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    I will take an empty set, PP cash at the ready.

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    driver
    i'm hoping the scarce driver you refer to is not the piglet...because that is what i was hoping you'd use in this project.

    emitter
    i also prefer the xr-e to the seoul. i've got lights with both emitters, and the cree lights are uniformly better.

    reflector
    i guess most people prefer reflectors to optics...but i'd be very happy to see this light with a cree and an optic. i know it's not what you had in mind, just thought i'd throw it out there

    any way you do it, i'm still looking forward to these lights. i think the chrome with a 123 or cr2 twisty would make an awesome EDC.

    Quote Originally Posted by yaesumofo View Post
    Just as I was going to settle on a driver it appears that the dirver I had planned on using has become scarse. I am forced to go back to the drawing board.
    I am open to ideas for the driver. The emittter will most likley be a seoul so the driver must be able to drive a seoul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog66 View Post
    I will take an empty set, PP cash at the ready.

    What he said.

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    Glad to see this project is still happening. Cree vs Seoul I leave to you experts. My thoughts on other stuff: reflector YES. CR123A twisty like LS orignal YES. Bombelman's CR2 twisty is a beautiful piece of work but really wants a smaller light wrapped around it. Any type of computer: NOOOO. Clickie: well I'm willing to wait and see but tend to say NO, stay with the twisty. I never liked the original Arc (Kroll) clickie. A 1AA twisty would be great but sounds not in the cards. What's the lens going to be? I vote for sapphire!

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    I'd buy an empty set

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    Good thing this is not open to a vote!!

    The body parts that come with the set are set. They have all been manufactured QC'ed and chromed.
    I never much cared for the kroll clicky Myself.
    If you read through this thread and looked at the images you would know I have no intention of including an ARC KROLL clicky tail. I have designed and manufactured my own MOFO clicky designed to directly replace the ARC part. I am also selling these as MOFOclickies in the custom BST forum. They really are superior to the original ARC part in just about every respect IMHO.

    The final build will contain the best quality emitters and drivers which will fit in the custom copper heat sink. The front glass? Sapphire? Why? It reduces overall output. Is very expensive to replace if you break it not to mention expensive to buy for the project in the first place. I can't justify the use of sapphire for this project. feel free to try to convince me.
    My plan was to to use a high quality UCL from flashlight lens.



    Paulr it sounds like you are ready to put together a custom light which will be amazing...and even more costly to do than this project.

    Between, custom copper driver boards and heat sinks, custom chrome finish, custom designed and manufactured clicky tails, custom cut UCL's What may end up being a custom driver, when does this madness stop? Hell if I know.


    I do know this it is impossible to please all of the people...even some of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul View Post
    Glad to see this project is still happening. Cree vs Seoul I leave to you experts. My thoughts on other stuff: reflector YES. CR123A twisty like LS original YES. Bomberman CR2 twisty is a beautiful piece of work but really wants a smaller light wrapped around it. Any type of computer: NOOOO. Clickie: well I'm willing to wait and see but tend to say NO, stay with the twisty. I never liked the original Arc (Kroll) clickie. A 1AA twisty would be great but sounds not in the cards. What's the lens going to be? I vote for sapphire!
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    Ok, quit searching for Compass's and get these guys moving.. lol

    Can't wait..
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    Updates my friend?


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    Any interest in reviving this? I have the bodies done. I had some copper&nbsp;heat sinks&nbsp;made too... but were never&nbsp;completely&nbsp;happy with them. Copper proved very difficult to work and was VERY expensive.... All these parts are stashed close but I like to get the project completed one way or another.<br>I do not know the numbers of parts (maybe 25 sets) but I do know that each set included a head a clicky tail and a twisty tail all beautifully hard chromed. These sets are just waiting for switches, windows, reflectors, regulators and emitters.....and maybe a heat sink.<br>I guess what I am trying to figure out is. If enough interest to justify reviving this project. I think they are a very nice platform. Will others agree?<br>Yaesumofo
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    James, where have you been all this time? Nice to hear from you.
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    tell me how $$ much
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    Pricing would help in sorting this out. I could potentially build the innards for folks, and turn the light into a killer EDC twisty. Any chance you have a set you might loan me to take measurements and perhaps do a prototype build? Email me if so... notifications on CPF seem to be a little hit-or-miss these days...

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    Way to step up Scott!
    I think this would be a great user light for me!
    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    Pricing would help in sorting this out. I could potentially build the innards for folks, and turn the light into a killer EDC twisty. Any chance you have a set you might loan me to take measurements and perhaps do a prototype build? Email me if so... notifications on CPF seem to be a little hit-or-miss these days...

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    Yo James!!! How HAVE you been? Don't forget the Arc LS you have of mine for these past few years, buried as it may be--as well as my (continued) interest in this project! Yeah, I sure do want one---use my LS for the project while you're at it!
    By the by, how's the TDI running?

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    Absolutely interested
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    List of Interest ARC LS CHROME

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    I would be in for sure if Milky is in.

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    I would buy one.

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    Yo Tim, where didja get the pic??


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    Yo Tim, where didja get the pic??


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    Quote Originally Posted by karlthev View Post
    Yo Tim, where didja get the pic??


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    Hello all. It great to hear from you guys. First of all. Where have I been? I have been BUSY!!!! Id love to say I had lots of free time to play but that just has not been the case.
    I think the best approach might work somthing like this.
    If we come to a consensus.... I will pull the bits and pieces out from their hiding place and determine exactly how many sets there are. Ill send off a set to Milkyspit for examination and build up. IF he comes up with a workable solution then we can approach the best way to do it.
    I sort of see it like this.
    I will sell the the sets to whom ever wants one. you will then contract with Milkyspit for the build out.
    This is pretty much stream of consciousness thinking here so as a concept it's subject to change.

    The one thing I know is that HARD CHROME makes for a beautiful flashlight AND it a whole lit easier to find than a black anodized flashlight rolling around on your car floor or purse because it is so darn shiny!!
    OK I am off to compose a PM to Milkyspit.

    Look guys I am open to any ideas you might have. I am a cost conscious guy. Over the years between buying the parts and making parts I have a fair amount invested into these chrome sets. I seriously doubt I will recoup that dough. This project has always been more a labor of interest than a profit making venture.
    So please take it easy with the ideas. The goal (mine) is to get these out to people who want them. I would like to see them turned into AMAZING POCKET ROCKETS with state of the art Emitters and regulators and reflectors.
    The orignal LS was ground breaking. There is no doubt that good design is timeless. The ARC LS was good design.

    OK so lets proceed.
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    I think your best bet would be to just sell the sets to whomever wants them, and let the buyers figure out what to do with them. You could keep what you want, and finally wash your hands of the remainder. I'd rather not get tied into any particular builder, and would like to keep costs down as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yaesumofo View Post
    The ARC LS was good design.
    One of my first EDCs & still one of my favorites. I still have all of mine.
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    Sorry, I have retired from flashlight modding, I do not offer machining services, & I do not make custom flashlights. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkzero View Post
    One of my first EDCs & still one of my favorites. I still have all of mine.

    Still one of the coolest hosts around.....I've still got a few First Run's, but have sold off all my LS's. Will, I know you're retired but...any interest in this project?
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    I'm interested!
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    I'm interested. Good to see you back in the game, Son Of The Academy Award Winning Actor.

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    We need to keep the pressure on this time, to make sure this project reaches the finish line.
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