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    Default CPF Meet 2012 UK

    It is that special time of year again. I hope you will be able to join me on this auspicious occasion. We have a possible date of Saturday 16th June at the Devil's Dyke.

    Please feel free to chime in.

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    You beat me to it.

    As sort of 'host' being the one local to the proposed venue Devil's Dyke, I had intended to start a new thread I would have called "UK CPF meet in Sussex at Devil's Dyke - 16 June 2012":

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&...,-0.21222&z=15

    June 16
    Sunset 21:20
    Moon is at 9.3% and sets at 18:32 (so before sunset making it nice and dark)

    I've put a request in for good weather, but my record on that is not the best!
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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    Count me in!

    Devil's Dyke sounds good.

    Now what to buy for the meet? TK70? McLux? Snowmobile? Thermals!!

    I'll PM the usual suspects as well as the unusual and the decidedly dodgy.

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    Ooo Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    Count me in!

    Devil's Dyke sounds good.

    Now what to buy for the meet? TK70? McLux? Snowmobile? Thermals!!

    I'll PM the usual suspects as well as the unusual and the decidedly dodgy.
    Petrev said "Sounds good and 16th gives a bit more time to charge batteries and start new mods".

    I have already been shopping at Snow and Rock and got a great deal on a snowmobile, as Subwoofer has selected the date.

    I too will send emails to the dodgy.

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    Dodgy !

    Moi ?


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    I didn't mean you with all your photons

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    This sounds like great fun, count me in.
    As a new member i look forward to learning a few things, especially about throw.

    Nice location, less than an hour away from me so long as it doesn't snow.

    I'll bring my Ti Dive torch as well as anything else i get finished.

    Looking forward to it, cheers guys.

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    Tofty, it will be good to meet you, and to see the lights you make.

    On a more general note, how are we doing for possible attendees?

    So far in this thread it looks like five of us:
    BLUE LED
    Subwoofer
    Nyctophiliac
    Petrev
    Tofty

    any more?
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    Tofty, welcome to the throng.

    One more so far - remoteneeded should be able to come - I've spoken to him, but he almost never posts! And still waiting to hear from others.

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    Dupe post!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    What's at Devil's Dyke? (apart from you mad bunch) Pub? Food?

    I need to look up the date, check with family/work and get back to you all.

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    Cool Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    Hemdale is experiencing problems posting, but is happy to attend. Orb might be able to make it too.

    Welcome Tofty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essexman View Post
    What's at Devil's Dyke? (apart from you mad bunch) Pub? Food?

    I need to look up the date, check with family/work and get back to you all.
    There is w nice pub at the top of the hill and Sub has access to a nearby golf course. It should make a great venue. The food was fairly good too. Plus I am sure you will get to see some new lights.

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    I would love to go but Saturdays (any Saturday) is no good for me .... baby-sitting while the Mrs is working

    Well and truely gutted


    Have fun and take loadsa pics

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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome,
    Really looking forward to it now.

    Sorry you can't make it Wai, next time eh?

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    I'll be there though I'll have nothing new.
    Last edited by Jay R; 05-15-2012 at 06:39 AM.

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    Meganoggin is a maybe.

    Glad you can make it Jay

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    so, how many are we?

    I've PM some peeps but not any responses here yet.

    blueled
    Subwoofer
    Nyctophiliac
    Jay R
    remoteneeded
    tofty
    petrev

    Maybes from meganoggin, Orb and Essexman

    Still a month to go though.

    Really trying not to buy anything new. I know my resolve is weakening and it's only a matter of time (I just need to get paid!!)

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    Ooo Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    I have received a few more replies, but I haven't got anymore to add expect for Hemdale who attended the last CPF Meet. I tried not buying anything new, but failed miserably

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE LED View Post
    I tried not buying anything new, but failed miserably

    Yay!

    In the words of John McClane: "Welcome to the party pal!"

    (Just bought a nice old fashioned incandescant off ebay - and a new magnifying thingummy)

    Good for Hemdale - brings us up to eight.

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    I used to wonder if he was saying "Welcome to the party Powell" as that was the officers name and John McLain knew that because he was listening to the police scanner...

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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    We have entered that awkward period before the meet where things go a bit quiet....

    We mostly know who is coming, but with just over three weeks to go now, it is a bit too early to be excited.

    If we try too hard to whip up some lively pre-meet banter, it may run out of steam before we get there.

    Of course the excitement really mounts when you start charging batteries and deciding which lights to bring. For me this is saved for the last week before the meet.

    So here we are in the CPF meet doldrums. How do we get a bit of wind in our sails?
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    Default Re: CPF Meet 2012 UK

    IT'S PAYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What should I get?

    A Fenix TK70
    A Sunwayman T40CS
    A Thrunite TN31
    Or maybe just the petrol tank it will take to get me to the Dyke?

    Anybody else got any plans for a new light.

    Sub, you've reviewed so many, what of the current crop really stand out for you?
    Last edited by Nyctophiliac; 05-24-2012 at 04:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    IT'S PAYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What should I get?

    A Fenix TK70
    A Sunwayman T40CS
    A Thrunite TN31
    Or maybe just the petrol tank it will take to get me to the Dyke?

    Anybody else got any plans for a new light.

    Sub, you've reviewed so many, what of the current crop really stand out for you?
    There was a nice chap from London selling one a little while ago on the marketplace you know?

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    Hi Essexman,

    Yes, I believe he still is, with two lithium ion d cells and a spacer. But I actually think that a light as big and ungainly as the TK70 wouldn't get much use for my money - except at CPF meets. I pretty much feel that way about my Stanley HID. Great lights, but unless you were hoping to win a throw contest, or maybe for SAR reasons, I really don't think they're very practical.

    I know, I know, this is from the chap who has nearly as many coloured led lights as Jay does, but at least they're small and 'gadgety'. I think I'll turn my attention to the smaller throwers and EDCs. Puts less strain on my rucksack after all...

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    I've got the TK70 with TK50 tube and 2 x D LiFePO4 cells. It makes it quite a bit more compact but still has that massive head. Good for fighting off those packs of wolves or grizzly bears you might encounter around the Brighton area but, yeah, still not very practical. There's also a new Olight SR95 coming out soon but that's also enormous.
    The TN31 is probably the best option for a compact thrower, although it's not exactly compact.

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    Yeah, TN31 seems likely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy View Post
    I've got the TK70 with TK50 tube and 2 x D LiFePO4 cells. It makes it quite a bit more compact but still has that massive head. Good for fighting off those packs of wolves or grizzly bears you might encounter around the Brighton area but, yeah, still not very practical. There's also a new Olight SR95 coming out soon but that's also enormous.
    The TN31 is probably the best option for a compact thrower, although it's not exactly compact.
    Hello Monkeyboy, good to hear from you.

    I like the idea of the TK50 tube on a TK70. But I think I'd try 4 1/2 D cells, or maybe 4 sub C cells. Is it possible to by a spare TK50 tube for this purpose?

    Sorry to go OT everyone. But this has got me thinking.....

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    Hi essexman

    I don't think 4 1/2 d would fit as 2 1/2D's are longer than a D cell. 4 sub C would even longer still. 5 1/2D's would fit in the 3D tube though. The magcharger pack could work.
    I originally tried a custom 4s2p pack that I built from Sanyo xx cells. The fit is very tight and it only holds turbo for about 10mins at best before switching down to high.
    Another option would be to build a 4s3p 2/3A pack and get the tube tri-bored but that's getting a bit crazy. A 4s2p 2/3A pack would fit without boring and would be pretty easy to build out of an airsoft pack. Not sure if it would hold turbo for long though.

    I'm not sure if the tk50 tube can be bought separately. I bought a whole new tk50!

    Quote Originally Posted by Essexman View Post
    Hello Monkeyboy, good to hear from you. I like the idea of the TK50 tube on a TK70. But I think I'd try 4 1/2 D cells, or maybe 4 sub C cells. Is it possible to by a spare TK50 tube for this purpose?Sorry to go OT everyone. But this has got me thinking.....
    Last edited by monkeyboy; 05-26-2012 at 04:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    Yeah, TN31 seems likely!
    My Thrunite TN31 finally arrived after 3 weeks of sheer agony. It is all I expected it to be and I am extremely pleased with this purchase. It is an excellent XM-L U2 thrower with a nice solid beam and premium white tint. This certainty makes my other XM-L throwers green with envy. I am impressed with additional output and throw and the copper plate to help dissipate heat is a nice touch. I like the individual indents and audible clicks when changing levels. The HA III finish is thicker than others and slightly better than Wolfeyes flashlights. Mine came well lubed and it has a lock-out facility. The anti-reflective coating in conjunction with the superbly designed reflector translates into a pleasing beam profile. I also like that it tail stands and the longer high output runtimes makes for a real work horse. It has a forward clicky and holes for lanyard attachment.

    I consider this light to be a hidden gem. However if you would something smaller and lighter, then the Sunwayman T40CS is an excellent choice, although the beam profile is a little ringy. This may bother you or not. I do like the look of this light and the finish is typical of Sunwayman products.
    Last edited by BLUE LED; 05-27-2012 at 08:21 AM.

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