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I’d like to cancel my last 2.

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Rat_Racer wrote:

The driver is the CWF driver from Charles Wiggins.

She’s talking about the firmware, not the driver

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I just read about a gent who lost his $$$ Pele in a ball pit at Chuck E Cheese.
@ Rat_Racer … Excuse my ignorance, but what is a “$$$ Pele”??

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chadvone wrote:
I’d like to cancel my last 2.
You gonna hold out for the FW3G model?? Wink

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teacher wrote:
chadvone wrote:
I’d like to cancel my last 2.
You gonna hold out for the FW3G model?? Wink

LOL. Possible

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FW3TA

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chadvone wrote:
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chadvone wrote:
I’d like to cancel my last 2.
You gonna hold out for the FW3G model?? Wink
LOL. Possible
Me too. Starting saving my pennies today…. Wink

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Nev wrote:
FW3TA
Dare I even ask??? Big Smile

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Rat_Racer wrote:
The driver is the CWF driver from Charles Wiggins.

Yes, and I’ve already worked things out with CWF and RMM. CWF even sent me a nice purple Dragon S2+ with green LEDs, just because he wanted to be nice. Smile I’m not previously familiar with Recon1 or Deadwood Custom Works though, and the license applies to anyone who distributes the code — including when used inside a product they sell.

This sort of thing happens all the time, is easy to resolve, and typically isn’t a big deal. It’s just interesting stumbling across my code in places I didn’t know about.

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Updated Model List for the FW3_ Series flashlight. *Wish List that is*.
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The LIST

FW3BF = Buckyfiber
FW3BR = Brass
FW3BZ = Bronze
FW3C = Copper
FW3CF = Carbon Fiber
FW3D = Damascus
FW3G = Gold
FW3I = Cast Iron
FW3L = Lead
FW3M = Mokume
FW3N = Naked
FW3P = Platinum
FW3S = Stainless
FW3SS = Sterling Silver
FW3T = Titanium
FW3U R = Uranium – Raw (might need a safety warning on this one… Wink )
FW3U D = Uranium – Depleted
FW3W = Wood
FW3XX = ??? (waiting for instruction from Rat_Racer)
FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, 'cheap'. Use as loaner light.

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Special Order / Ready for Purchase _In your dreams_. Wink

  • FW3UN = Unoptainium

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I guess we are all eagerly awaiting February 20th.

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I guess we are all eagerly awaiting February 20th.
Lucky guess?? Big Smile Yep… it would seem so cabfrank. Thumbs Up . Wink

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While we’re guessing, I know how you feel about assumptions and all that, but putting you on the spot, if you absolutely HAD to guess, when do you think FW3A sales will begin? Do you think/hope May sounds reasonable?

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teacher wrote:
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FW3TA
Dare I even ask??? Big Smile

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Nev wrote:
FW3TA

Think we can engineer it to not need a battery?
Electrolyte solution cathode in the battery tube, some sort of resin coating on the inner tube for the separation layer then the tantalum body is the anode.

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FW3LN – Liquid Nitro, or
FW3DI – Dry Ice / FW3CD – Carbon Dioxide

UNLIMITED TURBO!!!

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Nev wrote:
FW3TA
Think we can engineer it to not need a battery? Electrolyte solution cathode in the battery tube, some sort of resin coating on the inner tube for the separation layer then the tantalum body is the anode.

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May I propose the FW3O – The Osmium Edition.
Osmium is the densest element, is ridiculously hard, super high melting point, very rare (though not as expensive as gold). It also has a beautiful blueish/cold silver color. Heat transfer similar to iron, so better than titanium. Basically impossible to machine… So perfectly unreasonable for a flashlight Big Smile

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That sounds great.
Anyone know where I can get some Osmium tubing? LOL

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Streamtronics wrote:
May I propose the FW3O – The Osmium Edition.
Osmium is the densest element, is ridiculously hard, super high melting point, very rare (though not as expensive as gold). It also has a beautiful blueish/cold silver color. Heat transfer similar to iron, so better than titanium. Basically impossible to machine… So perfectly unreasonable for a flashlight Big Smile
What about the ….

FW3PL – The Plutonium Edition.

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cabfrank wrote:
While we’re guessing, I know how you feel about assumptions and all that, but putting you on the spot, if you absolutely HAD to guess, when do you think FW3A sales will begin? Do you think/hope May sounds reasonable?
I would say….
….. (and this is the first thing that popped in my head) between 1 April & 15 April.

Hoping for 17 March - 31 March though.... Wink

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Well while we are naming exotic hard to machine metals…
FW3ST – Stellite
FW3CA – Carbide
FW3TU – Tungsten
FW3CR – Chromium
FW3CE – Ceramic
FW3CO – Cobalt
All are quite fun to machine. I do get to machine some pretty exotic materials and its always a fun learning experience.

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And for the more sci-fi folks we have the
FW3DM – Dark Matter
You have to keep it in a vacuum suspension chamber next to your Uranium and Plutonium models underneath your volcano evil lair.

Lurking flashaholic, Ive bought all my flashlights through lurking here, BLF A6, Sofirn C8F, Soforn Q8, Emisar D4, and a few not so budget lights but I mod them all the same! Been waiting for the FW3A to come out for years now.......

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junkyardbiker wrote:
Well while we are naming exotic hard to machine metals… FW3ST – Stellite FW3CA – Carbide FW3TU – Tungsten

We are currently 3D printing wear parts from these metals at my place of employment.
Stellite is quite popular for use in caustic environments.

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Yeah we use it for reactor plant valve seals and some turbine parts. I got to do some work with sintered parts as well a while back and we made some stuff from sintered Tungsten and ceramic with Molybenemum. Surface finish requirements were sub 20 RA using a Mitsubishi wire EDM and a tolerance of -+ 0.0001. What a flashlight that would make huh?

Lurking flashaholic, Ive bought all my flashlights through lurking here, BLF A6, Sofirn C8F, Soforn Q8, Emisar D4, and a few not so budget lights but I mod them all the same! Been waiting for the FW3A to come out for years now.......

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teacher wrote:
FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, ‘cheap’. Use as loaner light.

Hum…shouldn’t this be called…FW3FIRE? Big SmileEvil

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I would like to purchase one LH351D

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I’d like to get in on this light, thanks!

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I’d like 1 as well. Whichever LED is available first. Thanks!

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