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flybird wrote:
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have you read the manual in post 2?

English is not my native speaker, so, I’m not quite understand all the instruction in post#2.
Could you please advise how to switch between Ramp mode and Mode setting ?. Thank you.


I show this in my video.
https://youtu.be/xrwP3gG0I_A

I switch from ramping to mode sets at the 4:55-5:15 mark.

I switch from mode sets to ramping at the 8:30-8:45 mark.

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My first Q8 to ship cleared Customs on the 7th, shows up now as having arrived at the FedEx facility at 3AM this morning. So it took 3 days to get from Customs to FedEx? Wow, I will expect it to arrive here on March 3rd, 2018. Wink

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It seems mine is on the roundabout route from FedEx. They just delayed expected delivery another day
Travel History
Date/Time
Activity
10/10/2017 – Tuesday
9:42 am
Departed FedEx location
FEDEX SMARTPOST CLINTON, PA
10/09/2017 – Monday
9:13 pm
Arrived at FedEx location
FEDEX SMARTPOST CLINTON, PA
11:29 am
In transit
BURBANK, IL
10/08/2017 – Sunday
8:43 pm
In transit
LA GRANGE, IL
8:36 am
In transit
ARGYLE, IA
10/07/2017 – Saturday
8:35 pm
In transit
WELLINGTON, KS
7:33 am
In transit
CLOVIS, NM
10/06/2017 – Friday
7:30 pm
In transit
THOREAU, NM
6:27 am
In transit
YUCCA, AZ
10/05/2017 – Thursday
6:26 pm
In transit
VERNON, CA
10/04/2017 – Wednesday
11:43 pm
Departed FedEx location
FEDEX SMARTPOST LOS ANGELES, CA
9:44 pm
Arrived at FedEx location
FEDEX SMARTPOST LOS ANGELES, CA
9/27/2017 – Wednesday
7:52 am
Shipment information sent to FedEx

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It’s possible to config the led switch for only work with battery level indicator without blinks for fet and 7135 indicators?

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alex64 wrote:
It's possible to config the led switch for only work with battery level indicator without blinks for fet and 7135 indicators?

No unfortunately, not now - source code mod to do so. There's sooo many variations, so many requests, etc....

Think so far:

  • don't want it at all
  • want it on all the time, w/blinks or not? Not sure..
  • want it to implement dragon's breath
  • it's too bright, it's not bright enough
  • dunno how to turn it on, don't know how to turn it off
  • really like it blinks the channel it's using - no, get rid of it

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Tom E wrote:

alex64 wrote:
It’s possible to config the led switch for only work with battery level indicator without blinks for fet and 7135 indicators?

No unfortunately, not now – source code mod to do so. There’s sooo many variations, so many requests, etc….


Thanks, reading the manual and thought it was not possible but i preferred to ask the masters of this flashlight.
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nodoubt wrote:
tomm will be 2 weeks fedex has had the label created ?
man makes you wonder….

Travel History

Date/Time

Activity Location
9/29/2017 – Friday
8:25 am Shipment information sent to FedEx

I think a lot of us are in that situation. My light also “shipped” on 9/29. However, there was a major Chinese holiday the first week of October so basically everything came to a standstill. With any luck they will actually have movement this week and be in US customs next week.

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JakeDjanitor wrote:
It seems mine is on the roundabout route from FedEx. They just delayed expected delivery another day Travel History Date/Time Activity 10/10/2017 – Tuesday 9:42 am Departed FedEx location FEDEX SMARTPOST CLINTON, PA 10/09/2017 – Monday 9:13 pm Arrived at FedEx location FEDEX SMARTPOST CLINTON, PA

Small world! Although mine took a more direct route, when it arrived in Clinton the estimated delivery was pushed back a day as well. It showed it departed smartpost to Aliquippa usps at 4:30AM the morning of the original delivery date but didn’t actually get to usps until around 4:00PM.

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So my 3rd one came today ordered on the 27th of sept. They changed the screws for a 3rd time it seems. And The anodisation isnt great

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I live. In CT. Won’t be here until sat.
Im just surprised it has had so many stops. I am in the north east USA

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JakeDjanitor wrote:
I live. In CT. Won’t be here until sat.
Im just surprised it has had so many stops. I am in the north east USA

funny that “smartpost”
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Ah, I live about 10 minutes from that location, which was why I had hoped it would be in the USPS’s hands that day but it took 12 hours from “Departed from smartpost” to the arrival at the USPS.

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mine arrived today, looking good. Didn’t do the full check yet (I’m not at home) but the tail cap and driver screws look good, no chipping of the anodizing at first glance, LEDs look nicely centered and indicator LEDs have equal brightness. Ramping is cool!! Ordered a 2nd one straight away, so I have another one to mess around with. Thanks Q8-team Thumbs Up
Now where is lexels thread… I’m hearing good things about TK’s Anduril,

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Tracked mine 10/9 and said it would be here 10/12! Opened the mailbox today and there it was, yeah!!
Still waiting for the batteries, but the light looks perfect out of the box. Threads are lubed, leds are centered nicely.

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Didnt think about this until I read TomEs question to Kawiboy; My Q8 has new springs, the light stays on when I bump it (pretty hard) against my hand. Looks like TF is stepping up their game, well on my specimen at least Big Smile . Unfortunately KawiBoy wasn’t that lucky with his 2nd batch light Sad

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I was shocked to received my first q8 today since it was in la according to tracking information. It is a second batch model and it is perfect. There isn’t a single ding or bare spot in the anodization on the entire flashlight. The indicator leds are equally illuminated even though I will disable them. The main leds are perfectly centered and I can’t see a single speck of dust on any of the reflectors. The screws are obviously the new ones and they haven’t got a single mark on them. It is the cleanest and best finish of any light I have purchased, cleaner than the D4’s I have purchased. The tint is truly excellent, i still don’t know why I have purchased so many lights in the past with cool white tint, this neutral tint is way better to look at. I’m not going to modify anything on this one. I have another light on the way in China, i may modify it but this one is pristine and I am not risking messing it up with my ham handed soldering technique. Thanks Blf team and thorfire, I hope the rest of these lights are as good as this one. There will be a lot of happy customers.

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joechina wrote:
flybird wrote:
The Miller wrote:
kntx wrote:

English is not my native speaker, so, I’m not quite understand all the instruction in post#2.
Could you please advise how to switch between Ramp mode and Mode setting ?. Thank you.

Switch from MODES to RAMPING
(while holding the lamp goes into strobes, thats normal)
hold for 3.2sec, after two short blinks and one blink, click twice.
The lamp continues to blink out configuration for RAMPING.

Switch from RAMPING to MODES
(you hold for a long time, if you ramp down it’s easier on the eyes)
hold for 8sec, after two short blinks and one blink, click once.
The lamp continues to blink out configuration for MODES.

Basically it’s holding the button till it blinks 2x and 1x and than a double click shuts RAMPING on. A single click shuts it off.

Now you can wait till the lamp is gone through the rest of the config menu. The lamp will blink four times short when finished.
Or
you do a click and hold till the lamp blinks four times.

Thank you very much.

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JakeDjanitor wrote:
It seems mine is on the roundabout route from FedEx. They just delayed expected delivery another day

It’s bizarre. Mine just delayed another day too. They’ve spent nearly 4 days traveling around Kansas. Supposedly smartpost uses some algorithm to use available trucks in the absolute cheapest way possible. Probably does a good job of getting people to pay for faster options next time too.
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I got one of mine today. Despite serious oddities from USPS (they really need a helping hand). How can they be a billion dollar operation that can’t get tracking right? FedEx was good.

Brief look at the Q8.

No sharp places. No burrs, sharp edges.

Resistance of screwing on an off of the parts seems reasonable. A bit of drag, but not remarkable. Might be useful to put some appropriate grease on the interfaces. But it does not seem useful.

No visible defects on the outside or inside.

Screws seem fine. I did not go further than unscrewing parts accessible to someone with hands.

I put Stabilant on all the surfaces that will conduct current. It is sort of a lubricant, but the major property is enhanced conductance and corrosion prevention in mating surfaces.

I put a in a set of Samsung ICR 18650-26F 2600 MaH for testing. Charge state unknown, but should be reasonable. Trying to get info on how much current is available internally for the fan in a BT-C3100 charger so I can recharge and evaluate cells. I have a serious fan to cool the whole unit, but I need to avoid killing the internal control device.

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The Miller wrote:
Right now it is $261,50

Using that comma instead of a period always throws me off…I looked at that and thought it was $261,500! Was about ready to ask Banggood if I could join their affiliate program.

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clange50 wrote:
It’s bizarre. Mine just delayed another day too. They’ve spent nearly 4 days traveling around Kansas. Supposedly smartpost uses some algorithm to use available trucks in the absolute cheapest way possible. Probably does a good job of getting people to pay for faster options next time too.

Fedex let mine sit in my city for 5 days before handing it to the post office. I wish they just let the USPS have it right after customs. I would have had it last week.

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Tom E wrote:

alex64 wrote:
It’s possible to config the led switch for only work with battery level indicator without blinks for fet and 7135 indicators?

No unfortunately, not now – source code mod to do so. There’s sooo many variations, so many requests, etc….


Think so far:



  • don’t want it at all

  • want it on all the time, w/blinks or not? Not sure..

  • want it to implement dragon’s breath

  • it’s too bright, it’s not bright enough

  • dunno how to turn it on, don’t know how to turn it off

  • really like it blinks the channel it’s using – no, get rid of it


Facepalm frownsmile

You have my attention with this dragons breath. What is this you speak of lol

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Manker style. Think they are the first I heard of it used in.

Here, listed as #7 feature: http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-mk35-1420m-thrower-flashlight-2550-lumens-cree-xhp35-hi-led-searchlight/

 

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srs2000 wrote:
clange50 wrote:
It’s bizarre. Mine just delayed another day too. They’ve spent nearly 4 days traveling around Kansas. Supposedly smartpost uses some algorithm to use available trucks in the absolute cheapest way possible. Probably does a good job of getting people to pay for faster options next time too.

Fedex let mine sit in my city for 5 days before handing it to the post office. I wish they just let the USPS have it right after customs. I would have had it last week.


Only explanation for that is they are deliberately delaying smartpost shipments to push more expensive shipping options.
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