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    Just thought I would mention I'm good with the 1xCR123 version. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derangboy View Post
    Just thought I would mention I'm good with the 1xCR123 version. Thanks!
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    With the help of a good friend, we put the Makai through some more amphibious tests today.











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    The Makai of course

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    Don, I gotta tell you - your subject matter is outstanding, and you are an AMAZING photographer!! Beautiful photos!



    (Any guesstimate when the "waves of Makai" might start crashing towards the mainland?? )

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    run4jc,

    Thanks!

    I received a small number of the Makai heads last week. I anticipate a good portion of the order to arrive within the next week or so. As soon as I have a reasonable number of them, I will start building up some 3V, 660 mA versions and open up the offering for them. I would hope that by mid July that those of you wanting one of these will be in the process of getting one.

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    I'd love to be that Makai

    Looking forward to the first wave!

    Hopefully I will be quick enough to catch it!

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    Beautifull pics as always

    On the first picture, any idea at what depth your friend is ? Looks like a good 5m to me but it's hard to tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    run4jc,

    Thanks!

    I received a small number of the Makai heads last week. I anticipate a good portion of the order to arrive within the next week or so. As soon as I have a reasonable number of them, I will start building up some 3V, 660 mA versions and open up the offering for them. I would hope that by mid July that those of you wanting one of these will be in the process of getting one.

    Oh yeah, Beam
    Very cool. When you say "3V", is it safe to assume that the 3.7V variety of RCR batteries would function with no issues? Same basic electronics as the Haiku, yes? And if one wished to have the longer form of the 2x123, but using a 17670 battery to give the extended run time while remaining within the desired voltage, that would be okay, too?

    And then for those of us with a "Tim the Toolman" complex (more power, arggh arggh arghh ) "further down the road" we might expect the Buck converter, yes? I did read the post and appreciate that it is still in the vapor stages...just want to confirm that it is still a planned product. Based on what I read the answer is 'yes.'

    Finally (thank you for indulging me!), when that converter becomes available and that version goes into production, might it be available as an 'upgrade' or 'replacement engine' for the Makai lights that are already out there being enjoyed?

    Thank you for this terrific product. It's not secret how much I enjoy and appreciate the Haiku - this looks like it just might offer a 'next level' of enjoyment from that outstanding product!!

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    I suspect there are a few of us with E-series cell-tubes that can house 17670s or 18650s.

    Belonging in that category myself, I was wondering whether there is a possibility of using a buck-boost driver that supplies a higher current than 660ma? (Maybe the same level as the buck driver on high)
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    That looks awesome Don!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    With the help of a good friend, we put the Makai through some more amphibious tests today.











    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post


    Oh yeah, Beam
    3 forms of fine beauty, your friend has that "Angelina look" , your photo skillz are second to none. Oh yeah.........have I told you lately that I hate you? j/k

    EDIT: You seriously need to consider putting out a McGizmo Calender, it wouldn't even need many months with pics of your flawless land based 2 legged friend or even your lights, 90% could be the amazing shots you get of underwater wildlife and it would sell.
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    I am not able to view any of the pics....anyone have ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteblack View Post
    I am not able to view any of the pics....anyone have ideas?
    Nothing to see here...move along, LOL j/k.
    Check in your user control panel/edit options/ thread display options that you have "Show Images (including attached images and images in [IMG] code)" checked.
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    I wish I had some friends like that.

    The useful, helpful sort, that is. It's so hard to find good help these days.

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    Pinch me, I'm dreaming!!!!!

    I see you're not content to let me be happy with what I've got....

    One step closer to the LunaSol-38!!!! The dream lives on!!!!!!

    Time to go find something to sell....

    Don, what's the weight of the head?

    Are these usable with a PD pack?

    In conclusion....
    Trees don't grow on money either.

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    Hi guys and thanks!!

    I was using a 10-17mm lens for those recent shots so distances look much greater than they are. I would guess that the Makai has been to depths of 25' so far. I won't call any of my lights dive lights as many of you know but I think describing them as amphibious is a realistic approach.

    I described the Makai in a 3V 660mA version to try to make the distinction from the yet to be realized Buck version. The actual 3S Buck/Boost converter now being used in the SunDrop and Haiku and soon Makai has a Vin range of ~2.5 - 5 V. So yes, the Makai will be fine on a single Li-Ion or other type rechargeable lithium battery but no low voltage shut off is resident on the converter; use protected cells. The 660 mA level is realistically the ceiling on this converter and unfortunately it can't be set for higher output levels.

    The LE for the Makai is pretty straight forward and there is no special attention required in installing or removing it from the Makai head (as there is in the case of the Haiku). Because of this, there is no real concern in swapping out versions of LE's in the Makai beyond paying attention to voltage. I won't rule out offering just the LE's but it clearly is not my focus or plan to push such an offering. It is one thing to respond to a private e-mail from someone who knows what is what and what they are after. It is another thing to add confusion and unnecessary complexity in an offering that is primarily based on complete lights or obviously simple components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    Pinch me, I'm dreaming!!!!!

    I see you're not content to let me be happy with what I've got....

    One step closer to the LunaSol-38!!!! The dream lives on!!!!!!

    Time to go find something to sell....

    Don, what's the weight of the head?

    Are these usable with a PD pack?

    In conclusion....
    Ian,

    Surely you didn't really think it would end .
    The McGizmo line of progression always advances, that way our wallets can be cleaned out and lighter .
    From the days of the Skunk light, McLux, Aleph's, Haiku's and now the Makai.
    What fun to see the evolution and muse over where will I get the money from this time or as you said "Time to find something to sell".
    Weather it's Atwood's or McGizmo's they are all fun chachka's.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    Pinch me, I'm dreaming!!!!!



    Are these usable with a PD pack?

    In conclusion....
    Shown with the clicky packs...

    PD - threads are on heads,
    Mc-Clicky packs, threads are on body

    From memory..., yes I really like PD (with low force springs), but I also like the larger size of 2-pak Mc-Clicky (on mine fits black AW 17670 cells without silver label).


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    So cool!! Does this work with both 123 packs and AA packs?

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    How did I miss this ?

    I'm in!


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    Quote Originally Posted by localguy View Post
    So cool!! Does this work with both 123 packs and AA packs?
    A Makai 660mA with the 3S converter will work on either the single 1x123 pak or the 2xAA pak. From other members I also take it you would be fine if you used the 2x123 pak but not with 2 cells but a single cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    ...snip....

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    Quote Originally Posted by London Lad View Post
    How did I miss this ?

    I'm in!
    +1, Im in too
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    Hi Don!

    I must repeat myself and say once again that these heads are beautiful! Almost too beautiful to use. Almost . They are the most beautiful Ti heads I've ever seen, IMHO.

    Out of curiosity, what is the voltage range for these new 3s buck converters?

    Cheers!
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    Cheers from the McGizmo state.

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    Don, with an assistant like that, why oh why are you wasting your time posting here????


    Hopefully I will have time to call and meet up at the end of the month

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxspeeds View Post
    Hi Don!

    I must repeat myself and say once again that these heads are beautiful! Almost too beautiful to use. Almost . They are the most beautiful Ti heads I've ever seen, IMHO.

    Out of curiosity, what is the voltage range for these new 3s buck converters?

    Cheers!
    Joel
    Thanks Joel. I don't know the final specs on the 3S Buck converter but I believe the Vin max will be around 10V. When the time comes I will provide all I can about them.
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    10V max is good news. I can't wait to hear more.
    Cheers from the McGizmo state.

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    Am guessing there isn't really a queue here, but, to express interest just for the sake of expessing interest - wow, these are cool! I am definitely in!

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    I am now convinced of the benefits of clips.

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