WTB: Jetbeam RRT01 – Any place to buy it?! + [RRT01 2019 discussion]

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pol77 wrote:
Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if it had a flat wail with some trit slots?

Yes. Or a tail like the sunwayman M11R Ti Dream. Or the custom machined tail by Jeff Hanko.

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Or the custom machined tail by Jeff Hanko.

I did know that existed. Does anyone have a photo?

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pol77 wrote:
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Or the custom machined tail by Jeff Hanko.

I did know that existed. Does anyone have a photo?

Time to drool
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?385337-ALL-SOLD-OR-WITHDRAWN-Ti-Customs

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pol77 wrote:

Anyone else dislikes the silly post with hole for keyring at the tail end of the 2012 RRT01 and the TC-R1?


 

Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if it had a flat wail with some trit slots?

I have several of these – you can still manage to use trits like this
or on the EYE 10

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Geuzzz wrote:
Time to drool http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?385337-ALL-SOLD-OR-WITHDRAWN-Ti-Customs

Not at all bad!!!

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I have several of these - you can still manage to use trits like this

 That is one way to do it, for sure.

 

My solution to the issue:

 

Trits to be populated soon.

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Really nice

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Very nice. Would really like to get one of those.

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Geuzzz wrote:
Very nice. Would really like to get one of those.

Custom made by a British machinist, to my specs. You may not want to get them once you hear the price. And he may not want to do them again Smile
Hand made by the way, not on CNC. Perfect precision and tolerances. The trits fit quite snuggly, they don’t swim around and need to be centred like commercial trit buttons.

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Wow! Beer
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So, Multicolour or Blue? Vote!
 
Keep in mind that I will never actually be able to see both the Timasus pattern and the tritium colours at the same time, as it requires both natural an UV light at the same time to take these pictures, so it will be timascus with white vials in the light and glowing vials in the dark.
 

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Blue!!

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

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Blue

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pol77 wrote:
That looks BlueTiFull!

if without discs, I also like these options:

shirnask wrote:


and

The post can be useful, with the addition of a small jump ring, to consolidate key items:

the small ring folds away to allow tailstanding

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Thank you jon_slider.

 

I do not agree with the use of tritium vials outside specially designed grooves, as I consider it unsafe. They are too fragile and the tritium is harmful if inhaled. Granted, in this case the recess at the back of the TC-R1 is probably protective enough, but still not as much as with the disks.

 

The vote is in and blue won by far. So, here you go...

 

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Pretty sweet Pol77. Thumbs Up
If I would have been on earlier, I would have voted blue also.

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Thanks guys.

I fancy some fancy screws for the clip. Does anyone know the size Jetbeam uses so I can find option online?

Also, Anyone using a different / better clip?

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Wow Shocked super nice trit tails Love

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My low budget solution.

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pol77 wrote:
Anyone using a different / better clip?

Oveready:

some other clip pics here

pol77 wrote:
I fancy some fancy screws
maybe copy McGizmo:

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BlueTiFull Beer
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I kind of doubt that Jetbeam used at US standard size screw.
Not saying it’s impossible, just not very likely.
I might see if I can ID the screw size.

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Any luck with IDing the jetbeam screw size?

Also, does anyone know the size of the metal ball in the TC-R1? I guess it should be the same with the RRT-01, all models.

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pol77 wrote:
Any luck with IDing the jetbeam screw size?

Also, does anyone know the size of the metal ball in the TC-R1? I guess it should be the same with the RRT-01, all models.

I believe the screw size is m2.5 (metric 2.5mm).

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pol77 wrote:
Any luck with IDing the jetbeam screw size?

Also, does anyone know the size of the metal ball in the TC-R1? I guess it should be the same with the RRT-01, all models.

Facepalm
I had forgot all about it, to be honest. Blushing
It appears the best I can tell to be a 2.5mm x 0.45mm thread.
The detent ball is 2mm. I went with the Silicone Nitride Ceramic which is supposed to be harder than stainless.
This is where I purchased the balls I use..
https://www.bcprecision.com/products/2mm-si3n4-silicon-nitride-ceramic-b...?
I paid about $15 for 50 balls, plenty of spares. Wink
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Thanks guys!

I have a TC-R1 I cannot get smooth, while my 1st TC-R1 is buttery smooth. The second one came from strange origins. It was missing o rings and has the bezel of a Niteye EYE 10 instead of its own. So I fear it may have a wrong or damaged ball.

I found a source for these Silicone Nitride balls in the UK (your source moderator007 wants $23.50 for shipping to the UK). I will let you know if the ball fixes the dial.

Did you notice smoother action with these compared to the stock ball?

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Not really over a good ball. But I have seen one that was slightly flat spotted and caused roughness at sporatic times, it helped that one for sure.
What lube are you using?

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I think I may have a bad ball Silly

I am using Krytox and a sprinkle of PTFE powder. It has made my 1st TC-R1 a joy to use, but not this second one.

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pol77 wrote:
I think I may have a bad ball Silly

I am using Krytox and a sprinkle of PTFE powder. It has made my 1st TC-R1 a joy to use, but not this second one.


That should work great, the more PTFE you add by volume the more the damping effect.
Too much though and it becomes pasty.
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Yes, I have seen that, The problem is this light does not want to work well. I have opened, cleaned and lubbed it 3 times and it works semi-OK for 30 seconds and then it becomes thick and uneven. I bet the ball does not even turn.

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maybe do a test

take the ball out, and verify if it is affecting the feel of the ring, or not.

> it works semi-OK for 30 seconds and then it becomes thick and uneven

I have never experienced grease becoming denser with use. I did have a problem V11r, that would get looser on part of the travel. The fix was to lube the top outer face of the control ring.

I look forward to your success!

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