Hello everybody! These are photos of the final SPY 007 prototype. The 007 design is finally complete and is working flawlessly. I am very excited to announce that it is now ready to go into production.
Aerospace titanium is a wondrous material. I chose it for the 007 design because I wanted a rugged metallic look. The parts are finished on the mill and lathe to have a “machined-industrial” sheen. Only the knob is polished to create the finished knurl look of a high-end wristwatch.
It has been a long road and I have specifically kept this design under wraps until it was finished to my liking. However, from its inception, several CPFers have played a crucial role in the 007 design. I am posting some CAD model renderings along with the photos of the prototype. The CAD renderings portray the design shape in a unique way. These images were all that we had to go on until the finished parts started coming off the machine tools. I want to give a special thanks to all of you that have helped me along this path.
The bottom of every 007 will sport a miniature Picatinny type rail. It is useful for mounting the 007 and for adding attachments to the 007. There will be available, as an accessory, a generic clip/bolt on attachment for the rail. The uses for the rail system on the 007 are many and varied. I will be elaborating more on this new flashlight feature in the days to come.
Internally the 007 is unchanged from the last production run of the 005. The only notable exception to this is the buttery smooth internal dual Teflon bearing in the knob. It is a design that I am very proud of and it has a marvelous tactile feel.
For those of you unfamiliar with the SPY, it is a very powerful light. In fact it is more powerful than the other lights in the group photo below except for the 10W HID. It also has more advanced electronics, is efficient and provides 6 levels of power.
Words do not describe how excited I am right now; it has taken so very long to get here.