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    Wink2 Introducing my "Queen's Ransom"












    Left: Tri-Star (3xTX0H @ 1000mA & IMS20XA reflector) - - - Right: QR
    Sony A100 F3.5, 1/30s, +0.0EV, ISO100


    Left: Tri-Star (3xTX0H @ 1000mA & IMS20XA reflector) - - - Right: QR
    Sony A100 F3.5, 1/30s, -2.0EV, ISO100


    Left: Tri-Star (3xTX0H @ 1000mA & IMS20XA reflector) - - - Right: QR
    Sony A100 F3.5, 1/30s, +0.3EV, ISO100




    == QR's Spec. ===
    Host: Mag1C (112mm/4.410" body) with Kiu VX bezel ring.
    * 66mm/2.600" shorter than Mag2C
    Driver: 1x MaxFlex
    Light Source: 3x Luxeon III UY0J
    Reflector: 3x McR20
    Lens: Ultra Clear Lens
    Power Source: 2x CR123 | 2x R123A | 1x 18650
    Runtime @ 700mA: CR123 (35m) | R123A (40m)
    RAW Weight: 371g | 13.1oz w/o batteries
    Operational Weight: 414g | 14.6oz with batteries
    Performance: 3x (87.4 - 113.6) @ 700mA = 262 – 341 Lumens.

    This is my long awaited light with variable brightness and constant current regulation in a semi-small package.

    The size is small, light and with just enough runtime for the everyday back yard racoon chase or midnight milk run.

    As a "queen" she does require HIGH amount of maintenance. The body was turned and sanded (1000 grit). I stopped short of wet sanding and polishing. I did not want it to be too shinny since it's gonna take alot of everyday abuse.

    I want to thank the following members who helped out.
    Icarus for the inspiration, this one is for you my friend hope you get better soon so I don't have to bear the burden.
    Georges80 for the awsome driver.
    dat2zip for the perfect Luxeon (UY0Js).
    KIU for the bezel ring (been sitting in my box for almost a year).
    Sway for showing us all how to do momentary MagC switch.
    AND everyone for looking.
    Last edited by modamag; 10-15-2006 at 03:30 AM.

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    You guys need to stop with those uber-cool Mag Mods ... I am startnig to like those ...
    GREAT one there !!
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    ... very nice mod Jonathan!

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    Very nice light ...


    Best regards

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    Hi, great job, how you get de Maxflex???
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    Lovely mod

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    "Queen's Ransom"? Now I wamta see the "King".

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    Ver nice

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    Very nice Jonathon. This is a great inspiration.

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    wow nice tri-lux!

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    Beautiful TL3, Jonathan!!



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    Wow wow wow! Thats a work of art. I really need to build a tri lux.

    Changchung- you can get the Maxflex here -> http://www.taskled.com/techmaxflex.html
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    I got to hold this light and it is awsome! Beautiful light even if it is unfinished. So when is it going for sale? <grin>

    So do you really even have racoons is your backyard? I have seen your backyard. And the racoon is going to get away! You may not know what light to go get to see what is in your backyard! <grin> That and any light you own, will cover most of your backyard!

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    Thanx guys for the comments.

    glockboy: The king ... is no where to be found ... knowing these days they might have a partial separation.

    Changchung: I think taskled.com got couple MaxFlex left if you hurry.

    Weylan: They normally goes into the left over that my parent put in the ground as fertilizer. You see the both of plantless dirt in front of the slide, that was partially caused by them.

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    Nice

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    Wow Jonathan, that is sweet. If you're up for a build, I'm IN !

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    terrific job -

    question - did that start out as a silver maglite? The reason I ask - there is some knurling on the body. tailpiece and head. Is that left in the original anodizing, ?

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    amazing!

    That thing is what I call a Surefire U2 Killer... It absolutely owns the U2 ...

    can't wait to make mine...

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    Jonathan, were you holding out on me? How come I didn't see that on Saturday? Guess I'm gonna go broke again this month

    ernest

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    Default Re: Introducing my "Queen's Ransom"

    KevinL: I just have one too many 18650, have to find a use for them.

    will: It started out as a pewter Mag2C. This look is only "temporary". I just found what to do with it to finish of the job.

    As for the machining. I removed an inch of knurling so that my middle finger can wrap around the light w/o any knurling. I prefer knurling contact only at the palm and last two finger.

    A minor cosmetic change to the switch surrounding which took almost an hour of hand sanding. I consider the edge of the Mag switch a tad bit too sharp for my taste.

    Ernest: Since you learned how to use a lathe you can do at $0 cost BTW we'll be doing one of these build in the next Mod-Fest. Internal only ofcourse, since the exterior is personal preference.

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    The job of QR is now finished. (Actually it was done 2 weeks ago but I had been busy with alot of friends in the house).

    Here's the Queen with the prince and princess. Enjoy everyone.


    She is also hosting a 24K gold crown just incase anyone questions her authority.

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    Bloody gorgeous.
    Beautiful job.
    Kind Regards

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    Beautiful job!

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    ooooooh that is nice! Is she nickel or chrome? Where did you come up with the 24K "crown?" Kirk

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    Modamag if your out there, I want this lite.

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    VERY nice!!! She sure is a beauty
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