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That would be amazing!! Even more so if you could find a way to transfer the heat from the light & dissipate it.

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That would be amazing!! Even more so if you could find a way to transfer the heat from the light & dissipate it.

No way in heck you would be able to disapate xhp70.2’s. That would be around 350W+ from rough math, you would need a massive CPU heat sink to even hope to try to keep that reasonably well cooled.

The xhp50.2 should be a bit more tame a mere 225W. Still impossible to cool in basically any flashlight though. Based on my 17k lumens SRK I have now, You would be lucky to get the same turbo runtime as say a triple S2 before it overheats. Or about 30-45 seconds.

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TK, that’s already been done; sort of. Every time the thread changes subject line something major has happened and that’s seen in the email notifications if one is the least bit attentive. Then one doesn’t need to chase down the posts at the end of the thread, but just go to the first post for the “Cliffs Notes” version. The rest is just minutia. Maybe these folks don’t understand that.

To those unhappy folks, Sorry, but it’s friends discussing stuff with friends. We’re waiting the same as everyone else and it does no good to take it out on others, it won’t get the Q8s here any quicker. Learn to speed read and skim posts to get through the minutia if you won’t use the navigation aids at the top of the page to get to the first post in the thread for the latest news. The Miller does a great job keeping it up to date as major events occur. . Smile

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I am still so tempted to swap in some xhp50.2’s into the Q8 and make 15k lumens, even though I know it will overheat in moments. Or go really crazy and put 4 xhp70.2’s in it and make 25k lumens….

Do you have any links were someone converted an SRK style light to 2P 2S? I’m drawing a blank as to how you would do it with the twist on battery tube.

BTW, Vinh over at Sky Lumen has got some 70.2’s and made a few 20k+ lumen monsters with them.

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That would be amazing!! Even more so if you could find a way to transfer the heat from the light & dissipate it.

No way in heck you would be able to disapate xhp70.2’s. That would be around 350W+ from rough math, you would need a massive CPU heat sink to even hope to try to keep that reasonably well cooled.

The xhp50.2 should be a bit more tame a mere 225W. Still impossible to cool in basically any flashlight though. Based on my 17k lumens SRK I have now, You would be lucky to get the same turbo runtime as say a triple S2 before it overheats. Or about 30-45 seconds.

Oh I know what your saying, that’ why I said “if”. Smile

But remember, we did send men to the moon. Wink

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My MT03 is for sure getting XHP70.2's.

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Do you have any links were someone converted an SRK style light to 2P 2S? I’m drawing a blank as to how you would do it with the twist on battery tube.

A few people at BLF have done it. The trick is to lock the battery tube in place and unscrew only the very tail end of the light, with posts built in to keep the rotation correct. For example:
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Yep, as TK said it has been done. I did it to my 17k lumen SRK. Pretty easy really, the hardest part was getting the driver all lined up before gluing everything together.

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I’ve just about got the tricks in that video down now… except the behind-the-head catch. So far I’ve only done that part in front instead of behind.

Patience, padawan. Don’t smack yourself in the head.


It finally stopped raining, so I went out to try a new trick.

Achievement unlocked: A dozen behind-the-head lightsaber catches in a row with alternating hands and zero head-bonking.

Maybe next time I’ll remember to change into exercise clothes first instead of wearing a dress.

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We have some 21,000 members these days. Impossible to cater to every Individual. The goal is that every individual will cater to the forum and it will be a better place for everyone.

I happen to know for a fact that there are quite a few people here suffering some form of disability or impairment and the flashlight hobby is crucial to their well being… I am one of them. So yes, some of us have more time on our hands than others. Some are retired, some just got their first job. Everyone is here under their own circumstances.

If any here that are complaining of how much off topic chatter would like to burden themselves with some of my pain, or any number of other members pain, please feel free to do so. If you’re not willing to do this, then perhaps you could at least allow us the freedom to enjoy what little there is left to us to put a smile on our face. Thank you in advance for cowboying up.

So sorry for those that are too busy to enjoy the forum, perhaps you will be better able to spend time here in the future. Here’s to that being pain free on your part… Beer

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I’ve just about got the tricks in that video down now… except the behind-the-head catch. So far I’ve only done that part in front instead of behind.

Patience, padawan. Don’t smack yourself in the head.

It finally stopped raining, so I went out to try a new trick.

Achievement unlocked: A dozen behind-the-head lightsaber catches in a row with alternating hands and zero head-bonking.

Maybe next time I’ll remember to change into exercise clothes first instead of wearing a dress.

If your referring to the moves in This Video you posted earlier TK…. very impressive ‘grasshopper’. Thumbs Up

Very impressive indeed, exercise clothes or not. Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
We have some 21,000 members these days. Impossible to cater to every Individual. The goal is that every individual will cater to the forum and it will be a better place for everyone.

I happen to know for a fact that there are quite a few people here suffering some form of disability or impairment and the flashlight hobby is crucial to their well being… I am one of them. So yes, some of us have more time on our hands than others. Some are retired, some just got their first job. Everyone is here under their own circumstances.

If any here that are complaining of how much off topic chatter would like to burden themselves with some of my pain, or any number of other members pain, please feel free to do so. If you’re not willing to do this, then perhaps you could at least allow us the freedom to enjoy what little there is left to us to put a smile on our face. Thank you in advance for cowboying up.

So sorry for those that are too busy to enjoy the forum, perhaps you will be better able to spend time here in the future. Here’s to that being pain free on your part… Beer

I suppose, different strokes… Then again that’s pretty much the purpose of differing forums, and differing threads….I supermod a site that is 20 times the size of this…with 170 sub forums…. Keeping things organized keeps things flowing smoothly…
Maybe I’m just not used to chaos…Then again there are 30 + mods, 10 SM and a few admins running around over there.

Ultimately I like to pop into the thread and not just see post 1 updated, but rather all the topical, informative, and relative banter relating to what The Miller, DBcustom, and the rest of the people are bouncing around…. All the Choo Choo talk and other stuff clutters up what is otherwise a stellar look into what makes this hobby so great…
I sent someone over here to read this Q8 thread…. All they said was ‘Um yea, too much crap to wade through. I’ll just take your word for it.’ They registered and put in for one, but I think they missed out on some seriously cool geek stuff buried in here…

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I suppose, different strokes… Then again that’s pretty much the purpose of differing forums, and differing threads….I supermod a site that is 20 times the size of this…with 170 sub forums…. Keeping things organized keeps things flowing smoothly…
Maybe I’m just not used to chaos…Then again there are 30 + mods, 10 SM and a few admins running around over there.

Ultimately I like to pop into the thread and not just see post 1 updated, but rather all the topical, informative, and relative banter relating to what The Miller, DBcustom, and the rest of the people are bouncing around…. All the Choo Choo talk and other stuff clutters up what is otherwise a stellar look into what makes this hobby so great…
I sent someone over here to read this Q8 thread…. All they said was ‘Um yea, too much crap to wade through. I’ll just take your word for it.’ They registered and put in for one, but I think they missed out on some seriously cool geek stuff buried in here…

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Different forums are, well… different. I am an admin on a different forum. We too are a free, non-profit forum like BLF. We too run a little loose as far as strictly keeping on topic. I find that much more friendly than getting out the thumb screws and being heavy handed with moderation and rebukes to stay on topic. Part of the reason the Q8 topic has run to thousands of posts id the time it has take to get to having a near perfect product to this almost ready point.

The saving grace for these BLF projects is that really all that matters is contained in the first post. Anything important is there. For those of us short on time that is the meat. Mostly I don’t care about the rest, except for times when I have more time I want to devote to the fine details. I believe the way the project and other past and present projects have develoiped is fine; a good compromise between iron-fisted “thou shalt not wander” and total chaos.

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If your referring to the moves in This Video you posted earlier…

Yes, I decided to learn the throw at the end. After about 10 minutes I was able to get it sometimes, and after 20 minutes I was getting it almost every time. Not nearly as smooth as how she did it in the video, but she has been doing it a whole lot longer. Smile

Then I came in for a hot shower, overheated, and had a blood pressure crash from which I still feel like a wet noodle. Oops. I guess I should add “werenoodle” or “pastathropy” to the list of what’s wrong with me.

Anyway, I’d tie in the Q8 somehow, but I’m too far off-topic for that. If it was a zoomie like a Jax Z1, I could maybe make the case that this saber-spinning thing could be done with a flashlight to achieve a similar effect in fog… but it’s not a zoomie. And I’m not sure I want to expose my Z1 to the level of abuse my practice saber gets.

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Thumbs Up … Well, like I said earlier…. very impressive. Take care & watch those BP drops. Smile

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this thread is long not only because of off topic, it has been active for 13 months LOL

8000 posts over 400 days = 20 posts a day, not really an excessive amount, give it a rest pleeeeeese.

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I am still so tempted to swap in some xhp50.2’s into the Q8 and make 15k lumens, even though I know it will overheat in moments. Or go really crazy and put 4 xhp70.2’s in it and make 25k lumens….

Do you have any links were someone converted an SRK style light to 2P 2S? I’m drawing a blank as to how you would do it with the twist on battery tube.

BTW, Vinh over at Sky Lumen has got some 70.2’s and made a few 20k+ lumen monsters with them.

Here are some pics, how I did it: http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/media/albums/skyray-king-srk-xhp50.1836/

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evil student wrote:

Thorfire promised us one lumen per post on the production Q8. We need to keep this up so we’ll all have a 12,000 or even 15,000 lumen Q8 in our hands! They might even throw in an Ove’Glove!

Now that is a neat thought! Smile

We do need a design change though, to keep up with the increasing lumen-demand, that will take a few extra months, so the post-count in this thread goes up, then that new design will not make the needed lumens, another upgrade, more time, more posts, upgrade Facepalm Facepalm Tired

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Heheh I think most posts are on topic but now not a lot can be done but wait hence percentage off topic is higher
However it does increase the chance of us missing things that are serious
Like where are the last two Q8 lights that are still not in?

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I’d feel better if you folks with the off topic posts (like this one too) weren’t in effect forcing The Miller to read each one. As he is diligently trying to keep a list of folks that want this light and also monitor/read things that might need to be looked at as it relates to the Q8 proto, you are making him wade through all the off topic stuff that pops into your head. And that, my friends, is just wrong.

Thanks again ALL you guys pitching in on this project. Damned impressive.

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@TK: not only do i enjoy your beautifully worded digressions, i also watched that “saber juggling” video a dozen times. I especially like the last throw-and-catch-behind-the-head-with-left-hand move.

It reminds me of my teenage years when Bruce Lee was all the rage. I made myself a nunchaku out of two broomstick bits and spent quite some time practicing. I can’t remember how many times i hit myself. Fast forward a few decades, i visit a friend who was into martial arts and owned a ‘real’ nunchaku made of hexagonal pieces of really hard wood and probably weighed with lead or something. Just handling it hurt my palms and although i was tempted to try a few moves, i just placed it back on it’s stand for i was really afraid to break a bone or worse.

How long and heavy is your practice ‘sword’?

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I’d rather watch TK do the workout in her dress. Wink

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… although i was tempted to try a few moves, i just placed it back on it’s stand for i was really afraid to break a bone or worse.

How long and heavy is your practice ‘sword’?


Just over a meter, and just under a kilogram. It’s a machined aluminum hilt with electronics inside, and a really hard thick plastic tube for a blade. The balance point is about where the two pieces meet. It’s like a heavier version of a kendo shinai, and the warranty covers a year of full-force combat.

Broken bones are indeed a valid concern. I managed to break a finger the first week I had it, due to sparring without armor. Also kinda lost an arm that day, or I would have if it had been a real plasma blade. This was only about 10 minutes after getting hit, before the bruise had a chance to really develop:

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… where are the last two Q8 lights that are still not in?

… Timbuktu?

Tom E, in the next version of Narsil you should add a Marco Polo mode so we can find missing lights.

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… where are the last two Q8 lights that are still not in?

… Timbuktu?

Tom E, in the next version of Narsil you should add a Marco Polo mode so we can find missing lights.

Your firmware is so amazing sometimes you say things like that and I’m not 100% sure whether you’re joking or not Big Smile

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Broken bones are indeed a valid concern. I managed to break a finger the first week I had it, due to sparring without armor. Also kinda lost an arm that day, or I would have if it had been a real plasma blade. This was only about 10 minutes after getting hit, before the bruise had a chance to really develop:


So tell us, is this part of your training as a minor deity, or are you preparing for some sort of light saber exhibition/competition, perhaps part of a Cosplay convention, if such things exist?
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Ouch! That'll hurt.

Those new fangled tag locator things would do the trick - TrackR as one example. Funny - I know a guy who's got a west coast company who came out with locator tags years ago for luggage - think he was ahead of his time, or at least ahead of the curve of the better tech/cost/marketing. GPS or audio and visual queues, or both.

 

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Hmm driver update with gsm slot, antenna pads, GPS chip
Design new package with antenna connections, design big shipping box with antenna connections
Adds a few cents in shipping and simcard with data, but you could really see where it is then Smile
Unless it is rejected for a box with tons on outbound communication probably is not something shippers want Big Smile

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And TK that is quite the damage for a goddess Wink
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Looks like TK have been a misplaced fighter ( lightsaber ) in the just over world championship in medevil fighting held here in Denmark this year.

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