Welcome to my first real/major mod job.
I proudly present the Big M*g compared to a 3 D M*g.
So a "623" 12V 100W Osram overdriven to 175W with 14 AA Elite 1700mA cells in a modded 2D m*g seemed hot when I first made it, but action time sucks big time. Still a novel item for the Whoa effect.
The current trend here at CPF seems to be minimising, so I thought to my self: “F**k that, I’ll go Michael Moore style and supersize". Why not make a “623” that’ll go for an hour flat, and thereby make it “usefull”? If you can call a 87cm ~ 34 inch light weighing in at 2,4 kg ~ 5.2 lbs usefull!
I’m proud to present the world preview of my 12 D cell M*g with a head for a PAR 36 reflector. No money, lots of time so a 3” FM head is nice but unobtainable for me.
Measured twice and cut once so the “donor” can be put together again as a 5 D M*g
I made 2 versions of the head, the first build like a M1 Abrams tank weighing in at 516 grams ~ 1.13 lbs and not to my buddies liking. Designed to mount directly onto the M*g body and entirely too thick all over, no go! So swiftly on to the lathe again and several hours later the second version emerged. Weighing in at 187 grams ~ .4 lbs and mounting to the M*g mead.
As you can see in the pictures I have also had to learn to anodize and is still learning splash anodizing. Lots on info on the first subject on the WWW, but very scarce info on the second.
Light source is an Osram 41850SP 12V 100W 8degrees PAR 36 alu reflector.
Now all I need to do is make a FET switch to assist the original and then feed the bastard.
Damn those NiMh D cells are expensive when they land in that little Grease stain on the globe called Denmark. Locally @ $45 for two GE 10000mA cells. So I thought of the US of A and found very decent cell prices but either no sale outside US or @ $130-150 in shipping. Rats! Let me give an example:
At www.batteryspace.com I can get 16 D cells 10000mA for $87.58 or $5.47 a piece, but shipping amounts to $140. Then the Danish customs gets 25% WAT and a $30 charge for ripping me off. Now the same cells are $19.6 a piece.
So for now i'll settle for the same output as a black hole