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BLF Designed Budget Thrower GB Question

I feel very lucky to be a part of the BLF Manker A6 GB that Bugsy36, et all have produced, and want to thank them for all the effort that went into making that light happen. I am new to collecting flashlights and I am now in the mood for a budget thrower like the Courui D01. Before I buy one, I thought I might ask if it would be possible for BLF to again work magic and develop a light with our specs, driver, etc and create a budget big head thrower? If so, I would totally wait while something like that was developed.

Is something like this possible, or am I overlooking what it would take to make something like this?

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GREAT IDEA!

I’m in for the BLF SE Courui D01 Thrower!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40255

Please make mine in XP-L HI (3A tint) with the same driver used in the A6/X6 group buys. – I dunno if that’s possible with the side E/Switch??? – Whatever, as long as it Throoooows!

The biggest problem with the stock light is the 2A draw – A Big Beautiful Beast like that at 2A? – That SUCKS!

Yeah, I could probably practice Ruining things for a year or two and then Mod my own, but I’m Old and will probably forget what it is I’m supposed to be learning long before my training period is up:-(

I’m the Proud new owner of a MicroBlueBear K40M, and it could really, really use a Throw-Buddy!

Thanks for considering this, O’ Nobel Ones that have the power to bring things to pass…

-Chuck

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I would want the convoy L2

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Courui D1 with xpg or xpl hi on copper,a bit thciker base for the led pcb,with DD drive (2-3 modes are enough) ,better anodize threats on the battery tube and if possible another switch.

a dream would be a spacer kit for using kaidomain big reflector.

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
I would want the convoy L2

DITTO! Wink Cobalt Blue L2! :bigsmile:

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But really I would want to slow down in the group buys hahaha it’s like a constant leech on my wallet zzz

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The L2 is certainly a nice light, but fix this Courui D01 up right and with it’s larger reflector it will out-throw the L2.

JMHO,
-Chuck

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What really would be nice is a BLF version of the Jacob A60 that is discontinued but still very much in demand, wthout the drawbacks:

-50+ mm aluminium reflector

-single  18650

-XP-L Hi or dedomed XP-G2

-standard body, such as the X6 or A6, with thrower head

-FET driver, (and why not the BLF A6 driver)


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chuckhov wrote:
The L2 is certainly a nice light, but fix this Courui D01 up right and with it’s larger reflector it will out-throw the L2.

JMHO,
-Chuck


Problem with the Courui’s is quality, out of the (6) I have, only (3) I would call decent? The Grey Courui’s were better? Convoy quality is legendary! JMHO.

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Convoy L2 XHP35 by Manker.

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We could ask Manker what they could do for us EDIT: they dropped the ball on the SE A6…. If we are going to do a group design/group buy they have been awesome on the SE A6 (until production happened). Perhaps see if they can clone the Courui and give us what we want?

Though I love to say Courui… BLF big headed thrower has a nice ring to it as well….

XP-L HI is easier than a factory dedome, definitely on copper DTP. I would want a reflector thrower, I have not yet begun to get into the “lens” lights…

I like a multiple side by side 18650; dual, triple, quad doesn’t matter as long as it is not long….

The A6 driver is good, but there is a member here working on the other Atiny chips that have thermal step down available as well as much more programming room…. That could be a very nice feature….

EDIT: What would be very cool would be a matching Mini version in 14500 or 10440, you said dream right?

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a dream would be a spacer kit for using kaidomain big reflector.

You talking about THIS one? Then perhaps we should start designing around something like this and have a goal…. Say 1000 meters for the beam?

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ReManG said: “Though I love to say Courui… BLF big headed thrower has a nice ring to it as well….”

YES! – A BLF Big-Head Manker Courui!

That’s Perfect!

L2 is nice, but when it comes to a BLF SE THROWER – Go BIG or Go Home!

Thanks guys,
-Chuck

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What really would be nice is a BLF version of the Jacob A60 that is discontinued but still very much in demand, wthout the drawbacks:

I have a ringy Jacob A60, so would prefer a BLF SE Courui!!!
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EDIT: What would be very cool would be a matching Mini version in 14500 or 10440, you said dream right?

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally a small version of C8 style with AA/14500 that’s right!!!!!!!
Or simpy a small Corui (with dual switch) always in AA/14500….I like so much!!!

C’mon proud guys of BLF, make this dream happen!!! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

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Oh I would totally be in for a BLF SE Big head thrower, especially in the size and form factor of the Courui D01! I was going to buy a D01 and mod it, but a BLF edition would be better!

keep it triple 18650, push it to 4.0A, two-modes or so would be fine on the driver… XPL-HI or de-domed XP-G2 on copper for sure… 300k candela reaching out to 1000 meters…

But remember, we’d want to keep this a BUDGET light.. stock D01 is about $35… not sure we could or would want to push the price on this past $50 or so.

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I’m in, great idea. I also like my throwers with 2 modes, just high and turbo.

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Personally I would not be very interested in a big light, but in a small and lightweight light, so 3x18650 is too chunky. For me a maximal driven 1x18650 big reflector thrower would be preferred.

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djozz wrote:

Personally I would not be very interested in a big light, but in a small and lightweight light, so 3×18650 is too chunky. For me a maximal driven 1×18650 big reflector thrower would be preferred.

I agree with djozz. I am a 1×18650 fan and don’t like big multi-cell lights.

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+1 for the BLF Big Head Thrower! With 4×18650 configurable in 2S2P or 4 in parallel as user desires.

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Make my Courui D01 with a XP-L HI on a copper DTP MCPCB, a copper pill, tail switch lockout, battery tube extended for 2S3P and Fitted with 86mm kaidomain reflector.

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While I don’t like carrying big multi-cell lights much, I love using them. They work for me for camping or hiking as long as I’m taking a bag along anyway.

My friend was dumbfounded when we were camping and able to light up trees half a mile across the lake without the need for binoculars with a couple of my throwers. That was during the blue moon on a cloudless night, so there was a lot of ambient moonlight even. There’s just something hugely impressive about that kind of range.

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Thrower = Big Reflector

I wouldn't be interested in anything smaller than the TK61 reflector.  Fenix makes them big, but still light and easy to handle.  Maybe Fenix would be willing to make one with the RMM's TK Seis-Um BLF Edition Driver.

EDIT: Plus, with 4 cells, one could mod for XHP35 or other 6 or 12 volt emitters.

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djozz wrote:

Personally I would not be very interested in a big light, but in a small and lightweight light, so 3×18650 is too chunky. For me a maximal driven 1×18650 big reflector thrower would be preferred.

Here you go. Smile

http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/60152730337-200275902/Wholesale_OEM_LED_Flashlight_Torch_for_tracking_XM_L2_LED_1200_lumen_powerful_Fast_Track_Flashlight.html

http://www.szobm.cn/product/60152730337-200275902/Wholesale_OEM_LED_Flashlight_Torch_for_tracking_XM_L2_LED_1200_lumen_powerful_Fast_Track_Flashlight.html




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I like that one (though a bit on the heavy side). Is there a seller for it that accepts Paypal?

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Jubeldum wrote:
djozz wrote:

Personally I would not be very interested in a big light, but in a small and lightweight light, so 3×18650 is too chunky. For me a maximal driven 1×18650 big reflector thrower would be preferred.

Here you go. Smile

http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/60152730337-200275902/Wholesale_OEM_LED_Flashlight_Torch_for_tracking_XM_L2_LED_1200_lumen_powerful_Fast_Track_Flashlight.html

http://www.szobm.cn/product/60152730337-200275902/Wholesale_OEM_LED_Flashlight_Torch_for_tracking_XM_L2_LED_1200_lumen_powerful_Fast_Track_Flashlight.html




!{width:70%}http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/60152730337_4/Wholesale_OEM_LED_Flashli...!


OOooh that’s nice

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Is the x6 SE V2 considered a thrower? THere is a group buy for that already.

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Compared to the A6 it is, but compared to a Olight M3X UT, TN32 and many others, it is Not.

It’s all relative.

Thanks,
-Chuck

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I have been watching this thread and I think it is a cool idea. Something to consider....with Wight on hiatus for the time being and the different configurations spoken of, it is best to one choose a driver and build for it or if someone here can design a versatile driver that could possibly be configured as needed for whatever is decided.

IF you wait for the manufacturer to design the driver you will find quite a bit of disappointment for time involved until you get what you want. Much better for BLF to do the R&D...then spec it out to the manufacturer.

Just some thoughts Smile

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Problem with the Courui’s is quality, out of the (6) I have, only (3) I would call decent? The Grey Courui’s were better? Convoy quality is legendary! JMHO.

‘The Grey [sic] Courui’s were better?’ – is that a question or a statement? I ordered a gray Courui for FmC to modify, so I’d like to know if they were somehow better than the black. Thanks.

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MauiSon wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Problem with the Courui's is quality, out of the (6) I have, only (3) I would call decent? The Grey Courui's were better? Convoy quality is legendary! JMHO.
'The Grey [sic] Courui's were better?' - is that a question or a statement? I ordered a gray Courui for FmC to modify, so I'd like to know if they were somehow better than the black. Thanks.

I really don't think there's any difference, after modding several of each.

However, I got a dud one a while ago, which happened to be black. Poor machining, sharp dags on edges of battery tubes, dodgy o ring, plus it shorted out on the reflector & blew the driver straight out of the box....

The next black one I received, from the same seller, around the same time, was mint.

 

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Manx wrote:
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What really would be nice is a BLF version of the Jacob A60 that is discontinued but still very much in demand, wthout the drawbacks:
I have a ringy Jacob A60, so would prefer a BLF SE Courui!!!
Quote:
EDIT: What would be very cool would be a matching Mini version in 14500 or 10440, you said dream right?
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally a small version of C8 style with AA/14500 that's right!!!!!!! Or simpy a small Corui (with dual switch) always in AA/14500....I like so much!!! C'mon proud guys of BLF, make this dream happen!!! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

Heres my version of a C8 running a 14500.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18061

 

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MauiSon wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Problem with the Courui’s is quality, out of the (6) I have, only (3) I would call decent? The Grey Courui’s were better? Convoy quality is legendary! JMHO.

‘The Grey [sic] Courui’s were better?’ – is that a question or a statement? I ordered a gray Courui for FmC to modify, so I’d like to know if they were somehow better than the black. Thanks.


Yep that what it means. The grey ones were in better shape then the black ones In my case. All but one had some kind of defect on or in the reflector. Ano was better. It’s called the quality lottery! :~ Roll the DICE!

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