Thanks, and more thanks, you have helped make this a one stop shop for JB rotary info. This is a easy, intuitive, and depending on one’s age, very familiar UI.
I spent a lot of years with the D10, but perhaps the loss was for the best. It wasn’t hard to overshoot a desired level with the D10 , due to ramping speed. And at it’s lowest level, on a minimal battery charge, the PWM was easily seen.
The clip was broken off of this TCR1, I still have to deal with drilling out the sheared machine screws and tapping new threads. I’ve got a original, McGizmo clip to fit. Then it’s on to led selection. I like so many different emitters and kelvins, it’s gonna be hard to find a middle of the road emitter and matching reflector.
Such a cool design, cant help but think of Spinal Tap
they work with the 219b options I enjoy
my personal general purpose grail is the sw45k and that link also lists a source for those
along with other parts useful in a TCR-1, including an XP compatible mcpcb, the driver that has a Strobe option, and a shorter clip. (though I respect your choice of a McGizmo option)
(I was not in USA in my youth, and missed the Spinal Tap experience. Thanks for supporting and contributing to this Stepless Rotary conversation. )
Thanks Jon, traveling due to work right now, layovers give me time to go over all the options. It is a really useful design, from theater seating to menu reading, poorly lit parking garages,etc.
And it carries easily, even without a clip. That and the current crop of 18350 is easily more capable than the 14500 cells I was using before. Although I would always like to have a option of running AA in a pinch. Looking through older google images, it looks like it may lego with the the discontinued JB “DD” series (digital display). I actually have a AA version of that light. Curious as heck now if that light body will actually work on the TCR1 head, without exposed threads and o-ring.I won’t know till I return home this weekend.
Still working through jet lag and fatique. Got the broken pocket clip screws sorted and retapped.
Also tried the JB DDA10 and it is confirmed. Maybe a little homely, but fully seated, and fully functional. Threads seat and o-ring is completely engaged.
I tend to collect and keep red led display items, such as old Texas Instruments calculators and TIF Instruments digital ammeters.
Never have imagined a future Lego from this DDA10.
I just have not personally verified if the lens thickness is the same in each Sunway V model
there seems to be variation in the 1.4mm thickness of my Eye10 lens and shirnask’s 1.62mm Original RRT-01. But this is not a problem because the kaidomain reflector sits a little higher than stock, in the Original RRT-01…
I see no downside to the 1.5mm Sapphire lenses in regard to fitting Original Jetbeams modded w Kaidomain reflectors.
Testing unconventional trit locations
daytime trit photo tip
shine a UV light on them when photographing
last night I dropped a bag with 6 of those tiny trits on the floor
when I picked up the bag, it had dumped them all out.
I could not see them on the floor… at all
I used the UV light, and easily found them all
I received some 20 mm x 1 mm sapphire lenses, and they fit perfectly in my V10a, and I suspect in other Sunwayman rotaries.
btw, when I removed the 20x1.5 mm sapphire, that works in RRT-01, I looked more closely with magnification, and both lenses have equally flat edges. So, false alarm, the 20x1.5 that I recommended earlier does NOT have rounded edges. So Both sources of 20 x 1.5 mm lenses mentioned are good, and though they come from different vendors, they are the same brand. Win Win!
And the 20 x 1mm source is an excellent fit, for Sunwayman rotaries (disclaimer, Im guessing they are the same in the V10a, as in the V11r and V10r and V10r Ti.)
You can see in this pic of the V10a head (on a V11r body), with the 20x1mm sapphire installed, that the bezel fits very nice and close with no excessive gap
btw, sapphire is much stronger than glass in every way, it is way more than just bling