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    Posting interest for a 18650 EDC-Flex tube: Wide tail guard. Two tritium slots. No pocket clip. Two ear finger grip. No lanyard holes. HA3 order of preference would be Natural, Black, then OD. Mfrey and myself have similar ideas in what I need in a head. I'm thinking a EDC-Flex 27mm Long v1, sapphire lens, with a crenelated Bezel (again, preferably Ti). I'll figure out the guts once I get it. I have a parts bin full of miscellaneous stuff that needs to get used, so we'll see what fits where.

    It's something I would do in Ti, but want to attempt it in Al first and go from there. I'm also entirely new to the TnC world, but the reputation for quality in the CPF community is wonderful, so I think I'll give it a go.

    Edit: Probably a v1 20mm head as well. Same miscellaneous specs... Been reading about six hundred posts in this subforum this afternoon. Lots of candy I want...
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    2009 Bump! Hope everyone over at TnC had a good holiday season.
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    I don't know if it's just me, but I'm finding these threads thoroughly confusing!! There are just so many pics of options and it appears that some are currently available and some are to see if interest is out there.

    I would like to throw my name in the hat for a 18650 EDC-Flex tube...I just saw that the two-lobe finger grip isn't available on the Ti versions and this is why I like the looks of it so much. Plus, I couldn't afford the 18650 version of the Ti tube anyway and would have had to buy a 123-size tube.

    Pending the price of the Aluminum EDC 18650 EDC-Flex tube, here are the options I would like:
    1. Wide tail guard
    2. 1 trit slot milled opposite of the pocket clip (or maybe a couple in the wide tail guard)
    3. Pocket clip
    4. 'two ear' finger grip
    5. 2 lanyard holes

    Finish in order of preference: EN, bare aluminum, OD, NAT

    Maybe I missed it, but do you have any rough estimate on what this will cost? I would be able to put a deposit down if needed...

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    gsegelk... I'm confused as well, and new to this customizing... but very much want to build a custom 1-cell E-series light, but there are so many different terms and sizes and such I'm a bit confused about what fits what and not sure where to go to get a simple explanation of what fits what.

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    DHart - Ok you want a 1-cell e series light...So we know all surefire e series tails and heads will fit on it.

    Next decide what size battery you want to be using in it. You will have to take into account the head you are putting on it (led based? incandescent? What sort of power draw/requirements does the head have?)

    Sounds confusing but it really isn't. The only issue I could see happening is trying to run a incan bulb that requires more voltage than a single cell can provide. At that point, obviously you'd be looking at a 2 (or more) cell light.

    So after the general cell size requirements are figured out, then comes all the little add-ons that, when taken one by one, make for a bunch of easy yes or no questions. Answers will vary based on your desired method of carrying (clipped to your pocket/ riding down in a pocket) preference for any "ears" for extra grip retention/to make holding it easier when clicking the tail on...Then there are plenty of threads on the virtues and uses of tritium, where vials can be obtained, and how they'd be installed.

    Hopefully that will maybe help smooth out some of the choices you'd need to make? Looks like you've been lurking here a bit, so I apologise if I just blabbed a bunch of overly obvious things to you! In the end it will be pretty cool getting a body built with the options you want.
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    Stillphoto... thanks for the helpful reply. I am hopelessly addicted to flashlights now....

    I know I want an LED head which can be easily driven by a single cell. With this custom E1, I'd like to achieve something of a "floody thrower" with as few rings/artifacts as possible. The cell choice will be an RCR123, primary as back up.

    I have an E1 body coming from Fivemega, but don't know what to do about a head/lamp assembly. I know there are conversions from E2C, KL4 heads, KL4 heads converted to hotter LED's, then there are Alephs (no clue what all their variants are nor which of them are compatible with the E1 battery tube, but I get the impression that Alephs can be great with E's).

    I've been scrambling around reading dozens and dozens of posts all over this forum trying to gather enough scattered info to allow me to ultimately "connect the dots", but it gets confusing to a neophyte very quickly. Is there a FAQ somewhere that describes all the compatibilities related to the E-series? This is an amazing forum of incredible members... thanks to all!
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    PM sent to you Dhart
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    Ive been lurking and reading this thread for a while and Im somewhat confused. Can I order a 27mm long with mcr27 and lens? And the final cost would be ?? These are great looking heads and top quality design. Im looking to top off a McClicky with a p7 LE I recently purchased. Any help would on ordering or how to go about this would be helpful. Thanks

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    It's been awhile since I've seen these threads. Actually, I've been away from CPF/MP in general, but I've started picking up a few more items, so I thought I'd follow up on TnC as well.

    I have to echo the "confusion" aspect of this thread and the titanium thread. It's gotten to be a lot of info regarding what the options are/were, and what's available for actual sale in Al/Ti. It's also a clutter of head, bodies, tails, etc.

    If you don't mind a bit of late criticism, I think there needs to be a fresh thread (or a big effort to clean up the existing threads) to pick up the pieces of the EDC-Flex Series. A single thread for combining the Titanium and Aluminum showing only the options that are available for sale either in-stock or very soon. Eliminate all the extra fluff in the sales thread. Combining info for heads, bodies, etc. is okay as long as one basic principle is followed - Simplify.

    The interest threads are fine for showing all the options for discussion and voting, but the sales threads are quite complex with all the options. The interest threads would have to be super organised if All the info for All the options for All the parts were in a single thread - For this reason I think interest threads should hold one item only - heads only, bodies/tails only, etc. For a sales thread, if I can't figure out what the options are and what's available in about 15 seconds, then it's too complex.

    While custom lights are great, and customizing custom lights is a lot of fun, sometimes simplicity is king. Fewer options make things easier to choose, discuss, build, etc.

    Having said all that...
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    Back to the actual matter at hand --- TnC parts. I've personally lagged behind in making up a driver for the Aluminum head I bought. Oops. Looks like life gets in the way of life sometimes.

    It looks like several things have happened since I bought the head. Body tubes were made available, the larger heads were almost made available, and clones started popping up. I personally haven't seen the clones yet but I've sort of been away from all light related things for awhile too.

    1 - Heads - What options for larger heads are available / soon to be available? While I originally wanted a 38mm Aluminum, I'm finding Ti a bit more irresistible nowadays. Ti tends to be more expensive though, which means planning out purchases with a longer time frame. I was planning to try a nice multi-LED head, but since I haven't done the driver work for a single LED, that's on the back burner now too.

    2 - Bodies - I hadn't planned on purchasing a tube (I have some spare e-series and c-series compat laying about) but the C-Flex series caught my attention with the availability of AW's C-sized cells. Looks like I'm outta luck on that one until his IMR26500 comes out though. I have many pocketable lights but nothing to replace my 3C M@glite yet. I'm holding off on this, as I seem to have a collection of many many parts, but nothing I can put together to make a complete light!

    3 - Light Engines - Have you decided whether or not to offer a light engine for this series? It looks like the K2 TFFC LEDs are starting to be available again, and it was a favourite before the recall, so that might be a compelling option. I still need a light engine, and buying pre-built may satisfy me for the time being. Looks like CPFMP is back from maintenance so I might pick up a few LEDs right now too...

    4 - Clones - IMO cheap clones shouldn't deter most buyers of Ti parts, as they know they're getting some of the best stuff available. Clones are fine for throwing things around, hacking apart, and general experimenting, but they generally don't last, and people know they're not getting the best quality.

    Okay, that's enough for now, until I get my own stuff sorted out and ready to show off.
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    Interested in bare 18650 tube...

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    I'm interested in nat HA V1. I'd also be interested in a 1amp flupic LE with a 100 lm/a green rebel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanA View Post
    I'm interested in nat HA V1. I'd also be interested in a 1amp flupic LE with a 100 lm/a green rebel.
    Hi Ryan,

    I do have half a dozen 20mm heads available, half are V1 and half are V3. These are very nice. Please refer to post #1 for details.

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    Default Re: ***Aluminum E Series heads & tubes/tails***TnC EDC-Flex Interest/Sales Thread***

    Are these available with anodizing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanA View Post
    Are these available with anodizing?
    Hi Ryan,

    Yes I have these in NAT. Here are a couple pictures of the V1 (right) and V3 (left).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogus1 View Post
    Hi Ryan,

    Yes I have these in NAT. Here are a couple pictures of the V1 (right) and V3 (left).

    WOW! Those are nice.
    So, a 20mm HA Nat V1 with UCL and shipping would be $80?
    Where can I send a money order.
    Also are the canisters available yet?
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    Wow, those are looking great. Did any 27mm heads get run?

    Also, like Ryan A asked, what does come with the 20mm head for $80? UCL? Have any reflectors in stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanA View Post
    WOW! Those are nice.
    So, a 20mm HA Nat V1 with UCL and shipping would be $80?
    Where can I send a money order.
    Also are the canisters available yet?
    Hi Ryan,

    You are correct, without a reflector the V1 with UCL and first class postage is $80. I'll PM you with an address.

    I might have a few canisters built using our prototype cans. This are very nice but we did not build canisters to work with rebels. I'll inventory to see what I might have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillphoto View Post
    Wow, those are looking great. Did any 27mm heads get run?

    Also, like Ryan A asked, what does come with the 20mm head for $80? UCL? Have any reflectors in stock?
    I do have some reflectors for these as in the first post of this thread.

    I also have a small batch of NAT 27mm short (McR-27) and long (McR-27L and XR) heads. I'll try to post pictures and pricing today if I can. Thanks

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    Will these work with aleph cans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanA View Post
    Will these work with aleph cans?
    Yes, these are Aleph compatible.

    I haven't had a chance to check my canisters or to post the 27mm heads yet. I'll try to do this soon but time is tight until Monday.

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    This is great, aleph 2 heads have been rare as hens teeth lately. I think Wayne has some rebel boards over at the shoppe, so even if a canister won't work I can probably get something jerry riged together. Man and do these look nice, that ano is beautiful. I'm glad custom work is still being done in aluminum. Titanium is nice, but I like these better.
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    Default Re: ***Aluminum E Series heads & tubes/tails***TnC EDC-Flex Interest/Sales Thread***

    Eric, MO is in the mail, let me know when you get it.
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    I've posted pics and pricing for the TnC DC-Flex 27 (Long and Short) Surefre E Series and Aleph compatible heads to the first post of this thread. These are NAT HA and essentially each of them is one of a kind.

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    Default Re: ***Aluminum E Series heads & tubes/tails***TnC EDC-Flex Interest/Sales Thread***

    Thank you, this is going to be a tough decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanA View Post
    Eric, MO is in the mail, let me know when you get it.
    Hi Ryan,

    It looks like the envelope got chewed up, but I got it. I'll ship today. Thanks

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    Thanks Eric, I just got it, what a beaut!
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    Default Re: ***Aluminum E Series heads & tubes/tails***TnC EDC-Flex Interest/Sales Thread***

    I'm down for a v1 20mm ha nat. with a reflector and ucl window.
    Thanks Eric
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    I want a 19 or 20mm V3 head, but not sure which yet. Can you tell me the length of reflector that will fit in each? I want to fit some optics, I just need to know if they will fit. Thanks.

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    Default Re: ***Aluminum E Series heads & tubes/tails***TnC EDC-Flex Interest/Sales Thread***

    Is there a TnC Gallery or catalog somewhere?

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