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UPDATE

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

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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

Please include FW3Be and FW3Mg. Smile

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teacher wrote:
UPDATE

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

_____

Special Order / Ready for Purchase _In your dreams_. Wink

  • FW3UN = Unoptainium

_____

___________
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!!)

___________
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)

__________
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

Not to be a pain, but the Gallium I mentioned isn’t dangerous in and of itself. It’s just got an extremely low melting point as illustrated in the many youtube clips out there. Better think about better heat shedding properties or you’ll have a puddle of molten metal in your hands.

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UPDATE

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

FW3Ba = Bakelite
FW3Be = Beryllium
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
FW3CG = Clear Glass
FW3CO = Cobalt
FW3Cr = Crystal
FW3CR = Chromium
FW3D = Damascus
FW3Di = Diamond
FW3G = Gold
FW3I = Cast Iron
FW3L = Lead
FW3Le = Lexan
FW3M = Mokume
FW3Met = Meteorite
FW3Mg = Magnesium
FW3Mo = Moissanite
FW3N = Naked
FW3O = Osmium
FW3P = Platinum
FW3P la = Plaskon
FW3PSk = PlaySkool (kids version help's identify future flasholics & modders.)
FW3R = Rubber (for those who treat lights roughly)
FW3S = Stainless
FW3SS = Sterling Silver
FW3ST = Stellite
FW3T = Titanium
FW3TD = Tracking Device (for those who tend to lose lights)
FW3Tim = Timascus (Titanium Damascus)
FW3TU = Tungsten
FW3U D = Uranium – Depleted
FW3V = Vibram (for those individuals prone to drop their lights)
FW3W = Wood
FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, 'cheap'. Use as loaner light.

_____

Special Order / Ready for purchase _In your dreams_. Wink

  • FW3UN = Unoptainium

_____
Use within attention to CAUTION listed

  • FW3Ga = Galluim (CAUTION— low melting point. DO NOT EXCEED)

___________
Caution & Protective Gear Required

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

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

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

_______
…………….FOR COMPLETELY HOMEMADE LIGHTS ONLY…………….

TRY TO USE ONLY IF YOU HAVE A DEATH WISH, BECAUSE YOU WILL DIE

YES…. DIE!! GRAVE YARD DEAD. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE IN TINY BITS.

  • FW3AA = Azidoazide Azide (CAUTIONDEADLYSEE ABOVE)

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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)
  • FW3TAl = Transparent Aluminum
  • FW3Vi = Vibranium

___________
PENDING

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

__________
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

………

Please …… Do Not “Quote” this looooong post. . Thank you. Thumbs Up

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Thanks. Smile

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Agro wrote:
Thanks. Smile
My pleasure! Smile
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THE LIST Updated. Additions made & corrections made.

FW3AA added also upon reconsideration.
With proper WARNING of course. Wink
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EDIT: @ peabody … Got all your requests added too. I had overlooked them. Wink

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can we please stick to the fw3a talk only ? im close to unsubscribe since talking about other models i dont really see the point when the first light is not out yet. and new buyers will be lost in all off-topic talk when u get mail new posts and its nothing about the current model…

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In for one.

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mortuus wrote:
can we please stick to the fw3a talk only ? … lost in all off-topic talk …

On the one hand, you’re totally right. On the other hand, this happens every year during CNY and it’s kind of unavoidable. That’s almost over though.

Neal is back to work and sending feedback to Lumintop, but I don’t know if they’re around to receive messages yet or do anything about it.

In other news, maukka sent me a nice pic of the FW3A next to a high-end HDS light. It’s the rotary model, I think. The HDS on the left is a 1×16340 light, while the FW3A on the right is a 1×18650 light:

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Looks great!

FIAT LUX!

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It really does. I don’t know if this has already been asked, but is the clip reversible?

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No it’s not

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ToyKeeper wrote:

In other news, maukka sent me a nice pic of the FW3A next to a high-end HDS light. It’s the rotary model, I think.

HDS on left is 1×16340 – FW3A on right is 1×18650


The FW3A is impressive indeed!! Thumbs Up

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Cereal_killer wrote:
No it’s not

Thanks. Too bad, but not a huge deal.
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I don’t know if it still matters at this stage, but put me down for another one. This brings me to a total of 2 FW3A (one of each tint).

Really excited, can’t wait for it to launch!

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JasonWW wrote:
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.
@ Spiderlight… Jason is correct. Just be sure you have email notification for PM’s activated. Then you will get an email notification when you receive a PM. Thumbs Up

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I’m #1619 on the list, and I’d like to increase my allocation from one unit to two, please – one of each emitter.

I know, I know….but resistance is futile. Facepalm

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cabfrank wrote:
I don’t know if this has already been asked, but is the clip reversible?

Cereal_killer wrote:
No it’s not

I was also hoping this was the case so it would clip on a cap.
Can the clip be modded to fit? What are the o.d. thread measurements of the front and rear?
Are there other clips that might fit?

Im not a Pessimist …. just an Optimist with a lot of experience

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Since it is so beautifully small, I was hoping to be able to clip it to a cap also, but apparently it won’t work with this one.

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Don’t give up just yet, I know some of the fw3a team were pushing lumintop to not glue anything, including the tail cap, which would mean it would come apart…

Lumintop has said they’ll be gluing it but hopefully the pushback will prevent that. We’ll learn what they did when the lights arrive.

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So are you saying if it isn’t glued the clip would be reversible?

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It looks as though the front/rear thread o.d. is the probably the same, but if they did glue the tailcap that would permanently secure the clip and it could not be removed even if the user did not want it? I’d rather have the option to carry it in my pocket w/o the clip or be able to reverse it for a cap.

Im not a Pessimist …. just an Optimist with a lot of experience

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cabfrank wrote:
Cereal_killer wrote:
No it’s not
Thanks. Too bad, but not a huge deal.

Have we a thread about how to do DIY clips?

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Coscar wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
I don’t know if this has already been asked, but is the clip reversible?
Cereal_killer wrote:
No it’s not
I was also hoping this was the case so it would clip on a cap. Can the clip be modded to fit? What are the o.d. thread measurements of the front and rear? Are there other clips that might fit?

Clip dimensions from FW3A Proto 1:
Inner diameter: 23.1 mm
Outer diameter: 26.1 mm
Material: 0.8 mm
Length from bend inside to contact tube: 42.5 mm

I would like a back and forth clip, like on newer olights. It can’t be so hard to bend one

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I’d like to get in line for one of these, with the XPL Hi emitters and clear 10507 lense.

I really like my D4, but am unlikely to ever learn to flash it with Anduril, so buying this seems like a good alternative.

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It will only come with the frosted optic, but if you want to buy a clear one, they are cheap, and easy to replace.

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Will I be able to order the clear lense at the same time as the light? It would be quite a waste to pay $5 for shipping a $1 part separately.

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funkychateau wrote:
Will I be able to order the clear lense at the same time as the light? It would be quite a waste to pay $5 for shipping a $1 part separately.

Buy the clear and other lenses from MTN Electronics. His shipping for a small part like that will be less than $5, his shipping prices are very honest. Pick up some extra batteries while you are at it.
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You will have to buy the optic separately. MTN is one place, and there is another mentioned earlier in this thread. I think it might be LED Supply. It is a few pages ago.

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You can also polish the frosted one. I have to go to work, and don’t have time to search, but this is also mentioned earlier in the thread.

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No, the clip is not reversible. Not really, anyway. But it might be removable if the tail isn’t glued.

This is as close as it gets to being reversible:

It does not fit at the head end, and even if it did, inserting the clip between the head parts would interfere with the light’s operation.

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