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    Hello Everyone,

    I am currently working on a new batch of 75 Mako Flood flashlights.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Mako, itís a small, AAA-based flashlight with a 5mm LED, a fully regulated, efficient, two-stage driver, with a body made from bead blasted 6AL-4V Titanium that comes equipped with a tritium locator slot, a split ring mounting point, and a design that is capable of tail standing.







    The objective with the Mako design was to make a nice, small, and very-long running utility torch that ran off of a common cell and would function well in any situation. It won't win any brightness contests, and never was intended to - what it will do is run well, reliably, and for a very long time. You can see some people's own thoughts on the Mako here:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-ve-ever-owned

    In short, a summary of the light's features:
    - AAA Based
    - 13mm Diameter x 68mm Long
    - Cree 5mm LED, Flood
    - Machined from 6AL4V Titanium, Bead Blasted
    - 24K Gold Plated Contacts
    - Dual Stage, Fully Regulated DC/DC Converter
    - Water Resistant
    - Equipped with a split ring, locator slot, and capable of tailstanding

    I made a run of these several years ago and seem to have been drafted by some of the members here into making a new batch since only five flood Makos were made at the time. You can view the original thread here (note that this batch is for Flood Makos, not a narrow beam):
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ium-Flashlight

    Orders for new bodies have been placed with the machine shop, and Iím expecting for the project to be complete before the end of March.

    This new batch of lights will sell for $150, plus $12 shipping via UPS to anywhere in the US, and $30 shipping worldwide. Orders have been placed for all the parts, and I am expecting to have the project complete and shipped by the end of March.

    I don't really like the standard pre-order model, nor managing a list of "tentatively interested" parties, so Iím going to try something different and see how it goes.

    All available lights are currently reserved. Once the lights are ready to ship I will contact you individually for the balance - there will likely be a handful of lights left extra after the run is completed, and those will be released at that time if there are any.

    To anyone who reserves a Mako I will also extend a $25 discount and free shipping to an Aeon purchase Ė contact me at vcc@muyshondt.net if you would like one. Aeons typically ship out in 2-3 weeks, and only natural hardcoat ones are available (See www.muyshondt.net/aeon.shtml for more information on the Aeon).

    If you have any questions at all please donít hesitate to ask in the thread, or send me an e-mail at vcc@muyshondt.net

    Thanks folks!

    Enrique
    Last edited by Endeavour; 01-16-2012 at 07:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    fantastic! count me in!

    PP deposit sent.


    FYI - for anyone not familiar with the rare Mako Flood, here again is the thread that Enrique referred to above, which i posted on CPF last June, calling it: The Most Important Flashlight I've Ever Owned
    Last edited by coyote; 01-07-2012 at 02:18 PM. Reason: link added

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    $50 PayPal deposit sent. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    I've heard so many good things about the Mako, I'm in.

    PP sent. Thank you.
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    Thank you, PayPal deposit sent for reservation.

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    Enrique...I am absolutely in for one, but I am not somewhere that I can send deposit. It will likely be tomorrow night before I can. Hope these don't sell out before then.

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    Deposit sent - very exciting news! I think the Mako might have been the first custom light I ever bought on CPF - easily one of the most used! Thanks.

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    Deposit sent! Can't wait for this light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endeavour View Post
    In short, a summary of the light's features:
    - AAA Based
    - 13mm Diameter x 68mm Long
    - Cree 5mm LED, Flood
    - Machined from 6AL4V Titanium, Bead Blasted
    - 24K Gold Plated Contacts
    - Dual Stage, Fully Regulated DC/DC Converter
    - Water Resistant
    - Equipped with a split ring, locator slot, and capable of tailstanding
    Enrique, can you provide some more details of the LED you will be using? Color temp? CRI?

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    Paypal sent for reservation
    Should we be adding our CPF handle? I did

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    ...... Should we be adding our CPF handle? I did ....
    excellent suggestion! i did too.

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    Hey guys im real intersted here. I see you guys left deposits and such, i read the listing but where does it say anything about deposits, price, or payment info? Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffemt6263 View Post
    Hey guys im real intersted here. I see you guys left deposits and such, i read the listing but where does it say anything about deposits, price, or payment info? Thanks guys
    It starts in the bold letters on the first post...

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    Paypal sent for a Mako Reservation...Thanks...Robert.

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    tsl: The CRI on these LEDs is around 75. The color will be between neutral and cool white.

    nein166: Not a big deal either way. Your horse is amazing, by the way.

    Enrique

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    I'll take one of the flood versions and am sending deposit now. Are these vastly different from the original being advertised as a flood version? My wife still loves her pink Aeon and I think the Mako flood would be a good desk light since I just sold my Photonfanatic Killer.
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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    What are the two modes?

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    Em sent.
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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    karlheinz3: They're pretty different. I don't have any beamshots, but perhaps one of the owners of the original five could oblige you.

    fyrstormer: Low and lower; 20mA high, 6mA low. The LEDs are driven to spec for a solid lifespan on the diode.

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    Paypal sent for reservation.

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    Default Re: Mako Flood Run - A Titanium, Two-Stage, AAA-Based Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Endeavour View Post
    You can see some people's own thoughts on the Mako here:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-ve-ever-owned
    Yet again, an enthusiastic CPF thread is better than any possible advertisement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Endeavour View Post
    You can reserve a light in advance by sending $50 via PayPal to payments@muyshondt.net with the Subject Line “Mako Reservation”. Once the lights are ready to ship I will contact you individually for the balance; any lights not reserved prior to the completion of the project will be sold through this thread until the stock is depleted.
    Question on the reservation system; Would you be so kind as to update this thread occasionally with the number of reservations taken (out of 75)? That would be helpful for those of us who are still 'on the fence'. Thanks,

    Quote Originally Posted by coyote View Post
    fantastic! count me in! PP deposit sent.
    Funny how the 'standard-bearer' of the Mako Flood ends up being the first one to post in this thread, lol.
    Last edited by Kestrel; 01-07-2012 at 06:54 PM.
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    paypal sent
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    PayPal sent, thanks Enrique!

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    Hoo boy, this thread is filling up fast! Slow it down guys, I need another day to charge my PayPal with a few more bucks!

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    I'm excited!

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    I was thinking about getting a sapphire GS for my keys. I missed having one. Lets see if this will fill the void....

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    Hello,

    What's the biggest Trit size that can fit in the slot?

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    Paypal sent for Mako reservation and the beautiful Aeon. Thanks!

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    I'm in for one...

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    PayPal sent.

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