Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

jon_slider

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I'm still trying to figure out what a tiny nugget 2 is Vs the Sl.
TinyNuggetSL is Slimmer, weighs 17% less
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Optic – Carclo 26.5mm

fwiw, I emailed asking if 219b can work in a TNSL, the answer was Yes!

> I'm looking for smallest possible so that's probably the upcoming QT? Perhaps you can design around the common 20mm size Optic?

20mm optic = Good idea

What is the upcoming QT?
 
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I'd be interested in a 7075 T6 version of either a 18650 Tiny Nugget or, a wild but maybe unpopular wish, a AA Tiny Nugget. Probably not feasible, but it would make sense to me, that such a simple, brilliant and robust design should be available in the most easily attainable battery format worldwide.
 

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What's the typical time between ordering an in-stock light from the Fraz Labs website and that light shipping out?
 

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I'd be interested in a 7075 T6 version of either a 18650 Tiny Nugget or, a wild but maybe unpopular wish, a AA Tiny Nugget. Probably not feasible, but it would make sense to me, that such a simple, brilliant and robust design should be available in the most easily attainable battery format worldwide.

We had to get 7075 for prototyping thanks to 6061 being scarce, and it wasn't too bad to machine so I think it's doable, however the anodizing is different. It's the whole "devil you know is better than the devil you don't" situation, but I think we can get the hang of it after a bit. When things calm down a bit, we plan on expanding on more exotic metals. There's a AAx3 in the works as well, but we are still just a team of two, so it's hard to prototype everything while still making everything!!

What's the typical time between ordering an in-stock light from the Fraz Labs website and that light shipping out?

It's usually within a week (again, there's only two of us running this entire show), but the supply chain has been kicking us in the teeth, so please allow up to ten days until things settle down. Any longer than that, there's something amiss and I will gladly start a search if needed, just let me know.
 

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Fraz Labs Tiny Nugget QT. I put rubber grips on and a constrictor knot lanyard. Also a frosted optic and 2700K Nichia 219B. Pretty fun. The most compact nugget yet. Finish work could be a bit better but I'm impressed by the innovation and improvements from the first few runs. Definite improvements from previous generations.
 

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I too would like to get one of these innovative flashlights, and for the record; machining marks or any other 'imperfections' are totally OK with me. Seems like Fraz Lab would be better off completing flashlights rather than spending time with attempts at perfecting the looks of the surface.
 

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I remember checking this out and the 100ish pricepoint seemed very reasonable but there is just no way to order them, these come in drops like the citadels, or what's the deal here?
 

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They are the real deal. My 6 year old can break an anvil and she bounces hers off the hardwood floor all day long and is on the 100 th + bath cycle with it and damn thing still works like a charm.I took the QTC out and use a primary 123 in hers. Direct drive but with the primary at 3 volts it’s not to bright. Don’t trust putting a 18350 in it with the QTC. She would turn it way down low and I wouldn’t be able to fine it before the battery got to low.
 

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from the only review I could find I figured a small chunk of aluminium bored to host a single cell would be tough AF :D

but no reviews online, no one has a youtube video on these... what's up with that? at this pricepoint these should be flying off the shelf like there's no tomorrow
 

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Well there’s videos of the torture test and stuff. But ya for the price they are really a steal.
 

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I remember checking this out and the 100ish pricepoint seemed very reasonable but there is just no way to order them, these come in drops like the citadels, or what's the deal here?
From what I’m getting they are trying to perfect the light. Making changes to the design here and there. About every few months they change something to improve the light and ease of production
 

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From what I’m getting they are trying to perfect the light. Making changes to the design here and there. About every few months they change something to improve the light and ease of production
I mean that's all and well, Jordy over at FocusWorks changes something in the machining or the materials all the time, but after two years of production refinement I would imagine there would be some goods available for purchase

then again, I'm no machinist, I'm just utterly confused
 

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