New Build/Mod. Can A Humble Defiant 3C Trounce The Mighty TN31?

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And by the way, incredible mod to the Defiant.

I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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A worthwhile testament and incredible work. I would say you have out done yourself but I think you have been over modest in the past. All the best to Peter.

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Wow. A really fantastic mod.

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excellent work.

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Thanks Rufusbduck.

The balance point is 50mm from the fins with four batteries. That is about half my hand width which will be why it's so easy to carry. I have added a picture in the first post.

 

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I’ve just been handed the kitchen scales that were never calibrated 15 years ago and the official all up weight with four King Kongs is 1.25 kilograms which is 9.25 pounds.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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So you'll be needing a shoulder strap then ?

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I’ve just been handed the kitchen scales that were never calibrated 15 years ago and the official all up weight with four King Kongs is 1.25 kilograms which is 9.25 pounds.

Uhhh, unless we are being dragged into a black hole, 1kg = 2.20 lbs -> 2.75 lbs

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I’ve just been handed the kitchen scales that were never calibrated 15 years ago and the official all up weight with four King Kongs is 1.25 kilograms which is 9.25 pounds.
Uhhh, unless we are being dragged into a black hole, 1kg = 2.20 lbs -> 2.75 lbs

Gee’s. Buggered that up. Your right. I suppose you get that trying to scoff breaky down and out the door to work. I never did trust calculators. it’s another conspiracy I bet. Sorry about that.

 

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Excellent build! What a beast, and a perfectly balanced one at that.
I would probably ano the new parts for heat dissipation purposes, but it would look really amazing if it was all polished aluminum.

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I’ve got camera lenses that weigh more than that, and then there’s the camera body, flash unit, flash brackets….Try holding that for 14hours on wedding day!

Steve, that work looks factory man! Excellent detail work and great pics! Love how your daughters fancy fingernail polish let’s her hold up “10 lbs” with one finger! Wink

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I’ve got camera lenses that weigh more than that, and then there’s the camera body, flash unit, flash brackets….Try holding that for 14hours on wedding day! Steve, that work looks factory man! Excellent detail work and great pics! Love how your daughters fancy fingernail polish let’s her hold up “10 lbs” with one finger! Wink

I may have to weigh it again. It maybe closer to 20 pounds not. Wink . As far as the factory look goes there are a couple of members here who have taught the rest off us to do trick photography. It makes nearly anything look good to the right eyes. Smile

 

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that’s some stunning machining work, really really beautiful. I’d be hard pressed to tell that from a professional’s work! Now all you need to do is get yourself set up for annodising Smile If you need any tips, there’s an Aussie called brad72 on mtbr.com who does a lot of machining and annodising, I’m sure he’d be happy to help.

One word of caution about using sodium hydroxide to remove annodising – do it outside or somewhere very well ventilated. I don’t know what it gives off, but the fumes are pretty unpleasant. Rinse with lots of water before handling too. It’s no coincidence that swallowing drain cleaner is disturbingly popular as a method of committing suicide (shudder).

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Danged Nice Machining MRsDNF!!  You are a master..... knurler...(is that a word?) Well, whatever...this is beautiful work!! You make me want to build a big light now!! Surprised  Post us another image when you get the black stripped off... that will be awesome!

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VERY impressive sir! Beer Beer Beer

Truly a “build”, not a “mod”.

I like copper

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Cool

Spectacular !

 

 

I’m JacktheClipper , and I approve of this build .

 

Hi Mr jacktheclipper I was tossing up whether to ask you if you could make me one of your famous lanyards for this light but in some sort of handle format. I could make an eyelet to go on the tailcap and put a noose over the head of the light. *_I’m not very creative _*so I dont know. What do you think?

So you are not very creative…???!!! (I know you were referring to creating a lanyard, but even so) Give yourself a hand on that build, its awesome!

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Thanks guys. For the ano stripper White King has the right main ingredient. Has anyone tried this as there is some in the laundry when I went sneaking around?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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I must be coming down with something, anyone here know the feeling, when you look at someone else’s home made beaut of a copper pill and stare, drooling? Something about that shiny red metal and threads, makes me break out in a sweat. I WANT a copper pill like that for my HD2010, badly!

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Spectacular workmanship ! what a fantastic light, well done indeed.

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Has anyone removed the reflector from the alloy housing. If so, how?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Not exactly a Defiant "C" any longer but a brilliant job none the less!!  Lord, I envy your skills and your machinery!  :bigsmile:

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Thanks Johnnymac. I’ve just been fooling around with it outside again and it still blows me away. I’ve got a polished bezel thanks to White King. I’m just a bit to scared to use to much force on the reflector to remove it from its housing in case I trash it.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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MRsDNF wrote:
Has anyone removed the reflector from the alloy housing. If so, how?

It is a fairly tight friction fit.  I removed the bezel and lens, then tapped the head on a soft pine board until the reflector popped out. 

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Thanks ChicagoX. Worked perfectly.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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I’ve added a picture in the first post showing the polished bezel and part of the reflector housing along with slightly reprofiled cooling fins.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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The contrast now with the bezel and lower housing having the black head between them is very nice. That slight taper goes a long way! Like it, a lot! Excellent job, now that you’ve got all that practice in you can make me a copper pill for my HD2010….:P

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I’ve added a picture with the stock light with the modded light to the first post.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Nice Mods to the Defiants ! Smile – now if i can only get my current Defiant mod completed. ( my icon pic)

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Cool

Spectacular !

 

 

I’m JacktheClipper , and I approve of this build .

 

x2!

I’m impressed.

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