WTB: Jetbeam RRT01 – Any place to buy it?! + [RRT01 2019 discussion]

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jon_slider wrote:
Very sorry for your loss of a D10, really happy for you to have a TCR-1 to enjoy.

When I got my TCR-1 the dial was not smooth, it took a lot of massage and lubricant to get it to feel buttery smooth (without disassembly).

Some of my RRT-01 were also not smooth, but after disassembly and lubricating with Nyogel 767a they became a joy to use.

The feel of a smooth the ring with no grittyness, nor excessively easy to turn, transforms the experience from apparent low quality, to feeling like a High Quality instrument.

The convenience of operation of the Jetbeam Rotaries have spoiled me. I still use a couple clicky lights (one set to 0.02 lumens for bathroom visits, and one that turns on at 20 lumens for brief illumination needs on my desk, but I have greatly slowed my accumulation of lights with buttons.

For me, the RRT-01 has been a game changer… not sure why, but I seem to have accumulated more than one.. lol!

I agree this thread is full of a wealth of info. Thanks to all who participate and contribute.

Thanks, and more thanks, you have helped make this a one stop shop for JB rotary info. This is a easy, intuitive, and depending on one’s age, very familiar UI.
I spent a lot of years with the D10, but perhaps the loss was for the best. It wasn’t hard to overshoot a desired level with the D10 , due to ramping speed. And at it’s lowest level, on a minimal battery charge, the PWM was easily seen.
The clip was broken off of this TCR1, I still have to deal with drilling out the sheared machine screws and tapping new threads. I’ve got a original, McGizmo clip to fit. Then it’s on to led selection. I like so many different emitters and kelvins, it’s gonna be hard to find a middle of the road emitter and matching reflector.
Such a cool design, cant help but think of Spinal Tap Wink

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Cayenne wrote:
I like so many different emitters and kelvins, it’s gonna be hard to find a middle of the road emitter and matching reflector.

there are links in this thread to consolidate the reflector options that moderator007 researched for us

they work with the 219b options I enjoy
my personal general purpose grail is the sw45k and that link also lists a source for those
along with other parts useful in a TCR-1, including an XP compatible mcpcb, the driver that has a Strobe option, and a shorter clip. (though I respect your choice of a McGizmo option)

(I was not in USA in my youth, and missed the Spinal Tap experience. Thanks for supporting and contributing to this Stepless Rotary conversation. Smile )

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Thanks Jon, traveling due to work right now, layovers give me time to go over all the options. It is a really useful design, from theater seating to menu reading, poorly lit parking garages,etc.
And it carries easily, even without a clip. That and the current crop of 18350 is easily more capable than the 14500 cells I was using before. Although I would always like to have a option of running AA in a pinch. Looking through older google images, it looks like it may lego with the the discontinued JB “DD” series (digital display). I actually have a AA version of that light. Curious as heck now if that light body will actually work on the TCR1 head, without exposed threads and o-ring.I won’t know till I return home this weekend.

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I hope your DD AA lego works
there are a couple good pics of one here
http://www.aushunteronline.com.au/spotlights/torches-accessories/jetbeam...

that vendor also has NOS Original RRT-01’s
some of them have strobe too (eye 10 driver overlap)

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Still working through jet lag and fatique. Got the broken pocket clip screws sorted and retapped.
Also tried the JB DDA10 and it is confirmed. Maybe a little homely, but fully seated, and fully functional. Threads seat and o-ring is completely engaged. I tend to collect and keep red led display items, such as old Texas Instruments calculators and TIF Instruments digital ammeters.
Never have imagined a future Lego from this DDA10.

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… JB DDA10 and it is confirmed. Maybe a little homely, but fully seated, and fully functional. Threads seat and o-ring is completely engaged.



welcome home, so glad you got the clip sorted

and thanks for sharing your TCR-1 (and original RRT-01), 18650 Lego success!

here is a recent lego of mine (pic is a link)

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Thanks!
And that’s a righteous looking SWM Lego!

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