Titanium Makai

eyeeatingfish

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Aloha eyeeatingfish,

There are some custom variations I can offer within the bounds of the titianium components and LED's I currently work with but beyond that, I don't do or offer custom lights or modifications. I haven't worked with aluminum components now for a few years. There are probably any number of options and alternatives available to you out there. One that comes immediately to mind is Gene Malkoff. Have you looked at his offerings? Have you posted a thread elsewhere on the forum with a punch list of desirable features and asked for suggestions?

I was not aware of this newer line that Malkoff is producing, thanks for the suggestion. I have my peak listed for sale so I can buy a different light, but if no one buys it I talked to the guys at pheonix electroform and they said they could try to design a reflector for it assuming the head dimensions would fit a proper one.
I did mention my desires in other threads but didn't really get any American solutions. Similar to the relative lack of a good American AA light. (No offense Peak!)

If you only do titanium now then I can respect that, I just can't justify that yet. I am guessing you don't do one in SS either huh?
Ill be back when I can justify one.
Thanks
 

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Malkoff sounds like a very good recommendation.

One other possibility you might consider is to put a WTB thread in the Customs B/S/T section for an Aleph-3 host (with 2-cell body).
Aleph-3s were produced by McGizmo a few years ago and are Aluminium. There are probably still quite a few around in good/mint condition.

You can use the Makai's reflector and L.E in the Aleph-3 head if you employ a spacer to isolate the solder points.
(Don cut a delrin spacer for me for this purpose, but you would need to check with him if he's happy to do this for you)
In this set-up, the beam is virtually identical to that of the Makai.
 

eyeeatingfish

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Thanks. I wonder how much those old bodies go for.
Of course that doesn't completely solve the money problem as the titanium for the head aint cheap either.
 

easilyled

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Thanks. I wonder how much those old bodies go for.
Of course that doesn't completely solve the money problem as the titanium for the head aint cheap either.

The whole Aleph-3 is made out of Aluminium. Head, body and tail. No Titanium anywhere.
With an existing Seoul SSC-P4 L.E, this is already a good thrower.
(You could probably find a complete Aleph-3 light with SSC-P4 L.E for about $200)

However if you want slightly more output, you can buy the Makai reflector, L.E and spacer separately (from McGizmo) and put them in the Aluminium Aleph-3 head.
 
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BenChiew

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Post #175 Don says... Both used the 3S Buck converter with a current drive of ~1400 mA.

Does this mean that the 3s LE typically found in the Makai is driven at 1400ma whereby the 3s LE in the Haiku is driven at 1000ma on high?
 

tshirley

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IMO the Makai is the greatest light ever produced. I started with 6v now have the 1xcr123 body and it is perfect for me. Compact light that has great spill and is able to reach out. This is my go to light without question
 

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IMO the Makai is the greatest light ever produced. I started with 6v now have the 1xcr123 body and it is perfect for me. Compact light that has great spill and is able to reach out. This is my go to light without question

I might agree. I had the chance to buy the 2x123A model recently and I love it. I will never part with it even if I'm some day reduced to eating Top Ramen to survive.
 

jkid1911

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Makai with the single 123A body is like a miniature torch and one of the coolest little lights I've ever had the pleasure to own!

LOVE IT!
 

F89

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I like it too. I have the two AA pack and can run it with two eneloops, or two AA, primes, or in a single CR 123 prime, with my single CR123 McClicky

Versatility. With this system is great.

I like the idea of a Makai on my 2AA pak too :grin2:
 

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Just picked up a Makia head, something that has been on my wish list for a while. Threw in an XPG4000K in there to test it out and WOW, does this thing throw. I'll probably get a Tana Super LE in XPL for it now.
 
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