground elevation changes, thus allowing the zero line to always remain level to the muzzle line.

7. Place the LV1 securely in the gun vice, and clamp the vice to a work bench.

8. Mount a small bubble level and a laser sight with a remote switch to the barrel, making sure not to obstruct any of the barrel ports.

9. Set the target at its starting distance of 10-feet from the tip of the muzzle.

10. Use the bubble level to level the marker in the vice. Turn on the laser sight. Adjust the height of the target using its telescoping stand until the laser points precisely at the orange dot on the zero line of the target. This provides us with a straight, level bore line, or zero height.

11. Fire 20 shots from the marker and record each shot’s velocity and elevation drop relative to the zero line.

12. Move the target 10-feet farther from the muzzle and repeat the process of laser zeroing, test firing, and recording elevation drop until reaching a final distance of 90-feet from muzzle to target. Do not move the marker or change any settings during testing.

13. Replace the LV1 with the Geo 3.1, reset the target back to 10-feet, and repeat steps 8-12 to test the shot drop of the Geo 3.1.

V. CONCLUSION

In Experiment 2, we observed no significant difference between the trajectories of the LV1 and the Geo 3.1.
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