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    Hi! DaFABRICATA!
    Very nice beamshots. Thanks for sharing!
    By the way, how far is the targeted tree?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    I finally got my dream light today!!
    CONGRATS DaFAB on an awesome score.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortArc View Post
    Seery you are next?!
    Been on the prowl . . . hopefully very soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortArc View Post
    The HF is a laser.
    The Beast II by comparison has the smoothest flood I have ever used. The Polarions are in between and will probably appeal to more people.
    "A laser" . . . can't wait to add the Hellfighter to the fleet.

    The Beast II beam is amazing. I agree, it's definately the smoothest of any light I've ever seen in action!

    DaFAB - PM sent. Maybe we can get together and do some Hellfighter/Beast II companion shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seery View Post
    CONGRATS DaFAB on an awesome score.


    Been on the prowl . . . hopefully very soon.


    "A laser" . . . can't wait to add the Hellfighter to the fleet.

    The Beast II beam is amazing. I agree, it's definately the smoothest of any light I've ever seen in action!

    DaFAB - PM sent. Maybe we can get together and do some Hellfighter/Beast II companion shots.



    Sounds good to me.
    Only problem is no drivers lisence to meet up with you.
    If you ever head out toward Ann Arbor, I'm sure we could work something out.

    Heres a few more beamshots...still not done snowing

    These pics help show the "shape" of the beams quite well.

    The 3" Turbohead has a nice "needle shaped" beam.
    The KT4 has a larger hot spot but still throws a "ram of light" downrange.
    The Hellfighter has a very intense "hot spot" and decent spill, but the cut-off is noticable in the pics.


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    DaFABRICATA,
    for god’s sake stop being so utilitarian and lose that orange extension cord!
    Aesthetics man aesthetics. Zip cord would have looked better .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortArc View Post
    DaFABRICATA,
    for god’s sake stop being so utilitarian and lose that orange extension cord!
    Aesthetics man aesthetics. Zip cord would have looked better .

    All in good time my friend..

    The orange cord was cut from another cable using an amphonel plug.
    My amphonel plug ends should be here this week. I still need to order the cable though.
    I will probably make one with a straight cord & one with a retractable...like yours..
    There are no covert ops taking place inside my home that the orange will give me away....worst case, I put some black wire loom over it until I get the new cable.
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    Default Re: Surefire Hellfighter (picture intensive)

    Oh my goodness thats a nice light. How much does a beast like that cost 1k?

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    OpticsPlanet has it listed for $7299.00

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/surefire...ght-mount.html


    Thank God, I didn't pay close to that
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    Oh my gosh! Thats a car right there! 7k!

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    Hey DaFABRICATA,
    once you get your military BB-2590 battery (and you need one of those trust me) next is one of these :



    If I find a charging station in a bright color, orange or pink, I’ll PM you…

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    There was a Hellfighter on Craigsllist about 10 days ago and I believe the seller wanted $3200 or close to that. He was in Texas somewhere, I don't remember exactly. What is the difference between the Hellfighter and Hellfire? Did Opticplanet.com just list the name wrong?
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    Hellfire was the original name of the light it was later renamed Hellfighter. They are the same light, though I am sure there were some technical changes/improvements. Why the name change? I suspect the name Hellfire was too confusing given that there are too many other products with the same name...

    Quote Originally Posted by QtrHorse View Post
    There was a Hellfighter on Craigsllist about 10 days ago and I believe the seller wanted $3200 or close to that. He was in Texas somewhere, I don't remember exactly. What is the difference between the Hellfighter and Hellfire? Did Opticplanet.com just list the name wrong?

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    Buttrock Re: Surefire Hellfighter (picture intensive)

    That is AWESOME!!!
    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

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    DaFABRICATA -- This beamshot is awesome in the true sense of the word.

    That's one HELL of a light (pun most definitely intended!).

    -Clive

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    ShortArc....Still savin up the money for the battery and charger.
    I much prefer orange over pink...



    AA6TZ...Thanks!

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    I made both from scrap aluminum in the garage. If my freakin Mill was working, I would have been done MUCH sooner and the cuts and holes would be precise.

    Anyway, I did the best I could with my jig-saw to cut the 1/2" and my bandsaw for the finer cuts. Also used were a uni-bit and file.

    Now I just need to clean them up more and get them anodized....at least the sling mount









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    DaFABRICATA,
    Very nice!
    This is actually a really nice light to make accessories for.
    Before you know it SF and the US Army will be placing orders!
    Cheers.

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    Wow truly amazing. I would LOVE to own one! Shoot id be happy with a Beast...Where do yall work? Are you hiring? And I agree thats the ultimate SF Lego!!! Any chance we could get a pic beside say a 6P for size comparison?
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    Shortarc, I recognize that custom A123 battery solution!

    Really wonderful pictures of an incredible light.

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    Currently -19 below with the windchill....and it felt every bit of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post

    Currently -19 below with the windchill....and it felt every bit of it.
    D-A-M-N that's cold! The spectacular light emanating from your Hellfighter ought to have raised your internal temperature by at least a few degrees.

    -Clive

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    DeFabricata (or any other with this light), can you please tell us the beam divergence of the spot and the corona??

    If you can fire your light to a wall I just need the diameter of the resulting circles and the distance from light to wall to calculate the divergence.

    Javier
    Fiat lux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarin View Post
    DeFabricata (or any other with this light), can you please tell us the beam divergence of the spot and the corona??

    If you can fire your light to a wall I just need the diameter of the resulting circles and the distance from light to wall to calculate the divergence.

    Javier
    Now that I am completely blind from looking at reflection on the wall: The hot spot measures approx 2-3cm, next 12cm, then 38cm and finally 127cm all at 1m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Currently -19 below with the windchill....and it felt every bit of it.
    Fantastic picture!

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    A word on Amphenol Class F connectors.
    “E/F – Environmental Resisting with Strain Relief – designed for applications where the connector will be exposed
    to moisture, vibration, and rapid changes in pressure and temperature.”
    The connector comes with a rubber sleeve which fits over the contacts. The idea is to slip the leads through the holes in the sleeve, solder the connections and then slip the sleeve over the contacts. This process requires you to strip back so much of the outer jacket that the strain relief clamp often will catch the wires and not the jacket. I have found two solutions to this problem. One, discard the rubber plug and use hot glue melted over the contacts. Two, use 3m Scotch Rubber Mastic Tape (#2228) to wrap the wire bundle.

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    AWESOME beamshot DaFABRICATA


    THANKS!
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    More great pics DaFab! Very cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortArc View Post
    Now that I am completely blind from looking at reflection on the wall: The hot spot measures approx 2-3cm, next 12cm, then 38cm and finally 127cm all at 1m.
    Thank you!!!

    Calculations on Monday.

    Javier
    Fiat lux

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    Wow DaFab the beamshots are very impressive!

    I also like the first turbohead/c3-body lego!

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    Default Re: Surefire Hellfighter (picture intensive)

    Spot diameter @ 1m.
    Angle (degrees)

    3 cm
    1,718744487º


    12 cm
    6,867260725º


    38 cm
    21,51593418º


    127 cm
    64,83109466º

    Take it with a grain or two of salt. To get more accurate numbers it would be better to measure the projection at longer distances that 1 m.

    Javier

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    Fiat lux

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    Well ya shouldn't have included so many decimal places then!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarin View Post
    Spot diameter @ 1m.
    Angle (degrees)

    3 cm
    1,718744487º


    12 cm
    6,867260725º


    38 cm
    21,51593418º


    127 cm
    64,83109466º

    Take it with a grain or two of salt. To get more accurate numbers it would be better to measure the projection at longer distances that 1 m.

    Javier

    ,

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    Nobody is perfect, man.
    Fiat lux

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