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I have to imagine Lumintop must or maybe be getting perturbed about this also, with what they invested in this project so far, no?

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I always have patience with these group buys, it is a must, but i completely agree that the recent silence has been annoying, to say the least.

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I imagine your correct KawiBoy1428.

Totally agree cabfrank.

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We were told that Neal sent a prototype to two guys. They received them weeks ago and we have heard nothing at all from those two guys about the light.

From what I gather Cawi tested the new prototype, but since he has no technical input on the project he had nothing meaningful to report compared to the previous one. Fritz received the prototype five weeks ago and is still MIA despite Lumintop waiting solely on a specific minor alteration to a CAD file from him. For whatever reason Neal did not see fit to send a new prototype to ToyKeeper, the only project member who is consistently engaged with the community.

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Please try to be patient. I know it’s uncomfortable waiting, not knowing what’s going on, but it doesn’t accomplish anything to assume the worst and let assumptions turn into anger. It generally just makes things worse.

People have lives outside of the forum, and that takes precedence. Like how RMM hasn’t been around much lately… and it turns out the reason is because he and his wife had a daughter, born about two months early, and they’ve been working around the clock to help their newborn survive. Or when The Miller disappeared, because his place got flooded and then he was ill for a long time. These things happen.

I don’t know what’s keeping Fritz away. I just know his last message stopped in the middle of a thought and he hasn’t responded since. Maybe … Something Happened. ™(*)

So we’re trying to get in touch, to make sure he’s okay and try to move the project along.



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Bob_McBob wrote:
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We were told that Neal sent a prototype to two guys. They received them weeks ago and we have heard nothing at all from those two guys about the light.
From what I gather Cawi tested the new prototype, but since he has no technical input on the project he had nothing meaningful to report compared to the previous one. Fritz received the prototype five weeks ago and is still MIA despite Lumintop waiting solely on a specific minor alteration to a CAD file from him. For whatever reason Neal did not see fit to send a new prototype to ToyKeeper, the only project member who is consistently engaged with the community.
Thanks for the info Bob…. I went brain dead when I tried to recall those two names. Facepalm .. And I sure was not gonna search through this thread trying to find them…. thus, “two guys”. Big Smile . Big Smile

No use worrying about it now, but for the life of me I cannot figure out why Neal did not send that prototype to TK. Facepalm . Big Smile . Big Smile

TK is correct too, the proclamations of doom, gloom, & gnashing of teeth; along with elaborated pronouncements of withdrawal & “take me off the list” will do nothing but cause hard feelings or war. Wink

Don’t want one when the time comes…. just don’t buy one. The list is not a contract.

But hopefully, this ‘discussion’ will spur to action whoever is dragging their rear end.
IF they are indeed well & able that is.

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Idk, I signed up for this light a good while ago, and ill be happy when it hits production, but im not in any real hurry. The specs make it seem like pretty much the light ive been searching for, but all of these people have lives outside of BLF and even if they get a cut, its not their main focus.

In the meantime im still hunting for a grail light and learning to modify and flash firmware. Thats plenty to keep me intrigued and busy for a while. Brings back memories of C++ classes
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ToyKeeper wrote:
People have lives outside of the forum, and that takes precedence. Like how RMM hasn’t been around much lately… and it turns out the reason is because he and his wife had a daughter, born about two months early, and they’ve been working around the clock to help their newborn survive. Or when The Miller disappeared, because his place got flooded and then he was ill for a long time. These things happen.

We don’t deserve TK Innocent Smile

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I agree that things happen and these lights are certainly not very important, as we all have dozens of lights.

But I thought a well respected manufacturer was involved since some time and this is not just a hobby project anymore. In that case I agree with X3 and its just poor project management. And this project is losing momentum for a long time.

EDIT: Certainly don’t take me off the list yet Big Smile

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If you do have a reply, maybe another thread or PM? I’d probably better be off, but I’ll check back.

PM sent.

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So Lumintop just needs one dimension changed in a CAD file to be ready to go. And it sounds like they have a pretty good idea of the change they want made.

Is it possible for them to just go ahead and make the change themselves if nobody can get hold of Fritz? Or will the project simply die if Fritz never responds?

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I’m sure Lumintop can easily make the change themselves, but they probably want Fritz to sign off on the final version. So, we wait.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Please try to be patient. I know it's uncomfortable waiting, not knowing what's going on, but it doesn't accomplish anything to assume the worst and let assumptions turn into anger. It generally just makes things worse. People have lives outside of the forum, and that takes precedence. Like how RMM hasn't been around much lately... and it turns out the reason is because he and his wife had a daughter, born about two months early, and they've been working around the clock to help their newborn survive. Or when The Miller disappeared, because his place got flooded and then he was ill for a long time. These things happen. I don't know what's keeping Fritz away. I just know his last message stopped in the middle of a thought and he hasn't responded since. Maybe ... Something Happened. (TM)(*) So we're trying to get in touch, to make sure he's okay and try to move the project along.

* It's a mystery. Perhaps even an action-packed psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan. One of these days he's bound to make a movie called: Something Happened

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[…]i completely agree that the recent silence has been annoying, to say the least.

Silence? I suppose, if it hadn’t been filled with the endless carping. Sick

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Post #5000, wow!

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Post #5000, wow!

Don’t brag, someone will snatched it away. Lol

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Hello, everyone
interested as well.
anyone can shed some light Smile on price

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$25-30, depending on emitters is the goal, give or take $5 or so. XPL HI are more expensive than other emitters.

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The prices we were told when the emitter poll was going on were $30 for LH351D or any other emitter option, or $36 for XPL HI. Where did you hear these other numbers?

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spaceminions wrote:
The prices we were told when the emitter poll was going on were $30 for LH351D or any other emitter option, or $36 for XPL HI. Where did you hear these other numbers?
Yes… this is the correct info. Thumbs Up

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spaceminions wrote:
The prices we were told when the emitter poll was going on were $30 for LH351D or any other emitter option, or $36 for XPL HI. Where did you hear these other numbers?

I’d call it wishful thinking Cash

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Price FW3A – TLF a BLF: US30 $ with XP-G3 shipping included.
Of that agreement, many months ago.
Let’s hope it is still: shipping included.
For some countries, shipping is more cost, more expensive, I fear that, For those countries, I fear that: Lumintop claim shipping cost
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(with XP-L Hi, + US6 $).
 

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What members were sent lights for final review?

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JasonWW wrote:
Bob_McBob wrote:
Post #5000, wow!
Don’t brag, someone will snatched it away. Lol

Yep, see what can happen? Let’s just hope we’re not at 6000 without lights in our hands.

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Yourrid wrote:
What members were sent lights for final review?

Significantly, not TK. Sad
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JasonWW wrote:
Bob_McBob wrote:
Post #5000, wow!
Don’t brag, someone will snatched it away. Lol

That didn’t take long.

I, um, have a good memory. So let’s see what disappeared…

… it looks like the deleted post was probably #4384 by Henk4U2:

In post #4384, Henk4U2 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
hanoilighting208 wrote:
I have one like that
Sorry, you say you have one like that? Flat Stare
Are you referring to the FW3A or other flashlight or thing?

Who does not remember these famous words from the movie “When Harry met Sally”:
“I’ll have what she’s having.”

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Fritz is the FW3A Team right? And he was supposedly getting the 3rd prototype mailed to him?

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spaceminions wrote:
The prices we were told when the emitter poll was going on were $30 for LH351D or any other emitter option, or $36 for XPL HI. Where did you hear these other numbers?

Come on gentlemen, zcbtjwj was just trying to help a fellow member.
Unfortunately he was unable to repeat the exact prices he had read earlier (somewhere) in this thread.
Look at the ‘give or take $5’ part.

So it may be a D for accuracy, but I’ll give it a B for effort.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Bob_McBob wrote:
Post #5000, wow!
Don’t brag, someone will snatched it away. Lol

That didn’t take long.

I, um, have a good memory. So let’s see what disappeared…

… it looks like the deleted post was probably #4384 by Henk4U2:

In post #4384, Henk4U2 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
hanoilighting208 wrote:
I have one like that
Sorry, you say you have one like that? Flat Stare
Are you referring to the FW3A or other flashlight or thing?

Who does not remember these famous words from the movie “When Harry met Sally”:
“I’ll have what she’s having.”

Well, apparently nobody cared to remember what Sally was having ….

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Yourrid wrote:
What members were sent lights for final review?
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teacher wrote:
We were told that Neal sent a prototype to two guys. They received them weeks ago and we have heard nothing at all from those two guys about the light.

From what I gather Cawi tested the new prototype, but since he has no technical input on the project he had nothing meaningful to report compared to the previous one. Fritz received the prototype five weeks ago and is still MIA despite Lumintop waiting solely on a specific minor alteration to a CAD file from him. For whatever reason Neal did not see fit to send a new prototype to ToyKeeper, the only project member who is consistently engaged with the community.

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