The SYNIOSBEAM - CFT90 recoil thrower

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Those flashlightlens lenses are that clear I’ve had people putting fingerprints all over them as they dont believe it has a lens on it at all. Facepalm

 

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I’ve only just caught up with this build. Seriously impressive!!

You are joining in in the fun on the next scratch-built comp, no?? Smile

With the pump getting hot, I’m wondering if you could run it at a lower voltage?

Great build! Beer

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Drool!

How about a motorized tripod and a remote control for it? Smile

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Awesome!

So how does the beam profile compare to a typical reflector light?

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I don’t really know what to say… Very bright night(so it naturally downgrades cd performance) and just incredible brightness at that distance.

But maybe you’ll really have to stay with black flat. Why?

Djozz also made small aspheric Synios build and while he expected candela boom it even did not managed to out throw good old XP-G2:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1281758#comment-1281758

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MRsDNF wrote:
Those flashlightlens lenses are that clear I’ve had people putting fingerprints all over them as they dont believe it has a lens on it at all. Facepalm

Hahaha true

FmC wrote:
I’ve only just caught up with this build. Seriously impressive!!
You are joining in in the fun on the next scratch-built comp, no?? Smile
With the pump getting hot, I’m wondering if you could run it at a lower voltage?
Great build! Beer

A lower voltage would reduce the heat, but also the flow rate.
Now that I added a heat path to the body it isn’t heating up Smile

I might join the scratch build contest, however it took a year to plan and design this light, and there are still small things going wrong, so I doubt I would do a project this complex for a scratch build contest.


The_Driver wrote:
Drool!
How about a motorized tripod and a remote control for it? Smile

I bought a tiny tripod for it, so I can point it at different angles easily:

EasyB wrote:
Awesome!
So how does the beam profile compare to a typical reflector light?

Smile
Well the biggest difference is it has no spill, also the corona is much less pronounced, so the transition from spot to darkness is a lot faster as you can see in the pic.
The spot is not perfectly round though, not sure if it is my focusing or just the reflector’s precision.

luminarium iaculator wrote:

I don’t really know what to say… Very bright night(so it naturally downgrades cd performance) and just incredible brightness at that distance.
But maybe you’ll really have to stay with black flat. Why?
Djozz also made small aspheric Synios build and while he expected candela boom it even did not managed to out throw good old XP-G2:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1281758#comment-1281758

I will need to do further tests with the synios LEDs.
My first test from two days ago didn’t look like higher intensity than the OptoFire but it was definitely not well focused.
First I want to measure the black flat though.
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That is really awesome work. I love to see envelopes being pushed.

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Wooooaaaah! I missed this thread for weeks and was drawn in again by the mention of beamshots. This is fantastic work Enderman! A much cleaner build than the Optofire, and a bigger/further/better beam of course! Very very nice, I’m looking forward to more beamshots and numbers.

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Great Job man! really awesome… group buy? Big Smile

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singularity35 wrote:
That is really awesome work. I love to see envelopes being pushed.

Thank you, that’s what I love to do Smile

djozz wrote:
Wooooaaaah! I missed this thread for weeks and was drawn in again by the mention of beamshots. This is fantastic work Enderman! A much cleaner build than the Optofire, and a bigger/further/better beam of course! Very very nice, I’m looking forward to more beamshots and numbers.

A lot more complicated too!
Same, I’m curious to see how far off my estimates are.

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Great Job man! really awesome… group buy? Big Smile

Haha thanks, very few people are interested in spending that much money on a thrower Silly
Who knows, maybe in the future I can design a more affordable one that people would be willing to buy.
I mean, silent thunder ordnance sells mediocre 3D printed flashlights for hundreds of dollars when their parts only cost less than a hundred.
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Fantastic build! Put me on the list for two please. Smile

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Fantastic build! Put me on the list for two please. Smile

Hahaha thanks Smile
I know you’re joking because you have probably read all the component prices in the budget Big Smile
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I agree Enderman stepped it up bigtime for this build. A little more detail on construction of the cooling system (bending the tubing, etc) would be great. It turned out really well.

djozz wrote:
Wooooaaaah! I missed this thread for weeks and was drawn in again by the mention of beamshots. This is fantastic work Enderman! A much cleaner build than the Optofire, and a bigger/further/better beam of course! Very very nice, I’m looking forward to more beamshots and numbers.
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I am a big fan of the Optofire. That light still inspires me to one day try to fab up something all my own. This is on a whole new level of awesome. I love the form factor! I’m thinking a chest harness might be kinda handy, and nerdy cool. Amazing work!

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I guess a name change might make sense? Big Smile

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The_Driver wrote:
I guess a name change might make sense? Big Smile

Yes he will have to change if Synios is not up for the task. Black sun or something… Lets wait and see what Enderman will cook.

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CFT-90 driver in development

this is the stage after 90 minutes starting from 2 of my Buck designs to make 8 6A fit

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Lexel is another crazy scientist Thumbs Up

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Lexel wrote:
CFT-90 driver in development

this is the stage after 90 minutes starting from 2 of my Buck designs to make 8 6A fit

!{width:100%}http://www.metronixlaser.de/bilder/flashlight/CFT90_x8_Buck2.png!

Funny design ;).
Have you thought about screw terminals for the led leads? Soldering such big wires isn’t always the best way.

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Lexel wrote:
CFT-90 driver in development

this is the stage after 90 minutes starting from 2 of my Buck designs to make 8 6A fit

!{width:100%}http://www.metronixlaser.de/bilder/flashlight/CFT90_x8_Buck2.png!

Funny design ;).
Have you thought about screw terminals for the led leads? Soldering such big wires isn’t always the best way.

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The design specification was at least 3×3mm solder pads for the LED wires

That design has no space for screw stuff as it is limited to 5mm total thickness

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5 hours of designing this board

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It’s certainly very nice that you are actually doing this!

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The shape reminded me of this movie…

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pscal wrote:
I agree Enderman stepped it up bigtime for this build. A little more detail on construction of the cooling system (bending the tubing, etc) would be great. It turned out really well.

Thanks Smile I am still making small improvements to the cooling system, when it is finalized I will post more pictures of it and explain everything.
Currently the tubing I’m using is too thick and stiff, and is pushing on the reflector too much.
Also there’s a tubing run in the way of removing the reflector so I’m gonna need to split the single copper coil into two pieces so that one is water to the LED and one is water back from LED, instead of how it is now, which is coil to the LED and then extra tubing run going back to the pump.

bigm wrote:
I am a big fan of the Optofire. That light still inspires me to one day try to fab up something all my own. This is on a whole new level of awesome. I love the form factor! I’m thinking a chest harness might be kinda handy, and nerdy cool. Amazing work!

Yeah, it is really unique, very few LED lights that have a recoil reflector, usually it is just short arcs.
I wanted to try new things Smile Also wanted more lux than the optofire without spending $1000 on a custom lens.

The_Driver wrote:
I guess a name change might make sense? Big Smile

luminarium iaculator wrote:
Yes he will have to change if Synios is not up for the task. Black sun or something… Lets wait and see what Enderman will cook.

Yeah, I think I will need to do that.
What do you guys think of RecoilBeam?
I will no longer put the name of the LED in the name Silly too many possibilities of LED swaps.

Lexel wrote:
CFT-90 driver in development

this is the stage after 90 minutes starting from 2 of my Buck designs to make 8 6A fit


Thanks so much for helping me out in making this possible Smile
I won’t need to have a big ugly external driver strapped to the light to use a CFT90!
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AlexGT wrote:
The shape reminded me of this movie…

!https://i.imgur.com/51Hh65g.jpg!


Lol nice photoshop, you even got the size perfect!
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About your water pump, do you have room for a larger one that would have to work less hard?

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Jerommel wrote:
About your water pump, do you have room for a larger one that would have to work less hard?

Nope, there is close to 0 space left!
It’s not getting hot now that it’s heatsinked well though.
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Enderman wrote:
Yeah, I think I will need to do that. What do you guys think of RecoilBeam? I will no longer put the name of the LED in the name Silly too many possibilities of LED swaps.

RecoilBeam reminds me on those small ultrafire recoil led flashlights (UF 007, 008), and it will mess google search by bringing them into search results.

Be more creative than that Silly .

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