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Vinz???

Is Vinz still around???
I currently have 3 Vinz drop-ins and I’m looking to upgrade. I cannot seem to get in to contact with him.

If Vinz is not around anymore, what would compare?

At work I currently carry 2 Oveready modded Surefire 6P hosts with Vinz drop-in’s.
On my duty belt I carry more of a ‘flood’ pattern and in a cargo pocket I carry a ‘thrower’

My department recently issued Pelican 7600’s to everyone and they are making my current Vinz lights look a bit weak. So, I need to upgrade my drop-ins!

What would you guys recommend???

I’m not quite up on all the new stuff, but I guess this is what I’m looking for…
- 1 drop-in that is more flood, a real workhorse. Then another that is a pure thrower.
- Compatible with my Overready bored out 6P bodies
- Ran on an 18650
- High (1500+?), Medium (250-500?), Low (50?) lumens of nice white light (no yellow)
- No mode memory, but a fast mode reset (.3sec)

That’s the gyst of what I have right now, but I don’t think mine are anywhere near 1000 lumens. The color temp may be throwing me off though. I’d just really like to blow these Pelican 7600’s out of the water.

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Y’mean Vinh? Yeah, he had a thread that was fairly active a little while ago.

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How much do you want to pay?

Because there are 10-20$/drop-ins: http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/led-drop-in/KDLITKER-P6-LED-Drop-in

And 100$+/drop-ins: https://skylumen.com/products/p60vn-light-engines-p60-hosts

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Hé guys, the name of the wanted man in the OP is spelled correctly Facepalm

On social media he is/was also known as VinzCPF (from Germany, not Vinh from Washington).
Haven’t seen him there since Xmas 2017.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Hé guys, the name of the wanted man in the OP is spelled correctly Facepalm

On social media he is/was also known as VinzCPF (from Germany, not Vinh from Washington).
Haven’t seen him there since Xmas 2017.

Deleted my post! Sorry for the bad info I gave Oops

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Lightbringer wrote:
Y’mean Vinh? Yeah, he had a thread that was fairly active a little while ago.

I´m quite sure he means Vinz, a German Modder and creator of a line of drop ins which are sure still ´state of art´

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23595

https://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/massiver-d26-einsatz-md26e-xm...

I´m not sure if he ist still active from time to time; On TLF he is absent more than a year Sad

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Yup, that is the Vinz I’m talking about. Beautiful drop-in’s and an amazing guy to deal with.

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I don’t mind paying, if said drop-in is worth it.

If I remember correctly, my Vinz drop-in’s were in the $75-$100 range.

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DrDevil wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Y’mean Vinh? Yeah, he had a thread that was fairly active a little while ago.

I´m quite sure he means Vinz, a German Modder and creator of a line of drop ins which are sure still ´state of art´

Aha, okay. Learn something new every day. Big Smile

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wouldnt a normal flashlight with a shelf have much better heat transfer?

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I buy the copper Surefire quad/triple pills oversize from member kiriba-ru and machined the 6P/9P C2 for the 18650 and leave a step at the head for a battery stop, in case I want to weapon mount it. I hand fit to a press fit the quad shell, can’t stand copper wrapping. Made delrin dowels up that are hollow in the middle and seat on the rim of the copper pill to press it back out if needed and it is needed during fitting. I use the Mtn, FETDD guppydrv 3 18awg leads. It’s got a Tactical mode/program that locks that mode you choose in, I highly suggest it.

I build the Z59 switch with a KAN9 250v 10amp Fwd switch Blue spring 18awg bypass.

The latest one I built made 4500+ lumens.

I have made a few of them… the 9P’s are 3S Triples running 3×18350’s making just over 4000lm. All hand fit with press fit copper pills. Even my home made 3P Triple…

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polarweis wrote:
wouldnt a normal flashlight with a shelf have much better heat transfer?

Hmmmm, can you elaborate?

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
I buy the copper Surefire quad/triple pills oversize from member kiriba-ru and machined the 6P/9P C2 for the 18650 and leave a step at the head for a battery stop, in case I want to weapon mount it. I hand fit to a press fit the quad shell, can’t stand copper wrapping. Made delrin dowels up that are hollow in the middle and seat on the rim of the copper pill to press it back out if needed and it is needed during fitting. I use the Mtn, FETDD guppydrv 3 18awg leads. It’s got a Tactical mode/program that locks that mode you choose in, I highly suggest it.

Do you mind PM’ing me with more info and pricing

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forumname05 wrote:
polarweis wrote:
wouldnt a normal flashlight with a shelf have much better heat transfer?
Hmmmm, can you elaborate?

Drop-ins are generally loose-fitting, unless you wrap them with Cu/Al foil and then wedge them into the light to give them better heat-transfer to the case. That’s always been the biggest weakness of drop-ins.

An integrated shelf means what the LED is mounted on is part of the flashlight body itself, no “seams” to hinder heat-transfer. A drop in would just kinda flop around with minimal contact to the body unless the rather huge air-gap would be filled.

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Vinz is not around anymore and to be honest – there is nothing compareable. Vinhnguyen’s lights are not on the same level, but that is not a suprise when you consider how many he mods/makes.

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Damn, I was hoping that wasn’t the case

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KawiBoy’s stuff looks pretty good!

Is there anyone else you guys may recommend? Overreadg? Vinh/Skylumen? Sportac?

I honestly do not care THAT MUCH what the drop in looks like outside of the body (although, I greatly appreciate VINZ’s works of art). I just want high performance that I can trust!

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forumname05 wrote:
KawiBoy’s stuff looks pretty good!

Is there anyone else you guys may recommend? Overreadg? Vinh/Skylumen? Sportac?

I honestly do not care THAT MUCH what the drop in looks like outside of the body (although, I greatly appreciate VINZ’s works of art). I just want high performance that I can trust!


Of course there is..https://www.pflexpro.com/category-s/1855.htm Randy Brogden is also a BLF member, I have a few of his dropin’s when he started out on E-Bay, 6-7 years ago, their bomb proof, check him out. If you send your light to him, he will copper wrap it, like no one else can. Thumbs Up

https://www.pflexpro.com/P60-Drop-In-s/1821.htm

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Dave from CustomLites had made thousands of drop-ins for members, he did me a shock proof weapon P60 last year, and a red XPG2, been using him for 10, years.

https://www.customlites.com

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