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    I hope to be near the computer when the next wave hits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    What Big Honu said!

    Dang Bernie, snow?
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    Snow is nice !
    An interesting change to summertime. I love my climate ... we have everything from snow to rain to mud to dry heat.
    No whales though ... just sparrows.

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    dmdrewitt, I think you need one of these.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Coach View Post
    dmdrewitt, I think you need one of these.

    Yes, we did use a snow shovel! Its all gone now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmdrewitt View Post
    Yes, we did use a snow shovel! Its all gone now.
    There is only one shovel appropriate for this thread, the McTiMauiShovel-III!


    (sorry for the link)

    Apparently, it has an attachment for a mule.

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    I'd forgotten about that one! Thanks for reminding me!

    Also... My Haiku arrived here in England today. I have not had much time to play yet, but I am very impressed on first impressions. Thanks for another great creation Don

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    A Haiku washed up on the Maryland shore today. Very nice. Don, you've outdone yourself again.

    No snow here, David. You can have it. I hope all is well in the UK.

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    I got mine today and it is AWESOME!
    As nice a beam and tint as I have seen. The three levels are just about perfect. Low is similar to the low on the PD-S with a larger hot spot. The medium is a very nice useful brightness and the high is spectacular. Certainly brighter than a PD-S and slightly more floody.

    Fun light to play with. Very easy to switch between levels. One thing I noticed is that with a primary cr123, you can tap the switch fairly slowly to change levels, but with a rechargeable rcr123 I have to tap almost twice as fast to change levels otherwise it won't change. At first I thought the light wasn't working properly until I figured out that I had to tap faster to make it work but now that I know how to do it, it's easy as pie.

    What makes this light especially fun and easy to use is the new soft rubber tailcap. It makes it sooooo much easier to tap between levels. This is one of the funnest lights to play around with that i've ever had.
    Definite grand slam from Don.

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    Not sure if this has been covered or not, but does this light have a sapphire lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottiver View Post
    Not sure if this has been covered or not, but does this light have a sapphire lens?


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    D'OH!!! I should have seen that.

    Thanks-

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    The Haiku is my first McClicky. What I think is cool, is that you can press lightly to sort of get a PD function if you know what I mean. Adds a bit of versatility I think.

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    I received my Haiku today. Indeed, it has the best Cree beam I have ever seen. Not sure how I feel about the ribbed head (they are primarily for HER pleasure after all). I'm kind of partial to the scalloped flutes on the Lunasol. My Haiku also came with a conspicuous lack of character marks and more importantly, samples of Don's DNA. Dammit, McClone Project Gamma will have to be delayed until the next offering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucec View Post
    I received my Haiku today. Indeed, it has the best Cree beam I have ever seen. Not sure how I feel about the ribbed head (they are primarily for HER pleasure after all). I'm kind of partial to the scalloped flutes on the Lunasol. My Haiku also came with a conspicuous lack of character marks and more importantly, samples of Don's DNA. Dammit, McClone Project Gamma will have to be delayed until the next offering...
    Just put some of Griff's turtle neck O-ring sweaters on the ribs!
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...&postcount=147

    Of course he never did reply to my question regarding what size O-ring he used.

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    Don,

    What a great looking light. I have only been able to raise around $300.00 so far. I may have to wait for another release but wanted to let you know I really like the looks of this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W8HF View Post
    Just put some of Griff's turtle neck O-ring sweaters on the ribs!
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...&postcount=147

    Of course he never did reply to my question regarding what size O-ring he used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W8HF View Post
    Just put some of Griff's turtle neck O-ring sweaters on the ribs!
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...&postcount=147

    Of course he never did reply to my question regarding what size O-ring he used.

    -Charles
    Actually, wouldn't putting on O-rings negate the heat dissipation benefits for having the ribs? Maybe js can do some fancy heat transfer differential equations for us, but my guess is that filling up these gaps with rubber is worse for heat dissipation than if Don had not cut them at all and the head were solid Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucec View Post
    Actually, wouldn't putting on O-rings negate the heat dissipation benefits for having the ribs? Maybe js can do some fancy heat transfer differential equations for us, but my guess is that filling up these gaps with rubber is worse for heat dissipation than if Don had not cut them at all and the head were solid Ti.
    My normal use of the light would not be a problem since I only use the highest setting for short durations and have yet to feel the Haiku get warm.

    -Charles

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    wouldn't putting on O-rings negate the heat dissipation
    I'll let you know how they work out. If the O-rings start to smoke, that's a good indication that the temps are too high

    I can't imagine that the LED generates a huge amount of heat relative to the mass of the head - probably no more than 125 °F at the surface, and adding O-rings shouldn't hurt the light engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    I'll let you know how they work out. If the O-rings start to smoke, that's a good indication that the temps are too high

    I can't imagine that the LED generates a huge amount of heat relative to the mass of the head - probably no more than 125 °F at the surface, and adding O-rings shouldn't hurt the light engine.
    What size O-rings are you using? Griff never responded to my question.

    Thanks.

    Charles

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    Are glow-rings available in that size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTiedye View Post
    Are glow-rings available in that size?
    These are from the days when GreenLED sold them:

    Ti Haiku with Warp Core Bling


    I used 2-019 for the forward 3 rings, 2-018 for the inner ring. The fit is a bit loose, though you can't really tell unless you start to poke them. These sizes don't quite fill the gaps, but they also ride down inside the groove, so that they won't rub on things either. For a fuller fit, 2-117 and 2-116 would probably be a better pick (but I haven't seen these sizes in GITD). Drop everything down one or two sizes for a tighter fit. 2-018 and 2-015 seem to be snug fits, but 2-116 and 2-113 should be snug and full.

    I'm not going to leave them on, though. With daily pocket carry, the o-rings will simply increase the dust/lint buildup. If I was going to leave them on, I'd definitely go for the tighter fitting o-rings and I might even consider going so far as to fill the grooves in with some Norland on top of the o-rings to prevent dust/lint buildup. Scratch that...if I was going to go to that much effort, I'd just install a few H3 vials.

    On second thought, I may leave one 2-015 on the inner ring, to make up for not having a tritium marker. Now, if we had some GITD boots for the switch, that would definitely be a great addition.
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    Codeman,

    Great picture, that Ti Haiku Warp Core Bling sure looks sharp! Still, I believe that I am going to enjoy my Haiku (ordered yesterday) sans Bling, at least to start with

    /paul

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    GITD McClickie boots! Now those would be a hot item!
    We'd be grabbing those up by the dozen!

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    GITD!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTiedye View Post
    GITD McClickie boots! Now those would be a hot item!
    We'd be grabbing those up by the dozen!
    I got a dozen from DX for like 5 bucks. Fits my Aleph Mule clicky great. Should work fine on the Haiku.

    14mm maybe? I can't remember now, I got them 2 years ago!
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    Now that some of you have had play time with your Haiku, I'm curious to know how you like the beam compared to an Aleph 19? Since both of these lights use crees and the McR-__XR reflectors, I'm sure the difference isn't much. But, I'm curious none the less
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxspeeds View Post
    Now that some of you have had play time with your Haiku, I'm curious to know how you like the beam compared to an Aleph 19? Since both of these lights use crees and the McR-__XR reflectors, I'm sure the difference isn't much. But, I'm curious none the less
    Its the same....but different.

    Think the 19 had a sharper transition from spot to flood. The 17 smoothes it out a little more. Don't have my 19 anymore so I'm only going off of memory.

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