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    Default LionHeart Pre-Order Now OPEN

    FINAL UPDATE 9-7-04 (this thread will be LOCKED after this and a new one started as it is way too long to read through):

    The machine shop doing our LionHearts has been having problems with the anodizers (same shop doing the VIP accessories like the 2AA tubes, twisties and BBH, which are all STILL at that anodizing place!) so they have wisely sourced another outfit which they have used in the past and are a little more speedy. Still it is going to be four to six weeks out from TODAY due to the switch. Once all 1,500 separate parts are made (each LionHeart is comprised of three major body components - did I say this somewhere below already? - times five hundred total units) they get sent to the New anodizers, then they are sent to another place to get the laser etching of the LionHeart logo, then they get sent to me. But not to worry, once they are sent to me they will be thrown together (oops, bad choice of words), er, carefully assembled right quick and the first units should still be shipping in the two month time frame I have been estimating. I know I've enjoyed a reputation for "on-time or earlier" delivery in the past, but y'all may have to bear with me this time around as this is my most ambitious project to date, both volume- and feature-wise, not to mention a specialized logo (finally!) and it looks like deliveries will only be "on-time" this time around...(*sob*).

    Thank You for your kind continued patience and understanding. I promise that once you get your LionHeart in your hands, it will all indeed be worth it (I have really GOT to think about setting up a part-time factory pretty soon. Of course the original HAT members will all be promoted to front line supervisors...). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


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    UPDATE 8-31:

    I just found out that during the anodizing process, the LionHeart's battery tube - plus certain other areas like the ground wire hole and of course the threads - can be plated internally with the vaunted "Allodyne" finish for corrosion protection & excellent grounding. It was suggested by the CNC shop as an alternate way (instead of the traditional masking process) to ensure non-anodizing of certain areas where conductivity is critical to electronical operation.

    Although this will not affect the LionHeart's functionality either way, I think I will go ahead with it on the units that are to be HA3'd. For peace of mind, for the beauty of the golden Allodyne tint - it matches nicely with the muted gold color of the anode contact rivet on the LH board, rather than a plain solder blob like on the VIP (see below) - and just for the heck of it. The best part? NO extra cost!






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    UPDATE 8-28-04:

    Here is a simple format to follow (suggested by a fellow CPF'er, Thanks 4sevens!) to ensure you do Not miss any critical bits of info when ordering Your LionHeart:

    (please fill out completely)
    1) Shipping address
    2) Registered CPF Name
    3) Which FINISH (Aluminum or HA3 Nat)
    4) Which ITEMS comprise your order:

    Full Kit (light/charger/one battery) - $230
    Light and charger only - $212 (limit one charger per light)
    Light only - $175
    Extra batteries - $18 ea. (no limit)

    5) Shipping to US - $4.30
    6) Shipping to Canada - $7
    7) Shipping to all other international destinations - $9
    8) Raggie's fund - $4 (or more if desired)

    PayPal the total to mrbulk@hawaii.rr.com or if you are sending payment via regular post please e-mail (addy is in my profile, not the one shown above) or PM me first.

    Thank You for your kind cooperation.

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    UPDATE 8-27-04:

    There have been an inordinately large number of buyers who have Paypal'd yet left no indication of what color finish they wanted. Only to be followed up by a hurried e-mail or PM telling me which one they had intended to specify in their PayPal texts.

    I KNEW this would happen, which is why on giant runs like this I try to keep options as simple as possible (such as finish color) and in this case I only offered two - HA3 Natural or plain aluminum. Yet even two have caused people to stumble in their headlong hurry to get their orders in early.

    So tonight I finally had to write this in my latest post at the end of this thread:

    You guys are killing me with these non-specified-in-Paypal-text orders.

    It was funny at first. I figured I'd only have to remember a couple of names, but now it appears that reckless abandonment of any consideration for my sanity has taken place.

    This now involves me matching each non-specified PayPal with an e-mail or PM (yes, you all have decided to make the search path as diverse as possible), mixed in with and obscured by hundreds of other e-mails and PMs. There is no practical way to link Paypal receipts with PMs or other separate e-mails, especially since my Paypal addy is different from my communications addy (changed due to unreasonable volume of SPAM).

    I may have to set these orders aside and ship them last in order to not keep waiting unreasonably those who Have been carefully meticulous with their orders.

    Especially should the scale of this thing grow out of control, since a projected maximum capacity of 500 units is what I will have on hand when all components arrive.

    That's five hundred separate items, each potentially configurable in a multitude of custom ways (Full Kit, two batteries, one battery without charger, one charger no battery, plain finish, HA3 finish, etc., etc., etc.)!

    Of course I will do my best, yet my best may not be enough. If I find that it really slows me down (or drives me insane) to an unreasonable degree, then again I say, I may sort through these orders last. That is all anyone could reasonably expect me to do...
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    To those who have not yet transacted, please pay particular attention to the details in your orders. Please.


    Hopefully this will serve to help guide subsequent pre-orderers hencefoth.

    Not feeling much Aloha tonight,

    MR Bulk...

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    Oh, dang! Forgot about Raggie's fund! Make it $4 as long as all 57 people come through (and you'll get yore lights Last if'n ya don't!), there will still be a little shortfall after the Paypal fees but I'll cover it anyway since I want to contribute as well (can't be letting you guys have All the fun!).

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    Okay (deep breath), here we go:

    Pre-ordering for the LionHeart is Now Open. There will be no "first 200" or other limitations, just that everybody please prepay for ONLY their one/first LionHeart on List #1. List #2 will come up after all List #1 lights are shipped.

    The sequence in which completed units are shipped will be according to earliest transaction dates (PayPal). Those transacting by SnailMail will be inserted into the queue according to when their mail is received.

    The price has been reduced slightly, from $233 down to $230 (plus shipping), yeah yeah I know, Wow, $3 bucks, big deal. Those who know me know that I have tried my best to hold the line on costs.

    Whether PayPaling or Snail Mailing, please include the following in your text or accompanying letter:

    1) verifiable shipping address (PayPal does this already)

    2) CPF "handle" as shown on Sign-Up List #1

    3) your Exact Order including

    a) finish (aluminum or HA3 Natural)

    b) charger or not (one per light)

    c) number of batteries or not (no limit, 150A only)

    Your PayPal text should look something like this:

    Hi Charlie,
    One complete kit in HA-3 with one extra battery, please. Thank you, Sir!
    Joe Blow (JB on CPF) #2xx on original list.


    The correct amounts are

    a) $230 for Full Kit (LionHeart, Pila charger, and one Pila 150A battery)

    b) $175 for LionHeart only

    c) $18 per battery only

    d) $37 for charger only, plus

    e) shipping to your particular destination ($4.30 Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation in the U.S., $7 for Canada, $9 for everywhere else).

    So for example:

    Light only, shipped to the U.S. = $179.30

    Full Kit to U.S. = $234.30

    Full Kit to Canada = $237

    Full Kit to other international destinations = $239

    Light and one battery in U.S. ($175 + $18 + $4.30) = $197.30

    Light and charger only, to Singapore ($175 + $37 + $9) = $221, etc.

    Please use the following PayPal address:

    mrbulk@hawaii.rr.com

    And now it is My turn to stand by...
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    UPDATE to come later this afternoon on finalized price, how to proceed with pre-order, and who is included in the first run.

    I did want to keep it at a total of one hundred lights, but obviously the list ran a little over. As such I will keep it open for a while longer since

    1) some will ultimately drop out

    2) I have limited the purchase to one per person

    3) it now appears I will likely have to build (*sigh*) more than one hundred anyway...

    Oh well, at least that means the materials costs may drop a little more.

    Here is what we have so far:

    1 - rdf
    2 - Prolepsis
    3 - Yaesumofo
    4 - BC0311
    5 - wasabe64
    6 - Francois1
    7 - bwaites
    8 - acusifu
    9 - jdriller
    10 - rfdancer
    11 - bmstrong
    12 - raggie33
    13 - BRIGHTEYES
    14 - LitFuse
    15 - 83Venture
    16 - daloosh
    17 - FrenchyLed
    18 - ZENGHOST
    19 - neo_xeno
    20 - Vifam
    21 - Phylor
    22 - javafool
    23 - idleprocess
    24 - MILKYSPIT
    25 - mr ted bear
    26 - BC0311
    27 - Tech a Billy
    28 - BigHonu
    29 - BeagleLight
    30 - Starlight
    31 - mbs
    32 - Scrappy
    33 - Josey
    34 - Zman!!!
    35 - Beamer
    36 - bryguy42
    37 - CSchmelz
    38 - RayO
    39 - MY
    40 - Luff
    41 - springnr
    42 - Sky
    43 - John_bud
    44 - sstrauss
    45 - rick258
    46 - sygyzy
    47 - bajaiman
    48 - gregw
    49 - cue003 x 2
    50 - flashlight
    51 - Bullzeyebill
    52 - Daz
    53 - mut
    54 - Blackbyrd
    55 - Halibut
    56 - Dallas
    57 - bricksie
    58 - Zymurgy
    59 - marcspar
    60 - Beretta1526
    61 - D-LIGHT
    62 - Chooch
    63 - indenial
    64 - avusblue
    65 - flashworm
    66 - oeo2oo
    67 - BuddTX (two!!!)
    68 - Point_Trinity
    69 - Toaster
    70 - Kfc
    71 - kfasold
    72 - Monolith
    73 - mst3k
    74 - Pi_is_blue
    75 - benyosh
    76 - Radagast
    77 - delta
    78 - BLGeek
    79 - Keithhr
    80 - jackal
    81 - sslavers
    82 - brnix
    83 - jdb2
    84 - Kevindick
    85 - Erik Johnson
    86 - kj
    87 - SAS
    88 - jtivat
    89 - toyopet
    90 - sebast
    91 - Fitz
    92 - impact blue
    93 - don98
    94 - Geode
    95 - J Oei
    96 - mudmojo
    97 - red_robby
    98 - Kier
    99 - Crosman451
    100- PeterB
    101- Christoph
    102- nikemboka



    Thank You all kindly.

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    Oh yeah, one more thing - this thread is for listing only, please confine LionHeart discussions to the OTHER thread.

    I will do bumps every so often to keep this from slipping off the page.

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    Add me on too please! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    And our very own Turt is now #103...!

    To subsequent Future LionHeart Owners, you can simply sign on and put the next number in your post as I did for Turt above.

    Thank You.

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    Hey Charlie, howze about converting my 2nd (#26) to one designated for a raffle? I'll buy it and we can raffle it for CPF's and Operation Enlightenment's benefit.

    It'll also give fellahs a shot at it for the price of a raffle ticket.

    Just an idea, if you need to just move the others up, that's fine with me.

    Britt

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    Charlie - pls put me down for one LionHeart, that makes me #104 right ?

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    please put me down for one. #105
    thanks

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    Coach #104 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

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    coach 106?

    bindibadgi 107.

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    Default Re: LionHeart Sign-Up List

    [ QUOTE ]
    MR Bulk said:
    Oh yeah, one more thing - this thread is for listing only, please confine LionHeart discussions to the OTHER thread.

    I will do bumps every so often to keep this from slipping off the page.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Oh yeah, like bumps will be necessary.

    The light became multi-level. Sigh. Sign me up for the wait-list, then...

    #106, please. (Or 107 if either coachbigdog or Red_Dot wishes to move on from 104 to another number. The sooner the better, guys!)

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    Bindibadgi sneaked in earlier in the same minute. #108, then?

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    Put me on the list for #109.

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    Put me in for one. So I'm #110.

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    Me #111

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    #111 - now that's a good, lucky number. How about we serialize the LionHearts with these very same numbers?

    Just kidding, just KIDDING!!!...especially since No. 001 will be mine!

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    I did not know how badly I wanted two until Charlie limited it to one each....

    (there must be a marketing lesson in there!)

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    Marc

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    Somehow I missed out getting on the list so please add me as well. Does that make me #112 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I will need to send you a PMO when you need the funds.

    ~Greg

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    #113 - Dan at Tactical Warehouse (by proxy)

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    114-Banshee

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    115 RH

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    #116 - stringj

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    So I`m no 117 right!? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]
    Wrangler

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    #106, please. (Or 107 if either coachbigdog or Red_Dot wishes to move on from 104 to another number. The sooner the better, guys!)

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    just to clear up the slight confusion with the numbers between coach and me, this is how I see the order sequence (which has actually been cleared up from Inluxication (#108) onwards) :

    #102 nikemboka
    #103 Turt
    #104 Red_Dot
    #105 glockboy
    #106 coach
    #107 bindibadgi
    #108 inluxication
    #109 Nightguy
    #110 haveblue
    #111 Rex
    #112 Raindrop
    #113 Dan
    #114 Banshee
    #115 RH
    #116 Stringi
    #117 wrangler

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    Default Current List

    The current complete list, as best I can tell from this thread:
    0 - Charlie Wong
    1 - rdf
    2 - Prolepsis
    3 - Yaesumofo
    4 - BC0311
    5 - wasabe64
    6 - Francois1
    7 - bwaites
    8 - acusifu
    9 - jdriller
    10 - rfdancer
    11 - bmstrong
    12 - raggie33
    13 - BRIGHTEYES
    14 - LitFuse
    15 - 83Venture
    16 - daloosh
    17 - FrenchyLed
    18 - ZENGHOST
    19 - neo_xeno
    20 - Vifam
    21 - Phylor
    22 - javafool
    23 - idleprocess
    24 - MILKYSPIT
    25 - mr ted bear
    26 - BC0311
    27 - Tech a Billy
    28 - BigHonu
    29 - BeagleLight
    30 - Starlight
    31 - mbs
    32 - Scrappy
    33 - Josey
    34 - Zman!!!
    35 - Beamer
    36 - bryguy42
    37 - CSchmelz
    38 - RayO
    39 - MY
    40 - Luff
    41 - springnr
    42 - Sky
    43 - John_bud
    44 - sstrauss
    45 - rick258
    46 - sygyzy
    47 - bajaiman
    48 - gregw
    49 - cue003 x 2
    50 - flashlight
    51 - Bullzeyebill
    52 - Daz
    53 - mut
    54 - Blackbyrd
    55 - Halibut
    56 - Dallas
    57 - bricksie
    58 - Zymurgy
    59 - marcspar
    60 - Beretta1526
    61 - D-LIGHT
    62 - Chooch
    63 - indenial
    64 - avusblue
    65 - flashworm
    66 - oeo2oo
    67 - BuddTX (two!!!)
    68 - Point_Trinity
    69 - Toaster
    70 - Kfc
    71 - kfasold
    72 - Monolith
    73 - mst3k
    74 - Pi_is_blue
    75 - benyosh
    76 - Radagast
    77 - delta
    78 - BLGeek
    79 - Keithhr
    80 - jackal
    81 - sslavers
    82 - brnix
    83 - jdb2
    84 - Kevindick
    85 - Erik Johnson
    86 - kj
    87 - SAS
    88 - jtivat
    89 - toyopet
    90 - sebast
    91 - Fitz
    92 - impact blue
    93 - don98
    94 - Geode
    95 - J Oei
    96 - mudmojo
    97 - red_robby
    98 - Kier
    99 - Crosman451
    100- PeterB
    101- Christoph
    102- nikemboka
    103- Turt
    104- Red_Dot
    105- glockboy
    106- coach
    107- bindibadgi
    108- inluxication
    109- Nightguy
    110- haveblue
    111- Rex
    112- Raindrop
    113- Dan
    114- Banshee
    115- RH
    116- Stringi
    117- wrangler

    Edited to pop rdf back in there

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    #118 - Darkgear :O)

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    ahem ... I have a bit of a problem w/ Geode's list above. I certainly don't have a problem with Charlie taking the #1 slot .... but I would HOPE that this would slide me to the #2 slot, rather than being dropped from the list.

    Am I being unreasonable here? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] heh. j/k, I'm sure it was just an oversight. (Sure was looking forward to that #1 light though ... Talk about a collector's item ...)

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    so i am #119.
    hmm, is there a real chance to get one?

    guys, get from this list,
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    Hey maybe now that Charlie has agreed to build more of these maybe we don't have to be limited to one per person.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    If so, sign me up for two.

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    kelso #108

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