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    I already said I was in.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink2.gif[/img]

    Let me find the right color.

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    Thanks for posting your interest on this thread and via PMs. I've had a hard time find coloured OA2Cs. If you come across a source, feel free to post here or PM me. Let's see what sort of numbers we get before I go further.

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    Howie, you've been playing in the basement again, eh? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Nice job, dude! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    Sadly, I'm pretty much [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/broke.gif[/img] at the moment... but that doesn't stop me from drooling! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/naughty.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img]

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    Darmit. too friggin expensive howie! oh well. besides, the Lionheart has a place in my Heart (and my birthday!)

    howsabout an X-Mas Melbournite get together? maybe on New Year's Eve..... i wonder if Abe's spotlight can warp time? maybe keep it 2k4 for a little longer [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    we'll think bout it closer to Novemberish.

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
    Howie is on the road again ... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink2.gif[/img]
    bernie

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    I saw this thing the other night at the Brisy cpf meet up. VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY nice! I'll provisionally put my hand up for one, although depending on timing with other acquisitions [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Nice one Howie! Keep us up to date on your quest for the ultimate dimmer [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hey guys. Looks like this will be a small run (and that is perfectly fine with me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] )

    Lightemup... Yeah, it was a nice little meet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] and we saw the benefit of the dimming capabilities. Obviously, if there were a better interface, it would make the package more appealing.

    Having thought more since the meet, I am thinking that I should set the max current on the PM-W from 1000mA to 1300mA. That is pretty close to the limit of the driver, given the input supply and output current.

    At 1300mA, the WX1U would definately output a nice blinding light for that WOWing experience. As you saw that night, at 30mA, it was already throwing quite a distance and the light would last a very long time. Setting the dial at roughly 75% of the dial would give you ~1000mA and ~60% of the dial for 750mA for general spotting purposes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].

    What do you guys think?

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    Why not? It can be dimmed down anyway, so the brighter the better for the high mode! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Owwww! my eyes! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    I would be in for one. Why not use the 168A version of the Pila instead of the S? Doesn't the "a" have more current? is it because the "a" is a little fatter?

    Oh by the way, I am for sure in for the super WOW factor of 1300mah

    Thanks.

    Curtis

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    Curtis... The 168A is a great choice with ~25% more power but it is a couple of mm wider in diameter. If that is what you want, I would just use a thinner sleeve. But then 123s would rattle. It is all up to you. Let me know.

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    Cool mod Howie! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    1300mA sounds awesome

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    Thanks for the feedback. I got another question.

    You said black only unless we can find a OA2C host..... what is an OA2C host? I am not sure what that means....

    Is that just a 2C Mag?

    I think I would want to go with the 168A thinner sleeve. Can I also purchase a 123 sleeve? Or maybe just put some 3 O-rings around the 123s (top/middle/bottom) to not make then rattle.

    any idea how much lux this things put out when fully turned up?


    Curtis

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    Sorry Cue, thought you would have picked it up by now looking at the photos [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]. OA = Ontario Aluminium. Take a look the inscriptions around the bezel of your 2C. I coined up the acronym about a year back. OA2C = 2C battery version, OA2D = 2 x D battery version, etc... I can only find black bodies, colours are difficult to come by. The sleeve is essentially hosing material. Your o-ring idea would work. Lux-wise, I have yet to do a 1300mA version. You would look at the 8k to 9k range I suspect.

    Thanks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Bart. Woof!

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    I had not noticed this thread. I need to keep tabs on this one.

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    When you get this going I want one please. As they come if fine. UCL Preferd.
    Yaesumofo

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    [ QUOTE ]
    flashworm said:
    I will take one, does it runs only with pilas 168s, how about two pila 150s.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think I didn't answer this... It will only work with 1 x 168S as that is compatible in size with 2 x CR123s (which you can also use). If you want to use Pila 168A let me know. Cue above wants one of those already so it woun't be much of a hassle to do another one. Let me know.

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    Yup, put me in for the 168A sleeve, thanks.

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    WOW! Oh man...I missed this one, Howard. This looks like just what I must have been waiting for. I'll try to get signed up for your next run if you do one.

    This is very impressive. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/clap.gif[/img]

    Britt

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    Is the commitment list full?
    Yaesumofo

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    OK, this is the confirmed list so far... in no particular order. If there is interest, please let me know so I can keep the list updated. I'll be leaving this offer open for another week or so or until I get ~20 hosts (so I can get a better machiniing price for all).


    Rick258
    Shannow (1+1)
    Bajaiman (own host)
    jtice (own host)
    flashworm (168A sleeve)
    pi_is_blue
    jdriller
    lightemup
    cue003 (168A sleeve)
    yaesumofo
    BC0311

    All hosts are black unless you can supply your own. The machinist will be doing all the machining in one go so please send your hosts in ASAP. PM/EM me for my address.

    ** Britt, I've added you here


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    Hey! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Thanks, Howard! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    Britt

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    Default Re: Introducing... PocketMate-W. 5W variable output.

    dangit, another cool, must have light. put me down for one with a 168A sleeve.

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    I still definately want one, but, I may have to just settle for a black host. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    Still cant find a dark green C mag. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mecry.gif[/img]

    anyone? anyone?

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    Howard,

    PM sent. Put me down for the 168A sleeve.

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    Hotbeam,
    You can put me down for one also.
    Thanks Alot

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    Default Re: Introducing... PocketMate-W. 5W variable output.

    Updated list...

    Rick258
    Shannow (1+1)
    Bajaiman (own host)
    jtice (own host)
    flashworm (168A sleeve)
    pi_is_blue
    jdriller (168A sleeve)
    lightemup
    cue003 (168A sleeve)
    yaesumofo
    BC0311
    Xflash

    *** XFlash, CR123 sized sleeve or Pila 168A?

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    Default Re: Introducing... PocketMate-W. 5W variable outpu

    How much more would it be to get both a 123a sleeve and a 168a sleeve?

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    Sorry about that, I'd like the CR123 sized sleeve.
    Thanks
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