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    So I recently picked up a haiku and a mule. Really loving both. So planning on the sundrop next. Which configurations do you guys have it in? Any suggestions on best config?

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    Mine is my most used McGizmo. running it with Nichia 119 with HIVE converter, and AA Pak with 14500 battery.

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    Yes, SunDrop is my favorite (currently available) McGizmo.

    Most of mine are 3-speed Nichia (083 or 119) .... I don't care for the XML beamshape in the SunDrop.

    A HiVe driver would be an excellent option for the SunDrop, although I currently have the HiVe only driving a Mule.
    Last edited by archimedes; 02-11-2016 at 12:26 AM.
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    Hive 119 or XPG2
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    I've been using mine on a 2AA pak with a 3S 119V light engine.
    I actually prefer the 3S over the Hive. Although I was an early adopter of the Hive and instantly soldered the jumper and did a lot of customisation of modes in the end I set it as a 3 mode with similar drive currents to the 3S.
    I'm really liking the AA converter and pak but for the Sundrop a bit higher drive current is nice so I'd recommend a 3S with 119(V) and a 123 pak by default. The AA and 2AA paks are really nice though.

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    My first was a Haiku XP-G2 as I was looking for the perfect optimized light. Then I bought a Mule 119 as I wanted something compact and pure. Finally I added a Sundrop HIVE XM-L2 for high output yet flexible EDC. I love them all and am very happy with my configuration choices. McGizmo's rock.

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    I have the XR-U 3 speed, with the Nichia 083B
    Can't recommend that LED highly enough!

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    I have an XR-U also with the Nichia 119V, running it on the 2x123 Pak.
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    I am getting that except 3V 1 CR123A. Seems like a great SunDrop setup.
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    I also have the Sundrop XR-U 119V 1xCR123 3-speed. I just got it from Don two days ago. It is my favorite McGizmo also (of his current offerings). Wonderful, wonderful light. Highly recommended.
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