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    Go James GO!

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    I joined CPF at a late time but through browsing and seeing the ARC LS, I was disappointed they were no longer made. This is an opportunity I do not want to pass up, so count me in if funds permit!

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    Today I pulled the parts. There are going to be 15 sets that will include the main ORIGNAL. Arc head and cr123a twisty.
    A cr2 twisty

    The yaesumofo clicky.


    I have copper heatsinks for them as well .
    The jury is still out on the copper parts.

    In any event they look as cool today as they did 5 years or so ago.

    A cool improvement would be to have ORIGNAL clickie tails too. I did not have any of those when the chrome plating work was done. Oh well.
    The mofo tail is a great replacement
    I'll send a set to milkyspit. Let's see what he comes up with.
    Anybody have any interesting ideas?
    Let's hear 'em.
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    neutral XM-L + Shiningbeam 3-level driver, 3.04A max. + OP-reflector + Copper heatsink + IMR123 + clickie...
    "haben ist besser als brauchen"

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    I think XML LED, and a driver that can power it, prefer just two or three modes (low med hi dont need more than that I reckon). If you can get up to 2A and still be useful, would be cool.


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    I don't think it needs to be anything over the top, something more useful perhaps. L/M/H w a neutral XM-L, even a neutral XP-G would be nice. Should run on a primary or RCR, but I'd rather not have to use an IMR so the drive current shouldn't be too high.
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    I'd be happy with a single mode high cri (XP-G, nichia, or 3500k 80CRI XM-L would be adequate) suitable for cr123a primary cells plus li-ion
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    Perhaps if James can give us an idea of what the host set will cost, we can better judge how much we have left to spend on making the actually work. Not looking to make this a $500+ Arc, so a simple LE may be the only option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    I don't think it needs to be anything over the top, something more useful perhaps. L/M/H w a neutral XM-L, even a neutral XP-G would be nice. Should run on a primary or RCR, but I'd rather not have to use an IMR so the drive current shouldn't be too high.

    Agreed. Let's keep this reasonable. The shell is an updated (chrome) classic and should be a classic with some improvements. We have a million hot rod lights out there to choose from if that's what we want in terms of performance.


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    I think "Modernized Classic", should be the theme of this project. Elegant styling, without making it something it's shouldn't be. Can you tell I somewhat of an Arc purist?


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    cooooool... ARC LS lives!!

    I've still got lots of ARC LS hosts if you run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cy View Post
    cooooool... ARC LS lives!!

    I've still got lots of ARC LS hosts if you run out.
    OH DAMN, we got cy to come out of the woodwork.....AWESOME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    OH DAMN, we got cy to come out of the woodwork.....AWESOME!
    Absolutely!

    Hey, 'mofo, are these the same copper heatsinks you sent me aaaaages ago? The design was über cool, but I was never able to get them to work in any of my LS bodies (wouldnt' screw in all the way).

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    Now it's getting good.....bringing back good memories
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    Now it's getting good.....bringing back good memories


    ....and now, some progress..........................


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    Best popcorn thread in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    Now it's getting good.....bringing back good memories
    From before you joined ..... interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    From before you joined ..... interesting.

    I was a lurker for quite some time...
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    Nothing?

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    I do understand there's some folks out here with PayPal ready......


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    Quote Originally Posted by karlthev View Post
    I do understand there's some folks out here with PayPal ready......


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    Very cool. The Arc LS is still my favorite EDC. The form factor is the best ever. To bad Arc stopped making them.

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    Sooooooo, Milky...are you getting a host to check out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    Sooooooo, Milky...are you getting a host to check out?

    Knock, Knock...
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    Hello all.
    OK there are very few complete chromed Arc LS body part sets available.

    I have sent some parts to Milkyspit. so that he may work up a solution.

    At some point in the very near future I will place the available sets up for sale.

    You all will have the option of course to build them up yourselves send them to Milkyspit or send them to your favorite builder.

    Each set will include

    1x ARC LS body (OEM)
    1x Arc CR123a LS twisty (OEM)
    Ix Cr2 twisty (Yaesumofo)
    1 Yaesumofo clicky CR123a body(Yaesumofo) With retaining nut McClicky and Boot
    1 copper heat sink (may or may not work for you for holding an emitter/driver board)

    These will be the only parts you receive. YOU will need to procure the balance of parts windows reflectors emitters drivers o-rings Heat sinks and ARC retaining nuts as required for your project.


    Thats 4 chromed parts and a copper sink a switch (switch rataining nut) and boot....

    I have high hopes for what all of you can do with these beautiful chromed parts.
    The hard chrome is beautiful and will last and last.

    I hope there is enough interest for me to sell all of these sets (less than 20).
    My wife is encouraging me to sell them off. (if she only knew how much actual time, gas, and money I have into this project.
    The copper for the heat sinks was ridiculously expensive.
    I have always been fair about how I have priced the projects I have sold here. These sets will be no exception.
    BUT BE WARNED. They will not be inexpensive. I wish I could afford to give them away but I can't.

    Still interested???
    Have a great day and watch this thread for updates regarding the sale of these fine hosts.

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    I'm glad I have a stash of retaining rings and windows, the rings may be difficult to find these days.....I am definitely interested.
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    I DO NOT HAVE ANY STASH.

    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    I'm glad I have a stash of retaining rings and windows, the rings may be difficult to find these days.....I am definitely interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yaesumofo View Post
    I DO NOT HAVE ANY STASH.
    But I do
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    me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yaesumofo View Post
    me too.
    ymf
    I have no doubt.

    I may go straight classic with this host, and install the spare board I have. Not sure I'll be able to resist the temptation to do something really cool with it though, perhaps a triple XP-G
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