mrsdnf 2015 BLF comp build updated post 5, 20.9.15 The light is now finished.

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Pretty tight beam given the quad setup. Useable light out there and right here.

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

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That really turned out nice.

Things I like best.

1.  The way that you were able to leave that little post in the center of the reflectors to make it all come together so seamlessly.

2.  Those super thin fins.   I need to get some smaller blades because that really adds some character.

3.  The mill work on the tail and body ties it together well.



Thanks for sharing.

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Very nice output! I like that, a lot!

The Quad X6 I sent you was my first aluminum sink hand made for that host. Pretty sure it’s got XP-G2 S2 2B emitters with a 10507 optic. Should be in the 2000 lumen area, I forget that part but will see if I can dig up notes on it just because.

I bet you put this light to good use, with such a nice white beam and the coverage it offers! Wink

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Thanks again guys.

@RBD. With last years comp build light using C8 reflectors opened my mind to the fact that multi reflector lights will give a totally different light pattern in respect to the corona and spill being far greater than that same reflector used singularly. Because of this I was confident that the small reflectors with the XPE-2 leds would behave the same way which it has. Instead of a tiny hotspot and bugger all corona and spill as in the single reflector light this light has quite a large corona and more than a usable amount of spill along with the same amount of throw as a decent C8 and has a lot a lot larger hot spot to boot.

I may still change the driver to RMM's and forgo a slight decrease in output for a far better range of light output between modes. As it is med and high are just to close to the same light output in use.

@ vestureofblood. That little post in the middle is only around 3mm in size. I was a little apprehensive machining the last two reflector holes (machined diagonally) as I thought it would snap off. I machined each hole in about a third depth each side rotating the work piece as each cut was taken. No tears had to be shed. Smile

The fins are 2mm in width. I bought a cheap Carbide parting of tool awhile ago. lt is a lot nicer to use than my Hi Speed steel parting of tool though the senses are still at a high level while doing these things.

@ Dale. I went looking for the PM we had at the time that I thought the details were in but as usual I could not find it. The light with your driver in it is a real winner as the beam shots show. I am pondering using the quad parts you gave me to build the giveaway light. Thanks again.

 

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Really like the proportions of this light, along with the knurled bezel, and milled slots. A lot of useful light coming out as well. Very well done sir!

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MRsDNF wrote:

The light is now finished.

MRsDNF finished something?

Well, slap my *** and call me opossum city.

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Now, now, isn’t that a bit of the zombie calling the vampire dead?

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raccoon city wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
The light is now finished.
MRsDNF finished something?Well, slap my *** and call me opossum city.

Smile Well maybe. The driver may get the khyber. 

Could I have a Milla Jovovich picture in my thread? Pretty please.Kiss

 

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Wonderful work. The final product looks and performs like better than many top end torches. Really really nice.

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Super Duper Nice Build!!!!   That was a lot of work to say the least. You can see all the effort put forth in this light. I'll PM you my address so you can just send it on to Texas. Wink

Beautiful!   TL

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MRsDNF wrote:

raccoon city wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
The light is now finished.
MRsDNF finished something?Well, slap my *** and call me opossum city.

Smile Well maybe. The driver may get the khyber. 

Could I have a Milla Jovovich picture in my thread? Pretty please.Kiss


Join the welcome wagon, she always puts in an appearance there.

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Very nice.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
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Wait just a darn tootin minute there! TL, he’s sending that beaut to the Heart of Texas, MRsDNF builds some heavy lights, don’t ya know? We wouldn’t you straining yourself with it and not be able to get your boots off…;)

:bigsmile:

Don’t you worry, we can handle it down here in the Heartland. Thanks Steve, appreciate all the work you did on my light for me. Get that driver issue all sorted out and go ahead and put her on the plane… Big Smile

Love that beam profile, seriously honkin output, covers all the bases, excellent!

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Wait just a darn tootin minute there! TL, he's sending that beaut to the Heart of Texas, MRsDNF builds some heavy lights, don't ya know? We wouldn't you straining yourself with it and not be able to get your boots off...;) :bigsmile: Don't you worry, we can handle it down here in the Heartland. Thanks Steve, appreciate all the work you did on my light for me. Get that driver issue all sorted out and go ahead and put her on the plane... Big Smile Love that beam profile, seriously honkin output, covers all the bases, excellent!

Sorry to disappoint you there short stroke... but that light was made to fit ME. Wink I'll tell Daniel... he will make sure it gets to me!! Ha! Innocent

Send it right on up here Steve!!!   TL

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Hah, you’re much too late off the mark guys.

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Could I have a Milla Jovovich picture in my thread? Pretty please.Kiss

No prob.   Wink

You're going to love it here, MRsDNF!

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The current driver is going south and RMM's driver is being given the mantle. I believe RMM's drivers name is James. I just hope he fits in and doesn't cause any trouble.

Thanks rc I felt all tingly for half a second and then felt something warm pouring from my neck. Is that Ninja Milla?

TL, I'm not sure I want to know why Dale is named short stroke and something was made to fit you. It all sounds a bit kinky to me. Maybe thirty or so years ago. The duck is looking good, on my dinner plate. Laughing

 

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The current driver is going south and RMM's driver is being given the mantle. I believe RMM's drivers name is James. I just hope he fits in and doesn't cause any trouble.

Thanks rc I felt all tingly for half a second and then felt something warm pouring from my neck. Is that Ninja Milla?

TL, I'm not sure I want to know why Dale is named short stroke and something was made to fit you. It all sounds a bit kinky to me. Maybe thirty or so years ago. The duck is looking good, on my dinner plate. Laughing

no, No, No, ... it doesn't even get dark where the duck lives!! Surprised  TL

 

 

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Hah, you're much too late off the mark guys.

 

Rufus, This light is meant for TEXAS!!! Smile... AMARILLO TEXAS!!! TL

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You’re probably right. Were in the thick of fire season here and it would most likely get confiscated.

Most people seem to connect CA with earthquakes but fire is the big destroyer here, more than 1200 homes and buildings in just two of the major ones this year. One got started july 31 and is still going. Yeah, some places are bright even at night. Please think of those people in your prayers.

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Better do a background check on James, he might have ties to Jacks cohorts.

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As long as it's James, & not Jakob, you should be OK.

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Awesome build Steve !

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You're probably right. Were in the thick of fire season here and it would most likely get confiscated. Most people seem to connect CA with earthquakes but fire is the big destroyer here, more than 1200 homes and buildings in just two of the major ones this year. One got started july 31 and is still going. Yeah, some places are bright even at night. Please think of those people in your prayers.

Yes, we watch those fires on the news and it will almost make your eyes wet every time. I cannot understand why we haven't called in enough military planes to at least slow down the ...butte fire... is that the right name? Middle Town sure got it bad as well. You folks have sure been through it between the danged drought and fires. I have a lot of customers out there and several have had to run... and a couple lost everything. Just sad. 

You ALL are in our prayers and thoughts here.   TL  

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The scope of a fire that burns over a hundred square miles is beyond comprehension. There isn’t enough water or retardant to stop it, the terrain is too rugged to line up on it, and the fuel is too dry. The weather makes a huge difference, as soon as it cools off and the onshore breeze brings up the humidity they can make headway(about 10% more containment per day) but otherwise they just hope to save what they can when they can and stay out of the way. Some are started by accidents and some by dry lightening strikes but when it’s hot and dry something’s gonna burn. Many of the people displaced moved there because land is cheaper but the areas are remote and virtually impossible to protect when airborn embers can start a blaze a mile away or more. Probably need to see a shift in how homes are built(reduce the damage) rather than think it can be stopped once it’s going. I’d think rammed earth would be a better candidate than stick framed houses. In any case a lot of generous people are stepping up and volunteering to help these folks out without waiting for the Red Cross to sort itself out. No matter where you live it’s always something.

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Wouldn’t they consider blowing it out? I’d think if they could drop a few well placed blasts and blow out the fire then the properties saved would be worth the destruction of the blast. AsifIknowanythingaboutthatkindofthing

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Very nice work, I’m always impressed by your skills when it comes to making lights.

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Blowing it out works great on single source burns were you can consume all the oxygen and snuff it out but these forest fires burn along fire lines ten, 20, thirty miles long in ragged, uneven lines that jump over streams and canyons creating huge up drafts that sweep the flames up 1000 foot tall ridges in minutes leaving hot spots behind that burn for hours and smoulder for days, a real holocaust. Sometimes if the wind is right they can set a back fire to burn the fuel ahead of the main blaze but that doesn’t always work. You have to remember that the crews need a way out and winding dirt roads don’t make for fast getaways. I can’t imagine a more hot, dangerous, dirty job.

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We went to Carlsbad Caverns a few years ago and the area had been ravaged by fire. Everything was so rugged you could plainly see there was just no way for a firefighter to get to it to fight it. And a lot was barren looking rocky land with cactus, stuff that didn’t look like it would burn, made the mind wonder where the fuel came from, but a massive area was blackened and scorched nonetheless.

For the mountainous/craggy forest fire type that’s going on over there, like you said, no access, no water. A nightmare scenario to be sure.

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Hey, I’m in Aus, you can send me that gorgeous light, the postage is cheaper locally. Silly
Excellent build MRsDNF, your lathing skills are impeccable.

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