XML Mag @ 3.5amp beam shots added

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XML Mag @ 3.5amp beam shots added

Just a few crappy iphone pics for now more to come on the weekend.

 

A few teaser specs

XML-T6

3 x 5000nimh C cells

O and driven at 3.5 amps Smile

 

 

 

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Edited by: charlestt on 03/16/2011 - 18:57
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Crap, I just put the 36 LED drop-in off ebay in my 6 D cell Maglite. LOL

Can't wait to see how this one looks. Good job charlestt!!

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woow.. that should be very interesting.. BTW, where did you get that heatsink?

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That is so cool.  A chrome XM-L Mag.  Yeah, baby!

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Yeah 8) J)  Beam pics, please Silly

BTW, Match, do you plan mod yours ML with XML as well? Silly

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SashiX wrote:

Yeah 8) J)  Beam pics, please Silly

BTW, Match, do you plan mod yours ML with XML as well? Silly

 

Mmm, imagine a MiniMatch 3xXML @2.8A each. That would mean 4.2A for each IMR14500, so its possible. It will burn your hands in 10 seconds, of course. In 10 seconds of +2000lm and happiness.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

That is so cool.  A chrome XM-L Mag.  Yeah, baby!

Foy

 

Hey Foy the body hasn't been chromed but the coating removed and the bare ali polished

 

 

 

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The heatsink is from (sorry if i spelt this wrong) Der Wichtel of CPF around 20 euro, it's actually for a SST-5O..

Link to his TRIPLE XML MAG

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?307913-Triple-Cree-XM...

link to sst-50

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?283352-SST-50-Mag-3D-...

 

 

 

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Nice work, Charlestt! I look forward to the rest of the pics and beamshots.  Just curious, but what reflector is that? (I can't tell from the pics).  You should have great runtime with those big nimh's.

 

SashiX wrote:

BTW, Match, do you plan mod yours ML with XML as well? Silly

Is the Pope Catholic? Tongue outTongue outLaughing  Yup. In fact it's almost complete....

 

ezeqdb wrote:
 

Mmm, imagine a MiniMatch 3xXML @2.8A each. That would mean 4.2A for each IMR14500, so its possible. It will burn your hands in 10 seconds, of course. In 10 seconds of +2000lm and happiness.

If they ever start making small triple xm-l boards...Cool. Then again I don't like the idea of having to wear oven mitts while using it!

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Ok so here's what you have been waiting for BEAM SHOTS Smile

Distance to bottom of garden is approx 160 feet...

 

So up first is the Solarforce Skyline 1 

 

Next is the Lumahunter MRV clone

 

Nex it's the KD XML drop-in mounted in a Uniquefire L2

 

And Now the MAG !!

 

I thought it looked a little less bright than before so checked the batteries and they were indeed a little low, I'll try and get some more with some nice fresh cells...

 

 

 

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That's a lot of light from the Mag. The mist in the air brings up the beam and hotspot nicely. Funnily enough, it is foggy here at the other end of the country.

The Mag certainly has a tighter beam than the KD dropin.

Those conifers (?Leylandii) must be a huge pain to keep in order - I prune them with a chainsaw at ground level.

 

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Yes Don they are Leylandii and a right pain to control they are growing on average 2ft per year, We like to keep them high to block the view of the other houses at the bottom of the garden.

Match the reflector is just the standard REBEL one that came with it..

 

 

 

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A few pics of the heat sink

 

 

 

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Very nice build! I like the beam profile of the stock rebel reflector. You'll definitely surprise a few folks with that "stock" looking mag Smile I love sleepers...

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Man, I've had so many Mags for so long, I wish I could afford to mod a few (all) of them.  I have a brand new-never-used 2C without a "C" in the serial number I'd love to tart up somehow.

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 Hi Charles

 did you make the heat-sink your self

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How long did it take you to strip off the anodising and polish it? I imagine it would have taken forever by hand.

 

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Nice beamshoots, and congrats for the not easy solder job !

 

 

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Thanks for all the comments guys.

"Scruffy dog" the heatsink comes from a guy on CPF called Der wichtel there's a link above.

"Don" it wasn't to bad to strip i just stripped it down and left it in some drain cleaner for 4-5 hours .

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10287616...ß&fh_refview=search&isSearch=true

The main body of the maglite took the longest to remove and i ended up have to use 2 bottles of the stuff to completely submerse the tube.

The polishing part was pretty easy i just got a polishing mop for the bench grinder and after a few hours work it came up well, the biggest pain is trying to get the residue polish out of the knurling, so i still end up with black hands lol..

 

 

 

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Since you removed the anodizing, how do you prevent aluminium from oxydizing and then losing that nice shiny look?

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Budgeteer wrote:

Since you removed the anodizing, how do you prevent aluminium from oxydizing and then losing that nice shiny look?

Polish !!! Smile

If it gets too bad i'll buff it up again or i may just laqlacquer it..

 

 

 

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I'm surprised the drain cleaner didn't just eat the light.

 

It probably won't go dull quickly - aluminium forms an oxide layer essentially instantly in contact with air. If you get aluminium to burn you will rapidly realise that it is very, very chemically reactive. It is far more reactive than magnesium - but it forms an oxide layer essentially instantaneously that stops it burning spontaneously in air. Look up thermite too see just how reactive aluminium is.

 

It'd probably be a good idea to head to Halfords and get some clear lacquer though. Wash the light down with meths or similar first - then let it dry and spray it.

 

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It seems that it's not made entirely from aluminium but an aluminium alloy as the body was a lot harder to polish and also seems too heavy for pure aluminium.

 

 

 

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A few new "slightly better" pics !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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