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(Email is coming with tracking )Discussion Thread.-- 1st BLF Titanium flashlight with tritium.

Email is coming  with tracking. My email is: hbk.rey "at" hotmail.com. Check your mail after 10 mins.

now it is:22:25. GTM+8. June-9.

PLEASE NOTE: 

I shipped the packages to the shipping company,which is in shenzhen, another city. It might take 2 days for delivery and their handling, and another 2-3days for post office to pick up and then they should be track-able.

So tired,I'm gonna shower and sleep, will upload some pics tomorrow.

Nice day.

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Ready to ship. Will email you the tracking number tomorrow.  

June-8

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Shipping could be on Sunday or Monday. (Just one knurling is unfinished)   Tracking will be sent by PP email.

Special for some OCDs, if you can't stand with the clip "not lined up".  New batch is slower.

Please PM me so that we can delay your shipping, it will be about 5 days after 1st batch of shipping.

Please also state which clip do you prefer, Hole or Slice?

2015-6-15 Friday.

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Finals are here, in Ti.   Earlier samples are made of steel.

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May-26th

1. Head part is done, now the middle tube and tail.  

2.New pure copper pill fits S2+ 18350 version.

3.Half of the retainers are in brass. Shipping will be random.

4.See the 4th picture.

 

 

 

 

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19th-May

Copper is softer than brass.  When we drilled  2 semi-holes on the retainer,(use tweezers to thread it into pill)

some of them expanded,and did not fit the pill thread anymore.

I'm thinking to change the retainer to brass.   or press fit and soldering?

 

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Weekend good news. 16th,May.

Clip arrived.  and new material for host also arrived,Will go to the CNC shop soon.

It is 0.8mm, still feeling tight.  Thinking to make it in 0.7mm or reduce the bending angle degree.

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Tested yesterday, 25mm outer works fine. But it doesn't fit 18350 S2+ aluminium reflector anymore.

It is 20.5mm,a little bigger than the 20mm 10507.  

 

Can you easily get 20mm diameter or smaller aluminium reflector or optic (for single emitter)?

Or shall we make the out in 25.2,25.3 mm?

11-May Morning.

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BAD NEWS UPDATED. 

This week, we've been ordering 25mm material and making the final sample to confirm.

Everything works fine except the head. A little too thin for Tritium holes. Failed.

We might have to change back to 26mm diameter again.  

8th-May

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Order Thread HERE    Ti Clip Interest List HERE

 

The tube is finally done, before the holiday. (It was supposed to be on Monday.Sadly the machined shut down)

 

 

EDIT: Will post it on other forums to get more orders and make it a cheaper price.

 

2015-Apr-15

The LED works fine,just waiting for the driver.  Thinking to make it 4.5A.

 

2015-Apr-11

Just went to the factory, sorry for the photos. I did not take the camera with me.

Only the button carving is left. will be ok tomorrow.

2015-Apr-9

The noctigan and lens arrived.I went to the factory this morning,it's almost done. The new looking will be released this afternoon and assembled very soon.

2015-Mar-30

2015-Mar-28

Morning: Almost there.    Only the carving is left.     

Afternoon: Got it on fire.

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2015-Mar-27

Sorry to keep you so long, never stopped working on it. 

The proper material is really hard to find. especially when we changed to the new "teardrop design"

Here are some pictures of the semi-finished.

 

We're using the 30mm dia solid Ti tube.   inner dia--21mm. thread--1mm.  Thickness--3.5~4mm.(for the teardrop and Trits.)

The lens, we(you) can use carclo-10507. LED--Noctigon triple nichia or XPE2.  

Driver: 17mm FET (or other suggestion?).

 

The Battery, I think we have to give up on the 3 tubes plan. That cost too much.

not worthy it budget.  According to the dia and size, I want to make it in 18650.

 a 18350 will look too shorty and fatty.

2015-Mar-10

It's already in the workshop now, I think we can see it tomorrow. 

Do you also think a clip is necessary?

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2015/Mar/5 update

Ignore the body, where can you get these parts?  pill,reflector,lens,etc.

Yesterday I went to the CNC factory ask them about the sampling. But I then realized this point.

Do you buy directly from Convoy or remove the parts from your S2+ and assemble them to BLF Ti?

I tried several ways to contact Convoy, but they don't sell these parts separately. 

 

Another thing, any suggestion on the slots (where) for tritium?   normal size is 1.5*6mm. 

I also want to make the button in Ti. A clip also?  magnet inside might be better. what do you think?

The knurling is also pending.

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1st,Feb,2015

Any further info will be updated here. In case some people missed the post.

1.Host will be Convoy S2+(18650/116340),in Ti version. (only bare host)

2.I might try to get some parts from Convoy,so you can have an easier DIY. For example:

Kit A:comes with all S2+ parts. 

Kit B:comes with all S2+ parts except LED and driver.

Kit C: blablabla.....

3.Plan B with 2*15mm extensions,it will be 3$ cheaper than another 30mm and 45mm tubes.

with some small knurling,there wont be any matching problem. 

 

4. Logo with #1-100? or BLF blabla.... or everyone has a custom engraving? 

 

Best Regards

Rey

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This idea just came to my mind.And it really got me excited.

Group buy,custom light,host light are everywhere,but I hope there is a light that will be beyond all.

Nothing can replace its uniqueness and unshakable status.

 

Well,I'm talking about a Ti flashlight. I have contact in a CNC factory,they can help us to get very good price on machining.

Their design is free,but hopefully some member here is capable of "Pro/engineer".So we can have a 100% BLF made light.

They can provide a finished good,but I'm thinking to make only the shell,so everyone can have a special one.

You can choose your driver,LED,spring,everything. Sounds cool?


Appreciate for any comment.

I really look forward to it.
 
 
EDIT: A Ti AAA. examples here: Fenix E99 Ti, ThruNite Xmas Ti.
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Please do!

But you will have to offer a base model, there will be a gazillion requests for modes and this thingy and that thingy…unfortunately it will come down to a compromise of good modes, good power, good copper stars, and not break the bank…going to be very difficult..just ask the BLF X6 guys how much a pain in the butt it was.

Good luck with it…I sure hope it can be done and as long as it isn’t an arm and a leg…I will buy one or two for sure

The BLF X6 at $20~ was fricken sweet! (even though it fell short a bit on the promised power it is one HECK of an awesome light!)

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You must have overlooked this bit, WarHawk!

WWEFANS wrote:
I’m thinking to make only the shell,so everyone can have a special one.

You can choose your driver,LED,spring,everything.

Sounds good to me Beer

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Good thinking Rey.

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Sounds cool!   8)

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Me want...me want.. titanium...me want.

I'm in.

Probably a 18650 light? Not much things we currently have (driver wise) for AA cells. Although I would love to get an AA titanium light.

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I hope it TI 18650 Smile

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any examples on 18650?  (that could be twice cost to AAA)

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That’s a great idea..Giant work!

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or 18350 / 16340 a small Ti light will be a more “budget”.

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This sounds sweet!

"Whoa that's a bright light!" ... Yea I guess.

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If the price was reasonable I’d be in for one or two. I’ve never built a light before and I’m not sure if I even could. However, if the light had the proper o-rings and such I could fill it with gin and vermouth and happily sip from it while reading about other peoples builds.

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Rey

We need something that has one or more MT-G2’s or XHP70’s, can hold a lot of 18650’s and can be called the BLF BFL 2015 Edition or something. Maybe not as extreme as your devil stick, but not far from it. Also it should have that cool BLF logo.

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I'd love a titanium BLF designed host !!!  Nice initiative, Rey.

My proposal:

-tube style 18650 light as thin and lean as possible (titanium is so strong that it allows for a very thin build), I think Olight Baton/Eagletac/DQG-brass sizes, really not bigger because then it would not add anything to what is out there already. Can they make a copper (or brass is even better IMO, easier, cheaper, and I lack the copper fetish Wink) pill that is part of the shell, like this Sinner design?:

I really like Sinner's hosts (I own one), but I think what should be different is that his overall size is a bit too bulky, his material is thick, I like the lean-ness of Eagletac lights much more.

-standard internal sizes for versatility that allow: 14mm boot cap, 17mm PCB with small Omten clicky, 17mm driver board, 16mm led board, standard Convoy S-reflectors, 20mm lens.

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Ah…build it custom from the ground up

going to be a pretty penny then as NO two lights will be the same

However…if they can be made inexpensively and you guys maintain a profit enough to keep doing it…hells yeah!!!!

If it has BLF on the body…I’ll buy some!

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djozz wrote:

I’d love a titanium BLF designed host !!!  Nice initiative, Rey.

My proposal:

-tube style 18650 light as thin and lean as possible (titanium is so strong that it allows for a very thin build), I think Olight Baton/Eagletac/DQG-brass sizes, really not bigger because then it would not add anything to what is out there already. Can they make a copper (or brass is even better IMO, easier, cheaper, and I lack the copper fetish Wink) pill that is part of the shell, like this Sinner design?:

I really like Sinner’s hosts (I own one), but I think what should be different is that his overall size is a bit too bulky, his material is thick, I like the lean-ness of Eagletac lights much more.

-standard internal sizes for versatility that allow: 14mm boot cap, 17mm PCB with small Omten clicky, 17mm driver board, 16mm led board, standard Convoy S-reflectors, 20mm lens.

+1 Need standard size for parts. Depend on price, I prefer if have knurling like Eagletac.

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I’d be keen. I would love something along the lines of a tain Hyperlux but with a BLF twist. Also would be great if it used a C8 sized lens.

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So, let’s see if I understand. You’re going to get a custom shell made (all of them will be the same) and then take orders for the innards. You will then produce individual custom lights (or have it done) that all look alike on the outside but are potentially very different on the inside. Is that correct?

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DavidEF wrote:
So, let’s see if I understand. You’re going to get a custom shell made (all of them will be the same) and then take orders for the innards. You will then produce individual custom lights (or have it done) that all look alike on the outside but are potentially very different on the inside. Is that correct?

The way I understand is this will be a custom made BLF Host. We will then fit what parts we want ourselves.

Which to me is ideal. The first thing I did with the X6 was strip the guts out and replace them.

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DavidEF wrote:
So, let’s see if I understand. You’re going to get a custom shell made (all of them will be the same) and then take orders for the innards. You will then produce individual custom lights (or have it done) that all look alike on the outside but are potentially very different on the inside. Is that correct?

The way I understand is this will be a custom made BLF Host. We will then fit what parts we want ourselves.

Which to me is ideal. The first thing I did with the X6 was strip the guts out and replace them.


Yeah, the description so far reads that way – except – the title says this:
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CRAZY IDEA : 1st BLF original Light? (Group buy? No! Host? No!)
Riddle me this: When is a host not a host?

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Yeah, I’m lost. Haha

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where is this company based? i only ask because if it is in USA i doubt that the shipping worldwide will be cheap…

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kralyevski wrote:
where is this company based? i only ask because if it is in USA i doubt that the shipping worldwide will be cheap...

Rey's contacts are thusfar China-based Smile

BTW, if, as the OP suggests this will be a BLF-designed light, is there someone on BLF with design-drawing skills/software who could incorporate ideas from members into an actual design, with dimensions and all? And talk about skills: he/she will have to withstand with mild humour and tranquility all the mayhem that comes with multiple-BLFmember input Wink . (Krono is my hero!)

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This is an idea.. its from CPF;

I like this design.

maybe an AA version? (but we need to come up with some drivers that work well for AA cells)

but really, really, put those fins in the head, and if possible with slots for trits..

if we want to go Titanium, it should be ready for possible upgrades..

if you have the fins at the head, and with those slots for trits.. even if you dont use trits.. at least you can add them anytime, and I know I would like some Wink

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DavidEF wrote:
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DavidEF wrote:
So, let's see if I understand. You're going to get a custom shell made (all of them will be the same) and then take orders for the innards. You will then produce individual custom lights (or have it done) that all look alike on the outside but are potentially very different on the inside. Is that correct?
The way I understand is this will be a custom made BLF Host. We will then fit what parts we want ourselves. Which to me is ideal. The first thing I did with the X6 was strip the guts out and replace them.
Yeah, the description so far reads that way - *except* - the title says this:
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CRAZY IDEA : 1st BLF original Light? (Group buy? No! Host? No!)
Riddle me this: When is a host not a host?

 

Sorry for my way of writing.  Edited.

What I'm thinking is to have a Ti shell only. 

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The most impressive one to me is this.

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I’d probably be in if it was 18650.

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djozz wrote:

BTW, if, as the OP suggests this will be a BLF-designed light, is there someone on BLF with design-drawing skills/software who could incorporate ideas from members into an actual design, with dimensions and all? And talk about skills: he/she will have to withstand with mild humour and tranquility all the mayhem that comes with multiple-BLFmember input Wink . (Krono is my hero!)

 

Truly said, expert on "Pro/engineer" or "CAD" is required here.

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how about the cut outs for trits?

I really think they should implement that.. even if its not obvious for trits.

but imho it`s better to have some slots for them, in case people want to add them, machining slots later is not what most people want/can do.

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All the previous BLF lights were small lights. Enough with the popcorn farts, bring on the big guns. J)

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Jubeldum wrote:
All the previous BLF lights were small lights. Enough with the popcorn farts, bring on the big guns. J)

Big Ti could kill your wallet.Cool

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