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Tom Tom wrote:
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I know it’s frustrating being stuck together in this cramped space with nothing to do but debate the merits of pictures of Joe Biden eating a sandwich, er, I mean, the finer points of flashlights… but it’s a lot easier for everyone if we can avoid arguing or at least confine arguments to private messages.

Could we move this somewhere with less traffic?


(incidentally, I hadn’t seen any of this when I posted the XKCD pic a moment ago, but it seemed oddly relevant)

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Got home late tonight and found the Q8 in my mailbox! Threads, screws, traces, springs, etc. all look perfect. Proper amount of lube. There is a slight roughness on the bare edge of the threads, which is easily sanded.
At this point, I am pleased and want to give highest praise to the team that worked so hard to bring this $40 miracle to me.
Too late to fire it up tonight. I will follow up tomorrow.

Mike

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ToyKeeper wrote:

Could we move this somewhere with less traffic?

Please note unsubtle editing by me Wink Got that off my chest Evil

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srs2000 wrote:
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THIS WAS 12 DAYS AGO…I DONT GET IT ??
DOES FEDEX actually even have my light, or is it still in china ??

No. They don’t.

Use the YTxxxxxxxxxxxxxx tracking to see where your package is.

http://www.yuntrack.com/Track/Detail/

wow, you are the man!
link worked like a charm
at least i know where my 3 lights are now
ty so much sir Thumbs Up

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manithree wrote:
My experience with Bistro and Biscotti had me drifting towards preferring simpler UIs. But, again, Narsil is just right.

You and me both. I made Bistro, and it did what was needed at the time… but I’d rather use Narsil.

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My fault.  I just imagined what I thought I should see there, and projected from early versions possibly.  I was not intending to post blame.  I did actually mean to edit and say ("or I thought that's what I saw") because I realized after I posted it, that maybe I didn't.  Didn't meant to start fuss.  My fault.  Apologies.

 

Narsil is very easy, laid back.  It's like strolling in the park.  If you wander the wrong, way, it's all cool, just turn the corner and wander back the other way.  I like it, it's intuitive.  But I need something where I always know exactly where I am and where I'm going, and for me personally(I'm not even saying as a general fact) Bistro does that, and it's all personal because I find Bistro "simpler". I'm in no way at all disparaging Narsil.  I just like bistro, and I've made it work on e-switch, and I'm sharing it.

 

As for less traffic, I did already say I'd post follow ups elsewhere, and I explained why I posted that here, but really, I mean look at this thread, at least this actually relates to using the light and I'm not complaining that the Miller fried my batteries and killed my dog.  The attempt to move the discussion elsewhere seems to have been self-defeated though.

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Illumenated wrote:
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illumenated, is that app the one by Fernando?
Yep, that’s the one, Dale. Works like a charm.
Sounds good… What is the name of the app??

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ToyKeeper wrote:
manithree wrote:
My experience with Bistro and Biscotti had me drifting towards preferring simpler UIs. But, again, Narsil is just right.

You and me both. I made Bistro, and it did what was needed at the time… but I’d rather use Narsil.

My comment was in no way meant to be an insult to Bistro or Biscotti. I’m a programmer, I have a local branch of your bzr repo, I appreciate the work you do, and I love having FLOSSlights. It’s a personal preference thing.

Simpler, non-configurable UIs never did quite what I wanted, but I’m just too lazy to configure computers with a one-button keyboard and a one pixel display.

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It's all good.  It's just choices.  I really do feel laid back with Narsil now that I get to try it, and if I collect enough lights, I'll probably keep one with it, maybe even this Q8 in the end, which probably won't be an EDC anyway.  It's definitely(well, ok, to me) an easy-going ui.

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Got my light, woot woot. So far everything looks awesome. Very well put together and great machining.

Only downside is learning the UI, holy cow.

Great job guys.

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teacher wrote:
Illumenated wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
illumenated, is that app the one by Fernando?
Yep, that’s the one, Dale. Works like a charm.
Sounds good… What is the name of the app??

It’s called “Delivered!”, and it can be found on the Apple App Store. Not sure about Android.

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nodoubt wrote:

wow, you are the man!
link worked like a charm
at least i know where my 3 lights are now
ty so much sir Thumbs Up

Try going to
https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/?action=altref&cntry_code=us

Use that YTxxxx tracking number as the reference and fill in the zip. You might get a different FedEx tracking number. I would expect Fedex to have the package by now. Could be they are just slow after the holiday though.

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I got my FedEx tracking number from my Orders in my Account listing at Banggood. When I plugged in this number at FedEx Tracking, I got the YT number that allowed me to see more detailed information through 17Track.net. When I put the YT numbers in “Delivered!” it didn’t show anything, but when I swapped out these numbers with the FedEx numbers then the packages registered in the “Delivered!” app…. seems my first one is taking a long shower at a truck stop in Palm Springs. Go figure.

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So in prep for this light, been buying some 30q’s from BG. Noticed over the last week that the link in my order of the 15a discharge version is now leading to the same page (?) But is now saying 20a. I was only able to find the 20a on bg now. The page still has the same reviews, questions etc. Anyone know if the maybe the ones I bought were 20a or if it’s all just luck of the draw hahaha tyia

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Those of you who received their q8 confirm if the lg mj1 unprotected button top fit ?? Thanks..

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Since this thread just isn’t long enough, here are some gratuitous beam shots.

The short range shots are at about 165 ft (50 m) from the evergreen tree:

First, a crappy bike light, that uses 4 18650s (not all parallel), and has 5 emitters, so it kinda has some similarities to the Q8, but it also has a horrid, ugly, no good blue tint:

Then a C8 with XP-L Hi:

Thorfire S70:

Convoy L2:

And finally, the Q8:

Not surprisingly, throwers look better at longer distance (914 ft, 279 m):

L2:

Q8:

Throwers are fun, but there’s a lot of spill, and a whole lot of light coming out of the Q8.

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Got mine and I gotta say, this is a great light. Big shoutout to the entire Q8 team, I know it wasn’t smooth sailing but this sure is a smooth light. Would be good buy at double the price, at this price ya’ll should buy two!

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Received my light today! Looks great! Works great! Ramping is beautiful. The UI is fun to learn and dink around with. Had to reset it after messing with it too much and not reading instructions. Thanks again everyone!

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Nice pictures manithree. The snake on the footpath looks like it was blinded by the Q8. Smile

 

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Good to see nice reports!

And oh wauw TK, that XKCD is very good, that and LRUs text will be added to my “FAQ/rule posts”

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ALCON,

Q8 arrived….this thing is qualiteeee! Just need cells and charger quick!! I’m a Newbie! Facepalm

Need Cells for both the Q8 and the BLF GT. Total 16 cells & charger. Best cells I can buy. Cash

Recommendations welcome, or just a link. Big Smile

Respectfully

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Did you guys manage to find any vendor who can ship button top 30Q’s from China? We need to fuel our toys

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What a crazy thread. Shocked

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ARMS.AARON wrote:
ALCON,

Q8 arrived….this thing is qualiteeee! Just need cells and charger quick!! I’m a Newbie! Facepalm

Need Cells for both the Q8 and the BLF GT. Total 16 cells & charger. Best cells I can buy. Cash

Recommendations welcome, or just a link. Big Smile

Respectfully


Nobody knows what country your in, but if the US, then there are good deals on the 30Q batteries. They are very popular. Then the Liitokala LI500 charger does 4 cells at 1 amp each, so that is another very popular choice.

Ps, I’d get 2 of those chargers so as to save time.

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Well after a couple of days of playing with the Q8 at my desk, its a great light, no issues on mine, the only thing i keep coming back to is how heavy it is. it feels very solid.

also it might just be me but it feels a little front heavy,

Im not saying its an issue cause its not. i was just very surprised how heavy it is.

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Yea it is not light for its size
Using four cells?

What Jason says is what I would say too about cells and charger

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What Jason says is what I would say too about cells and charger

Agreed Thumbs Up

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Okay now it says I've cleared customs but so far FedEx is dropping the ball. 

Nothing unusual there...

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Scorpia wrote:
Well after a couple of days of playing with the Q8 at my desk, its a great light, no issues on mine, the only thing i keep coming back to is how heavy it is. it feels very solid.

also it might just be me but it feels a little front heavy,

Im not saying its an issue cause its not. i was just very surprised how heavy it is.


Yes it feels solid, good for heat spreading but it limits its portability Smile

Thinking about weight, what if we had sticked to the solid copper pill, like was one of the first ideas? Crazy

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