Indestructible lights?

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Indestructible lights?

Bet we could manage to disprove that! Wonder how they react to 110V AC into them?

http://flashlightnews.org/story3232.shtml

 

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I'm sure Match would disagree about indestructability... at least after cramming 3 XM-L's in it and pretending to run them off 2 AA lithiums.

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Calling it "Indestructible" is just asking for people to try to kill it on purpose.

 

One of my friends is a steam enthusiast, he has a proper steamroller I think it weighs about 10tons.

I suspect if your spread out their "Indestructible" torch to about 3mm thick it wouldn't work so well any more Silly

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I remember my father telling me that when I was a little kid, AP sent an "indestructible" gearbox to Glasgow University's engineering department. 

It did take a bit of effort but attaching it to a gas turbine shaft, spinning it up to 100,000rpm and throwing it into reverse (fortunately using remote control) did the trick.

They dug the remaining shrapnel out of the walls and sent it back to AP with a note saying, "Try again".

 

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C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

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Oxy Moron wrote:

C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

C4. Apply directly to the forehead "indestructible" flashlight.

 

Love it! Smile

But here, it would be Composition B

Just watch out for the shrapnel.

 

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Just like in election campaigns, it's all about advertizing.

I already got plenty ideas which would quickly bring those torches to an unpleasant demise, and that wouldn't even necessarily involve a .300 Win Mag.

 

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In the UK we don't get such toys to play with. But i do have access to things like 400A welders and 2000oC furnaces. Not to mention seriously obnoxious chemical reagents. High molar sodium hydroxide ought to see off anything made of aluminium. Aqua regia is also fun for seeing off indestructible devices.

 

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Forget C4, I'll just get one and let my wife use it for a week.  If it survives her, I'll be impressed.

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Forget C4, I'll just get one and let my wife use it for a week.  If it survives her, I'll be impressed.

Smile

 

Are you going to tell her this? Wink

 

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Hrvoje wrote:

Brutal testing...

 

not at all... besides, I call the shooting with that AK derivate bogus. Any aluminum alloy of that thickness is no match for even a generic 5.45x39 round. Dial in that pesky sight and it is "bye-bye flashlight". Not to mention driving over a flashlight (circular diameter, the strongest form in geometry) with inflated rubber tires.

What does really kill our flashlights? Leaking alkalines, venting lithiums, and generally lack of maintenance. And sometimes bulldozer tracks on concrete. A single drop from 3ft. height may take out soldering connections and ICs if you're unlucky. This kind of testing is unreal, but still entertaining!

But, to be honest, the British "top gear" TV series is much more creative with their (automotive)  destruction tests: www.youtube.com/watch?v=No0xDPFoMq8 

Maybe it's because of the show's hosts as well. Gotta love that opinionated style of Jeremy Clarkson. I wanna see HIM do a test on flashlights!

 

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Don wrote:

jekostas wrote:

Forget C4, I'll just get one and let my wife use it for a week.  If it survives her, I'll be impressed.

Smile

 

Are you going to tell her this? Wink

She knows what I think of her and anything electrical.  And watches.  She's pretty legendary with the watch killing as well.

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It actually looks pretty good and at a fair price. Hmm Smile

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sixfink wrote:

Hrvoje wrote:

Brutal testing...

 

not at all... besides, I call the shooting with that AK derivate bogus. Any aluminum alloy of that thickness is no match for even a generic 5.45x39 round. Dial in that pesky sight and it is "bye-bye flashlight". Not to mention driving over a flashlight (circular diameter, the strongest form in geometry) with inflated rubber tires.

What does really kill our flashlights? Leaking alkalines, venting lithiums, and generally lack of maintenance. And sometimes bulldozer tracks on concrete. A single drop from 3ft. height may take out soldering connections and ICs if you're unlucky. This kind of testing is unreal, but still entertaining!

But, to be honest, the British "top gear" TV series is much more creative with their (automotive)  destruction tests: www.youtube.com/watch?v=No0xDPFoMq8 

Maybe it's because of the show's hosts as well. Gotta love that opinionated style of Jeremy Clarkson. I wanna see HIM do a test on flashlights!

 

Simon

No offense, but I did get a good laugh watching the vids. Those are about the silliest tests Ive ever seen. The axe didnt hit the light, it smashed the ice. About any cheapo aluminum light can be thrown on a graveled road and ran over by a truck several times and continue to work. Besides a lead .22 slug, just about any jacketed projectile would punch a clean neat hole through an aluminum flashlight like a hot knife going through butter. My .223 (5.56mm x 45mm NATO) goes through 1/4" plate steel at 100 yards like the punch of a sharp new drill bit chucked up in a drill press... and thats the least powerful center fire cartridge in my collection. If anyone is in doubt, send me any Fenix you've got and I'll riddle it full of more holes than Swiss cheese and post pics of it here. I could also flatten the crap out of any one of their products with a regular steel hammer... as could anyone. They arent made from hardened ballistic aluminum alloy.

Top Gear is the best! They claim to be in the top 10 most watched internationally syndicated TV shows in the world. Hammond demonstrates the proper way to dispose of a disgraceful car.

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jekostas wrote:

Don wrote:

jekostas wrote:

Forget C4, I'll just get one and let my wife use it for a week.  If it survives her, I'll be impressed.

Smile

 

Are you going to tell her this? Wink

She knows what I think of her and anything electrical.  And watches.  She's pretty legendary with the watch killing as well.

Has she destroyed a Casio G-shock yet? Surprised

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Has she destroyed a Casio G-shock yet? Surprised

No, but she has destroyed a British military issue CWC field watch.  20 years of military service is nothing compared to one month of her wearing it.

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OT: This reminds me of a (maybe inappropriate) joke.

How can nuclear fission be acomplished?

Just hand a woman an atom and tell her not to break it!

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Let a tank run over the "indestructible" flashlight, if it survives that, i will buy one...

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The guy on the right is dressed in the uniform of the (now disbanded) regiment from where I live. At least, it looks like a Gordon Highlanders cap.

 

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Its good to see national pride. Cheers to your mate!

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Its good to see national pride. Cheers to your mate!

Who spent 8 years on the East German border - commanding an anti-tank platoon. Life expectancy in his regiment in the case of WW3 was 20 minutes if everything went right. And that involved all the services playing nice. Aye, that will be right!

Unfortunately he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, holding an SLR (FAL to those who live in the US) when Chernobyl blew up.

Cost him his thyroid gland and a lot of chemotherapy. Not to mention having to take thyroxine for the rest of his life. If any part of his body is making thyroxine, it is a tumour.

 

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I didn't expect to survive to see the 90's. WW3 was a big part of my early life. As in every day of it from 1960-1990.

My brother spent 27 years training to fight that. Many of the folks I was at school with did the same.

Given up trying to embed the appropriate video.

Dig through YouTube to find the Scars singing "Your Attention Please" With thanks to Thom Gunn who wrote the original.

That was what we lived with in the 60's to 90's.

 

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The price of freedom is always costly, as is the ignorance of politicians. Its good to still have you among us Don.

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The price of freedom is always costly, as is the ignorance of politicians. Its good to still have you among us Don.

I have lived where the pols had failed utterly. Have had an RPG-29 pointed at the tractor I was driving while being accused of being the SADF invading where I lived. No fun at all. But somehow I lived. Being in possession of the wrong coloured skin in the wrong place at the wrong time can be troublesome. Once spent way too much time (about half a second would have been too much time) looking up the barrel of an ancient Browning High Power which a Zairean soldier (scumbag/bandit - I was not in Zaire (DRC nowadays) at the time) was pointing at my head. 3 rounds had already come through the door. It is amazing how large the 9mm hole in the barrel is when it is pointed at your head. That night (Valentine's Day 1985) was not one of my better ones.

But....

I will not bear arms.

Now. Or ever.

My choice.

My consequences.

 

Freedom is where you find it.

And nobody can take that away from you.

 

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Glad you made it, Don. Life is precious.

 

Despite their potential lethality (hmm, that an euphemism again? Probably so...) firearms can be fun though, like for such purposes:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8917730350468263249#

Freedom is where you find it - absolutely true. My freedom is restoring and driving my four-wheeled, gas-guzzling time masheens from the 1960's. Although that involves finding a new shortblock for my Mercury after that 289 has thrown a rod last week. Thankfully, I have some really decent lights now to find my way in that pesky engine bay in a dimly lit garage... two of them thanks to the knowledge from this forum (thanks Match!) and surely more to come.

 

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Don wrote:
 Aqua regia is also fun for seeing off indestructible devices.

 

It's strange how things go, I'd never heard of Aqua regia untill yesterday when I was reading the Wiki about gold.

 

I always get hugely sidetracked when I'm on Wiki I haven't got the slightest cluse what I actually was looking for now.