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#Important: The MBI Torpedo is still in the planning stage - currently verifying feasibility of all features and planned settings.
Thanks to everyone's great feedback,
here is the concept/design of the new AAA flashlight Im planning to make.
it comes with 1 head & 2 bodies
1st body = AAA size
2nd body = 10280 size
Power Supply: 1V~5V
This will run on anything that fits
Li-Ion 10440, 10450
with AAA Body = 65mm Long, 14mm diameter
with 10280 Body = 47.5mm Long, 14mm diameter
Target price for the first run is $65 or less.
expecting prototype end of November 2011
1st production run about 1 month after that.
1st step now is to get the prototype made.
Clip design is not yet finalized.
Also, the final length may increase (max of 10mm but hoping 5mm at most), depending on the final driver size.
As always, I welcome your feedback.
Oh, and be gentle but honest, this is my first "production" model light.
Latest Specs/Summary (updated 2011-12-03)