PROTOTYPE 3 arriving 5 of 7 now!! The Q8, a BLF premium edition SRK type monster flashlight

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Put me down for four, thanks.

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Great, updated.

The list of needs and negotiable demands will be send to Neal who has graciously accepted the invitation to step in.
We still aim at Thorfire as manufacterer,but who knows it could be Manker as well.
I just love to see the Happy box arrive at all participants!
Expect an update on this the next following days!

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Got too many SRKs already but add me in. Definately interested in a baby SRK with 4×14500. Is a battery carrier like the TN36 too much added cost?

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What do you mean?
I read through some reviews but it looks like a normal battery tube?

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I would like to be added to the list please.

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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I’m in for one.

Thanks guys.

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I am interested.

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I’m in for one.☺

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I think it is good news that Neal is in the project, that sounds a bit closer to this flashlight becoming a reality Smile

Secretly I hope for a redesign of the quad-18650-quad-led concept. As an example, I think that the Supfire M6 looks already better and more compact than the SRK (but I do not like its separated reflectors, somewhat overlapping reflectors make a brighter spot)

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please put me in for one, also, thanks.

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djozz wrote:
I think it is good news that Neal is in the project, that sounds a bit closer to this flashlight becoming a reality Smile

Secretly I hope for a redesign of the quad-18650-quad-led concept. As an example, I think that the Supfire M6 looks already better and more compact than the SRK (but I do not like its separated reflectors, somewhat overlapping reflectors make a brighter spot)


the quad cells are very nice, have a Uniquefire 1401 on low to see how long it can run on 4 cells.
It is on for 158 hours straight now (every six or so hours I put it on high to see the cell level (saying 6 out of 9 now)
It is standing in a hallwasy and we hav not used the light there since I placed it.
4 instead of 3 cells means 33% longer runtimes on all modes and it is going to be heavy anyway Smile
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The Miller wrote:

The list of needs and negotiable demands will be send to Neal who has graciously accepted the invitation to step in.
We still aim at Thorfire as manufacterer,but who knows it could be Manker as well.
I just love to see the Happy box arrive at all participants!
If finally it is made by Manker and Bangood… What about the QC?

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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well lets include a drop test for the packaging for starters Wink
And the aim is Thorfire.

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I had forgotten the packaging of boxed KRONOS set! But that is secondary.

We must remember the “BLF A6 affair”…

I preffer Thorfire.

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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For the small 14500 version, it would be nice with one XHP35. But 4 Emitters with 3V would be nice too.
… but first the 18650 version …

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Put me in for 1

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What about some recessed spots where the led boards go? It would make modding much easier.

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What about some recessed spots where the led boards go? It would make modding much easier.

this sounds logical
when I see in my mind how the inside of the head is made, I visualise a big drill with a pointm doing it in one go.
3 recessed spots would mean, three extra actions and an extra tool to use.
However looking the other way around, it would mean raising the internal shelf around the stars giving more mass, more heat dispersion.

Other input?

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Exactly, precisely what I meant. Beer
Though, I think the inside will be machined on a lathe, so that means that it has to go to a mill after the lathe. That means that they have to program an extra machine. Or they use a 5 axis machinecenter. Big Smile

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The Miller wrote:
thijsco19 wrote:
What about some recessed spots where the led boards go? It would make modding much easier.

this sounds logical
when I see in my mind how the inside of the head is made, I visualise a big drill with a pointm doing it in one go.
3 recessed spots would mean, three extra actions and an extra tool to use.
However looking the other way around, it would mean raising the internal shelf around the stars giving more mass, more heat dispersion.

Other input?


That sounds great.

An other option would be screws to fit the 16mm Noctigon. If there is enough space for the wires under the reflector, of course.

A combination of screws and recessed spots would be fine. But please do not glue the Noctigon to the heatsink.

A problem could be the exact fitting of the LED-Boards. I remember the BLF A6 with some bad fitting boards which were forced and warped to the heatsink

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I'd prefer one big copper DTP MCPCB with the 4 XP sets of pads, big fat traces for parallel setup, and 1.6 mm thick (same as a Noctigon). Easy wiring, big advantage thermally. I know - I'm dream'n smile.

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If thin ALU can be made, copper thick should be doable.

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Here we are again..

Pls put me down for one. Minimum.

Should be fine working together with dbsar candle project..http://budgetlightforum.com/node/44923

Tripod sounds really fine and ui with hidden strobe, but 1” full 3-4” moon and again 1 second…
About the name everything is fine, except the year (2016) i dont like ;-))

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Count me in as well! Thanks.

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Please put me down for one.

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Interested depending on final price and specs

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Interested!

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Add me to the list for one. Thanks…………….

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I guess I better get on the interest list before it closes. Wink

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Since we are open for new design or design tweaks I am going to change the bezel.
From metal colored to black to minimize artifacts

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