Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sunwayman V10R Titanium Disassembly and Ti+ Update!

Ok, some of you may be wondering why it's such a big deal to get this light apart, others know how bad it really can be. The V10R has so much loctite in the threads that people have bent their lights trying to get it open. I did not want to be one of those people, so I didn't try to open it. Well, Veleno Designs released a new cooling fin with 12 tritium tubes in it (Which is really cool), and as it replaces the regular cooling fin you have to take the light apart. Methods for taking the light apart vary from making Delrin blocks to fit the light, rubber straps, dipping it in boiling water, wood, aluminum, all kinds of crazy stuff. I actually was boiling the water when my idea came to me. What is it you say? Well, I am paranoid about breaking my light, and water in the electronics is a good way to do it, I didn't want to accidently open the battery tube and have boiling water flood the electronics so I taped the tube to the head of the light with electrical tape. Then I thought "Hey, why can't I just tape the heatsink to the bezel and twist it off? It would give me better grip!" I was actually going to do that and still dip it but use the tape when it really hit me, just twist it and see! So...
I twisted...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

XM-L Sunwayman V10R Ti+!

Lightjunction has a pre-order up for the new Sunwayman V10R Ti+! It's the long awaited Titanium version of the V10R XM-L. The V10R XM-L is currently only available in aluminum with a black finish, or if you were very lucky in one of the AE Inferno Red editions (89 made) or V10R Ti2's (Black or Gold, 89 of each IIRC). However the AE edition was not Titanium, and the Ti2 had some problems with the gold finish (scratched up quite visibly) as well as most people not liking the tint of the U2 XM-L. The light it supposed to be available March 25th which sucks because I will be unavailable from March 21st until at least May 21st. (I also miss The Hunger Games, which I was looking forward too...). Either way, I still pre-ordered it and the AA Extender. Here are the pictures off of Light Junctions site:

Friday, January 13, 2012

My EDC Collection

This post will be continually updated at my discretion pretty much for linking to, so feel free to ignore what I'm saying and look at the pictures. That being said I'm going to try and keep an up to date list (with pictures) of all my EDC Gear with a section at the bottom for sold gear, and one beyond that for my pathetic attempts at photography. I will split it into sections and try to organize it, but no promises if a knife winds up between two flashlights. Also, while I am a knife and light guy, I do like guns so whenever I get one of those (If I still run this blog) a new section will pop up. The links run to my reviews of them or where they popped up on here and if it doesn't have a picture I'm either working on it or I really don't care. Some don't have reviews for obvious reasons and some things I just plain left out.

On to the crap!