Fandyfire STL-V6( skyray thrower clone) substitute for only $26?

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Fandyfire STL-V6( skyray thrower clone) substitute for only $26?

Hello,
I tried dedoming my fandyfire stl-v6, but this failed as the wires leading to the LED ripped off and thus rendered my flashlight nonoperational. I want to replace this light, but do not want to spend the $50 I did the first time I bought it. I was cruising DX and came along the UniqueFire UF-X6S . Now, while this lights head dimensions are listed as being smaller, I do not know if this is true. It appears to be very similar in dimension to the stl-v6 and it only cost $26.50. Does anyone have this light and could you guys please provide the correct dimensions and compare to the FandyFire?
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If you knocked the wires off you can simply resolder the wires. If you don't want to do that then that light should work. I have the trustfire x6 which uses the same host. However it does run off of 3 18650 not 2. 

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scaru wrote:

If you knocked the wires off you can simply resolder the wires. If you don’t want to do that then that light should work. I have the trustfire x6 which uses the same host. However it does run off of 3 18650 not 2. 

Actually I was eyeing this one too, but I think the host is of similar design, but the DX version is much smaller. 58mm head compared to the X6’s 80mm head

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scaru wrote:

If you knocked the wires off you can simply resolder the wires. If you don’t want to do that then that light should work. I have the trustfire x6 which uses the same host. However it does run off of 3 18650 not 2. 

I meant the actually wires which go to the led die. I completely destroyed them when I lifted off the dome.

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Slewflash wrote:
scaru wrote:

If you knocked the wires off you can simply resolder the wires. If you don’t want to do that then that light should work. I have the trustfire x6 which uses the same host. However it does run off of 3 18650 not 2. 

Actually I was eyeing this one too, but I think the host is of similar design, but the DX version is much smaller. 58mm head compared to the X6’s 80mm head

The uf-x6s seems to have a very similar, if not the exact reflector, as the stl-v6. I’m not sure if the 58mm listed on the site is fully accurate.

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Head is only 58mm, V2 is 62. 5 mode where as V2 is only 3 and not nearly as bright but
does have a slightly smaller hot spot. I have been waiting for someone to come up
with a good 2cell driver to mod this and a couple of others I have. Yes I did get it to go
with my X6 but was a bit disappointed with it. Pretty good for the money but not quite
the quality overall of the V2. Hope this helps.

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Wow the X6 is big. I love it! Thanks for the pictures mazdahatch, they were great Smile

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One other small thing with the quality of the UF-X6S was if you look at the front you will
notice that the cut-outs on the bezel are all uneven which annoyed me. Or maybe I’m just fussy.

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Nothing compares to visual aids.. That’s a perfect pic.

the smaller X6S and light to its right are almost clone copies of a Surefire M3lT..
I never realized how small and the overall shape is nearly identical..
I have an X6 on its way. Its a beast in size..Hopefully a driver swap will bring out its
potential..Nice pics

 


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On the up side, it does have a glass lens and an aluminium reflector but the pill
does not contact much of the body at all. There is at least a 1mm gap between the
pill and body with minimal contact top and bottom. At the very least it probably be have to
wrapped like a P60 to be driven any harder.




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Well that is quite the letdown…I thought this light looked promising but as always, price dictates….

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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I really appreciate the response mazda96hatch. I guess DX’s measurements are correct after all. I’m disappointed this light can’t match the stl-v2.

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yclongthrow wrote:
I really appreciate the response mazda96hatch. I guess DX’s measurements are correct after all. I’m disappointed this light can’t match the stl-v2.

What made you doubt DX’s measurements in the first place, if I may ask?

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I assume it is because people thought they were the same/similar hosts. Therefore the head diameter should have been the same.

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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DX isn’t always 100% accurate and the two lights seemed very similar in dimension. I have ordered the Small Sun ZY-T13, and considering it is only $24, I hope it is at least somewhat comparable to the FandyFire.

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Welcome to the addiction, TrakTuned!

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mazda96hatch wrote:
Hope this helps.

Doesn't help at all :bigsmile: (still waiting for my X6 to arrive...)

=the=

 

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unique engrish language... Smile

 

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yclongthrow wrote:
DX isn't always 100% accurate and the two lights seemed very similar in dimension. I have ordered the Small Sun ZY-T13, and considering it is only $24, I hope it is at least somewhat comparable to the FandyFire.

Congrats on the buy, the T13 is an excellent light for the price.

All you need is a single 0.5ohm resistor mod for it to reach or surpass STL-V6.

By the way, you do know your STL-V6 emitter is easily replaceable, right? A T6 star is only about $4 shipped on Dinodirect.

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Pulsar13 wrote:

By the way, you do know your STL-V6 emitter is easily replaceable, right? A T6 star is only about $4 shipped on Dinodirect.

+1 Laughing

Replacing the emitter is easy and cheap

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Pulsar13 wrote:

yclongthrow wrote:
DX isn’t always 100% accurate and the two lights seemed very similar in dimension. I have ordered the Small Sun ZY-T13, and considering it is only $24, I hope it is at least somewhat comparable to the FandyFire.

Congrats on the buy, the T13 is an excellent light for the price.

All you need is a single 0.5ohm resistor mod for it to reach or surpass STL-V6.

By the way, you do know your STL-V6 emitter is easily replaceable, right? A T6 star is only about $4 shipped on Dinodirect.


Its pretty easy probably takes longer to trar the light down then replace the led
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mazda96hatch wrote:
On the up side, it does have a glass lens and an aluminium reflector but the pill does not contact much of the body at all. There is at least a 1mm gap between the pill and body with minimal contact top and bottom. At the very least it probably be have to wrapped like a P60 to be driven any harder.

Does this X6s work well or at all with 1 cell? I mean, does it keep a constant current same as 2 cell (~1A)?

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