Courui + 86mm KD reflector + camera parts; Say Cheese!!

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I have one of these Courui on its way to me. I had a look at Kaidomain and see that they have two 86mm reflectors listed.

If I was going to attempt this mad mod, which reflector would you recommend?

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FmC wrote:

Sorry to hear that. It would be great to source an 86mm I.D. hood, then it would be a very easy mod.

that would be nice but i dont think exist one + i think i might need another lense as well.i emailed kaidomain if he can source this lense without the extra material will see…
btw FmC you used a drill isnt it ?

lampyris, i think they are the same.

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lampyris wrote:
I have one of these Courui on its way to me. I had a look at Kaidomain and see that they have two 86mm reflectors listed. If I was going to attempt this mad mod, which reflector would you recommend? Thank you

I recall seeing two listings, & I think they are the same, however, this is the one I have been using.

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that would be nice but i dont think exist one + i think i might need another lense as well.i emailed kaidomain if he can source this lense without the extra material will see... btw FmC you used a drill isnt it ?!{width:15%}http://gcdn.indiabizclub.com/uploads05/31/P/20mm97983896.jpg! lampyris, i think they are the same.

Yes, similar style drill press to what I have. I used a high speed milling bit which I sank into the wood a little, then carefully ran the edge of the reflector against it (3rd pic in the OP of this thread).

 

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Thanks for the link. Smile

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finally i manage to remove the excess material by hand, from the reflector without damage it .used the camera pieces you used and a the monster is awake.
now i am reading your post about focusing since i am using a hoop centering ring which is 1mm height,i think i should make it 0.7mm to see further gains.

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Wow – must have taken you ages to do by hand!

I got in a OP version of the 86mm reflector, & trimmed it down just last weekend, & I was thinking “there’s no way I would be filing this down by hand”.

I put the OP reflector into the L3 I modded a while back, & swapped out the XPL with an XHP 50. Turned out really well.

Are you planning to use XP-G2 in your Courui?

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yes i am using xp-g2,i saw as well the other monster you create ,the reflector in photos looks more smooth than OP.I am guessing your next project with KD reflector and XHP35 HI will be http://www.banggood.com/COURUI-D07-CREE-XHP70-4Modes-5000LM-Super-Bright-LED-Flashlight-18650-p-1075199.html

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That was the SMO reflector still, in that thread.

Here's the 86mm OP reflector installed, with the XHP50;

 

I hadn't seen that big Courui you linked before - would make a very nice host, but a bit pricey money-mouth

 

 

 

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i c ,no sense to had a flashlights with so close specs,this “floudy” setup will be nice as well.

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I have not measured the lumens/throw yet, but I would still consider it a ‘thrower’ with the XHP50. I have sliced the dome off, which helps.

It’s like the dedomed XPL that was in it, but on steroids…. Smile

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it will be interesting to see a xhp35 on this reflector Smile

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