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    Default A torch for Kody

    Kody is my youngest grandson ... it is his birthday soon and now it is his turn for a custom torch.


    This is the one ..
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    This is a 1 x 123 cell torch with a Luxlll driven with a Wizard converter, and has a nice vanilla tint. This LE was left over from a previous
    project and needed to be modified to fit the small head.

    The reflector is an IMS18 and there is a mineral glass lens.

    Because this is a 'twisty' body and everything is bare alloy, including the LE, using just a spring in the base of the body was not an option
    as the circuit was completed as soon as the body contacted the head.
    Instead of the conventional spring there is a delrin isolator with a contact pin in the centre. This sits within a spring in the base of the body
    and prevents battery contact until the spring is compressed by screwing the body further into the head.



    Posing with some other small lights for size comparison.




    The head and spring/isolator assembly.





    Now it just needs a final polish, and hiding away until the big day.



    Thanks for looking

    Colin.
    Last edited by Ganp; 09-06-2007 at 01:49 PM.

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    Default Re: A torch for Kody

    I like it! Wish my grandpa was into flashlights
    I love my Al-PD

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    Default Re: A torch for Kody

    Very very nice Colin ...

    Also the switch-system is very clever and reliable


    Very best regards

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    Tom
    It's cheaper to get a high quality light than spending money for many cheap lights.

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    Your grandson is very lucky


    Sweet little pocket rocket!!



    Benny

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    Default Re: A torch for Kody

    Very cool looking, Colin!

    john

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    Great design Colin...

    The contact spring is a great idea...no battery rattle, and isolated contact, very

    I'm sure Kody will love it

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    Default Re: A torch for Kody

    Great switch idea!
    Looks nice too!
    You good granpa!
    Kind Regards

    David

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    Default Re: A torch for Kody

    can you make some others units for some kind CPFers?

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