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MascaratumB wrote:
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FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, ‘cheap’. Use as loaner light.
Hum…shouldn’t this be called…FW3FIRE? Big SmileEvil
Probably so. Big Smile . Thumbs Up . Wink

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junkyardbiker wrote:
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.

no need for lithium cells , run it on dark energy.
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FW3Ga

Galluim

Better have a VERY quick stepdown!!!

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You joke, but what about a GaN FET driven flashlight. I figure if its good enough for chargers, why not flashlights?

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I’m surprised it’s not yet on the list…FW3Be

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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?
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

and some get FW3A1A (1th aprill ed)

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I would like a FW3CH in bakelite

with a nice touch of plaskon

Would add a playskool version with bright colors to detect flashlight modders at an early age

Or more seriously something like the EverBrite 9-LED 3AAA Facepalm

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I’m surprised it’s not yet on the list…FW3Be

And now for something completely different….
There are 2 materials that are not the most practical out there but one is practical enough to have a niche and the other – I don’t know but maybe.

1. Beryllium copper. High conductivity CuBe has good thermal properties and is much tougher than pure copper. Machining requires seriously good ventilation though.
2. Magnesium. Thermally – ok to good. Mechanically – passable. Weight – superb. Price – high but way lower than some exotics. Corrosion is a problem. Is it a blocker that can’t be resolved well enough for a reasonable price? I don’t know.

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Put me down for one please, thank you!

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Thanks everyone for listing all the materials in the world. That was very relevant to this thread and useful.

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Right? It has been painful trying to keep up with this thread as of late.

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Please add me to the list for 2 additional lights for a total of 4.

Thanks.

“Put down that cell phone and get a real flashlight”!

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cabfrank wrote:
Right? It has been painful trying to keep up with this thread as of late.

Agreed. Adding zero value to the thread — the posts should be removed. It’s already long enough, lets get back to the product discussion at hand.
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hyperduc wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
Right? It has been painful trying to keep up with this thread as of late.
Agreed. Adding zero value to the thread — the posts should be removed. It’s already long enough, lets get back to the product discussion at hand.

Hi, welcome to BLF where we try to maintain a fun, family atomsphere and actually enjoy ourselves. You must want that other place..

I’m absolutely positive, even with the higher number of fun, off topic posts as of late that it will be VERY CLEAR when the light gets released. Absolutely no doubt in my mind the “it’s ready to order” post will be buried by pages and pages of “ordered one” posts within literally minutes of it being released and no one will complain about those “posts of zero value”. I imagine TK / the fw3a team realize that and would update the OP/thread title or even make a new thread at that time to avoide their important announcements being burried by such “useless posts” too.

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Nev wrote:
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FW3TA
Dare I even ask??? Big Smile
best not to ! Innocent
I understand completely… Wink . Glasses

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UPDATE

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

FW3Ba = Bakelite
FW3BC = Beryllium copper
FW3BF = Buckyfiber
FW3Bi = Bismuth
FW3BR = Brass
FW3BZ = Bronze
FW3C = Copper
FW3Ca = Catalin
FW3CA = Carbide
FW3CC = Cool Colors (choice of: green, red, blue, purple, orange, black, & gray)
FW3CE = Ceramic
FW3CF = Carbon Fiber
FW3CO = Cobalt
FW3CR = Chromium
FW3D = Damascus
FW3G = Gold
FW3I = Cast Iron
FW3L = Lead
FW3M = Mokume
FW3N = Naked
FW3O = Osmium
FW3P = Platinum
FW3P la = Plaskon
FW3PSk = PlaySkool (kids version help's identify future flasholics & modders.)
FW3S = Stainless
FW3SS = Sterling Silver
FW3ST = Stellite
FW3T = Titanium
FW3Tim = Timascus (Titanium Damascus)
FW3TU = Tungsten
FW3U D = Uranium – Depleted
FW3W = Wood
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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Caution & Protective Gear Required

Could be & probably Will Be HAZARDOUS to Health & Life!!

.!.!.!..USE AT YOUR OWN RISK & PERIL..!.!.!.

  • FW3Ga = Galluim (USE WITH CAUTION!!)
  • FW3PL = Plutonium (No battery needed. USE WITH CAUTION!!)
  • FW3U R = Uranium – Raw (No battery needed. USE WITH CAUTION!!)

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SciFi Models

  • FW3Ad = Adamantium
  • FW3CD = Carbon Dioxide
  • FW3DI = Dry Ice
  • FW3Kr = Kryptonite
  • FW3LN = Liquid Nitro
  • FW3Mi = Mithril
  • FW3MF = “Mr. Fusion” (power source)
  • FW3Vi = Vibranium

___________
PENDING

  • FW3XX = ??? (waiting for instruction from Rat_Racer)

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Please Note:

  • 1. If your model or suggestion was omitted, my apologies; I simply overlooked it.
  • 2. THE LIST will be update until the FW3A is announced for sale. After that there will be no further updates. Sad . It will be time at that point to get real serious about reading the “I ordered mine.” or “I ordered 3.” , etc., etc. posts. Wink

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I take back what I said. Put my name down for a FW3LPL. The leaded FW3 will keep me safe from the self-powered plutonium.

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Vibranium
Adamantium
or
Mithril ?

(I think I can guess Toykeeper’s choice) Wink

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Guys, you may continue with the off-topic banter to keep everyone entertained (or bored because of the corny posts) while there are some issues to be fixed/resolved in the FW3A project.

Stay tuned! Beer

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/\ . Beer .. Beer

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I am not so active at the moment so I am wondering. Do I get a notification as soon as I can by one or do I have to check the tread on a regular basis?

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Spiderlight wrote:
I am not so active at the moment so I am wondering. Do I get a notification as soon as I can by one or do I have to check the tread on a regular basis?

People who asked for a light will get a PM with all the purchase details when the time comes.
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Clear glass
Lexan
Crystal
Transparent aluminum(star trek)
Any see through material will do.

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bmengineer wrote:
Thanks everyone for listing all the materials in the world. That was very relevant to this thread and useful.

We missed one material though, and it’s actually relevant.

There is a compound called 1-diazidocarbamoyl-5-azidotetrazole or C2N14, also known colloquially as azidoazide azide… or just azidoazide for short. Its claim to fame is that it is extremely reactive, and extremely explosive.

If anyone has experience with chemistry, one might notice that azidoazide has 14 nitrogen atoms and none of them are in a triple bond. This is interesting because nitrogen really really likes to form triple bonds with itself. The common nitrogen gas molecule, N2, is one of the strongest known bonds in all of chemistry, requiring a great deal of energy to break it apart. Conversely, when two nitrogen atoms slam together to create that bond, it releases a lot of energy and is a very explosive reaction.

This is how dynamite works, a.k.a. TNT, which stands for TriNitroToluene. Tri… Nitro… Three nitrogen atoms held apart so that they can be explosively recombined on command… and ten other atoms to keep them apart until then. Meanwhile, azidoazide has 14 nitrogen atoms… and not much else. It makes TNT look pretty tame.


But exactly how reactive is it?

Well, a team of scientists tried to study it, and here was their conclusion: “The sensitivity of C2N14 is beyond our capabilities of measurement… even the smallest possible loadings in shock and friction tests led to explosive decomposition.”

It’s so reactive that no one has yet devised a way to measure it.

They tried a variety of things during their tests, and here is an incomplete list of stimuli which cause azidoazide to explode:

  • Exposing it to x-rays.
  • Touching it.
  • Moving it.
  • Dispersing it in solution.
  • Exposing it to bright light.
  • Putting it in a spectrometer.
  • Turning on the spectrometer.
  • Leaving it undisturbed on a glass plate.
  • And … absolutely nothing!

The reactiveness of this compound cannot be overstated. Simply existing seems to be irritating enough to set it off and make it explode. Azidoazide will literally explode at the drop of a hat, or for that matter, at anything else.



So why is this relevant?

Humans are a lot like azidoazide. Trying to get humans to not socialize is like trying to get azidoazide to not explode.

When humans are present, discussions will spring up at the slightest provocation, about virtually any topic, or can even be incited by nothing at all. Mere existence or passage of time is enough to set people off and make them talk about stuff. Expose a human to bright light, and they’ll generally say something. Put a human in a spectrometer, and they’ll make sure their opinion on the matter is expressed. Leave a human undisturbed on a glass plate, and it rarely takes long before words start coming out.

… and that’s nothing compared to what happens when you put multiple humans together in one place.

BOOM!




I guess what I’m really saying here is … Welcome to BLF.




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Holy shit ToyKeeper. This is some truly deep stuff. Your post should be the welcome message to everyone when opening BLF… Love it!

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Wow… that stuff (C2N14), while very relevant I agree; is not gonna make The LIST.
To many people would get killed even trying to make the FW3AA (Azidoazide Azide), and still….. it would never get made. . Facepalm . Wink

Good post TK. Smile
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Edit: FW3AA was added to THE LIST afterall. With proper WARNING of course. Wink

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I’ve got an actual interesting idea for the FW3A Copper.

How about we do a special run in which one of the members does some electroplating with some silver nitrate?

Having a higher reduction potential than copper, which is why we can silver electroplate anything copper, it would mean we could have a silver plated on the outside, with some beautiful copper on the inside without the abhorrent cost of silver.

Or we could just try electroplating gold on it, which would be a bit more expensive and toxic with a cyanide solution.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64047
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I am not so active at the moment so I am wondering. Do I get a notification as soon as I can by one or do I have to check the tread on a regular basis?

Check in every 3 weeks. That way you can read 150 posts about something entirely unrelated, because somewhere in there IS a post that has relevant info…
This can be your Sunday afternoon Sudoku puzzle
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