2D MT-G2 Maglite video mod

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2D MT-G2 Maglite video mod

 

Just a quick video, not a lot to it. 2D Maglite into a MT-G2 Maglite.

 

 

Some tips on filework. Been done before, just a refresher.

 

I don't plan on adding still photos. This has all been done before and there's enough photos out already. I wasn't going to even do anything on it, but I figured I would at least do something, as some people don't look at the older posts to find what they want.

The light is done.

2dm1

2dm2

2dm3

It ends up hitting a little over 6 amps on high. There's chips for 9 amps. but about 6.25 is all I can get on start up and that drops fast.

The light gets HOT fast! Within a minute and a half, I don't want to hold it any longer. The heat sink is getting the heat out to the body and head very fast, which is good. I am glad it won't do 9 amps, it would be a 30 second wonder.

The driver is a Dr Jones lumodrv, momentary with ramping and two initial modes.

See Post #1 for beam shots.

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Edited by: Old-Lumens on 07/22/2014 - 02:32
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mtb1

LOW

 

 

mtb2

HIGH

 

 

mtb3

mtb4

mtb5

 

Enough said!

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Love your file work!

Great videos!

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Nice, I assumed you used a lathe to do some of the file work.

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The file work is absolutely awesome, and the MT-G2 will most definitely make it a great light!! Looking forward for the completion!!!

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Thanks for sharing such hard-won knowledge! Eagerly awaiting beam shots. 

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absolutely amazing! I’m thrilled to be able to watch these mods. He makes it seem so ho-hum! It’s like climbing Everest to me. Can’t wait to see the finishjed product and beamshots. I love a flooder! Wonder if this light will be going up for sale?

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Great vid — thanks as always for sharing your knowledge. I’ve been thinking about a yard sweeper type of light for my in-laws… this kind of build might be just the ticket. (Maybe not 9 amps, though!) I’m still trying to wrap my head around how I could make it easily/safely rechargeable, as they aren’t really lithium ion people.


 

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saypat wrote:
Wonder if this light will be going up for sale?
Ya think?Wink

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Old-Lumens wrote:

saypat wrote:
Wonder if this light will be going up for sale?
Ya think?Wink

well, I’m always shopping! I always have my finger on the trigger. 18sixfifty always sells lights, same as you. MT-G2 is a favorite of mine as I love floody. Wish I could do what you do as I have a big ole black (3) D cell Mag just sitting on a table.

Keepin’ my eyes open!

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Finished. Beam shots in Post #1

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Don't have a chance to watch the vid yet, but man that maglite looks nice. 

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How fun it would be to come upon someone with a regular Maglite and show them this beauty. You could talk about the two lights, the difference in looks, etc. Then, HIT THE SWITCH! Shocked

Light is gorgeous! Beam shots were too bright to look at!

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Super nice work and thanks for the video on how you do your file work. I have a couple lights that I managed to scratch the bezels up on and that would sure look a lot nicer than all the scratches. Plus the video really gives me an idea of just how much time you need to put into them. Definitely a labor of love!

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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RaceR86 is one lucky guy! This is not a flashlight but a work of art. Your dedication and attention to detail is simply outstanding. I would love to become a proud owner of an OL build one of these days…… Soon if I can keep up!

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Mohl wrote:
RaceR86 is one lucky guy! This is not a flashlight but a work of art. Your dedication and attention to detail is simply outstanding. I would love to become a proud owner of an OL build one of these days…… Soon if I can keep up!

not understanding here. Did Racer86 get this light? Where did it say that?

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RaceR86 wrote:

Smile

Sales thread here.

Party

Yep that! Gotta keep up, OL stuff sells quick!

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Just gotta give a little bit feedback and share some observations. She is a beauty and she also also pulls 9A with freshly charged Sony 50A cells. Smile Old-Lumens, you should get some better measuring gear/wires for the high amps stuff if you only measure 6,25A. Or make sure your cells are fully charged.

Feels like she came with an electronic switch from the factory. Really nice. A bit off center emitter (as seen in OP). The file work is FANTASTIC! Polishing is better then what I can do too.

My main complaint is that its so good looking, that when it sits next to my other lights, most of them look plain and boring. Not sure what Im supposed to do with all of those now.. Big Smile

Thanks OL, what a great light and beauty!

Here is a change of scenery for you. Good part is briefly seen at the end. Wink

(Video will probably be deleted in some weeks. Sorry about the mediocre quality and filming.)



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Well, I am very glad you like it. 

My meter is not working properly. The last time I used it, it worked as it should, now it reads low on everything. It's a cheap meter and I never will buy an expensive one. I would love to buy a fluke, but they are gold and untouchable.

 

Great video of the area. Very beautiful. 

 

The led centering is more about that reflector and solder spots where the wires are. I have to find a centering ring, or I have to make some, because the reflector is so large it hits the wires. I really need a 35-30mm copper mcpcb for the MT-G2. If the star were 25mm, it would be much easier to make a centering ring without hitting the wires.

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You don't need an expensive meter. You mostly just need proper wires (in combination with a cheapo meter that works).

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RaceR86 wrote:

You don't need an expensive meter. You mostly just need proper wires (in combination with a cheapo meter that works).

Well, since mine did read correctly and now it doesn't, I think it's probably the meter. It read the right amps on about a dozen lights and then it went bad. Same wires, no difference in the method.

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<———this guy is jealous!

Awesome as usual Mr. OL!

Can I ask, what was the method/ materials etc for getting the focus where you wanted? You mentioned in the vid, being able to find the right height, and then use a spacer to set the height. Where would the spacer go and how could/ did you measure(keeping in place etc), then set the height?? What am I missing?

Anyway, very nice work (as always!) and congrats RaceR86 on acquiring a fine peice of craftsmanship!

Thanks

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It's the same idea as a regular centering ring. It centers and then spaces the reflector. Unfortunately with a Mag LED reflector, it's so big at the small end, it really needs a 25mm or 30mm star, so that a spacer can be made. I can't do it right with a 20mm star, because of the wires and the fact that the reflector hits them. I wish someone would make 25-30-35mm copper stars for the MT-G2.  Usually I do spacers with a plastic washer, or cut one out of plastic and sand/file to shape.

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