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Thanks very much, sure was a lot of patience went into this one Innocent

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Diffuser/ protective case.

I made a simple diffuser from an old berocca tube.

Rubbed down with wire wool to remove the printscreen, cut some from the length of the tube, installed a ring of stickyback felt inside the tube for a snug fit and added some GITD powder & UV glue to the ends.

Can also be used as a protective case for the light.

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This light is so marvelous both in appearance and technique!

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CRX Rotary - Complete.CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.Specifications:

Copper & Titanium construction
Cree XP-L HD v6 3D emitter
GITD O-ring & LED surround
20mm Copper DTP MCPCB
19mm x 8mm solid copper heatsink
20mm x 12mm SMO Reflector
22mm x 2mm dual coated ARC glass
Lighted Rotary six mode tail switch & Momentary button
Dual colour Tritium indicators
Lockout-able
Diffuser/ protective carry case
Magnetic cell contacts
18350 cell compatible
Removable USB charging unit

Length – 94mm
Width – 25mm
Weight – 180g (With 18350 cell)
Parts Made - 80 (Approx)
Time to build - 101 hours

Modes, Operation & Light output:

Pressing the momentary button or turning the rotary tail switch clockwise gives these approximate outputs:

Mo Switch - 1560 lm
Mode - 1 - 1500 lm
Mode - 2 - 450 lm
Mode - 3 - 180 lm
Mode - 4 - 45 lm
Mode - 5 - 3 lm
Mode - 6 - FF lm

Max cd - 9000
Max Throw - 190m

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The rotary tail switch can be operated through 360° in either direction starting in the highest or lowest mode.
The use of a lubricated o-ring underneath gives just enough friction for smooth operation.
The tail push button gives momentary access to the highest mode.
The tritium markers give an indication as to switch position/ charging mode.

When the two green tritium vials are lined up on the outer shell   , the light is in the off position.
When the green indicator on the rotary tail section is turned to line up with the red indicator in the body section   , the light is in direct drive mode, or in charging mode if the head section is then disconnected and the USB charger port is exposed.

Other than that the tritium indicators let me know where the switch is positioned.

CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.

CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.

CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.

CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.

CRX Rotary - XPL-HD 3D - RSD - 18350 - Rotary Lighted Tail Sw - 1560lm.

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CRX Brass Art, CRX Stratis Lumina, CRX Rotary2016, 2017,& 2018 competition winners.

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Upgrade Edit: 31:08:2019CRX Rotary - XP-L-HI v2 3A 5000K - RSD7 - 18350 - Lighted Rotary Tail Switch Momentary Button - 1300lm

I modified the CRX Rotary with a 3K carbon fibre jacket, swapped the XP-L HD 3D emitter for an XP-L HI 3A 5000K, re-made a new momentary tail switch cover, dual o-rings and added a seventh moonlight mode.

Carbon fibre, titanium & copper construction
Cree XP-L HI v2 3A 5000K emitter
GITD O-ring & LED surround
20mm Copper DTP MCPCB
19mm x 8mm solid copper heatsink
20mm x 12mm SMO reflector
22mm x 2mm dual coated ARC glass
Lighted seven mode rotary tail switch & momentary button
Dual colour tritium indicators
Lockout-able
Magnetic cell contacts
18350 cell compatible
Removable USB charging unit

Length – 94mm
Width – 27mm
Weight – 192g (with 18350 cell)

New Modes, Operation & Light output:

Pressing the momentary button or turning the rotary tail switch clockwise gives these approximate outputs:

Momentary Switch - 1300lm
Mode 1 - 0Ω - 1269lm
Mode 2 - 1Ω - 380lm
Mode 3 - 3.3Ω - 162lm
Mode 4 - 15Ω - 44lm
Mode 5 - 180Ω - 15lm
Mode 6 - 820Ω - 4lm
Mode 7 - 1200Ω - ML
Max cd 15000 - 245m

CRX Rotary revised runtime graph in modes 1 & 2.CRX Rotary Runtime Graph

CRX Rotary - XP-L-HI v2 3A 5000K - RSD7 - 18350 - Lighted Rotary Tail Switch Momentary Button - 1300lm

CRX Rotary - XP-L-HI v2 3A 5000K - RSD7 - 18350 - Lighted Rotary Tail Switch Momentary Button - 1300lm

CRX Rotary - XP-L-HI v2 3A 5000K - RSD7 - 18350 - Lighted Rotary Tail Switch Momentary Button - 1300lm

CRX carbon fibre, titanium & copper triumvirate flashlight set.CRX Copper & Carbon Fibre Triumvirate (Eidolon)

 

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beautiful work!

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Such a refined and precise bit of craftsmanship there CRX
I take my hat off to you

G'day mate, ow ya garn?
Yeah, nah good mate

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I’m starting to believe that you are not human CRX. Is there something your not telling us? Should we be afraid? Cool

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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DBSAR wrote:
beautiful work!

Ragsy wrote:
Such a refined and precise bit of craftsmanship there CRX
I take my hat off to you

Thanks chaps Beer

MRsDNF wrote:
I’m starting to believe that you are not human CRX. Is there something your not telling us?
Should we be afraid? Cool

Course not, I like you guys Innocent
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CRX wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
I’m starting to believe that you are not human CRX. Is there something your not telling us?
Should we be afraid? Cool

Course not, I like you guys Innocent

Soo stay on your good side. Okay got it Wink

Now that you have the protective case you must be ready to send it to me Big Smile

I agree with Moose, your skills are not normal !!!

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Wow! Unbelievably beautiful! Beer Need to have this one Mass Produced! Love Thumbs Up

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Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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In less than a month you can make this masterpiece of illumination and we don’t have a FW3A yet. Amazing. Big Smile

I love it, very classy yet practical. Hard to succeed at both. You are a talented man my friend. Great job. Congrats.

I say congrats because the win I think is in the bag.

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I am considering making a piston drive light at some point, which may or may not be completed before the FW3A Big Smile

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Once again an impressive light CRX. You keep improving your builds Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Piston rod light sounds nice. I have a piston in use as an ashtray, looks nice too. And not so complicated to make Big Smile

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CRX wrote:
I am considering making a piston drive light at some point, which may or may not be completed before the FW3A Big Smile

I saw what you’ve done there Evil

BTW, and regarding to you flashlight, I like the “diffuser” option Wink “Recycling” materials is surely a neat way to improve the work already done Thumbs Up

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So Berrocas are the secret to your talents. Thumbs Up

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Just had time to catch up reading through the finished build – Outstanding build, & really well doccumented. Hats off Hat

Do you have anny Beroccas left? Beer

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I am astonished, astounded, awestruck, bowled over, etc.

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When I see the title of this thread I keep thinking your crx has a bridgeport rx-7 mazda motor

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Awesome build as always!!

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Holy crap, I love this! Extremely well done!

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Way cool!! I love to go to the large images and zoom in on the detail. Fine stuff you do!!!!

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I received my prize from the contest, the Reylight LAN Mokume Gane.

Thanks very much Rey SmileThumbs Up

I decided to perform some tweaks & tuning, swap the emitter, add a little more copper heatsinking, install all the tritium vials and add an electronic tail switch with ramping firmware driver.

LAN Mokume Gane XP-L HI v2 5000K - FET 15+1 D4v2 - 14500 - Electronic Tail Sw - 1300lm.NiMokume Gane copper & brass body
Cree XP-L HI v2 5000K on copper DTP MCPCB
OP reflector
ARC glass
Brass pill with added copper heatsink
MTN 15+1 FET driver with D4 v2 ramping firmware
Electronic tail switch
Installed ten 6mm x 1.5mm red tritium vials

Length - 96mm
Width - 21mm
Weight - 123g (with 14500 cell)

Max - 1300lm OTF
Max cd - 7700 - (175m throw)LAN Mokume Gane XP-L HI v2 5000K - FET 15+1 D4v2 - 14500 - Electronic Tail Sw - 1300lm.Ni

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I also made a protective carbon fibre felt lined holster & spare cell carrier/ charger for the Mokume LAN.

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Dyneema wrapped & GITD LED surround.Reylight LAN Mokume Gane XP-L HI v2 5000K - FET 15+1 D4v2 - 14500 - Electronic Tail Sw - 1300lm.

Runtime graphs using a Windyfire 14500 600mAh cell and a new Vapcell 14500 1000mAh.
Two runs of each cell, one starting on maximum output and another starting around 600lm.

Mokume LAN runtime graph 60°C

Mokume LAN runtime graph

Mokume LAN runtime graph 70°C

Mokume LAN runtime graph

Reylight LAN Mokume Gane XP-L HI v2 5000K - FET 15+1 D4v2 - 14500 - Electronic Tail Sw - 1300lm.

 
 
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Good product photography is difficult to do too Smile

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Just found this marvel thread…WOW…just WOW David.
How can one buy this Rotary???

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id30209 wrote:
Just found this marvel thread…WOW…just WOW David.
How can one buy this Rotary???

David? Big Smile
This one can’t be bought, one of my favorites.

- stevi – Wink

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David? Big Smile
This one can’t be bought, one of my favorites.

- stevi – ;)[/quote]
LOOOOL
Was talking to David previously :)))
This Rotary conceptis what many flashlights need

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id30209 wrote:
This Rotary concept is what many flashlights need

I’m also a big fan of rotary interfaces…

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