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Bump. Hey VOB any updates on this light? I know its not supposed to be done for a while now, just wondered how (or if) things were progressing?

I’ve not heard anything yet. That is typical though, there have been times when this machines has shipped finish parts to me without even emailing etc first Smile I will shoot him a message next week though and see where we are at.

No worries, I’m just curious is all. Smile Thanks for the update though.

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We’re getting close!


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Yes! Those are looking great!

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Wish I could afford that 30 pack…
Looking nice

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Those are some nice fresh eggs, would love to be able to afford a dozen Big Smile

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Those are absolutely beautiful. Fantastic detail work, it makes me wish, not for the first time, that I could machine a light like that from scratch.

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And mine is home Smile

This is a great light. The machining is really fine on this one with a great finish. And the threads are like butter, even the retaining rings. I’ve already had it all apart and you couldn’t ask for much more construction-wise. Its a triple XP-L HI on a FET driver and performs very well.

I really like the size. Its a handful, not really a small light and definitely not lightweight, but its got a great balance and is really easy to hold and operate. Plus it carries well, doesn’t feel nearly as large in the pocket as an 18650 triple. The only thing I changed (so far) is a swap to the 10511 optic. Just a personal preference. Thanks VOB!




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Had to add a lighted tailcap to mine. Just…had to Big Smile

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Very nice light. Enjoy it emarkd!

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Update:

I swapped in some warm 319a’s into mine, 2×3000k + 1×4000k. I like warm tints. Smile

Also a quick “patina” update. Coming along nicely Smile I really like this little light.

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That warm tint really looks perfect with the brass body of that light. I usually don’t love warm tints, but it is growing on me after seeing that combination you have created there. Well done. I need to stop looking or I will end up eating ramen noodles for a month.

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Joey Adams wrote:
That warm tint really looks perfect with the brass body of that light.

Thanks, I agree with you on this. I understand why VOB didn’t ship them with warm tints. Most folks are perfectly happy at 5000k so that’s probably the right choice from a maker’s standpoint. But I too think the “red metals” like brass and copper are better suited to warm tints. Save the 5000k for something else Smile

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I couldn’t afford the price but I absolutely agree that this is a beautiful creation Love

I believe many members here will have same question here: will it available in “host only” version?

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Very nice looking flashlight. Great attention to detail. Using AA size batteries make it unique for a triple. Can it use a 26650 size battery?

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I am pretty sure that would be a no on the 26650. I am assuming you were asking to be funny, sorry if I am wrong. And emarkd what type of setup did you do on the lighted tail cap. Looks like multiple colored leds, or is that just the way in looks. Love the color effect of it either way. VOB well done on making this already excellent light in a way that must be relatively mod friendly. Too many high end flashlight makers assume their vision is the best for every buyer, refreshing to see you look at this differently and even offered spare screws to help the process along.

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I really just wondered if the 26650 would fit. Honestly I think it is a very nice flashlight. The Convoy X3 uses both three AA and (1) 26650 battery. If I could afford to spend $$$ on a flashlight like we are talking about I would.

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264 wrote:
I really just wondered if the 26650 would fit. Honestly I think it is a very nice flashlight. The Convoy X3 uses both three AA and (1) 26650 battery. If I could afford to spend $$$ on a flashlight like we are talking about I would.

No this one is a single-AA size. Very slender. It doesn’t come with a boost driver though, so technically its 3+ volts, or 14500, only (unless you wanted to mod yours of course). I’m good with that though.

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emarkd what type of setup did you do on the lighted tail cap. Looks like multiple colored leds, or is that just the way in looks. Love the color effect of it either way.

I used one of the 2-channel ring boards from pilotdog and crew. There’s two channels of 3 LEDs each, and each channel has its own resistor for balancing. I chose orange (amber) and warm-white for this build. Takes some trial-n-error with resistor values to get the two colors visually close in output, but the results tend to be worth it. I’ve used this board quite a few times with different color combos and I always really like it. It looks like this with the boot off:

It should probably be mentioned that this board wasn’t a direct drop-in fit in the tail of this light like it is in most Chinese hosts. But a few minutes with a dremel and it fits right in there.

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