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    I just got mine last week (ser#0633), the plastic bag has a "100" sticker on it and it has the yellow mark on the inside.

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    serial seems to have nothing to do with it....i got a 120 with sn:231.....the next closest is 620
    i happen to like my flashlights twisted, not clicked

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    Henry can you give us update on 18650 tubes for Ra-Twisty.
    Thanks.

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    ... and, of course, the AA x 2 tube.
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    I did a runtime test with my 2XAA tube and a b42. 2HR's 15MIN with duracell2000mAh precharged. That was just to the first step down.Can't wait to see how long 2XAA will last in the twisty
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    I will never get rid of my twisty's but i see the resale of theses being very confusing
    I agree. Nothing like the the good old markings on the side of HDS EDC models to avoid confusion. To really be able to keep track of things each one of us is going to have to document our own serial number and model it corresponds to. An original receipt from BS will probably be helpful in proving documentation for resale. To make matters worse it seems that not even Ra is keeping track of which light is which model based on serial number. I asked Henry if there was a master list they had that would show this and he said no. My only other thought was maybe to have the tailcap engraved but that would not be beneficial since the bodies can be easily switched from light to light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senna94 View Post
    I agree. Nothing like the the good old markings on the side of HDS EDC models to avoid confusion. To really be able to keep track of things each one of us is going to have to document our own serial number and model it corresponds to. An original receipt from BS will probably be helpful in proving documentation for resale. To make matters worse it seems that not even Ra is keeping track of which light is which model based on serial number. I asked Henry if there was a master list they had that would show this and he said no. My only other thought was maybe to have the tailcap engraved but that would not be beneficial since the bodies can be easily switched from light to light.
    did you not see the color codes?
    i happen to like my flashlights twisted, not clicked

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    Yes, I did see the color codes. However, as has already been mentioned in this thread the early models were not marked and some of the later ones have been improperly labeled or are hard to distinguish. I bought and paid for a Ra-100-Tr that was not labeled and as it turns out was actually an Ra-85-Tr that had been mispackaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo Morocioli View Post
    Anybody else get a white sticker on the bag/color coding on the PCB?..Either, neither or Both?
    Both.

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    i just thought you meant it was a problem now, but theirs already a remedy so Henry is back on track.....but if i where you i would be quite angry and understand your frustration......but i do look the non-descipt look of the ra compared to the hds
    i happen to like my flashlights twisted, not clicked

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    My 100Tr don't have the color coding on the PCB. But the bag have a red sticker with 100 written on it.

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    Tronic,


    Mine also was not labeled and I thought it perhaps they just forgot to label it. Luckily I sent it in to have the spacing between the levels adjusted and was told by Henry that the reason it was not labeled is because it was an Ra-85-Tr and not a Ra-100-Tr. Apparently it had gotten mispackaged because my packaging was clearly labeled 100. I am not saying this is the case with yours but just wanted you to know my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tricker View Post
    i just thought you meant it was a problem now, but theirs already a remedy so Henry is back on track.....but if i where you i would be quite angry and understand your frustration......but i do look the non-descipt look of the ra compared to the hds
    What Tronic just mentioned is exactly what I am talking about.
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    First off I have no intension of selling my 100Tr. If that is what it is. As i have no light meter to test it and compairing it to other lights, well i can't tell the differance between 85 - 120 lumen there isn't that much differance. It dosen't bother me enough to send in to have it checked. Exept for the price differance. This is not ment to knock Henry or RA in any way. It would be nice if the bezal had the model ingraved on it. Hopfully the Clickity, when it comes out, yes I will buy one, will have the model on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrencher View Post
    First off I have no intension of selling my 100Tr. If that is what it is. As i have no light meter to test it and compairing it to other lights, well i can't tell the differance between 85 - 120 lumen there isn't that much differance. It dosen't bother me enough to send in to have it checked. Exept for the price differance. This is not ment to knock Henry or RA in any way. It would be nice if the bezal had the model ingraved on it. Hopfully the Clickity, when it comes out, yes I will buy one, will have the model on it.

    Jeff
    It would certainly be an improvement to have the model number engraved somewhere permanent on the light, but that may not be practical at this point. If HDS had engraved 70-TR Twisties as such, then found them to actually be capable of 85lm (or 100's as 120's) they would have had to strip all the bezels off and get new engraving. It may not have been many, but still a hassle.

    I think the easiest and quickest way of solving this problem would be to use a high-adhesive printed label, much like that of Milkyspit, and wrap it around the bezel, over the engraving but with the info on the opposite side so that it wasn't obstructing view of the name and serial #. It'd be best if done directly after calibration, so that there couldn't be any confusion down the line.

    Surely, it may peel and come off after use, but hopefully by then the user would remove it and store it somewhere for later verification if they indeed sold their torch.

    That's just my lumen on the matter though.. I'd say that HDS has had plenty of experience, and will produce the torches how they see fit.
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    I'm just wondering... What grade of aerospace aluminum does the Twisty use?

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    I just ordered a 100T today from BS. I can't wait to get it. Does anyone know how fast BS ships?

    Thanks

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    to the best of my recollection, in my case, it was 48h after the order was placed.

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    Reading about the NiteCore EX10 I was a little puzzled about the stated 0.2mA typical current draw when off - seems quite high to me. So, out of curiosity I just now measured the idle current when off in my 100Tr and my reading was 0.006mA - that's more like it

    When I get the Clicky my Twisty will most likely serve at back-up light so it's important that it doesn't drain itself quickly. A drained battery after just one year storage, as seems to be the case for the EX10, would be unacceptable for me.

    Anyone else tried measuring the current when off?

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    My 120TW shipped today from Unique Titanium. Can't wait to get it.
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    For any updates on the 18650 body. I definitely need a Ra.
    1) Neutral white, it's the new black. Heck, it's not even "new" anymore.
    2) User Interface... KISS.
    3) Proprietary cells and battery packs - Just say NO!

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    What do you gain by using a 18650 battery? Longer Runtimes?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by houtex View Post
    Thanks for the update, great pic!!!! Is this a prototype or the final production version? I have a couple of other questions.

    1. Where did you get it??????

    2. Why don't I have one???


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    and where's the 2 x AA tube?
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    Oh....my....goodness.......


    where's the buy now button?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valpo Hawkeye View Post
    and where's the 2 x AA tube?
    hopefully not far behind, but this is a step towards it!

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    Sweet! Now that looks like it fits nicley in the hand. I cant wait to pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houtex View Post
    Wow, looks stunning.
    When shipping starts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by houtex View Post


    Paypal is locked and loaded, now I just need a target.
    1) Neutral white, it's the new black. Heck, it's not even "new" anymore.
    2) User Interface... KISS.
    3) Proprietary cells and battery packs - Just say NO!

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