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Offline MRsDNF

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TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:34:02 AM »
This giveaway is open to all TFF members that have signed up before this thread was started. It will close sometime in the future. l will announce the date a few days before it closes. Winner will be selected by random.org. Rules can be changed at any time by me.


EDIT. Rule change one.
If you were a member of TFF before this thread was started your first post will automatically give you four entries to the giveaway which I will document by number which will be your ticket numbers. New members joining up will receive one entry to the giveaway which I will also document your ticket number. These will be recorded in the first post.

Its simple, like me, to enter. Just post here in this thread anything you like. A picture, joke or whatever takes your fancy. You can post as many times as you like but only your first post will count for the contest.


This giveaway was first floated along time ago and I'm sure spas had given up on me. I cant say l blame him. Machining started about eight months ago and finished this weekend.


The first picture is a shot of all the components less an errant o'ring.



The tailcap holds a reverse switch.



The reflector is 20.5mm in diameter which is protected by whats supposed to be an AR lens. Led is an XPG-2 3C on a copper star driven by a two mode 7135 2.2 amp driver. This will need an IMR 14500 battery for best results. 2.2 amps was chosen more for a practical point rather than having a thirty second hot rod flashlight if it was running 3 + amps. Bezel is 100% brass and was a real bugger to knurl.



Yes it even works right at this point in time.  :)



Head and tailstands are no problem.



A shot to give you an idea of the size, its not a small light by some AA standards, and to show it really is a handy light.



And finally after a long photoshoot between rain clouds it was time for a nap.



Over to you guys. my work is nearly done.  :D

« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 09:46:56 PM by MRsDNF »
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 05:35:54 AM »
My list so far. I'll pick random numbers later for your entrys. If I've got it wrong please let me know and I'll fix it up. Once the draw is drawn and there is any mistakes show up I will try my best to fix it but no promises.

Spasmod 4 thinks hes not allowed in this giveaway. My rules he's in. 72,47,33,76

jmpaul 4. 62,42,31,12

Don 4. 24,85,86,35

Legolas Jr 4. 13,51,10,59

18sixfifty 4. 32,41,79,34

Cereal_Killer 4. 67,21,29,26

JohnnyMac 4. 84,43,87,68

Warhawk-AVG 4. 25,16,14,4

DBCstm 1. 15

Woody 1. 65

Suncoaster 1. 66

_the_ 4. 2,5,27,7

troisanh 1. 8

Unknown00101 1. 36

xelario 4. 71,52,53,54

Calmaja 4. 11,38,19,20

Ohoya 1. 17

brad 1. 55

Jacktheclipper 4. 28,58,50,16

InfinitusEquitas 1. 78

Jerryg 1. 50

Musicmagic 1. 75

raccoon city 4. 74,18,44,61

syracuse 1. 1

captain 1. 6

BlueB8llz 1. 73

In caver 4. 40,23,9,49

Flomotion 1. 37

pommie 1. 45

DBSAR 4. 3,48,30,83

Gazeddy 1. 56

Ardvark 1. 46

Southland 1. 57

Nightingbird95 1. 77

Gj 1. 80

Streamer 4. 64,39,81,63

IH8MYX 1. 82

David EF 1.22

« Last Edit: September 17, 2014, 10:31:06 AM by MRsDNF »
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 12:38:26 PM »
Wow, what an incredible light Steve she is a stunner.

Thanks so much Steve for the awesome giveaway, whoever wins this should treasure it immensely as it's a totally unique light made by a light building genius (he will deny that all day long though) and a very very rare opportunity to actually own a Hand Made MRsDNF flashlight  8)

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 02:08:57 PM »
Wow. What an awesome light!!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 03:09:04 PM »
Now that does look good!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 11:12:30 PM »
That is one BEAUTIFUL light! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 12:20:09 AM »
Wow that is one fantastic light!!

Man gets a room in a hotel. He notices that the sink faucet is dripping.

He call the front desk and says "I've got a leak in the sink".

The clerk replies "Go ahead sir, the customer's always right."


Thanks for the chance!!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 09:59:01 PM »
Very sweat light, is this one also made out of a piece of bike handlebar?
Man I need a lathe, not that I could do that, I just want to be able to eventually make my own light-every single part from scratch, that's must make you feel accomplished. Congrats on both of those beauties.

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 11:48:28 PM »
I can't believe i didn't post here yet! I could have sworn I did. 

Thanks so much for doing this, Steve. Giving us a chance to win one of your incredible creations is surely appreciated! She is a beaut!!!

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 07:03:38 AM »
Oh wow...the knurling is superb!

Excellent, and thanks!

Would you be willing to supplement a OSHPark Direct Driver (custom made for TFF of course) with multiple modes vs just 2 modes?
What is the diameter of the driver?  17mm?  I currently have a 15mm upsized to 17mm that might fit the bill if interested

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/jRpEIU7P
Very easy to change the silkscreen
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I also have a 15mm 7135 I designed for the SK68 (running at 1750ma 5*7135)...also can very easily upsize it to 17mm
https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/fAwz8ssf
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Come to think of it...I think I see a way to make the + pad a via...and be able to make the C1 connected between BAT+ and - with minimal effort...hmm


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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 10:08:31 AM »
Thats a very generous offer WH. The driver is 17mm but unfortunately I would be incapable of putting this together myself. But if your offering? ;)
Edit. Would not direct drive be to much for a 14500 battery? HKJ's testing only goes to 3 amps on the AW and Efest batteries. Maybe on a light with a larger battery would be more practical.
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/AW%20IMR%2014500%20600mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Efest%20IMR14500%20V1%20700mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 10:37:40 AM by MRsDNF »
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 05:18:44 PM »
DD is no problem for the Efest's. The only sanyo's I have are protected and they trip at 4A but the little 2502 based FET drivers can't trip them, only ever seen them trip on my tester.



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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 11:07:14 PM »
Day late and a dollar short huh? Dangit! Would've loved getting in on this one. Nice light Steve!
An AW IMR14500 or MBI Nuke in IMR14500 might give best results, both are more capable than the Efest V2.
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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 07:25:23 AM »
Thats a very generous offer WH. The driver is 17mm but unfortunately I would be incapable of putting this together myself. But if your offering? ;)
Edit. Would not direct drive be to much for a 14500 battery? HKJ's testing only goes to 3 amps on the AW and Efest batteries. Maybe on a light with a larger battery would be more practical.
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/AW%20IMR%2014500%20600mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Efest%20IMR14500%20V1%20700mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
On these smaller FET's the current is somewhat lower than the really big ones...plus the beauty of the build is the firmware, can have the "wide open" (turbo) step back to a lower current level at whatever time frame you want, thus heavily reducing the current flow (thru PWM) to the emitter

would be able to give 5 levels if you wanted with a really nice moonlight mode for very long run times

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Re: TFF Custom 14500 Light Giveaway. Rule change in OP.
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 10:25:22 AM »
Thats a very generous offer WH. The driver is 17mm but unfortunately I would be incapable of putting this together myself. But if your offering? ;)
Edit. Would not direct drive be to much for a 14500 battery? HKJ's testing only goes to 3 amps on the AW and Efest batteries. Maybe on a light with a larger battery would be more practical.
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/AW%20IMR%2014500%20600mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Efest%20IMR14500%20V1%20700mAh%20(Red)%20UK.html
On these smaller FET's the current is somewhat lower than the really big ones...plus the beauty of the build is the firmware, can have the "wide open" (turbo) step back to a lower current level at whatever time frame you want, thus heavily reducing the current flow (thru PWM) to the emitter

would be able to give 5 levels if you wanted with a really nice moonlight mode for very long run times
What do you all think? :)
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