DQG AA Ti Rebuilt

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DQG AA Ti Rebuilt

Got these today, my prizes from the scratchmade contest.

I played with the DQG AA for about five minutes before i started disassembling it Evil
The cool white tint version is pretty bad, not a nice tint at all but the light is good otherwise.

For those that have this light and wondering how to access the driver board, the bezel unscrews, the TIR and an o-ring pops out then you will be met by a threaded aluminium section in the head which also unscrews but is glued, you can see in the pictures below i have filed a notch in the top of it to preserve the threads and after some applied heat it comes out fairly easily, that is all that holds the combined driver/ LED board in place.

This mod involves a momentary tail switch, made with magnets and o-ring, a noctigon on top of the pill shelf ring and a 10mm FET driver below it.

XPL-HI on 15mm Noctigon
Narrow spot TIR optic
Enlarged GITD inner bezel detail
10mm FET driver mounted in brass washers, potted
Momentary magnetic tail switch
4A max current

Max – 720lm
cd – 7400
Throw – 172m

Not a bad little thrower after this work, relative to it’s size

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Edited by: CRX on 03/09/2017 - 06:26
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Looks great Stevi! Thumbs Up

Really… is there any flashlight in your collection that you haven’t moded (& not going to mod) ? Silly

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Nice mod again!

I’m not sure what happened to the tail. Stock it is a twisty, right? Did you remove the magnet and drill a hole in the cap, and work from there to make the switch? (somehow)

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evankouros wrote:
Looks great Stevi! Thumbs Up

Really… is there any flashlight in your collection that you haven’t moded (& not going to mod) ? Silly

No, warranties are valid for about ten minutes round here LOL

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djozz wrote:
Nice mod again!

I’m not sure what happened to the tail. Stock it is a twisty, right? Did you remove the magnet and drill a hole in the cap, and work from there to make the switch? (somehow)

Thanks mate, yeah it’s a twisty in stock form and has an 8mm x 2mm magnet in the tail so i drilled a hole, made a magnetic sandwich from 0.5 & 1mm magnets with an o-ring in the middle, covered that with a disc of copper tape with 1mm solid copper wire pressed in around the edge of the endcap and made a silicone foam doughnut stuck on with double sided tape in the middle for breaking contact when pressure is released.
It still works as a twisty too of course but i find momentary switches really useful.