GB: Copper C8 head for 25mm Khatod Quad optic, 24mm Carclo's

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+1… The M2 has one of the beefiest tube I’ve seen in any light.

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The M2 appears to have square threads, which I can’t presently cut due to tooling limitations. Convoy C8 V2 / V3 is nice and cheap, has a great finish, a thick tube, and I can cut the threads. The tailcap end might be a trapezoidal thread though, it is hard to tell, but no matter in this case, and no matter if I made a host from scratch since it wouldn’t need to be compatible.

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Just wanted to say you’ll had me at Copper and Quad. With the Cree XP-G3’s coming out this would be a perfect little wonder light.

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Nice project! I always wanted a triple or quad led light. I have S2+ and C8 so I’m good with any of them Smile

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If required I could give you some high resolution images (36mp) taken with a macro lens of the various threads on the M2 and the newest C8.

I would still like to see a version built for the S series though, the S8 tube has triangular threads.

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Put me down for one.

Any chance of getting one to suit an XinTD C8? If not, I will make do with the Convoy, I just prefer the XinTD.

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Put me down for 1 please khartod quad c8

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Not trying to derail this project or anything but heres a thread close up of my Convoy M2 Silly

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I’m interested in Khatod version. I’m a little concerned about it being real top heavy. I’d like to see lots of very deep cooling fins to help lighten it up and aid in cooling.

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Will, the M2 threads don’t look like that at all in the photo from MTN’s product page. I suppose that’s the tailcap end though in MTN’s photo. Anyways I’ll look into the M2. It’s a good suggestion. If I do an M2 head I think I would like to change the design so that it looks more like the stock M2 head, kind of like how my C8 head looks like the stock C8 head to an extent. Sure, it’s not particularly original, but it’s going to make for heads that look like they are meant to be on there.

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Any chance of getting one to suit an XinTD C8? If not, I will make do with the Convoy, I just prefer the XinTD.
Doubtful. I am not sure there would be widespread appeal since it’s a $30 flashlight that isn’t available as a host and the stock head would be ditched to make for a light that’s otherwise pretty much the same as a $12 Convoy C8 host in this context. On second thought, yea I’ll cut you one if it’s got triangular threads. I am ordering a XinTD C8 anyway soon to see about making some copper heatsinks for it, and because I want one. Big Smile

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I’m a little concerned about it being real top heavy. I’d like to see lots of very deep cooling fins to help lighten it up and aid in cooling.
It should be fairly balanced with the thick C8 tube and tailcap and an 18650 in there. I think you’ll still be able to put it on your dogs nose for photographs or illuminate the wire during your tight rope act or whatever you need to do. Big Smile The head is not large so there can only be cooling fins as allowed by the available dimensions of the head unless the head is made bigger. A bigger head with bigger fins is going to be heavier, conflicting with your weight concern, unless it is made from aluminum.
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LSX wrote:
Put me down for one.

Any chance of getting one to suit an XinTD C8? If not, I will make do with the Convoy, I just prefer the XinTD.


The only thing that makes a Xintd a Xintd is the head. The body tube is just a tube.
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You could rebalance it by asking me very nicely to make you a wood handled 2×18650 tube for it(shameless plug) The added copper cries out for a more powerful led to keep it warm. The 502b mod from last summer ended up balanced on the index finger even with all the added copper.

Which reminds me of a completely unrelated item. I like the B158 but the brass pill is somewhat loose so I was wondering if you would put an improved version of it on the possible pills list. It’s already fairly good sized but needs better thread contact.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
LSX wrote:
Put me down for one.

Any chance of getting one to suit an XinTD C8? If not, I will make do with the Convoy, I just prefer the XinTD.


The only thing that makes a Xintd a Xintd is the head. The body tube is just a tube.

Absolutely, but I decided that I’ll cut him one since it wont be that much trouble. Will probably take me 30-45 extra minutes of work to pull it off…

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Put me down for one copper with the Khatod optics, thanks mate.

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I am in for one with a Khatod. Ready when you are.

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Waiting on MTN to get the cutter boards. Should be pretty soon. I’ve determined that my price is too low at the quantity I’ll sell so I increased it… I removed the interest list in an attempt not to peeve anyone.

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I’m still in.

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I honestly don’t remember what the old price was, but the new one is fine. Im still in for a khatod

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Count me in for one with a Khatod.

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Still in for the Khatod, call it $50 even to offset some of the expensive parts list. Wink

(Call it $44 if you like, I’ll still send $50 and that’s still cheap.)

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call it $50 even

Hey! I gotta add an extra 30%CDN onto that price. This oil crap is killing us.
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I’m still in for the kathod…

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Man I wish this was a full light…

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Man I wish this was a full light…

Hypothetically… Big Smile If it were a full light… would we want side E-switch? Remote tailcap E-switch? Dual switch? Or if clicky only: a Judco 10A switch? Or button cell powered fet tail? Standard MTN fet +1 driver or Dr. Jones H17F or LD2-?

Can you tell I’m hung up on switch options?

I had always figured I’d go one of two routes with my first light: a huge spotlight with like 12 aspherics, or a copper 10440 fet light with at least three things I could patent but probably wont bother to.

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How did I miss this thread? I’m in for one however you end up doing it.

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DB Custom wrote:
Still in for the Khatod, call it $50 even to offset some of the expensive parts list. Wink

(Call it $44 if you like, I’ll still send $50 and that’s still cheap.)

I know right. I was thinking this is the price AFTER it went up?? For a made from scratch custom head. 2 metals and neither is aluminum.. Heck of a deal in my book.

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Man I wish this was a full light…

Hypothetically… Big Smile If it were a full light… would we want side E-switch? Remote tailcap E-switch? Dual switch? Or if clicky only: a Judco 10A switch? Or button cell powered fet tail? Standard MTN fet +1 driver or Dr. Jones H17F or LD2-?

Can you tell I’m hung up on switch options?

I had always figured I’d go one of two routes with my first light: a huge spotlight with like 12 aspherics, or a copper 10440 fet light with at least three things I could patent but probably wont bother to.

I think just the fact that its convoy compatable is great. Convoy is the BLF Surefire if you ask me. Having parts and switches and legos to go with them is just another bonus.

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Hoop wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
Man I wish this was a full light…

Hypothetically… Big Smile If it were a full light… would we want side E-switch? Remote tailcap E-switch? Dual switch? Or if clicky only: a Judco 10A switch? Or button cell powered fet tail? Standard MTN fet +1 driver or Dr. Jones H17F or LD2-?

Can you tell I’m hung up on switch options?

I had always figured I’d go one of two routes with my first light: a huge spotlight with like 12 aspherics, or a copper 10440 fet light with at least three things I could patent but probably wont bother to.

Pick the best then then GO AHEAD AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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Interested. I haven’t purchased a c8 yet because I don’t really like the head. This might just make me buy one.

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A note… thought it might be worth stating some of what goes into making any of this stuff with copper. I just took on modding an X6/X5 for an old friend from the other place and let me tell you, it’s work! I spent 4 hours in front of the lathe making 2 heatsinks from Tellurium Copper, then 3 more hours assembling the Triple X6 and Quad X5 with spring bypasses and all. Maybe people that don’t have a lathe don’t realize the hours it takes to turn something out of that bar, but it DOES take a lot of time and effort. A CNC machine has to be programmed, programs have to be written, tested, fine tuned and tweaked. It’s not magic, it’s work. To make a complete head of the caliber represented here for $44? Insane!

Go look at prices on large enough round stock to make this stuff… I paid $96 for a 12” bar of Tellurium Cu. And then there’s the optics and mcpcb and lens and and and… See? He’s giving away his time, as I so often do, and barely recouping parts costs.

There should be 200 people lined up for these, if only y’all knew what he’s offering here…

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