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

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5ar wrote:

Ok


I’ve added a few finns width of 2.5mm, 3mm spacing distance between the finns, 7 anti roll cutouts, make transition from the widest part to narrow smooth and maybe something else I do not know now.



I do not know which version is better but there is no need at this point to think about it because while I do not know the dimensions and shape of the reflector can not tell whether this look to stay because everything depends on the reflector. Small changes in the details affect the overall look, will be smarter when we know the details of the reflector.


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someone asked comparison BLF GT and C8 so here it is



 


and one for lovers of pure design without finns and details hahahah



 


 


 


Wow!!!!!
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I am in LOVE with these, I do not see how it could look any better myself!

I like the middle one myself but the far right one is something I could see growing on me if that was what everyone else wanted.

From a purely performance point of view the fins around the switch could be cut a little deeper but that would not effect the looks.

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From a modders perspective, if the head screws onto the pill section about flush with the emitter shelf it makes it much easier to work on. If the head is one piece and your’e working “in the hole” then things get exponentially more difficult. Granted, this will have a very large opening, it will also be quite deep… the entire soldering iron will virtually be inside the head.

I am old, I wear bifocals, seeing the fine details from further away is not easy. (OK, I’m not THAT old, but still, seeing the fine details or trying to make the bifocals work isn’t easy working inside a head)

A light like the Courui D01, the Solarforce S2200, the Solarforce M8, these have the head unscrew and show the finned pill section with the emitter and mcpcb right there, very easy to modify. In this scenario, a shelf at the top of the head section for the reflector to rest on gives a fixed base to ensure the reflector is stable and centered.

So I’m still with version 0.4.

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What program does 5ar use for the models? Solidworks?

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Pointing it steady at a target 2k meters down, maybe it would be nice to actually lay it on the table? I wouldn’t mind having this feature on such a heavy flashlight.
But who cares..

Let’s wait on 5ar’s new rendering. Wink


Well, I would think people would use a tripod for that instead of putting it on a table…
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Most people don’t necessarily have more than one tripod, if the camera is on the tripod…. bag o beans. Wink

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5ar are doing an incredible job!! thumbs up!! Big Smile
But I did a little “cut and paste” for my self here..and I`ve mixed v.0.4 slightly with v.0.5
Cutted the head juuust above strapholder from version 0.4 and pasted it onto version 0.5

Version 0.45 Big Smile

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^ What he said!

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If it is like in the picture of the C8, this will not be big at all. It is close to the UF1405 that I have. Lets hope it can throw A LOT better, if that is at all possible. Smile Smile

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I like the last render by him. The one at the end of his post hehe

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NICE!
V0.5 hands down for me!
Very nice, so cool

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Thanks Dale! Wink

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I am in for v0.5!
But could we try it with 2mm thin finns and with a distance between the finns of 2,5mm? Thats what i measure on my TN31 and the head finns of the TM15.
So that we come closer to finn design on the left side of the picture

and in this Cross section picture i have cut the last finns a little bit deeper

Apart from that i am absoluty happy with the v0.5!!! Thumbs Up

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I Like this version a lot!

Runner up is ver 0.50

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Please put me down for one.

Heck, I don’t even like throwers so much, but this is going to be epic.

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TheOnlyDocc wrote:
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and in this Cross section picture i have cut the last finns a little bit deeper

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Apart from that i am absoluty happy with the v0.5!!! :THUMBS-UP:

 Very nice.  I think the top cut is too deep though.  It could be a bottleneck to the heat trying to migrate up  the rest of the head.  Maybe thicken the wall behind it.

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DB Custom wrote:
From a modders perspective, if the head screws onto the pill section about flush with the emitter shelf it makes it much easier to work on. If the head is one piece and your’e working “in the hole” then things get exponentially more difficult. Granted, this will have a very large opening, it will also be quite deep… the entire soldering iron will virtually be inside the head.

I am old, I wear bifocals, seeing the fine details from further away is not easy. (OK, I’m not THAT old, but still, seeing the fine details or trying to make the bifocals work isn’t easy working inside a head)

A light like the Courui D01, the Solarforce S2200, the Solarforce M8, these have the head unscrew and show the finned pill section with the emitter and mcpcb right there, very easy to modify. In this scenario, a shelf at the top of the head section for the reflector to rest on gives a fixed base to ensure the reflector is stable and centered.

So I’m still with version 0.4.

I am with him^, the head needs to screw onto the “body / pill” in order to make modding much simpler.

I do prefer the V.45 a bit better myself, I like that nice sharp line but that seems to be a real sticking point with others so I could give that up in the interest of a balanced design.

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If the attachment point/anchor is part of the head is it going to be possible to keep it orientated the way it’s shown in this pic? Shouldn’t the attachment point be located on part of the light that won’t be able to rotate or loosen the head when carried. Isn’t this also the point of all the tuning adjustment if needed?

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I am also in depending on price

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niktak11 wrote:
I am also in depending on price

I think the goal was sub $100?
Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
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Man that second one is is sweet looking, I like how the battery tube flow’s into the head, and I think it would look better with the clean head of the third one, or with out the notches. Like the full diameter tube with out the flats also, Perfect for a tail cap switch only, which wouldn’t bother me either! Thumbs Up

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Man that second one is is sweet looking, I like how the battery tube flow’s into the head, and I think it would look better with the clean head of the third one, or with out the notches. Like the full diameter tube with out the flats also, Perfect for a tail cap switch only, which wouldn’t bother me either! Thumbs Up
Thanks.
Switch will be added tomorrow.
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Hello Miller! Please put me down for two of these beasts! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Where does the pocket clip attach? Big Smile

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Enderman wrote:
niktak11 wrote:
I am also in depending on price

I think the goal was sub $100?
Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

Then I’m in
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This explains a lot:

The blue parabola is the accurate shape, it starts at the bottom with a 45° angle.
But this explains the difference in basic shape of our designs.
I use the blue one. It’s also a little deeper and has a brim on the big end.

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goshdogit wrote:
Hello Miller! Please put me down for two of these beasts! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Where does the pocket clip attach? Big Smile


So you can clip your pants to the flashlight. Party
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Wow, nice detailing Jerommel
I really like the design
But I feel like it is more suiting a smaller light because those top “blocks” and fins laying “on top of the head” make this a much heavier light.

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The Miller wrote:
Wow, nice detailing Jerommel
I really like the design
But I feel like it is more suiting a smaller light because those top “blocks” and fins laying “on top of the head” make this a much heavier light.

That depends on the shape of the inside of the head.
In all a couple of ‘blocks’ on it weighs less than a thick wall with some notches taken out.
So it’s probably lighter actually. Smile
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Looks aren’t everything.

When looking at the renders I realize, even more than before, that this light, not even sporting a handle, will be VERY diffucult to handle (as opposed to a box design with a handle).

So I’m out, please scratch me from the interest list.

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Here are some cold hard reflector facts illustrated:

Based on what i go by in my images, maybe it should be a little deeper still, because as you can see the actual amount of light that is focussed by the reflector is quite small.
But that’s the case with all regular reflector lights..
The best bit is just spilled…

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