Last edited by wquiles; 04-23-2009 at 01:13 PM.
If you are willing to wait longer, I might be able to find that one locally, but it might take a while.
Last edited by wquiles; 04-23-2009 at 06:01 PM.
By the way, this mini-wave is now complete. No more orders accepted.
Post #1 has the list of participants for this 6th wave.
I have used them in Black, Pewter, and Purple, but the supply is not consistent.
I will check the local stores to see if I can find a Purple one for tx101 - are you interested in one as well?
There is also another forum member that might be able to get them locally as well
Please check email.
Just to make sure, will the length required for FM's 3xAA battery holder still work for a KD li-ion?
OK guys, order for bodies has been placed. Assuming normal delivery times, I "should" get the package by end of next week. I will keep you guys updated as always
I just got an email that the bodies have been shipped. That was fast service
Surefire 6P with Malkoff M60 simple, bright, efficient.
No need to send funds just yet. I will keep everyone up to date and will give each of you a heads-up that payment is due as I get close to completing/packing each light
I don't suppose you could give me an estimate of what my total will be? I need to transfer some funds to paypal but I'm not sure how much the red 2D adds to my total. Thanks!
- 1xD Digital Camo, switch modifications - using FM 3xAA holder - Hawaii (domestic but $5 extra shipping)
=> $55(1xD) + $10(switch) + $5 (extra s/h)
2xD standard Red, just switch modifications.
=> $20(2D Host) + $10(switch) +$2.50 (extra s/h)
So the total should be around $102.50
OK folks, good news and bad news.
Good news is that I got the package yesterday - the bad news is that they did not shipped everything I ordered. I called them up, and it turns out it was a simple shipping mistake, and they shipped the remaining hosts late yesterday, so I should have everything sometime late next week.
I am finishing a metric threading project today/tomorrow ( http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...1&postcount=88 ), so I hope to start work on the hosts that I got within the next day or two. As always, I will post pictures during each one
Great news, the rest of the bodies arrived today
I will start working on them today or tomorrow, and I will of course start posting pictures
Here are the initial pictures
And I already have my official list taped to my bench - this is what I use to keep me honest as to what I have completed and what is yet to be done
I also started to cut some of the hosts already. The 6D looks mighty big on the metal cutting band saw!
And this will be the first group - these are all cut at the same size (approx 160mm):
I am also making a few special ones, which I call the "mdocod special", which is a very short 1D, designed around mdocod's 3xAA to 1D adapter, along with the switch modification, and the deep tailcap mod (required part of this mod due to the very short body). All you need is to order the mdocod battery adapter from Eric directly:
I should have one or two of these specially modded mdocod special hosts in Black, available for sale pretty soon. If interested, please let me know.
Link to order the mdocod adapter:
I can't wait! Thanks for the updates.
I have worked on several of them today, post #1 updated. Photos later tonight
Here is some work on one of the custom Digital Camo bodies:
Here is a picture showing the "deep tailcap" mod on the right, compared to the regular/OEM tailcap on the left:
Here are 3 of the ones I did for this wave:
For bigchelis's special host with the Kai "D" LiIon cell, I had to cut the body longer than my typical 1xD. Here in this picture you can see the mdocod's 3xAA adapter on top of the FM 4xAA adapter, and the caliper's jaws open to 3.74" so show how much longer this "D" LiIon cell is:
Here is the body already cut (in the middle), next to two standard length 1xD's:
Here is nailbender's completed host:
Here is the body grooving that I gave the Copper host that I am working on myself:
Photos of the switch mod, both sides:
Post #1 updated once again. Please look at your PM's for payment information
The 1D body I will be doing the tail mod like when I put 3 C NiMH in a 2D Mag. I thought my 1D was going to be shorter. Can you make it normal lengh please.
If it is too late then just send it over as is.
Surefire 6P with Malkoff M60 simple, bright, efficient.
Paypal sent. Thanks again.
You stated that you wanted the shortest possible solution given the dimensions of the Kai "D" cell, so I tried my best to give you that. Like I showed in the picture above, the Kai "D" LiIon cell is much longer than a regular "D" and longer than the 3xAA and 4xAA adapters. To give you the shortest piece I could make, I already did the taipcap mod and counter-sinked the spring 0.5" deeper into the tailcap, but since the actual cell is longer, the resulting host was also a little bit longer.
If I misinterpreted what you wanted, then my most sincere apologies - please let me know when you get it. The tube is only about 1/4" longer than my normal tube, so it will probably work great for you. If it does not, I can make you a new one on my next wave and I will give you a discount on it, but I will need from you the exact length you want/need, so that I can give you a better fit
Post # 1 updated. Almost done. Photos tomorrow
Here is acourvil's blue host:
and his red host:
Here is Sing's custom silver 2D:
after being bored for the 8xAA:
here I am grooving the body:
and grooving the head:
I only have to do a quick operation on the red/blue host tomorrow (Sunday) and I will be complete with the work for this wave