GB Clone Offically "SOLD OUT" 10/21/18 XPL HI 1300LM Focusing AKA Cometa 2016

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
I think on some drivers the turbo step down because the programed temp is to low?

Also i never heard about the LED rotating its common for zoomies to not have the MCPCB screwed down by actual screws. This system is what is used on most zoomies?


Most likely someone have tighten the alu. disc too much and rotated the MCPCB. Outcome of this MCPCB rotation was either scratched alu disc and shorted with MCPCB solder blobs, and/or led wires get cut by sharp edges of the brass pill and shorted too.
It should have been hold down by two screws to avoid this, but manufacturer cut cost on these screws and tapping.

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One other way to think about it, is to buy it for spite.

For every Cometa you buy at 15bux, you’re denying a sale to some other sucker at 47bux. Crazy

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I bought 2 this time round and 1 on original group buy , added some thermal grease to MCPCB then kapton tape over solder joints.

After this it works great for what it is, it is a cheap zoomie with good performance. I have yet to see anything throw like this for £12 inc battery ,Tom Tom if you know of anything that can out flood and out throw this for £12 ($15USD) inc battery please let us all know.

Yes it’s not a torch for everyone but for them who will do very basic mods, it’s a great torch at a great price.

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Lightbringer wrote:
One other way to think about it, is to buy it for spite.

For every Cometa you buy at 15bux, you’re denying a sale to some other sucker at 47bux. Crazy

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Edit: Shouldn’t have posted that, I apologize

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I just got 2 cometa’s today and everything that was wrong with them has been fixed in some way or another. There is a plastic insert on the head side of the battery (well made, milled plastic insert) and what is normally the reflector (don’t know what it is called) has been milled for relief of the solder blobs. Solder work is perfect also. For $15 or $16 these are a bargain if you like zoomies. I’ll try and post pics later.

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+1

Awesome deal!

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Wow, guess it’s a good thing I bought 3 of them, they are only 49% off now at $47.99 each. Normal price is $96.00 at Banggood. How much were they during the initial group buy? I wasn’t apart of this fabulous forum then.

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Awesome deal!

Only because some fat-fingered idiot, or automated script, pressed the wrong buttons.

Now corrected.

Good luck to those of you who snapped a “bargain”. Maybe even with some “free” cells.

Yes, I am just a tiny bit jealous. But also glad that I missed this. Life is too short to be fixing these shoddy knock-offs up, when you could do so much better, but by all means crack-on, those of you who have time on your hands, and are really cheap.

Edit: “Nevermind the Quality, Feel the Width.” An oblique reference.

I’m out of this thread now, you will be pleased to hear.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
Wow, guess it’s a good thing I bought 3 of them, they are only 49% off now at $47.99 each. Normal price is $96.00 at Banggood. How much were they during the initial group buy? I wasn’t apart of this fabulous forum then.

They are worth no more than $30, that’s if you get a good one.

Which was about the group-buy price, except that they were all ludicrously bad. In every possible way. And still are, despite some factory re-work. As you will realise from the comments here.

Just do a search for e.g. “Jaxman Z1 Aliexpress” and buy the proper thing, at the proper price. This is a decent torch.

If you live in the first-world, why are you obsessing over perhaps an extra $20 to get the real thing ? That is, if you actually intend to use it, with a use-case, rather than just to add it to a collection to gather dust. Or as a curiosity.

Out now, I promise.

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Good grief, can you just give it a rest ?

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T18 wrote:
Good grief, can you just give it a rest ?

Yes, of course.

Thank you for bringing this odd bargain to our attention, and congratulations to those who received a bargain.

Please carry on talking about the many and varied ways of trying to make it work properly and reliably.

However it is long gone now, I think. Given the stupid prices that have returned yet again.

Perhaps something like it might return once the Banggood algorithms have settled down.

Meanwhile we could discuss the difference between “cheapness” and good value. Or sensible ways to spend our money, and time.

Which become limited, the older that you get, and an appreciation of quality and distaste of mediocrity (and rewarding that), seem to become more relevant. Once you grow up.

It doesn’t even have to cost any more, once you become selective, and learn to only buy the things that are good, rather than everything that is cheap.

Then there is the backstory, which it seems is instantly forgotten, if even known, by pundits on here.

PS T18, do you have a stake in this game, or are you completely neutral ?

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“Out now, I promise.”

Any other promises you wanna make since we now know you don’t keep them?

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Yours is one perspective – another is that of a product with a known range of problems at a price perfect for someone that wants to play with it. Many here enjoy doing that cheaply when possible. As someone else said “parts is parts”. It isn’t any more complicated than that and from this perspective the history is mostly irrelevant. Someonelse’s perspective can be equally valid.

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johnkey68 wrote:
!https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1600×1200q90/921/y11nAD.jpg!

  • driver pocket / driver shelf oversize (approx. 19-19.5mm) while pass thru hole is about 17.8-18mm => 17mm driver can be moved over enough to short out on one of the SMD’s or positive lead

This can be good for fix the short circuit driver problem
Please tell us if these adapters you have worked yourself or where to buy them

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For the issue Turbo drops out to moon after exactly 10 seconds , anyone redo temperature calibration and the issue disappear?

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nottawhackjob wrote:
“Out now, I promise.”

Any other promises you wanna make since we now know you don’t keep them?

I have been out since I said that. Except for responding to directed pokes and prods. As now, which I think is understandable. Forgive me.

Just “let it lie”, and carry on chatting amongst yourselves.

Don’t you consider it curious how wedded some seem to be to a mediocre sh(xx) torch, just because it was offered for a ridiculous price, for a few days.

The fundamentals have never changed. Nor the back story.

Take a good look at yourselves, and question, is this the way you want the world to work ? Race to the bottom.

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Any idea if we can get a spare lens for this light?
I have been using it quite a bit the past few days, I might want to get one just in case i drop it in the future.
Thanks

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Years back you could buy a Z1 lens at Banggood. But thats over and the lens size is not so common. Thats the reason i bought a Dust Cover from KD (http://kaidomain.com/KDC-Dust-Cover-for-LED-Flashlight).

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Alen wrote:
johnkey68 wrote:
!https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1600×1200q90/921/y11nAD.jpg!

  • driver pocket / driver shelf oversize (approx. 19-19.5mm) while pass thru hole is about 17.8-18mm => 17mm driver can be moved over enough to short out on one of the SMD’s or positive lead

This can be good for fix the short circuit driver problem
Please tell us if these adapters you have worked yourself or where to buy them

I did it myself. Keep the drawing, find a decent turner and order …

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I’d rate the CPF Italia Cometa in the top 10 lights of all time.

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Tom Tom wrote:
T18 wrote:
Good grief, can you just give it a rest ?

Yes, of course.

Thank you for bringing this odd bargain to our attention, and congratulations to those who received a bargain.

Please carry on talking about the many and varied ways of trying to make it work properly and reliably.

However it is long gone now, I think. Given the stupid prices that have returned yet again.

Perhaps something like it might return once the Banggood algorithms have settled down.

Meanwhile we could discuss the difference between “cheapness” and good value. Or sensible ways to spend our money, and time.

Which become limited, the older that you get, and an appreciation of quality and distaste of mediocrity (and rewarding that), seem to become more relevant. Once you grow up.

It doesn’t even have to cost any more, once you become selective, and learn to only buy the things that are good, rather than everything that is cheap.

Then there is the backstory, which it seems is instantly forgotten, if even known, by pundits on here.

PS T18, do you have a stake in this game, or are you completely neutral ?

Edit: Removed my response because I’m better than this guy and I won’t be baited, but Tom Tom you really need to go back to wherever you came from, your annoying.

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Got mine today – I lubricated the threads of the zooming mechanism a bit and put 3 layers of Kapton-Tape over the contacts (was working out of the box, no marks on the disk)
Also I changed the white disc under the silicone-tailcap with one made out of plexyglas – not the tailcap is much brighter.

Well – this is pretty much as good as a zoomie can get, I guess.
For 15€ this is a Nobrainer (or was, since the price was increased)

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So, if I wanted to buy an extension tube, would this light work with a Z1 extension and is it even available separately?

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Not . It is impossible. Different thread pitch. But If if you accidentally stumble a lathe and have the ability to work on it, then there is no problem ….
Plus, the details of different anodizing, as seen in the pictures

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johnkey68 wrote:
Not . It is impossible. Different thread pitch. But If if you accidentally stumble a lathe and have the ability to work on it, then there is no problem …. Plus, the details of different anodizing, as seen in the pictures !https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1600×1200q90/923/nplc04.jpg!

Nice work Johnkey
But the cost of tube is high
plus threads need to rework and it cost more time and money
Will be good know wich others 26650 ext. Tubes of others light Can fit the Threads and tailcap of cometa.

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If anyone is still looking for one, I have a cometa (3b) from the original group buy I would be willing to sell. (it works with a protected panasonic ncrb, but other batteries have mixed results)

I have been meaning to mod it to get rid of the short issue, but just never had time.

I dont mean to hijack this thread, and I would normally post a WTS thread, but there seems to be quite a following for this light here so i figured i would offer up mine. Please pm me if there is interest.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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