I started lurking and reading posts in 2002 and joined in 2004, but haven't been very active the last few years as house remodel and other hobbies have taken over. I am still making new flashaholics with family and friends though, the last one being just this Christmas [emoji12]
I'm no expert on circuit boards, but I don't see why not. If your single mode is 100%, the FET is essentially direct drive. An FET produces very little heat, but it might have an amperage limit which could result in melted components and deformed spring. But if you are not...
Yes, I agree with the sentiments. The "old timers" are the ones who created the fantastic, generous, family culture of this forum, quite unlike most other online communities. Many thanks! from member #4646.