The FW3A a TLF BLF special elegant triple powerful flashlight

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Post #2500!

(at the moment)

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You would be the greatest neighbor ever!

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As a neighbor, I’d probably be too shy to say hi… unless you count blasting bass through the walls at 3am.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
WaylonJennings wrote:
You would be the greatest neighbor ever!

?

As a neighbor, I’d probably be too shy to say hi… unless you count blasting bass through the walls at 3am.

That must piss off the landlord!

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interested..Thanks

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I'll bite, please add me to the list for one.

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Please add me to the list for 1, thank you.

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Please add me to the list for 1, thanks. I wish I’d remembered to come by when TK first mentioned it to me.

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Put me down for 2.
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Please add me to the list for one.

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Please add me to the list for one. Looks like another great flashlight from the BLF design team — many thanks.

“Put down that cell phone and get a real flashlight”!

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I hope I didn't miss the bus on this one... like i did the GT (sigh)

 

Really exciting minimalist EDC... Cheers  to all that made this possible

 

Please count me in for TWO!!

 

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I doubt there’s any bus to miss. This is an inexpensive and superberbly spec’d light. They don’t need the considerable machining and raw material of the GT so they’ll sell a ton of them and should have them available for a long while until some new advances in compact flashlight technology comes around.

I’m just hoping that soon after Chinese New Year we will hear some concrete information about when they’ll start production and what the final design will look like.

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If I understand correctly, if the FW3A sells well, it’ll probably be the first in a series. FW3A for aluminum, FW3B for brass, FW3C for copper, FW3T for titanium. It shouldn’t be a once-only limited-time thing unless something goes wrong.

However, like most of these projects, the price may be higher for the general public after the group buy is done.

I have a lot of lights… and the FW3A is what I’ve been using the most lately. It’s not the prettiest light in my collection, but it does seem unusually practical. It’s one of the smallest 18650 lights, one of the most versatile, it’s mod-friendly, and it has a good clip and good ergonomics. So I hope it’ll stick around.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
It’s one of the smallest 18650 lights, one of the most versatile, it’s mod-friendly, and it has a good clip and good ergonomics. So I hope it’ll stick around.

Could you post a picture of the light next to a D4 and maybe a Convoy to give us an idea of the size?

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bmengineer wrote:
Could you post a picture of the light next to a D4 and maybe a Convoy to give us an idea of the size?

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1236354#comment-1236354 Smile

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Please don’t use a kickstarter on this light … I’m old and vote for an electric start.

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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ToyKeeper wrote:
bmengineer wrote:
Could you post a picture of the light next to a D4 and maybe a Convoy to give us an idea of the size?

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1236354#comment-1236354 Smile

Woops. Hard to keep track of 2500 posts. That thing is crazy tiny! Would be nice to see a FW1A in the future as well. Thanks!

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Boaz wrote:
Please don’t use a kickstarter on this light … I’m old and vote for an electric start.


Ever had to get out and hand-crank the engine to get it started? It’s actually not as bad as it sounds.

Controls in those days were a little different though. Throttle control on a hand lever, gear changes and reverse on foot pedals, and a crank starter with a tendency to break arms. Want to change into high gear? Be sure not to hit the reverse pedal by mistake!

They probably should have consulted me about the UI. Silly

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Only now I noticed that the OP has changed to FW3A Team!!

Will the “Team” be in charge of the updates to the interest lists from now on? Wink

If so, I guess I shall pay the due respect to pepinfaxera for the work done in that updates, in the “absence” period of The Miller! Thanks!!!

For the FW3A Team, I wish all the best and I guess that I am just 1 among many that wanna see this project keep going on the best way possible Wink In you we trust, to deliver an excellent flashlight Wink

Keep the good work on it Thumbs Up

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bmengineer wrote:
Hard to keep track of 2500 posts.

Indeed, it is.

Changes will be happening soon in the first post, to make it easier for everyone to stay up to date.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Will the “Team” be in charge of the updates to the interest lists from now on? Wink

Eventually, yes. But probably not immediately, since no one in the team has volunteered to do that yet.

I started writing a bot for it, but I got distracted because I have like a zillion* projects and other things to do. The most recent project aims to make all the others a bit more manageable and help me avoid neglecting any for too long.


* “Zillion” currently means 7445 individual tasks, according to the new meter, but I haven’t finished writing conduits so it’s not yet aggregating all relevant data.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Ever had to get out and hand-crank the engine to get it started? It’s actually not as bad as it sounds.

Controls in those days were a little different though. Throttle control on a hand lever, gear changes and reverse on foot pedals, and a crank starter with a tendency to break arms. Want to change into high gear? Be sure not to hit the reverse pedal by mistake!

This reminded me of a segment from one of my favorite TV shows, ‘The Secret Life Of Machines,’ hosted by Tim Hunkin.

Here’s a two-minute clip demonstrating the startup and driving procedure of a 1902 Wolseley automobile:

I highly suggest watching all 30 episodes of ‘The Secret Life Of Machines.’ They’re available on YouTube.

One of my favorite epiosdes is ‘The Secret Life Of The Central Heating System,’ but they’re all very good.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Only now I noticed that the OP has changed to FW3A Team!!

Will the “Team” be in charge of the updates to the interest lists from now on? Wink

If so, I guess I shall pay the due respect to pepinfaxera for the work done in that updates, in the “absence” period of The Miller! Thanks!!!

For the FW3A Team, I wish all the best and I guess that I am just 1 among many that wanna see this project keep going on the best way possible Wink In you we trust, to deliver an excellent flashlight Wink

Keep the good work on it Thumbs Up

Hmmm…I don’t know Fritz, but if the ‘Team’ is hanging out in his underpants…shouldn’t we call the police or rescue??

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I guess the team is at that location to test the nut roaster funktion.

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FW3A Team wrote:
bmengineer wrote:
Hard to keep track of 2500 posts.

Indeed, it is.

Changes will be happening soon in the first post, to make it easier for everyone to stay up to date.


It might be best to log out of the team account when you make posts in the thread so that people know who they are talking to. It will help to avoid confusion.

Who is this right now, Fritz?

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JasonWW wrote:
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Indeed, it is.
It might be best to log out of the team account when you make posts in the thread so that people know who they are talking to. It will help to avoid confusion.

Indeed, it would be.

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Who is this right now, Fritz?

Care to guess again? Smile

I used the shared account there mostly just as a way of announcing that it exists… and then promptly changed back to my account.

Not planning to use the account much… I don’t think Fritz likes me messing with his underpants. But if I do need to post something, I’ll probably sign any future messages to avoid confusion.

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Hey, maybe you could copy and paste post #1854 into post #3. Then it would be easy to find that info and pictures. That’s what I would do if I was on the team.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos including GT 

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

 

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Hi, I can´t find me on the list. anybody know if it is updated? thanks

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