This light has received a new Nick name: Darth Vader
Not a budget mod overall, but may be it qualifies as “Budget Elephants” series?
No, this is not about India & China, a book on Amazon regarding to the impact to American economy due to the rise of these two countries.
This is about a crazy man’s rendition of a crazy flashlight that Throws…
The “Elephant” is a 3x18650 Fat Body, a DIY creation as seen here:
The “Dragon” is the Aspherical head of Fly Dragon, the largest Aspherical head available from a production light. Mag D head was grind down into an adaptor to covert it for mag Use as seen before, details here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?280670-Enter-The-mag-Dragon-Beam-shots-added
The Switch section of the mag was cut & used to connect the Elephant & the Dragon, with a 12V blue plasma Vandal switch. The light is the one on the Right of the picture.
The light Engine is XML U2 on Copper PCB with Trustfire X6 SST-90 12V Driver, copper heat sinked for Mag D tube.
What’s reaming to finish up are all the wirings, including re-wire the parallel 3x18650 carrier into serial configuration to deliver 12V.
Just completed the wiring of the head section:
I thought that the only things left is reworking the carrier. But no, the new version of the elephant host came with a new type of carrier making it much harder to re-wire to 3S from 3P.
I am going to re-config the 3S carrier from DRY 3T6 instead, as a result, it’ll be 1/2 inch shorter, thus, it’ll be necessary to cut down the body again, but in the end, it’ll be worth it as shorter body will make the light even more compact & looks closer to the geometry of original FM Elephant.
Stay tuned, I am going on a break, go online & butcher some teenage players in MW3 …