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    Quote Originally Posted by griff View Post
    Dave....what about the easter egg's ???? how about a hint
    The only new easter egg is how the light behaves in lock mode. You have probably already seen it.

    Originally we called all the stuff in power-up-1 easter eggs as well.


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    Is there a smooth reflector availible for the 007, so you can get a bit more throw if needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    Question : what is the rating of the switch?
    10,000 cycles at full current, however the switch has almost no current through it. ~100 uA or something. It should last for decades. Not a single switch has failed to date.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pauly View Post
    Is there a smooth reflector availible for the 007, so you can get a bit more throw if needed?
    That would be a question for Don. I do not know of one myself.

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    Cheers Dave, i'm sure Don will let me know if there is. Lovin the 007, can't put it down!

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    Data, will you be making another run of SPY007s (or any other all-titanium light) in the future?

    If so, what time-frame do you have in mind?
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    Maybe a smaller run and some with the FROSTED finish.
    Once things leave my hands I am not responsible for what happens.

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    Did any special finishes go out in this batch?
    Quote Originally Posted by chipwillis View Post
    Maybe a smaller run and some with the FROSTED finish.

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    The only finish I currently make is the machined finish. I am in R&D with a new finish but so far it is not what I am looking for. So it is not an option yet and frankly I can't be certain when it ever will be.

    I plan to make more 007 lights in the machined finish but the schedule is not set.


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    Any word about the accessory rail options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    The only finish I currently make is the machined finish. I am in R&D with a new finish but so far it is not what I am looking for. So it is not an option yet and frankly I can't be certain when it ever will be.

    I plan to make more 007 lights in the machined finish but the schedule is not set.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    The only finish I currently make is the machined finish. I am in R&D with a new finish but so far it is not what I am looking for. So it is not an option yet and frankly I can't be certain when it ever will be.

    I plan to make more 007 lights in the machined finish but the schedule is not set.


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    I'm willing to experiment on some 007 bodies...Blaster at the ready

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    Would some kind Spy 007 owner please measure and provide some accurate dimensions. Max. height, Max width, Max depth. I can't seem to find this information in the multitude of Spy threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranquillityBase View Post
    I'm willing to experiment on some 007 bodies...Blaster at the ready
    Well, what's stopping ya?








    Seriously, don't blast your light, OK? I may take you up on that in the future but with test parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpchan View Post
    Would some kind Spy 007 owner please measure and provide some accurate dimensions. Max. height, Max width, Max depth. I can't seem to find this information in the multitude of Spy threads.
    One moment...

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    3" X 1.5" X 1" +/- .050"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    Well, what's stopping ya?








    Seriously, don't blast your light, OK? I may take you up on that in the future but with test parts.

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    That would require a trip to the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    Well, what's stopping ya?








    Seriously, don't blast your light, OK? I may take you up on that in the future but with test parts.

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    Seriously, can the SPY007 be bead blasted? I would think it is mandatory to dissassemble the light to blast the Ti parts, do you confirm this?

    Who's gonna be the first to blast a 007?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    Seriously, can the SPY007 be bead blasted? I would think it is mandatory to dissassemble the light to blast the Ti parts, do you confirm this?

    Who's gonna be the first to blast a 007?
    I have blasted some but I still can't find the look I want. TB has the process down good.

    If you blast the light it should be assembled but without the innards.

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    Part of the 007's beautiful finish is in the uniform tooling marks...If you blast the light, the blasted finish will alter the look, and also change the way light reflects off the faceted surfaces.

    Think twice, blast once...There's no turning back.

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    TB - is it possible to mask surfaces and obtain a high contrast edge between blasted and not?? If so what materials are available. Not intending or equipped to do this myself - just interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodsta View Post
    TB - is it possible to mask surfaces and obtain a high contrast edge between blasted and not?? If so what materials are available. Not intending or equipped to do this myself - just interested.
    Yes

    Common electrical tape is excellent for masking, for protection and/or contrast.

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    What is the size of the cavity in the on/off switch.
    Gonna try and have something unique made for it.
    Thanks

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    Q-once or twice a day 0318 will fail to respond to me twisting the knob. Any way to remedy this behavior?

    Mayo

    (PS Using AW 3.7 cells)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattoo45601 View Post
    What is the size of the cavity in the on/off switch.
    Gonna try and have something unique made for it.
    Thanks
    .047" x .349" Look forward to seeing the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrogmanM View Post
    Q-once or twice a day 0318 will fail to respond to me twisting the knob. Any way to remedy this behavior?

    Mayo

    (PS Using AW 3.7 cells)
    Sounds broken to me. Please send me an email with more information.

    EDIT: you should test the light with new primary cells to see if it has the same symptoms just to rule out those unknowns.
    Last edited by Data; 10-27-2008 at 07:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranquillityBase View Post
    3" X 1.5" X 1" +/- .050"

    Thanks for the info. That really is tiny. (no wonder it's called the Spy)

    I like to measure things out on paper and construct them to see how they feel in 3D. Is that from "base to top of reflector" or "base to base of reflector"?


    My questions are -

    1. Can I get some outdoor beamshots of the 007?

    2. How do you operate it in hand? Can you turn on/off with one hand using your thumb? (I guess an "in hand" photo would really show it)

    3. I was going to pull the trigger when there were 4 lights left but I only started reading about the 007 last week.

    When do you think the next run will be? (and hopefully when the Australian Dollar picks up from US$0.61 )

    It's all about timing. 3 months ago, it would have cost me AUD1,052. Today, it would have been AUD1,666. OUCH!!!

    4. Any issues with international shipping for such an interesting looking light? I think Australian customs would think it WAS a weapon or that I really WAS a spy.

    Thanks

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    Werdnawee,

    Q's answered as best I can below

    1. Can I get some outdoor beamshots of the 007?
    I don't recall seeing outdoor beam shots but that may say more about my memory than thier existance.

    2. How do you operate it in hand? Can you turn on/off with one hand using your thumb? (I guess an "in hand" photo would really show it)
    Even better than a photo - check out the video. The switch can also be spun quickly to give an instant high.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HXqu9KLcosU]

    3. I was going to pull the trigger when there were 4 lights left but I only started reading about the 007 last week.

    When do you think the next run will be? (and hopefully when the Australian Dollar picks up from US$0.61 )
    Only Dave can answer this, there are a few of us who'd be interested to know when tha horn will start a honking again. However Dave has already stated above that the schedule is still to be set and none of us round here would begrudge him some beer and pizza time.

    It's all about timing. 3 months ago, it would have cost me AUD1,052. Today, it would have been AUD1,666. OUCH!!!

    4. Any issues with international shipping for such an interesting looking light? I think Australian customs would think it WAS a weapon or that I really WAS a spy.
    Dave's shipped 100's of Spy 005's and 130 Spy007's and no issues to date
    so don't think you should be worried about this.
    Last edited by Hodsta; 10-27-2008 at 02:11 PM.
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    Thanks for all the answers.

    Another Q : how can I make the tailcap button really waterproof? If I don't mistake, it's the only place where water could leak if the 007 was immerged, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    Thanks for all the answers.

    Another Q : how can I make the tailcap button really waterproof? If I don't mistake, it's the only place where water could leak if the 007 was immerged, right?
    Dave recommends filling the cavity where the battery pin sits with silicon caulk - check out the FAQ is the Spy Instructions thread (which may end up getting moved to here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodsta View Post
    Kicking back in the US with good pizza and tequila - sounds a perfect distraction from rainy ol' England.

    I have another question - if only to distract us back on topic!

    What emitter was in Chevofreakes/7777's Spy005 used in the epic run times tests? (you should sticky that thread Dave)
    Has the increase in performance of LEDs been harnessed purely as increased brightness or should we expect longer runtimes also?
    That was a Luxeon three emitter and the old downboy based converter board. The runtimes that it gave are very similar to what I would expect for the STFu. The DB board had the same current levels set as the STFu does now. However the old Lux3 had a slightly higher forward voltage than the newer emitters do. That should increase the runtimes slightly. Also the switcher (DC to DC) in the STFu is more efficient than the old DB board but it did not have a uP to power up. Add to all that that batteries are improving as well and it is hard to say exactly how they compare. My only run time test on the STFu was at power level 6 (1000 mA) and it gave exactly what chrvrofreak's chart gave. Of course we get way more lumens now than in the old days.

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