[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Yes will update the list later.

TorinoFermic wrote:
According to the paid list with the position of 598, will the price to be 111$ ? I got many conflicting reports about it like everyone currently will get this flashlight for 111$ and other reports about 150$. I need you to get this straight please.

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Those who have received a PM for down payment are in the $111 group.
Those who didn’t yet receive it are in the $150 group
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The Miller wrote:
Yes will update the list later.

TorinoFermic wrote:
According to the paid list with the position of 598, will the price to be 111$ ? I got many conflicting reports about it like everyone currently will get this flashlight for 111$ and other reports about 150$. I need you to get this straight please.

Simple answer is:
Those who have received a PM for down payment are in the $111 group.
Those who didn’t yet receive it are in the $150 group

Just a small question, down payment was for the small amunt paymenr, right?
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Ehm,the downpayments were for the GT in the $111 price group. It is the first $14 paid of the $111

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The Miller wrote:
Ehm,the downpayments were for the GT in the $111 price group. It is the first $14 paid of the $111

Thanks, just a it paranoid that I missed the payment for the remaining amount.
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I'm in for two thanx

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I’m in for 1 please.
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Welcome to BLF two new members!
Will update the list later!

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How is this one progressing? And work from the company on when production may start ?

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More importantly, while messing around their website, I found this. http://www.optolife.com/diy_projector_lens/M026.html . Isn’t that almost a wavien collar? I can’t see if it has a central hole, but I suppose it should?

And yes, that reflector is basically a wavien collar missing the center hole. Good find!
I wonder how hard it would be to cut a hole through that glass…


If you want to play with such a spherical lens, they can be found in every old slide projector that are around on ceilings everywhere around the globe. I already broke one when trying to cut a hole, it will be a major undertaking!
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Enderman wrote:

And yes, that reflector is basically a wavien collar missing the center hole. Good find!
I wonder how hard it would be to cut a hole through that glass…
Just a thought….. You might have good luck taking it to a glass company to have it drilled. They should have the proper tools & know-how.

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Djozz, I was thinking about those spherical steel domes someone linked some pages ago.

Perhaps it would be possible to drill a hole in the steel, polish the inside until it was a mirror, then electroplate it in aluminum? Steel makes for a pretty bad reflector, but if I manage to electroplate it with aluminum, it might work well enough. Polishing it would be quite the task, though.

Teacher, I doubt I will find anyone with the know-how and tools to do that where I live, but I suppose I can ask around.

On another mod-related note, I got another mail from optolife telling me the A037 lens will be shipped once finished (In around a month).

Maybe the guys at optolife would be willing to cut a hole into their projector lens? They should have the tools required to cut glass, for obvious reasons. If I wanted to ask them, which reflector would be the better choice for a makeshift wavien collar? How big should the hole be?

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MARK list updated

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In my post #6370 I requested a second Giga thrower, but I don’t see my name listed. Am I looking at the wrong list? Thank you

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Sorry I didn’t see it. Thank you very much!!

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Teacher, I doubt I will find anyone with the know-how and tools to do that where I live, but I suppose I can ask around.
My bad ‘kaybi’, I did notice your location. Your probably right. Thumbs Up

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Omg. I’ve read the first 322 posts and can’t see myself getting through another 6000 to find out the final design, and am loving the discussion. But please, can someone point me to the post number with a “final spec”, or a close to final for this light? Please and thank you!

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Please put me down for one. Thanks

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FYI.. I charge my radio control helicopter batteries at 5c a lot, and haven’t had any issues. The better batteries’ get warm, but we’re talking 105 deg F, not much hotter. They are way hotter when they come out of a trex550 flying hard -:)

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wishiwereaskibum wrote:
Omg. I’ve read the first 322 posts and can’t see myself getting through another 6000 to find out the final design, and am loving the discussion. But please, can someone point me to the post number with a “final spec”, or a close to final for this light? Please and thank you!

The 1st post gets updated with any new details about changes or any other new details pertaining to The GT.

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wondering if the radio controlled helicopter batteries are Li-ion or Li-Po? Haven’t seen one with Li-ion to my knowledge…

While it may work to charge at 5C, it may also be greatly reducing the life of the cells. Most of our high discharge Li-ion’s have a 300 cycle life estimation, where Li-Po is usually 1,000. Charging at such a high rate would effectively cut life expectancy in half or even worse. Recommended charge rates for typical Li-ion is 0.6C, with the newer chemistry being able to take up to 2C. Lot of variables at play, of course.

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DB Custom wrote:
wondering if the radio controlled helicopter batteries are Li-ion or Li-Po? Haven’t seen one with Li-ion to my knowledge…

While it may work to charge at 5C, it may also be greatly reducing the life of the cells. Most of our high discharge Li-ion’s have a 300 cycle life estimation, where Li-Po is usually 1,000. Charging at such a high rate would effectively cut life expectancy in half or even worse. Recommended charge rates for typical Li-ion is 0.6C, with the newer chemistry being able to take up to 2C. Lot of variables at play, of course.


Hobby RC packs are the pouch LiPOs, not cylindrical.
LiPOs also have only a few hundred cycles of lifespan, not anywhere near 1000 (except for the turnigy graphene ones which someone tested to have over 1k cycles, which exceed pretty much every other lipo on the market)
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Dale: All RC helicopters, drones, cars nowadays use Li-Po batteries.

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That’s what I though Zozz, and those can take a 5C charge that will destroy most Li-ions. Wink

Edit: I know we have a large audience, so let me be clear on this. A 1C charge rate would be equal to the cells’ capacity, say a 2500mAh cell would be charged at 2.5A if charging at 1C. So, a 3400mAh cell at 5C would be taking a massive 17A charge rate! This is a definite matter of concern! In other words… NO! Don’t do this! A 0.6C rate is recommended for the longest life of the cells, so a 3400mAh cell should be charged at 2A for best life expectancy. (2500mAh at 1.5A max)

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I know this has been talked about before in previous posts but can’t seem to find it. I need to buy batteries for the GT. What are the best ones to buy and where can I find them. Thank you in advance for the help.

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Any cell will do, not a lot of amps drawn, so high capacity is easier, allows longer runtimes

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wishiwereaskibum wrote:
Omg. I’ve read the first 322 posts and can’t see myself getting through another 6000 to find out the final design, and am loving the discussion. But please, can someone point me to the post number with a “final spec”, or a close to final for this light? Please and thank you!

The 1st post gets updated with any new details about changes or any other new details pertaining to The GT.


Yes, will update list later.
Check the TA Giggles review for closest to what is must become.
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The Miller wrote:
Any cell will do, not a lot of amps drawn, so high capacity is easier, allows longer runtimes
xCentrino wrote:
wishiwereaskibum wrote:
Omg. I’ve read the first 322 posts and can’t see myself getting through another 6000 to find out the final design, and am loving the discussion. But please, can someone point me to the post number with a “final spec”, or a close to final for this light? Please and thank you!

The 1st post gets updated with any new details about changes or any other new details pertaining to The GT.


Yes, will update list later.
Check the TA Giggles review for closest to what is must become.

Thanks!!!

Here one is for those less willing to use a google search… http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55976

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I hope TA hasn’t gotten fed up with us here. I noticed he hasn’t posted in this thread since all the battery hoohaa. He has more flashlight Electronics knowledge in the tip of his pinky finger than I do in my entire body. Without people like him and the other team members here, I would have absolutely no hope of enjoying a work of art like the Gigga Thrower. The more information I read about other expensive long range thrower flashlights and compare it to what the GT is capable of, the more excited I get. The nice led tint is just icing on an already delicious cake. Sorry, it’s lunch time here and food references keep popping into my head! Cool

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Hmmmmm…… Your right, TA has been absent it seems. I hope everything is OK with him.
I miss his thought provoking & knowledgeable posts. I too have learned much from them.Hopefully he will show up again soon…. real soon. Smile

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