The "Gadget" - NEW PICS and an update

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dorpmuller wrote:
No one with comments about the updates?

Just wondering… When do you start full-scale production? :bigsmile:
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Wowzer! I like all those triples. On coming people must hate to see that localized sun approaching.

TODO List:

Acquire more parts.

Devise cheap way to make TIRs.

Rub some bacon on it.

Finish something that I 

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dorpmuller wrote:
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dorpmuller wrote:
The outrigger light is a Longbow, made in ~2003-4. Best source of info on that would be a CPF search. Very short-lived company that came and went, but the lights were beyond high quality; really excellent.

Rich,

I’m speechless Smile That’s one heck of a customizing job you’ve done. Congrats! As for Longbow I completely agree. They were so well done that their waterproofing allowed models to be used by divers. They were around, out of Singapore, from 2004 to 2007 give or take. They also make, as you’ve demonstrated, excellent customizing platforms. I own a Micra, Mini, and have an Eco tube. My Micra’s regulated 1watt Lux Star is run using the Eco tube and 2xAA NiMh. And my Mini sports a factory crenelated head and clicky tail along with a Don McLeish McLux TX0J/DB700 pill driven by 2xCR123A. Both have UCL lenses and IMS S017XA reflectors installed. Both still see regular use Smile Shown here just off center right:

Here’s another group shot (sorry… they’re all I have available to post) but with the Longbow Micra (far right) in stock form (1xCR123A) with an aftermarket pocket clip.

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Reminds me of a “Christmas tree” at the drag strip… Ready, set, WOW!

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Good Lord, that's awesome!  How the heck did I not see this until now?   Beer

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thats pretty tight man. how bright is this thing?

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This really has to be done yourself then… nobody know of a manufactured multiple flashlight holder?
The closest I can think of is an airsoft-style multi-rail adapter with ring mounts

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I don’t think you’ll be having any problems with night vision at all when you fire up that monster.

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islisis wrote:
This really has to be done yourself then… nobody know of a manufactured multiple flashlight holder? The closest I can think of is an airsoft-style multi-rail adapter with ring mounts

I can’t find the thread (I have searched using every keyword I could think of), but yes, someone here made a similar, simpler four flashlight set-up using just rail mounts (in a T formation). Each flashlight has to be turned on individually, but it is a wonderfully elegant solution for those of us without much technical skill. I think the parts are about $6-7 from DX.com. If anyone finds the thread, and can link it, that would be great.

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Hi!

My personal “gadget” is a work in progress, but I was inspired by this thread to show it off prematurely. I am using picatinny rails for connecting the lights together, and the Nitecore P25 acts as the handle. It will also form the center of my final setup, mostly because of the dual picatinny rails. I mean they are there, so I have to use them, right?

Here’s how it looked initially:

I tested this setup with the Led Lenser X21R. Initially the X21R had the longest throw. After 10 minutes the situation was reversed, and my setup threw the farthest, with a lot of spill that the X21R has zero of.

Then I suddenly got a Convoy M2 from Fasttech that fit nicely into the wanting center hole:

The lights used are:
- Nitecore P25
- Fandyfire STL-V6
- Jetbeam BC40W
- Convoy M2 (Neutral white, 2,1A drivers)

The numbers add up to something like this:
100 000 candela
3 400 lumens
with a mix of cool and neutral white tints.

The P25 is possible to quick disconnect. I’m planning to be able to do this with the other lights also. Now I need my allen and torx wrench to get them off.
An advantage with using picatinny rails is that the lights are perfectly centered as soon as I install them. The disadvantage with this setup is that I need to press every lights rear button to power them up.

Beamshots will arrive when I got my setup finished; I have a little triple eyed monster I need to attach before I’m done Smile

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newtopos wrote:
islisis wrote:
This really has to be done yourself then… nobody know of a manufactured multiple flashlight holder? The closest I can think of is an airsoft-style multi-rail adapter with ring mounts

I can’t find the thread (I have searched using every keyword I could think of), but yes, someone here made a similar, simpler four flashlight set-up using just rail mounts (in a T formation). Each flashlight has to be turned on individually, but it is a wonderfully elegant solution for those of us without much technical skill. I think the parts are about $6-7 from DX.com. If anyone finds the thread, and can link it, that would be great.

let there b rock (i mean light)

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I don’t want to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a suggestion for a great budget aspherical I can use in the center of my setup?

I needs to be a standard 1” tube diameter. I see that Fasttech have some of these, but I have no experience on these.

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