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    Quote Originally Posted by skalomax View Post
    I agree, More lights without the sideswitch but, with Tailswitches.
    I disagree with this, i have long been looking for a small light with a side switch rather than a tail cap switch. Our shooting technique revolves around a light with a side switch, however i have not been able to find one, except for a Mag, but they are too large for ease of use. The only one close is a Wolf Eyes Guider, but these utilise a reverse clickie and have a compass attached which adds unneccesary length.

    How about a 9V light with a forward clickie side switch, one that can be activated with both the point of the thumb and the base, that will run on 2 x 18500's, my preference would be in a D26 size, but i guess could also be made in a D36 size (or even with a adaptor to utilise D36), will run with LF LA's and even common D26 LED drop ins.
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    FM,

    consider one of those rechargeable lanterns with a 6 V 4 Ah SLA and a 5 W halogen PR based bulb. There are many versions around.

    There is room for 18 or more 18650 in such relatively small package. In any case, you can store more than 160 Wh, up to 200 Wh if you make it a bit bigger, or go Li-Poly.
    Now, if you make the body of aluminium, place an air gap between the reflector/head and the body of the light (to avoid heating up the batteries), you can easily power a 100 W bulb for two hours. 2000 or more lumen, if you use softstart and a regulator. Or just like I do, current (not voltage) drive the bulb...

    Just some food for toughts...

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    What I like about my Surefire A2 is that it has a regulated incandescent plus LEDs - but i really really dont like the idea that the LED is on at the same time you fire up the incandescent. So how about a double headed flashlight same size as the A2 running an 18650 or 17670 - one end with an incandescent using your E2E bi-pin kit and the other end can be a single Cree LED? I guess a three position slide switch on the side could toggle either end.

    Oops, I just noticed I broke one of your rules:

    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Let's be realistic and concentrate to Incandescent only.
    I still like my idea, though.
    Last edited by cnjl3; 03-01-2008 at 10:59 PM.

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    D36 turboheads for SureFire C and M series bodies.
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    3S2P and 6S1P battery holders for 18mm cells.
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    just you making your 9AA to 3D adapter would do it for me. please make enough to keep them in stock.

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    2S1P holders for 26mm cells for the M6.
    Last edited by adamlau; 03-18-2008 at 03:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
    2S1P holders for 26mm cells for the M6.
    You mean this?

    If you put the 'C' Li-Ion cells in a holder, there would be no benefit - and you would need a longer extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
    Finned FM3 and hopefully, FM4.
    Many people can't even afford 3" head. I just wondering how many of you will buy more expensive 4" head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    How many orders would you need to make a run worthwhile, and what would be your estimate of the unit cost?
    Price for 100 units 4" head will be about $280~$340 each depending on finish and extra machine work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallis View Post
    how about a body or a holder that accomidate Sub-C cells? Or 3-stack packs of them? I dont have dimensions nor an Elephant host to check the size with.
    Even 3 cells stack will be too fat to hold. Anything more than 4 cells stack won't be practical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul_Duke View Post
    Interest here.
    I liked the 3.5" head concept with no additional reflector. Maximum heat transfer. Why did it grind to a halt.
    That's correct. Maximum heat dissipation and lighter weight but involve a lot of labor work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank423 View Post
    what about a mag switch that replaces the stock mag switch, and can handle high currents without melting
    I think AW is coming with regulated high current switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morelightnow View Post
    a flashlight body made of carbon fiber. oops.....this is supposed to be realistic.
    Even if it is, what would be the advantage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kongfuchicken View Post
    Lower output/ higher runtime incan bulbs! Or at least more holder options, perhaps a P60 compatible holder with a bipin and a screwable reflector?
    Like others suggested, 18650 compatible setups with turbohead.
    Do you mean like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeperSD View Post
    I disagree with this, i have long been looking for a small light with a side switch rather than a tail cap switch.
    Maybe modified Stinger work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_of_Light View Post
    FM,
    consider one of those rechargeable lanterns with a 6 V 4 Ah SLA and a 5 W halogen PR based bulb. There are many versions around.
    There is room for 18 or more 18650 in such relatively small package.
    Anthony
    Wow,
    18 or more 18650?
    I can imagine how heavy it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat View Post
    +1.
    More HAIII gray/black.
    More like this - 4x14670 M*g 1.5D http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...d.php?t=149017
    More of 4x14670 serial and 2S/2P coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skalomax View Post
    More lights without the sideswitch but, with Tailswitches.
    Like these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leukos View Post
    FM, could we see some more 3x 17680 holders?
    If that's for M6 rechargeable, coming soon.
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    Anybody mentioned about rechargeable, low cost M6 type but same power?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega;2392118
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    Maybe modified Stinger work for you.[/b]
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    Anybody mentioned about rechargeable, low cost M6 type but same power?
    wow what a beast............

    thought you might have forgotten about this thread FM

    while a stinger would be ok with regards to the switch, it would still be a similar length to a magcharger which is what i am trying to get away from, i was thinking more a size like 2 x 18500 or something similar.
    Last edited by KeeperSD; 03-11-2008 at 04:36 PM.
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    Hi FM,
    Will you be doing a re-run of Bi-Pin socket for MN lamp assemblies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeperSD View Post
    while a stinger would be ok with regards to the switch, it would still be a similar length to a magcharger which is what i am trying to get away from, i was thinking more a size like 2 x 18500 or something similar.
    Stinger is only 19cm long while M*gCharger is 32cm
    Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sieck77 View Post
    Hi FM,
    Will you be doing a re-run of Bi-Pin socket for MN lamp assemblies?
    Second run of MN sockets are in plan for April.
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    Baby Elephants!

    Built on a C Mag using a finned stock profile head and a body that will take 3 x 18650's. Just like the original only smaller. The same body could also hold 4 x 14670?

    Did I also read somewhere that the C heads are good for LED modding?

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    Thanks FM.
    Those 2x18500 and 3x18500 lights are awesome. I'm waiting for a black one or Gunmetal to appear. It would be a perfect hosts for some of my Milkymods.

    Also, Baby Elephants sound great.
    I miss my Milkmods.

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    Right, I've got it!!

    Smaller Diameter C mag heads, kinda like surefire C series bezles ( without the anti roll bezzle, to make more carry friendly, but Creslanations(SP?) would be cool.)

    Turning a 2 C mag into a more uniform, tubelike, EDCable lump. Would make a great close quater flooder.

    Could be a deeper head to get good - average throw.

    Maybee make it all one peice head & reflector, to help with high temp lamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    I'd like to see another run of these:



    I think it's the best looking 3" Mag head I've seen so far.

    Offer it in both D and C sizes, or, better yet, make it only for D, but also offer an adapter to git it to a C tube.

    Offer it with the same lens bezel, but also offer a couple of different dress bezels.

    Offer it with matching color D and C tubes, tri-bored and quad-bored D's.

    Make it stock Mag inside, so folks could use the growing LED drop-in offerings, or your own bi-pin sockets for incans.

    Yum!
    Oh yes, These are Heads SO cool looking, love to see a similar Fat design for C as well as D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    What else is missing?
    A high-current, low resistance Minimag clicky is very definitely missing.

    I'm not the only one wishing for this. There might be enough interest to make it worth your while.
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    Hi FM,
    Is it possible to create a prepay list for people who are interested in your products?Coz i missed(My workplace has no internet access) the last window for 3x17670 rechargeable M6 and is worried that i will miss the coming BI-PIN SOCKET FOR MN LAMP ASSEMBLY .With the prepay list,people will pay first and wait for the products.you will also have a rough idea of how much to produce to meet the demands.This will be a win win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sieck77 View Post
    Hi FM,
    Is it possible to create a prepay list for people who are interested in your products?
    There may be a way to do this which does not involve pre-pay, but this will be for Fivemega to decide, and he will be put under no pressure to do this.

    It will be up to him whether or not he wants to make an interest list. A list can be an administrative headache to run, as those who have tried it have found out.

    Pre-pays are not encouraged on CPF.
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    1. Development and maintenance of an interest list for your products.
    Last edited by adamlau; 03-18-2008 at 03:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
    Interest list me down for three (3) bi-pin sockets for MN assemblies
    Me too, I definitely will buy three. I'm sure they will go fast.

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    This is not an interest thread - please post your interest in Fivemega items in the relevant thread. In the case of the MN bi-pin sockets, it is this one.
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    1. Heavily crennelated (agressive) bezel options.
    2. Optional bezel and/or tailcap lanyard rings for your custom 2x18500, 3x18500, etc. lights.
    3. Smaller diameter Elephant quad bored for loose 4x18650 support with copper, or silver tailcap springs.
    4. 2S1P holders and extension tubes for Moli 26mm cells for the M6. This would allow for reliable, single-click powering up of the 5761.
    Last edited by adamlau; 03-18-2008 at 03:44 AM.

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    On re-reading my post #202 above, it is not very well worded, and it may have caused confusion – my apologies to all if it did.

    Of course this IS an interest thread. It is for posting interest in new ideas for Fivemega to consider, or refinements of existing ideas.

    Where there is an existing thread for one of Fivemega’s lines, when the run has been sold out, that thread remains open for members to indicate that they would like another run. Recent examples of this are the A2 Strion Socket, the MN-fitting bi-pin socket, and most recently the 3x17670 battery holders. Members can post their interest in those specific items in those threads, and I believe the number of “me too, please” posts are actually helpful to FM in calculating whether or not to make a further run of the items concerned.

    This thread, however, is not so much angled toward “me too” posts. Fivemega does monitor his threads, as can be seen by his occasional input. He will see each idea as it is posted here. He won’t need 50 posts endorsing that same idea, unless I have misinterpreted his purpose for this thread. The occasional reminder about sold-out items is fine here too, but there is no need for a swarm of “me too” posts here.

    So, the broad rule of thumb should be - if you are looking for a further run of an item that is sold out, please post in the sales thread for that item. If you have an idea for a new item, please post in this thread.

    · Existing sold-out item = existing thread = “me too” posts welcome.
    · New item = this thread = some “me too” posts OK here, but not too many please.

    I hope I have got it right this time. Fivemega will probably now tell me I have made a total hash of it and this isn’t what he meant at all, lol!
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    1. Introduce a shorter bi-pin MN socket to focus higher filament bulbs such as the Osram 64250 and 64275 w/o a shim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
    1. Introduce a shorter bi-pin MN socket to focus higher filament bulbs such as the Osram 64250 and 64275 w/o a shim.
    I don't think those bulbs can fit in any surefire turbohead.

    Edit: The 250 wil fit but the 275's base is too wide.
    Last edited by Rommul; 03-22-2008 at 04:40 AM.

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    A 'C' and 'D' mag tail cap/ extention that is bulky, so that the light can't slip out of the hand, maybee with room to use as an extender for emoli or c type cells on the D version.

    A bit of milling like a mace would look cool.

    Like the thicker shafted ones on this site
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    Here's an idea, would it be possible to create a battery holder that would hold BOTH 4s3p 16340 cells in a triple stack AND 2s3p 17670. (or similarly 4s2p 16340 in a triple stack with a dummy OR 3s17670 with 3 dummys). Maybe some kind of jumper switch or something? I have no idea how such a thing would be done or even if it is doable, but it would be nice to have smaller mag85's that could use both primary's and rechargeable 17670's. Just a thought.

    BTW, that low cost M6 competitor looks Awesome! I wondered what had happened to that project. Still planning on making a deep lens, body-diameter head for that light? I was picturing something along the lines of a 1cr123 edc light on some serious congressional-hearing steroids!
    Last edited by sb_pete; 03-28-2008 at 01:23 AM.

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    Hey FM,
    How about a PR base bi-pin adapter for T1.5 bulbs (Strion and TL-3). Could you make an MN lamp assembley that could use the Strion and TL-3 as well?
    Light is sweet and pleasing to the eyes....

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    glad I read the whole thread b4 posting -- this what I want exactly- well c series anyway-- for the EO-13 specifically



    Quote Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
    D36 turboheads for SureFire C and M series bodies.
    Last edited by yankeefist; 04-07-2008 at 04:39 PM.

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