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Review of Billy's awseome 1.1w NDG7475 Custom Brass Masterpiece.

RB astro

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BadBoyBilly's a master at turning out some wonderful hosts & builds.
I own many of his creations as I'm such a big fan.
This is a mini review of one of my latest acquisitions from him.
The 1.1w NDG7475 Custom Brass 'Green Menace'.

Smooth awesome lines define this superb Brass build.
The host is approx. 160mm (6.3") long by 35mm (1.38") at it's widest (head).
A gorgeous Blue Volt Meter let's you constantly know the status of the two 18350's.

A single Stainless Steel Latching switch lays flush with the host, as does the Volt Meter, each in it's own perfectly recessed face on the body of the unit.
Beautiful !!
Such tight tolerances, a signature the defines and runs throughout all of Billy's work, gives this laser a rock solid feel in your hand with zero rattles or looseness in handling.

The weight and balance is perfect, one of the best of Billy's units that I've had the privilege of owning, but believe me it's tough to choose 'a' best one of Billy's, they're all fantastic.
I've put my own custom focus ring (made by Rich) which gives me effortless minute focusing ability, minimising the chance of burning my fingers.
This wonderful NDG7475, in a 20mm copper module, is powered by a 1.8 amp X-drive produces such a powerful green beam, I've named it "The Green Menace".
For most of the beam shots I had to fully defocus the beam to take a photo safely so as not to burn down my house. :crackup:
The only focused beam shot was the hallway shot.

I can easily run this around a minute without the host breaking a sweat.
Since it uses two 18350's, the host remains a perfect size to handle.
The host breaks down in two pieces and screws together perfectly taking ten full turns to lock the two pieces in tight and secure.

There really isn't much more that I can say about this beautiful build except to say that BadBoyBilly has never let me down.

Not by his service.
Not by his packaging and shipping.
Not by his immediate responses.
Not by his ingenuity and workmanship.
Not by his friendship.

He is always a pleasure to do business with.
Billy, sorry I took so long to do a review buddy but as you know, I'm a very busy man, but I never forget how you always treat me like a gentleman and a friend.

I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who is after a custom build to contact Billy and have a chat.
Billy is based in Australia and ships worldwide.

So here's the photos and some beam shots.
Please note that the batteries were not fully charged at the time of the photos.
I may add some night shots outside when the weather permits.

RB

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Fantastic laser RB---really nice--a cut above most----great photos.
One of BBBs best creations and efforts.
 
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Fantastic laser RB---really nice----great photos.
One of BBBs best efforts.
Thank you Encap, yep one of BBB's best, I agree.

Looks great!

How’s the divergence?
Cheers Gazen.
From my calculations, it's around 1.5mRad, I'm using a 3 element lens.

awesome build and very small host for that power,1w green is a stunning wavelength and power to have.enjoy your most visible laser :)
Thank you deadshadow.
Yes, it's stunning and most visible.

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Here's some night beams for your enjoyment guys, as promised.







RB

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Whoaa!!
Nice work BadBoyBilly & nice beam shots RB!!! :beer:

I'm glad to see you are "re-charging" the moon too.. :p
 

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hehehe, thanks Tero.
Yeah the moon needed a top-up.

:crackup:
 

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Looking good RB. Like the added volt meter makes it a unique and special build, not to many get built with that added luxury. The green and the brass color do go well together. Thanks for the look/see. Hat tip to BBB for such a fantastic build . :gj:
 
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I really like the small voltmeter....
BBB sure does nice work.

Jerry
 
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Same Jerry, it makes for a good way of knowing your battery level.
Amazing build, enjoy it Andrew. :beer:
 

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Incredible host! Those beam shots are great, too. All-around a superb example. Enjoy that beauty and thanks for sharing with us!!
 
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Very nice, RB, that's definitely a great addition to your collection; BBB does some gorgeous work! :beer:

Those follow-up beamshots are fantastic, good job! :yh:
 

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Beauty of a device you have there. I'm always impressed just how bright a watt of green is. I'm also impressed with the battery quality. They're under quite a load. Do you ever see the voltage dip when you turn on the beam?
 

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Hi, RB & BBB,
RB enjoy that big Green its awesome build. BBB great work keep em coming ..

Rich:)
 

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That's a well polished unit, I bet it feels nice in hand too. :beer:

I also have been drawn in by the allure of green photons and I have to say I am ready for more, imagine a 3w 520nm beam like we get from the 7875 in blue, dare I dream of a 5w green LD :D
 
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