Bob, I just received a True 5 a couple days ago, with different performance characteristics that what you described, apparently a new design using a module that is threaded on the end (looks like it may be using one of those newly-released 3-piece screw-together DX Modules that we have been having so many problems with lately here -)
I was wondering if any of the three units you reviewed has a threaded-end module, and if so, how did you safely remove it from the host, and did you notice any performance differences from the older smooth-case module design?
I followed Bob's instructions on taking these apart and setting the current. I guess I don't quite have the right touch, as I totally destroyed the pen in the process. But the module works great at 290ma. However the divergence is kinda bad, and I need to focus the lens. Bob suggested soaking the lens assembly in alcohol, which I am trying now. Thanks Bob!