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Macka17 wrote:
This has been going on for soooo long.
Any chance of getting a “current update” on where it actually stands now.
today.
What would I get if I ordered one tonight, with what choices?.
I can’t find the pages with details of body. drivers. Batt, etc.
Just pages and pages of people being people, IE Round in circles while getting nowhere.
It could be an interesting light if it replaces/updates something I have at present.
at around $30/35ish.

All the info is in post #1 or #2.

There are no updates other than we are waiting to hear about the latest round of prototypes.

Actual orders are not being taken yet. If you want to reserve a light, just say so. If your not interested, that’s okay too. You are not obligated to buy.

Please don’t come here demanding info. You will be seen as a jerk and treated as such. Be respectful and ask nicely. Thank you.

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Macka17 wrote:
I can’t find the pages with details of body. drivers. Batt, etc.

In Post #1, Page 1, , in Post #2, and in Post #3 you have some information.
Still pending from Fritz15

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Noticias:

fritz15 ,  visited this forum 5 days ago.

fritz15

Sorry for my bad English
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pepinfaxera wrote:

Noticias:


fritz15 ,  visited this forum 5 days ago.


fritz15

Hmmmm, this is somewhat Disheartening. To bad he didn’t drop in this thread with info of some kind. . Sad

The above link is to his last post & the info below is what pepinfaxera mentioned.
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Sat, 06/30/2018 – 10:56….. #4112 / (last BLF post as of 10 November 2018)
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pepinfaxera wrote:
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: See # Post fri, 11/09/2018 , – 03:52 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) In for 2 if $30 1 if $35
You’re in the numbers 1023, 1237, 1238 and 1239 on: Interest List , Post # 4 , Page 1 , . . Four flashlights FW3A to BLF TLF. Now you say just one or two depending on the price? Duda, Please: Resolve, Clarify this doubt, (this contradiction) .
jaynick wrote:
: See Post #2481, Fri, february /09/2018 . put me down for one please
jaynick wrote:
: See Post Sun, june /03/2018 . Put me down for 3 please.

How many flashlights do you want in total? … x … units? .
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greetings, regards.

Well..this thread is a year and a half old. Excuse me for not remembering if i chimed in my interest at various points in time.

I honestly dont need the light im just trying to support a forum project. Like i said in my most recent post, ill take 2 if @$30
Its hard to gauge my interest since no details are final.

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teacher wrote:
this is somewhat Disheartening. To bad he didn’t drop in this thread with info of some kind. . Sad

I think he was online just long enough to send a private message to the FW3A team. He apologized for not being around, said he’s doing okay but is very busy, and said he’ll make more time for this soon. Otherwise, the answers were “no” about changing the host design, and a plan to isolate the switch signal better by removing the outer contact ring on the spring side of the driver. That way, if the inner tube shifts a little, it shouldn’t touch ground.

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Thanks TK for the information about the situation! Thumbs Up

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teacher wrote:
this is somewhat Disheartening. To bad he didn’t drop in this thread with info of some kind. . Sad
I think he was online just long enough to send a private message to the FW3A team. He apologized for not being around, said he’s doing okay but is very busy, and said he’ll make more time for this soon. Otherwise, the answers were “no” about changing the host design, and a plan to isolate the switch signal better by removing the outer contact ring on the spring side of the driver. That way, if the inner tube shifts a little, it shouldn’t touch ground.
Thanks for the info TK… Thumbs Up . That is not so disheartening after all, since he did make contact with the people who count…… the ‘FW3A Team’. Beer

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I’m in for one

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I daresay Lumintop, Neal, DEL, TK etc. would just like to see it finalised and completed. As, I think, would we all.

I’d even re-join if I saw the prospect of that happening soon.

It still could be great, though I really do have my doubts about whether the tail e-switch will be reliable, which it would seem is still the difficulty at the moment. As well as the unique feature.

Fingers crossed that the next prototype corrects this.

It will always be a compromised torch, thermally. So little metal, so much raw power. If TK can keep it under control, that will be a triumph. Meanwhile other torches are available.

Edited to remove negativity.

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Tom Tom, you are the last person I would ask for an opinion on this project. Why, because you’ve already given your opinion time and time again even though no one asked you.

Are you trying to be the most disliked member of the forum? (besides those who have been banned)

Maybe try typing out your negative opinion and get out all of your frustrations like you’ve been doing, except instead of hitting the send button, simply delete it. Then you will feel better and at the same time nobody else will have to share in your misery. Cheers Beer

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… I’d even re-join…

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JasonWW wrote:
Maybe try typing out your negative opinion and get out all of your frustrations like you’ve been doing, except instead of hitting the send button, simply delete it. Then you will feel better and at the same time nobody else will have to share in your misery. Cheers Beer

I do that sometimes. Sometimes I even take a screenshot before cancelling the post. It’s a good way to let off steam without making messes.

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The letters on my keyboard are no longer visible LOL

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The letters on my keyboard are no longer visible LOL

This thing finally got so old that I replaced it. It lasted for an estimated 200 million keystrokes, without ever giving me any problems, but I was wearing through the keycaps and wanted to try something new.

So now I’m using one of these:

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Very nice Thumbs Up

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It sure looks nice, but you only know for sure after a million keystrokes Wink give or take.
As for myself, I always was very fond of the classic IBM keyboards. It had a typical mechanical click, almost like pushing in the shutter of an analog foto camera (dare I say gun trigger?)

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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I still do have one mechanical keyboard from 1998.

Got passed down from my father to me.

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On a more positive note, It took Newport News Shipbuilding less time to build (and commission) the first ship in a class of entirely new aircraft carriers (Essex) than it has taken to put together this flashlight. Way to go Newport News Shipbuilding! Wink

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On a more positive note, It took Newport News Shipbuilding less time to build (and commission) the first ship in a class of entirely new aircraft carriers (Essex) than it has taken to put together this flashlight. Way to go Newport News Shipbuilding! ;)

Good thing the FW3A is just a flashlight. Right?

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Flashlight are way more complicated than Ships. But good job anyway.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
It sure looks nice, but you only know for sure after a million keystrokes Wink give or take. As for myself, I always was very fond of the classic IBM keyboards.

I still have a couple old buckling-spring keyboards, but they’re pretty much never found in the 65% form factor I like. So I have newer keyboards with MX-style switches.

According to my logs, this new one already has about 5 million keypresses on it.

I’m tempted to look for one with Kaihua Copper switches though, instead of the Hako True switches I’m using now. It’s a lighter touch, more tactile, and less spongey toward the bottom. Or maybe I’ll just finally get a key switch tester board to try a wider range, and find a keyboard with hot-swappable switches. I happen to know a guy who is making one, and it runs open-source firmware, and I’ve already added stuff to that firmware…

There’s more than one rabbit hole to fall into. Smile

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One for me. Thank you

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Lance_Hardrod would like 2 of these lights.

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