GB Clone Offically "SOLD OUT" 10/21/18 XPL HI 1300LM Focusing AKA Cometa 2016

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Well, i received the free 2× 18650.
They even have a protection circuit on the bottom.

Hope to get the Cometa soon.

…would be nice to get rid of the engraving though…
How to make “cpf italia” and “2016” black?

2Q19

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I think i will have to wait a long time for my light Crying .

Ordered on 23.09. Got the shipped message on the 27.09. Today i checked because still no tracking update and the new shipping date was the 30.09.

I think they say its shipped so you can not cancel the order anymore. But when the package really is leaving the building is something totally different. Had hopes that the package left china before the hollidays, but it seems it is still there and will be another package thats added to the backlog.

But my early Christmas Gift arrived yesterday (Thanks to DB Custom). I put a XM-L and a 219C for size comparison besides the SBT-70 that is now waiting for the MCPCB and the Cometa.


New LuckySun D80 looking good so far http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

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Jerommel wrote:
How to make “cpf italia” and “2016” black?

Sharpie? Smile
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My two Cometa’s arrived, I checked one and it works. Nice Vappower batteries too. These hosts are going to be fun, never had a Cometa or Jaxman Z1 before Smile

Superdeal!

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I got mine yesterday with vappower cell. It has driver insulator correction and a floppy head. But for this price no complain.

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This design does not have an o-ring in the zooming mechanism, and the limited amount of threading makes the head feel a bit loose. Perhaps much stiffer silicon grease would make it feel better.

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djozz wrote:
This design does not have an o-ring in the zooming mechanism, and the limited amount of threading makes the head feel a bit loose. Perhaps much stiffer silicon grease would make it feel better.

But will it be greasy on hand when using the light?

cool i'll see you when you get there

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No, the grease will be in the threading and does not come in contact with anything that is on the outside.

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I tried packing with grease doesn’t really help much. Then it gets dirty with debris from dust and dirt looks yuck lol.

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I do not have the light here. But from checking pictures i would guess that one or two o-rings could help. Not if zoomed out completly but i would think about 90% of travel way would be stabilized.

New LuckySun D80 looking good so far http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

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I have used them for walking around at night, no rattling sound and very easy to turn the zoom head single handed. I think if someone were to use it for jogging or cycling, then the loose head is an issue.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Can someone please list all "hot spots" one needs to look upon when disassemling the Cometa, i.e. all potential hazardous areas that might cause shorts? So far, I noted:

  • solder joints on LED aluminum board (potential for bad solder jobs)
  • sharp edges on the pill that might damage the insulation of wires
  • insulation disc on the rear side of the pill is crucial as the outer rim of the pill might cause shorts when in contact with the positive pole of the battery

Anything else?

 

Bump Wink

Any further spots I should check before using the Cometa?

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Those should cover all.
Beware of sticky switch though, might make you think something shorted when light suddenly turn off itself.

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The cells are decent but apparently not high drain? Good for like 10amps?

You could probably also use Teflon tape on the zoom function.

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Hmm, Teflon tape, that is an option. But it may wear away fast because it is not meant for continuous friction.

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@DENGOH, fireblade893:

Thanks for the tip on configuration. Sorry to say I need to develop further the right touch of short clicks. The difficulty reminds me of the short click problem I had with BLF A6 getting into configuration. Keep reminding that I will get the right short click touch eventually.

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Obvoiusly you aren’t trying to make full on / off clicks are you ? 

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Boaz wrote:

Obvoiusly you aren’t trying to make full on / off clicks are you ? 

My current “light” touch is not light enough. I am currently either ‘too heavy light’ or ‘no light’.
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The more I use this light, the more I realize this has to be one of the BEST flashlight deals of all time!

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BLightSam wrote:
@DENGOH, fireblade893:

Thanks for the tip on configuration. Sorry to say I need to develop further the right touch of short clicks. The difficulty reminds me of the short click problem I had with BLF A6 getting into configuration. Keep reminding that I will get the right short click touch eventually.


No problem. Just to be clear, it should be short tap like half press, no clicking sound at all. If there is clicking sound it’s actually a full click.

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DENGOH][quote=BLightSam wrote:
@DENGOH, fireblade893:

Just to be clear, it should be short tap like half press, no clicking sound at all. If there is clicking sound it’s actually a full click.

Yes!

And maybe check the retaining ring at the tailcap. If srewed in to hard it could lead to a pre pressed switch. Had this problem with my F3X. It was not possible to switch trough the ui the normal way. It was jumpy and often you made 2 instead of one push.
Try to loose the retainer ring a bit. If it is getting better and the retainer ring is still holding problem solved. On the F3X i had to use a new silikone cap (with shorter nob in the middle).

New LuckySun D80 looking good so far http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

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Remove retaining ring from tailcap and remove PCB with switch and spring.
Remove washer.
Remove rubber switch boot.
Cut 1mm from the rubber boot pressing post bottom.
Reassemble everything.
If it still doesn’t click but the switch clicked outside the light you need to cut more.

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@TheOnlyDocc, ZozzV6:

Thanks for the additional tips.

Decided to use the light by turning on with full click and then half press (without click) and only use the resulting bright mode – don’t know if this is turbo.

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BLightSam wrote:
@TheOnlyDocc, ZozzV6:

Thanks for the additional tips.

Decided to use the light by turning on with full click and then half press (without click) and only use the resulting bright mode – don’t know if this is turbo.


It has mode groups so you can select a one , three or four … modes group. It has 8 mode groups.
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saypat wrote:
The more I use this light, the more I realize this has to be one of the BEST flashlight deals of all time!

Saypat’s post made me smile,
When I found this deal I to was a bit stunned at the price but I also have two Cometa’s from the GB so I knew exactly the quality, issues and what a bargain this was,
For $15.99 I might be able to get the driver and K9 aspheric lens but I don’t think you’ll find this size K9 lens easily, the lens is the most important to me.
Has anyone looked at their lens? Is it K9 or did they but in the other cheap glass lens that had the bubbles in them? There’s two possible lenses with this light.
My tracking says somewhere in China still and it’s been in shipped status since before I first posted this deal, argh..
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Both my copies have this lens, looks very good to me:

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I had a better look inside and out of the Cometa’s from this deal.

One of my Cometa’s drops out of turbo to moon after exactly 10 seconds every time, was that on the Cometa problem list? Party

It is in fact a Banggood bistro-driver that needs “the fix” : adding a 5 Ohm resistor between led+ and both C1 and D1, this flaw was found out after the Cometa group buy. A bit unfortunate that they chose this problem driver on top of all other problems.

But from a modder’s point of view these are hosts from heaven. All problems have easy fixes, the build quality is great, everything easily accessable, with all the standard parts that you like for modding. And those lenses are gorgeous!

Only real flaw is the lettering, “Cometa” and “CPF-Italia” is fine, but why the huge “2016” ?

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My first Cometa just arrived. So far everything looks fine except for the LED which is far off center. Will it be easy to realign it to a correctly centered position?

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my cometa shipped yesterday. thanks for the fast shipping! Big Smile

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