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I’m a bit worried about this.

It started off as a technical tour-de-force. How to make a multiple-emitter 18650 torch with minimal materials (Fritz), state-of-the art performance, finely finished, exceptional UI (TK), no compromises.

I am dismayed to hear that there appears to be no central point of contact with Lumintop, nor any feedback after the first prototypes.

Fingers crossed that this can be turned-around.

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Tom Tom wrote:
I’m a bit worried about this.

It started off as a technical tour-de-force. How to make a multiple-emitter 18650 torch with minimal materials (Fritz), state-of-the art performance, finely finished, exceptional UI (TK), no compromises.

I am dismayed to hear that there appears to be no central point of contact with Lumintop, nor any feedback after the first prototypes.

Fingers crossed that this can be turned-around.


The Miller was the one in charge of this project, but he had to leave. Luckily other members have picked up where he left off. His Q8 project was fine and his GT project was fine. I’m sure this project will be fine as well.

Fritz is pretty much in charge, but he doesn’t frequent the BLF Forum often.

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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Updated list : … “Post moved to Page 111 , http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1329701#comment-1329701

Short list, Last requests .

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JasonWW wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:

The main thing I’d fix, if possible, is communication. I think there needs to be a direct channel between someone at Lumintop and someone who is active in the project thread on BLF or TLF, so we can know what’s going on instead of guessing.

I wonder what Neal is up to now that the GT group buy is over? He speaks both languages and already has a relationship with Lumintop.
Yes he does… but another thing we learned from the GT Project is there are people at Lumintop who do speak English. TA proved this when he got things ‘back on track’ in a time of no communication from Neal.

What I read TK saying (and I hope I am correct) is there needs to be a point of communication between a designated person at LT & a designated person of this team.

Communication that goes freely both ways & does not have to be drug out of the LT represenative.

Communication that can then be shared, by the designated team member; with the readers of this thread.

That would be an improvement worth writing home about… Wink

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when it is ready, can you make a new posting?
i;ve quit reading this one…

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wle wrote:
when it is ready, can you make a new posting?
i;ve quit reading this one…

thx
wle


How would anyone find a new post in time?

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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wle wrote:
when it is ready, can you make a new posting?
i;ve quit reading this one…

You are number. #308 on: Interest List , Post # 4 , Page 1 ,
When you are ready, you will receive a PM
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JasonWW wrote:
wle wrote:
when it is ready, can you make a new posting?
i;ve quit reading this one…

thx
wle

How would anyone find a new post in time?
Short answer is….. they would not find it.

Compared to the Q8 & GT threads (their length)….. this one is very easy to follow. No need to start a new one.
Put the info right here where most people will see it.

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wle wrote:
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You are number. #308 on: Interest List , Post # 4 , Page 1 ,
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latest prototype Smile 

 

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Nice!

Thanks for the update, can’t wait till it’s finally available!! Party

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Looks very nice. Can’t wait. Glad I am in for a couple so far. One of the better looking lights I have seen in quite some time. Very minimalist looking but what is lurking under the hood is amazing.

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That is a far cry from the raw machined looking finish of earlier pictures, but still looks nice.

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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The latest prototype looks good!  :BEER:

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That latest prototype looks good!! Real good….. Thumbs Up

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It really does. A big change from the original, as Jason said, but a must have, by my way of thinking.

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I really like the looks of this latest prototype.
Looks very pocket friendly. The clip should hold very well.
It looks like it will tailstand very well.
The button looks like it will feel nice to operate without being prone to accidental activation.
The optics are nice and open and not being blocked by the bezel.
I just hope it won’t be all glued together so the emiters can easily be upgraded. I plan on putting some rosy 219b’s in mine.

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JasonWW wrote:
That is a far cry from the raw machined looking finish of earlier pictures, but still looks nice.

As far as I remember the raw machined lock where computer renderings.

First lamp from Fritz machined was bead blasted.
First prototype had a grey anodisation.

I still like the surface finish of the first proto most, I would vote for the darker color of the tailcap.
A dark grey.

Edit: I hope for better pictures. The first one is distorted from the phone camera. The lamp looks a bit fat Smile

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M4D M4X wrote:

latest prototype Smile 

How on earth do you have a prototype when the actual FW3A team hasn’t heard from Lumintop for some time?

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maukka wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:

latest prototype Smile 

How on earth do you have a prototype when the actual FW3A team hasn’t heard from Lumintop for some time?

Maybe the pics are from Neal direct from Lumintop?

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joechina wrote:
maukka wrote:
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latest prototype Smile 

How on earth do you have a prototype when the actual FW3A team hasn't heard from Lumintop for some time?
Maybe the pics are from Neal direct from Lumintop?

 

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Thanks for the pics Max.

If its not going to have the raw machined look, than I think a darker gray anodizing would suit the light better.

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Will there be a LOTR edition of this flashlight, called “Eärendil”?
I could image a nice slogan on top of the cardboard box…

“Whereas Andúril, flame of the West, will fight enemies back,
may this light of Eärendil guide you in dark places, when all other lights go out!”

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joechina wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
That is a far cry from the raw machined looking finish of earlier pictures, but still looks nice.

As far as I remember the raw machined lock where computer renderings.

First lamp from Fritz machined was bead blasted.
First prototype had a grey anodisation.

From the first post:

“For a lot of us mere mortals, seeing the cool things machinists make on their lathe is just a dream.
Hence the finish of the FW3A will be clear anodisation, no sanding/beadblasting before anodisation.
The idea is to give all the chance to have a light looking like it came of a lathe with the protection of anodisation.”

I’m sorry but I am rather disappointed with the new photos, I don’t think the taper from the head works, it doesn’t blend with the more industrial look of the tailcap and clip etc, I prefer the original design which I think is more honest, and minimalist.

I am particularly disappointed with the beadblast finish, which ISTM is simply a cheap way to cover up surface imperfections. I’d far prefer a raw “aerospace” machined finish, ideally with a true thick un-dyed HA-3 anodisation (which is naturally a dull gray-ish finish, and immensely durable).

This would require fine machining and careful handling of the parts. Some of the best machined and anodised torches I have are MAG-LITEs so I see no reason why this one couldn’t have a similarly good finish.

I will buy this, but I’m sad that it isn’t quite what I was hoping for.

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I’m also keen to have this nice light. Please count me in!

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It’s looking great.
Lets not spend more time debating the exact look of the flashlight body. This project is taking too long already. Many of us are liking the new look better. I guess it is impossible to satisfy everybody. LOL Big Smile

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Also interested. Please add me to the list.

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I guess it is impossible to satisfy everybody.

If you created the ultimate light, capable of producing an infinite amount of your preferred light quality in the perfect beam pattern for your intended use, at will, out of thin air, with the whole mechanism stored in another dimension so it has no volume or weight, we wouldn’t like it, because there would be nothing to look at or collect, only results.

What use are results?!! We want collectibles, and we want them in a rigidly defined schedule of unpredictability.

Beam me up!

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