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I guess we are all eagerly awaiting February 20th.
Lucky guess?? Big Smile Yep… it would seem so cabfrank. Thumbs Up . Wink

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While we’re guessing, I know how you feel about assumptions and all that, but putting you on the spot, if you absolutely HAD to guess, when do you think FW3A sales will begin? Do you think/hope May sounds reasonable?

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FW3TA
Dare I even ask??? Big Smile

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Nev wrote:
FW3TA

Think we can engineer it to not need a battery?
Electrolyte solution cathode in the battery tube, some sort of resin coating on the inner tube for the separation layer then the tantalum body is the anode.

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FW3LN – Liquid Nitro, or
FW3DI – Dry Ice / FW3CD – Carbon Dioxide

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Cereal_killer wrote:
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FW3TA
Think we can engineer it to not need a battery? Electrolyte solution cathode in the battery tube, some sort of resin coating on the inner tube for the separation layer then the tantalum body is the anode.

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May I propose the FW3O – The Osmium Edition.
Osmium is the densest element, is ridiculously hard, super high melting point, very rare (though not as expensive as gold). It also has a beautiful blueish/cold silver color. Heat transfer similar to iron, so better than titanium. Basically impossible to machine… So perfectly unreasonable for a flashlight Big Smile

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That sounds great.
Anyone know where I can get some Osmium tubing? LOL

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Streamtronics wrote:
May I propose the FW3O – The Osmium Edition.
Osmium is the densest element, is ridiculously hard, super high melting point, very rare (though not as expensive as gold). It also has a beautiful blueish/cold silver color. Heat transfer similar to iron, so better than titanium. Basically impossible to machine… So perfectly unreasonable for a flashlight Big Smile
What about the ….

FW3PL – The Plutonium Edition.

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cabfrank wrote:
While we’re guessing, I know how you feel about assumptions and all that, but putting you on the spot, if you absolutely HAD to guess, when do you think FW3A sales will begin? Do you think/hope May sounds reasonable?
I would say….
….. (and this is the first thing that popped in my head) between 1 April & 15 April.

Hoping for 17 March - 31 March though.... Wink

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Well while we are naming exotic hard to machine metals…
FW3ST – Stellite
FW3CA – Carbide
FW3TU – Tungsten
FW3CR – Chromium
FW3CE – Ceramic
FW3CO – Cobalt
All are quite fun to machine. I do get to machine some pretty exotic materials and its always a fun learning experience.

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And for the more sci-fi folks we have the
FW3DM – Dark Matter
You have to keep it in a vacuum suspension chamber next to your Uranium and Plutonium models underneath your volcano evil lair.

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junkyardbiker wrote:
Well while we are naming exotic hard to machine metals… FW3ST – Stellite FW3CA – Carbide FW3TU – Tungsten

We are currently 3D printing wear parts from these metals at my place of employment.
Stellite is quite popular for use in caustic environments.

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Yeah we use it for reactor plant valve seals and some turbine parts. I got to do some work with sintered parts as well a while back and we made some stuff from sintered Tungsten and ceramic with Molybenemum. Surface finish requirements were sub 20 RA using a Mitsubishi wire EDM and a tolerance of -+ 0.0001. What a flashlight that would make huh?

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teacher wrote:
FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, ‘cheap’. Use as loaner light.

Hum…shouldn’t this be called…FW3FIRE? Big Smile Evil

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I would like to purchase one LH351D

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I’d like to get in on this light, thanks!

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I’d like 1 as well. Whichever LED is available first. Thanks!

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MascaratumB wrote:
teacher wrote:
FW3XXX = Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, ‘cheap’. Use as loaner light.
Hum…shouldn’t this be called…FW3FIRE? Big Smile Evil
Probably so. Big Smile . Thumbs Up . Wink

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junkyardbiker wrote:
And for the more sci-fi folks we have the
FW3DM – Dark Matter
You have to keep it in a vacuum suspension chamber next to your Uranium and Plutonium models underneath your volcano evil lair.

no need for lithium cells , run it on dark energy.
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FW3Ga

Galluim

Better have a VERY quick stepdown!!!

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You joke, but what about a GaN FET driven flashlight. I figure if its good enough for chargers, why not flashlights?

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I’m surprised it’s not yet on the list…FW3Be

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teacher wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
While we’re guessing, I know how you feel about assumptions and all that, but putting you on the spot, if you absolutely HAD to guess, when do you think FW3A sales will begin? Do you think/hope May sounds reasonable?
I would say….
….. (and this is the first thing that popped in my head) between 1 April & 15 April.

Hoping for 17 March - 31 March though.... Wink

and some get FW3A1A (1th aprill ed)

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I would like a FW3CH in bakelite

with a nice touch of plaskon

Would add a playskool version with bright colors to detect flashlight modders at an early age

Or more seriously something like the EverBrite 9-LED 3AAA Facepalm

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Agro wrote:
I’m surprised it’s not yet on the list…FW3Be

And now for something completely different….
There are 2 materials that are not the most practical out there but one is practical enough to have a niche and the other – I don’t know but maybe.

1. Beryllium copper. High conductivity CuBe has good thermal properties and is much tougher than pure copper. Machining requires seriously good ventilation though.
2. Magnesium. Thermally – ok to good. Mechanically – passable. Weight – superb. Price – high but way lower than some exotics. Corrosion is a problem. Is it a blocker that can’t be resolved well enough for a reasonable price? I don’t know.

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Put me down for one please, thank you!

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Thanks everyone for listing all the materials in the world. That was very relevant to this thread and useful.

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Right? It has been painful trying to keep up with this thread as of late.

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