Quality. Reliability. Service.
At Planet Eclipse we have endeavoured to build these features into every marker we have ever produced. Even though the Etha sits at a less expensive price point not previously occupied by an Eclipse marker, the all-new Etha is no exception.
Quality ………..The Etha uses the same materials machined to the same tolerances as those found in other Eclipse markers such as Ego, Geo and the Etek. In many cases, such as the regulator internals, they are the exact same parts as those used in those other markers. The philosophy behind the Planet Eclipse Etha is to reduce costs by simplifying the design of both the internal and external components, and manufacture those components to the same level of accuracy and quality as those found in other Eclipse markers and not to reduce cost by using cheaper materials machined to lower tolerance on less accurate machines.
Of course quality doesn’t stop with the parts that go into the Etha. At every stage of production and assembly the same systems and procedures that are used to test components, sub-assemblies and fully finished units during the manufacture of all other Eclipse markers, are utilized on the Etha production line. During assembly each marker is given its own unique barcode which stays with the marker on its journey through the factory. Once assembled, every Planet Eclipse Etha is repeatedly tested for leaks on state-of-the-art leak detection equipment before making their way to the testing room. Once in the testing room an Etha has its barcode scanned to initiate a comprehensive computerized test procedure and then has paintballs fired through it on a range and over a chronograph and the velocities noted. All tests are recorded alongside the markers serial number and barcode in our production database enabling us to track each individual marker and results can be accessed at any time in the future. Only once an Etha has passed all tests is it given its final “Passed Test” tag and moved to be packaged.
Though long and laborious, the testing of every single marker by this method means we can be fully confident that when a customer opens up that case for the first time that the marker should work flawlessly, achieving full velocity and completely leak free.
The Planet Eclipse Etha will retail for $395.95
Weight – 930g/2.05lb Including 14.5” Shaft4 Barrel, Battery, Feed Tube, POPS
Length – 539mm Including 14.5” Shaft4 Barrel
Height – 212mm
Width – 33.5mm
Body – 6061-T6 Aluminium
Barrel – 6061-T6 Aluminium
Frame – Glass Reinforced Nylon
Feed – Glass Reinforced Nylon
Eye Covers – Glass Reinforced Nylon
Interface – Single Push Button plus Tourney Lock
Display – 1 x Tri-Color LED Indicators
Solenoid voltage – 9Volts
Processor voltage – 5 Volts
Processor – 8-Bit 2MHz
Power Supply – 1 x 9V (PP3) Battery
ASA Mount – T-Slot mounted adjustable rail with Front Exit OOPS (On/Off Purge System)
Trigger Methods – Micro Switch
Trigger Mechanism – Leaf Spring
Trigger Pivot – Self Lubricating Sintered Brass Bushing
Barrel – 2-Piece Micro Honed Shaft4 14.5” length 0.693” Bore
Feed Tube – Lever Operated Clamping Feed
Operating Principle – In-Line Blow Forward Bolt
Solenoid Type – High Pressure Solenoid Valve
Drive Mechanism – Dual Force Pull Poppet
Bolt Mechanism – Rubber Tipped CS Bolt
Grip Type – Contoured Dual Density Grip
Grip Pitch – 156mm
Firing Modes – Semi and Ramping Capped and Uncapped
Debounce Modes – 10 Debounce Modes