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Old 10-29-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Just Bought a Flashlight...

I just bought a flashlight - a very big, 70 pound, 100,000,000 candlepower flashlight. I am so excited to get it and start playing with it that I just have to tell everybody!
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Speaking of flashlights

I'll dig up a photo of my carbon-arc searchlight....

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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I am already on CPF - you have a Carbon-Arc light?!? COOL!!! maybe my next acquisition!!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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How many "D" Cells to power that thing?
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:28 PM   #5
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Hi, tell me a bit about it.. what is the power source? What are/were these generally used for?
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How many "D" Cells to power that thing?
well, I think at least 1100 wired in series-parallel should do the trick for a few minutes.....
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #8
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Hi, tell me a bit about it.. what is the power source? What are/were these generally used for?
This baby will need 22-28 volts DC supply @ 58 amps (give or take) plus a 120v A.C. source for the igniter. Total power is about 1600 watts - bright for a short-arc xenon tube.
This was a surplus military light used for illuminating whatever needed. It has an black I.R. filter for night vision use as well.
I am wondering how cool it would be to mount this on our motorhome.......
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What I'd do, and I know its terribly wrong, is post over at RV net inquiring about what kind of contractor generator would power it for use on your camping trips. Why not stir the hornets a little?
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I can easily power this with 1 Honda EU2000 - and I have 2 of them with a parallel kit.
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I have a desert property I can pretty much do as I please, make noise as I want, etc. So I used to stir the pot over there once in a while about my 4 kw sound system. Of course people assumed I was camping in a quiet campground and let me have it!
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Well......on my 40 acre property - I also can do pretty much as I damned well please! Including illuminating my little flashlight. As long as I do not illuminate planes on the Mustang 5 approach, I am good.... That plus I will let the sheriff and volunteer fire dept know I am lighting this baby so they can deal with the calls that are sure to come in.
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I am wondering how cool it would be to mount this on our motorhome.......
Hi, it would be cool to mount this on your motorhome, facing backwards, for the vehicle behind you with his high beams on.
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