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    AA is my favorite form. I want this for my first single AA. When do we get to order?

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    I am in for an Al version. I have been meaning to pick up an MBI for some time and this looks like a good starting point.
    Life is all about having the very best lights.

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    Oh Gosh!! Thanks for all the posts.

    I'm going to reply 5 at a time (which is the cpf auto-limit).....

    Here goes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tofty View Post
    I think it looks great, an elegant yet utilitarian light.
    The pocket clip looks like it will give as deep a pocket carry as is realistically possible which is always nice.
    Just having two modes is in my opinion the best option for a clicky.
    Having the solid switch cover (if not too thin) gives the option for some fancy modders to make tritium slotted versions.
    The switch must have to cope with quite a bit of current, is it an off-the-shelf part or a custom unit? Either way people will want to get hold of a small switch like that.
    Hi Tofty,

    Thanks so much for the feedback.
    You mean of course the pocket clip holes still working on the clip

    I've messed with my fair share of UI's and when I need something reliable in a solid format, its never going to be more than 2 modes if its a clicky (but that's just me of course). I tend to watch the way my wife selects a flashlight from amongst the mountain on the shelf and I notice she's amused by things with funky modes and what not but when she wants to get something done, its never mode than a 2 mode light.

    I think its to do with the yin yang, zen and mother nature...
    On/Off, Night/Day, High/Low

    The switch cover....you'll have to wait to see the close up, but let's assume that it will be mod friendly
    I should mention that going with a metal switch cover, cost a few mm in length but the advantage is IMHO very worth it.

    The click switch, semi-custom from a manufacturing partner though we still need to test what happens with ridiculous power surges but certainly handles the standard range of XML2 power specs without breaking a sweat.




    Quote Originally Posted by schizeckinosy View Post
    I like it. 1xAA is my favorite format. I assume those double holes are for a pocket clip?
    [edit] I reread the first post: heavy duty pocket clip with 2 screws
    Hi schizeckinosy,

    Thanks. You got it, that's what the double holes are for
    Still working on the clip and not sure if it will be ready for the first batch of 24 but certainly the next and as an accessory after that if you need extra's.

    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    I reread the OP and decided this could finally be the single AA torch I've been looking for!

    So many lights got close, but they don't have a pocket clip which is a must. Others have come even closer, but fail to give a nice tint. The forward clicky plus tail standing is also at the top of my list.

    It may not be as floody as I want, but will have to wait and see.

    Above all, this thing is dead sexy! Trying to decide how much $$ this will be worth to me. Super excited!!!
    Thanks markr6,

    clip, fwd clicky, tailstanding, sexy...
    Got you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by DBCstm View Post
    Very nicely done! Love the transition from square to round in the battery tube, should make for very positive grip. The HAIII black aluminum for me, thank you very much! I think it shows off the trits just gorgeously! Ultimately, I'll have to make the tough choice between Titanium (everyone knows my favorite) or copper ( for the sheer efficiency of it) but Lord Have Mercy on My Married Soul when the wife finds out I want em all! Carbon fiber, tungsten, SS, Ti, Cu, Al, Si, Au...uh, hold up, the Au might have to be left off the list. :P I DO wish to stay married, after all

    Any idea on the price ball park yet? Give us a an idea so we can start saving our pocket change. (just checked, pocket has a hole! No change! ) Seriously though, Definitily want the Black Al version, number 9, 22, or whatever. I know I know, nobody ever mentioned anything about selective numbering! I was just trying my hand at magic to see if luck of the draw might fulfill a wish or two. The magic number I want the most is....drumroll please.....the one you put in the box with my name on it!!!! Yaaaaaayyyy! Winnerr! Woooohoooo! (This lil hobby of mine is gonna be the death of me yet!)

    Needs bigger trits though. I really loves me some nice big trits on a sexy black thang with nice curves and a flat belly and red hair! What? It's got a copper pill, copper's red ain't it! Geesh!

    Is there a mathematical forumula for deciphering the reconfiguration of wealth as regards to total population of proton emitting devices that can be allowed to any one individual? I'd like to know the chalk on that, if there is, and double it.

    Thanks Guy, sheer Genius! I , uh, am, well, ah, Just Practicing!

    Dale
    Thanks Dale,

    No firm idea of price yet as that's always the last thing in my mind when I design something.
    I just like to aim for best, and then let the rest work itself out.

    I'm still waiting on final costs for the circuity, etc..
    but a very rough guess for AL/SS would be $130-$160 (+optional trits pre-installed).
    There are still a few things to work out on the cost side and some things not yet factored in and of course depends on the final "what's in the box" and what could be an "option" but as long as everything falls into place the way I'm planning it,
    Zeus™, could well be the last AA flashlight you ever need/buy.


    Quote Originally Posted by GIR View Post
    Yep. Have to have this one. Can I have #42 please?

    - GIR -
    Thanks so much GIR
    #42, Can't promise but always happy to do my best!


    more replies to follow after this short coffee break

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    Thanks Guy, the approx. price range is fine with me

    Will the 2 output levels be programmable at all, or pre set for us?

    Thanks,

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windstrings View Post
    I'm in, copper is cool!
    Ti is like apple pie!
    SS is sweet!
    Gold is good!... Wait, how much does that cost?
    Platinum is pretty!
    Aluminum is alright.

    Sure we can't have at least 3 modes?
    If not about how low will she go?

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    Thanks Alan,

    If you wait for the 2nd version, doable!
    I'll also offer the drop-in's as standalone options, with different emitter tints and then additional modes.

    Quote Originally Posted by dealgrabber2002 View Post
    I really like this, how much is it for the Al?
    Hi dealgrabber2002,
    Thanks for the post,
    Please see my post just above this one for that answer

    Quote Originally Posted by clg0159 View Post
    Count me in! Al please!

    AA is my favorite format for EDC!
    Thanks clg0159

    Quote Originally Posted by NowIC View Post
    Man, 26 posts already?! I didn't even read them all yet so I could post sooner Count me in please
    LOL, thanks NowIC

    Quote Originally Posted by sticktodrum View Post
    This blew up fast. I supposed that's good.

    I'll take two! Just take my money! It's the stuff that dreams are made off.

    Gotta say, I love me a good AA light Guy, and this has me wicked stoked.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4
    Thanks sticktodrum,

    I know its still a little early but you will love this.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyTurtle View Post
    A light that comes STOCK with trits installed is an automatic buy for me!
    Thanks very much ThirstyTurtle,

    Just to avoid confusion, trits will be optional, but available as a pre-installed option.

    Quote Originally Posted by windstrings View Post
    X2
    _____________________________________
    Alan


    Tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbrad View Post
    AA is my favorite form. I want this for my first single AA. When do we get to order?
    Thanks fatbrad,

    No fixed timeline yet but working hard towards a Dec 1st shipping timeline.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devildude View Post
    I am in for an Al version. I have been meaning to pick up an MBI for some time and this looks like a good starting point.
    Hi Devildude,

    Thanks very much

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
    Thanks Guy, the approx. price range is fine with me

    Will the 2 output levels be programmable at all, or pre set for us?

    Thanks,

    Steve.
    Thanks Steve,


    Version 1, will have fixed settings on the output levels.
    Version 2, working towards even greater flexibility but I'll offer a standalone drop-in when the time comes for easy upgrades and emitter choices.

    Tgwnn

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    Thanks Guy, sounds like a good plan.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
    Thanks Guy, sounds like a good plan.

    Steve.
    Roger that

    Thanks Husker

    Tgwnn

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    Default Re: MBI #4 - Get Ready to meet Zeus™

    oh yeah, AA is a format I need to have and Zeus looks like my first date with that format. Cant wait to hear lumens count. Great job Guy!

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    Default Re: MBI #4 - Get Ready to meet Zeus™

    As I posted in the other thread when this was first hinted at in the Torpedo newsletter, Dibs on one in SS!

    Looks like a great light!

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    Nice,

    I'd like one or two also, starting to get some more free time, so may be able to actually post more

    Actually re-read the first post, maybe just one 😁
    Last edited by mp101; 09-14-2013 at 12:19 AM.

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    Yes, yes, yes! Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally: that level of yes. I'll have what she's having.

    I am so in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloWeave View Post
    oh yeah, AA is a format I need to have and Zeus looks like my first date with that format. Cant wait to hear lumens count. Great job Guy!
    Thanks very much VeloWeave

    Final lumen numbers are pending tests of course and whilst I'm confident Zeus will be a crowd pleaser in the lumens department,
    I chose the name for more than just the lumens so expect some good things to unfold

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Tab View Post
    As I posted in the other thread when this was first hinted at in the Torpedo newsletter, Dibs on one in SS!

    Looks like a great light!
    Thanks Z-tab,
    Got you recorded on FB and "the other thread" too


    Quote Originally Posted by mp101 View Post
    Nice,

    I'd like one or two also, starting to get some more free time, so may be able to actually post more
    Hi mp101,

    Thanks so much for posting and looking forward to more when you have time

    Tgwnn

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    A stainless steel AA light sounds awesom I'll take one
    You don't win friends with salad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikes1 View Post
    A stainless steel AA light sounds awesom I'll take one
    Thanks mikes1,

    The SS version is like a micro-baton in your hands.
    I love the hefty-ness of it, for late night encounters.

    I love the versatility of the Al as by comparison its much lighter in weight but still one solid piece of metal in your hand!

    Gotta run..

    Tgwnn

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    Yep I like something with a bit of "hefty-ness"
    You don't win friends with salad!

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    Oh man. Now I want one. Stainless and ti. Having the option for more modes is important to me. Too bad it's not in the first batch.

    I'm in for a stainless. Have enough aluminum lights. Time to sell some..,
    Last edited by gunga; 09-14-2013 at 01:37 AM.

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    Well done Guy.
    Staying tuned.
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikes1 View Post
    Yep I like something with a bit of "hefty-ness"


    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Oh man. Now I want one. Stainless and ti. Having the option for more modes is important to me. Too bad it's not in the first batch.

    I'm in for a stainless. Have enough aluminum lights. Time to sell some..,
    Thanks gunga

    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post

    Well done Guy.
    Staying tuned.
    GL
    Thanks GL,
    you made it in to the first 50 posts


    Tgwnn

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    Hmmm... 24?

    Tank Newf


    Dibs on a Zeus!

    Like · · August 29 at 7:18am


    They look great.

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    He does it again!

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    *BAMMM*

    He does it again! And of course I am in for all flavors!

    Thank you Guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCantor View Post
    Hmmm... 24?

    Tank Newf


    Dibs on a Zeus!

    Like · · August 29 at 7:18am


    They look great.
    Thanks RCantor
    Got you covered

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmac_79 View Post
    He does it again!
    Thanks Bigmac,
    Very kind of you and I'm not sure exactly what I've done but my typing speed has accelerated in the last few weeks to try and compensate for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by onthelake View Post
    *BAMMM*

    He does it again! And of course I am in for all flavors!

    Thank you Guy.
    Hi OnTheLake,
    Thank you so much!

    I still have a boat load of things to crank out and of course there's that AAA missile project you all know I'm working on right now,
    so back to the mission.

    Tgwnn

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    Subscribed. While I can't afford your awesome lights, I love your works and threads.
    Keep up the awesome work.
    Sent from my GT-S5660 using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuLyMaN View Post
    Subscribed. While I can't afford your awesome lights, I love your works and threads.
    Keep up the awesome work.
    Sent from my GT-S5660 using Tapatalk 2
    Hi SuLyMaN,

    Thanks very much for the support and good to see you here

    I plan on giving away some lights via this years cpf Xmas giveaway and,
    also give something away independently of that so wish you luck on winning one (or more).

    Something via facebook and thinking of a random pick (or ranked pick) from the cpf thread here:
    Top-10-reasons-to-own-an-MBI-flashlight

    Tgwnn

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    Count me in I just ordered and Torpedo Hooah !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    Thanks very much VeloWeave

    Final lumen numbers are pending tests of course and whilst I'm confident Zeus will be a crowd pleaser in the lumens department,
    I chose the name for more than just the lumens so expect some good things to unfold

    Tgwnn
    So the next form factor will be called "Thor"?

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    I'll take on in SS or Ti!
    Salving Light in a Bastion of Darkness


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    I am in for the Al. Is there no one left I will take the ss.

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