It's time I begin a sales thread of the new TnC C-Flex parts. At this time I have prototype bare aluminum parts to sell, however anodized parts are in the works and will be added to this thread when they arrive. With these C-Flex parts we are attempting to provide quality, utility, versatility, adaptability and numerous patterns from standard to one-off designs.
These C-Flex Tubes take advantage of AW's C Li-ion batteries for extended runtimes for flashlights on a single or multiple Li-ion cells. At 53mm in length the C-Li-ion cell is considerably shorter than the 18650 cell at 65-68mm and you get 50% more capacity with the C-Flex. Also unique to the C-Flex is the unparalleled compatibility with various heads from TnC and other flashlight builders. This modularity follows a similar path as the TnC SF-Series modular system. As are other TnC parts, these are built with 6061 T6 aluminum for superior heat and electrical conductivity as well as corrosion resistance. Of course parts have o-rings to keep out the elements.
The C-Flex Tube consists of a built in McClicky switch for a one piece tube and tail combination (C-Flex tube pictured in the hand above). This keeps costs of the parts down and provides a shoter tube/tail combination with improved integrity. Once you have a C-Flex tube/tail then you will want an C-Flex Adaptor to a head of your choice and you might want a C-Flex 1x C Extender to use more than 1x C battery cell depending on the application.
Although the C-Flex Tube comes with an integrated McClicky switch there is also a solid aluminum tail twist switch available for high wattage bulb applications and a two stage twist switch utilizing the Mc2Es. These twist tails will include a recessed Lanyard attachment and a maybe a Tripod thread as well. The C-Flex will also fit regular C cells with our available spacers. Examples of some complete lights using C-Flex parts are pictured below.
The C-Flex Adaptors fit the C-Flex Tube with many Heads to choose from. More Adaptors are in the works pending demand or interest stated for popular lights including Surefire TurboHeads with a unique Adaptor. The same is true for M*g heads and additional future TnC heads as well.
With the C-Flex 1x C Extenders you can add as many additional battery tubes as desired. Below are examples of uses for the C-Flex. In the first picture you can substitute any TnC SF-Series Head, lantern or VIP Head for the BBH shown in this setup. These include the TnC SF-Series 27mm and 20mm heads, as well as lantern heads and the (3) VIP heads, all using the TnC Canister with a converter and LED.
Complete TnC Light pictured below.
C Series Surefire heads work on C-Flex tubes and extenders for both LED and Lamp Assemblies, or even hotwires with our available low impedance solid twist tail switch. The C-Flex C Series setup shown below works the same for any Surefire C Series head. You can add C-Flex Extenders if you need more voltage or runtime.
The E Series Adaptor fits on any Aleph or Surefire E Series heads using Aleph or E Series electronics. The E Series adaptor uses a gold plated copper peg in the Delrin insert for best conductivity. Pictured is a C-Flex Fleur Tube/Tail, with a C-Flex E Series/Aleph Adaptor and an Aleph A3 head.
The C-Flex adaptor for the Lioncub/chamelion/dragon fits the (3) Mr Bulk heads using TnC canisters. Pictured below is a Bubble C-Flex tube/tail, a C-Flex Lioncub/Chameleon/Dragon Adaptor, and a Lionhead. This particular light sports an Aspheric lens.
For further discussion at this time please view the threads linked below or post in this thread. I will be adding to this post and answering questions in this thread as well.
New C-flex bodies
TnC "C" Flex bodies
From posts 102-118 there are pictures and discussion of the C-Flex on this thread:
TnC SF-Series parts/lights and the new TnC online store
Lastly as viewed on the TnC Online Store:
The C-Flex parts below are avialable for sale now in this thread. The quantities in stock are listed in red below on the left (#). Parts sold or On Hold are listed to the right. Parts prices listed are for bare aluminum. For Anodized parts please see our C-Flex listings in our TnC Online Store.
(2) Standard Tubes $55 (1) JeffB, (1) ON HOLD, (2) Praetor, (1) nitnapz, (1) Tdurand
(4) Standard Extenders $42 (1) JeffB, (1) Praetor, (1) Tdurand
(1) TnC SF-Series Adaptors $40 (1) JeffB, (1) ON HOLD, (1) Praetor, (1) nitnapz, (1) Tdurand, (1) Glock18
(1) C Series Adaptors $42 (1) Praetor, (1) Tdurand, (1) Glock18
(0) E Series adaptor $45 (1) ON HOLD, (1) Praetor, (1) Tdurand
(0) Lion Cub adaptors $40 (1) Tdurand, (1) Praetor, (1) Glock18
(1) Bubble 3D tube $75 SOLD to Mac, one more available
(0) Dragon Back Tube $75 SOLD Praetor and Mac, Glock18
(1) Dragon Back Extender $60 SOLD Praetor, one more available
(1) Groovy Tube $60
(1) Groovy Extender $47
(1) C Straight Tube $55
(1) Straight Extender $42
(0) Fleur Tube $75 SOLD Glock18
(0) Prismatic tube $85 SOLD to Glock18
We will build additional patterns in the future including regular knurling to closely match Surefire parts. We may even be taking orders for designs of your own making, such as initials, USA, etc. We can mill these patterns into the tube for interesting textures and a truly unique look. Unlike engraving, this will be permanent. These custom designs can either be milled on the 'Straight Tube' as shown or on the Standard C-Flex tube with the diagonal knurling (such as on the 'Fleur' tube). We may even offer patterns of your choice or design to be milled into an already anodized tube for a striking appearance. Since deburring won't be possible after milling into an anodized body, the 'Straight Tube' might make the best candidate for this. The milled design could be a single or recurring pattern similar in scope to the 'Fleur' tube which has the pattern repeat (4) times around the tube.
Please post your interest in this thread. First to post "I'll take it" gets the part as long as you follow through in a reasonable time frame. If a part is already taken then please post interest for another one to be built and please state whether you wish your parts in bare, NAT HA, or Black HA. Any custom milled designs desired please post in the thread. If you are stricken with the Ti affliction then please post interest that as well. We can do this but these parts would be costly in Ti.
Shipping is $3 for the first part ordered and $1 additional shipping for each additional part for First Class CONUS with delivery confirmation. For priority shipping is $7. Please PM me for international orders shipping quotes.
If paying by cash paypal please send to catsndog AT inreach DOT com and include ordering details including your CPF name. If paying by credit card please pay to Bogus1cc AT earthlink DOT net
Thanks for looking.