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12x SureFire C3 Build! [Pic Heavy]

Ra1nfade

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This is a Host that I've had my eye on for awhile. Its a SureFire C3 Centurion Kustom. It also has a cermaic phospherescent coating. It came with an aftermarket McClicky tail switch preinstalled and is gaurenteed to handle 5A. :)

The barrel has been bored to accept 18mm batteries and this build takes 2x 18500 AW IMRs

I used a Jib Drive that was built to ouput 444mA :) This was my first build using a linear driver and Im very pleased with the way this build has turned out :)

Pretty much standard with a harvested 12x SF-BW512 sled and a Jayrob G1 otpic and ended up oupting a stable 637 mW :D

The heatsink was modeled after LazyBeam's HS in his 14500 445 build and with his permission I modeled mine similarly :)

I made two separate peices, beacause the lens assembly contained a bezel that held the lens a made a custom lens peice to take its place.

Here are some pictures of the build.

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Heres a picture of the lens facade custom machined to create the depth that the lens created.

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With talking to GBD, I leaned more towards creating a modular host in which later if I decided to create another module I could easily swap between a 12x and a 445.

I also like to reuse parts in my builds, so with needing a positive contact spring I turned a AA maglite into what I needed. I bored that receiving end of the HS to accept the isolating cap and the used the "Do Not Remove" plug to keep it in place ;)

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Here are some shots of the host fully assembled.

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Shot of the GITD Coating :D

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Output on my Laserbee USB LPM

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and now some beamshots ;) I will upload some more once it is dark, I just put the finishing touches to it this morning.

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:thanks: for looking and a special thanks to Lazybeam and GBD for their help and contributions to my build and also to the builders of the components that make it happen :beer:


Here are some more appropriate beamshots :)

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While I was taking these shots I noticed that a hole was burnt in my chair in the kitchen... 30 feet away lol

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Outside beamshot

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Very nice job man, The way that host's coating glows in the dark really fits the wavelenth of the laser :)
You know I apprecaite good machining, +1 for you! :p
 
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Very nice job, host and photos :gj:

What is the duty cycle, and What is the current consumption? please
 

Ra1nfade

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I havent measured the current consumption yet, Duty cycle from when I LPM'd was on for one minute. I ran another 2.5 minute cycle and checked the heat (by touch) and it was just barely starting to warm and the driver was still cool.
 

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Ok, and If you get a duty cycle of 2.5 min. for this laser without being too hot, I think is truly excellent.

Nice work :beer: I like very much your laser.
 

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countersunk hole looks nice with the ribbed aixiz lens nut reflecting. Host itself is quite a beaut'! Nice work.
 

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Thanks chip :) I try to choose hosts that leave an impression ;)
 
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Thats a stunner.:) THE GITD is Awesome. It Solid.

Epic build. I love those Designed heatsinks.!!!!

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Edit: I must of Reped you earlier. It wont let me know.:(
 
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Thanks :) I wanted to have a host that stood out a little bit ;)

I took it outside to let the sun's UV hit it and I could see it glowing in a lit room when I brought it back in :D

lol Thats ok the +++ is good enough for me :beer:
 

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I bet the back-scatter in a dark room of the 12X could be enough to charge that glowbody :)
 

Ra1nfade

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In the right area it will, ie. white wall with pretty close proximity to the host :)

OP updated with some better beamshots ;)
 

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Thats an awesome host. And i love the heatsink design with the driver tray. Awesome work man +rep
 




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