Jetbeam RRT-01 Mods

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Jetbeam RRT-01 Mods

Hey all,

I haven’t seen many Jetbeam RRT-01 mods so thought you might like a look at what i’ve done with mine.

Brief Description;

Brushed reflector with 0000 steel wool, gives an artifact free beam.

GITD powder and resin mix around bezel window.

GITD sticky plastic paper sheet around LED.

Graphite and resin mix around bezel groove.

Shortened clip with a dremmel cutting disc and bent the end up slightly with pliers, doesn’t get in the way of the control ring now.

Stuck on 4 5×5×1.5mm magnets with epoxy, sanded off the nickel plating and darkened using Birchwood Casey aluminium black metal finish.

Ground down the lanyard stud about half way so it holds a 12×2mm tritium vial nicely.
The stud had some red threadlock on it but loosened quite easily.

Covered it over with a 14.5×1mm bevelled edge glass window held in place with uv setting glue.

Various sized o-rings in the grooves.

I fixed the control ring looseness by soaking black cotton thread with silicone grease and then simply tying it off with surgeons knots and cutting off the excess.

You can do this as many times as you like to control the resistance of the ring movement.

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Triple XP-G2 S4 2B on Noctigon

Max – 604lm
cd – 2040
Throw – 90m

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Edited by: CRX on 03/09/2017 - 06:39
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Nice work, CRX!

You have a lot of nice subtle little touches there.  Well done!  I haven't opened the reflector to get to the emitter in mine yet.  How hard is it to bust open the head on one?

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Thanks JohnnyMac, i respect your work.

Put it this way, all the chips that you can see in the anodizing were from trying to get that bezel off!

You may be luckier, i had almost no threadlock on the lanyard stud but the bezel threads were covered in the stuff.

Would probably be easier with proper tools or heating it first.

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Nice mod crx. Did you only just touch the reflector with the steel wool while rotating it?

 

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Thanks MRsDNF,

That was the initial idea but it didn’t work out.
There is a copper coloured coating underneath the shiny reflective one, which is very thin and i took too much off in a couple of spots so ended up having to use a course steel wool pad to remove all the coatings then finish off with the finer wool so the reflector is down to the bare aluminum now, but you don’t want to polish it too much or you’re back where you started! Smile

It was more hassle than i was expecting on that one. Always learning though.

I’m not 100% sure but i think it has a slightly warmer tint now… interesting