After Planet Eclipse optimized markers from other manufacturers for over 11 years, they launched the Ego (later also called Ego5) at the end of 2004, the first completely self-developed and built marker on the so-called high-end market.
The Planet Eclipse Ego is a so-called electro-pneumatic "Stacked Tube Poppet Valve" marker whose outstanding characteristics are quality and performance. Highest reliability, low air consumption and a high fire rate of up to 40 BPS were at the top of the specifications during development.
This was achieved by a very fast working solenoid, two quick exhaust valves directly under the RAM and electronics based on the Eclipse E-Blade 2.
No compromises have been made in features either: The electronic settings can be read off via an easy-to-read LCD and an On/Off with venting function (OOPS), a clamp feed offset by a few millimetres to the left and a powerful ball detection system (Breakbeam Sensor System) are also part of the basic features, as are the 14" Shaft barrel and the high-quality grip shells.
From summer 2005 there were special milled versions of the Ego5 for the team London Nexus and Sacramento XSV. These differ partly in the equipment, like another trigger, clamp feed with cocking lever, larger valve chamber, integrated LPR manometer (XSV), larger trigger guard, etc.