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Deploy Flashlight Replacement

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#1 Nerf Bros

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:42 PM

Yes, I know it's been done. But not to the Deploy, and not this cleanly. It's pretty easy, and a fun way to kill time. Some might right it off as a lame cosmetic mod but it does have a functional role beyond milsim lameness. I'll admit we have a major advantage over the majority of the nerfing community, we have a little chain of stores called Ax Man Surplus in the Twin City's area, where we can get supplies for ridiculously fair prices. The light I used set me back $3.50, most places that'd get you a one LED keychain light, but mine has nine and came with batteries. But if you have Harbor Freight Stores nearby I've seen coupons for free 7 LED lights there, and I saw a 2/$7 deal at Menard's recently on 7 LED lights, so keep your eyes open. Enough talk, onto the mod.
Supplies: (should mostly be obvious)
LED Flashlight with diameter 1 1/8" or less
Soldering Supplies
Dremel/Hacksaw
Craft foam
Wire (if you can't salvage the original)
Pliers
Hotglue
Steps-
1. Open up your deploy and remove the front clip assembly
2. Remove the Screws holding down the Battery and light assembly, pull apart the original light:
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3. Dissect your flashlight. I start by cutting it at the seam line, then 1/8th of an inch from the front to remove the lens. I used a pliers to remove the shiny silver piece, and then the Printed Circuit Board with the LEDs on it could be worked out the back.
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What you need to retrieve:
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4. Take that assembly and wrap it in craft foam. Then hotglue it into the original lens:
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5. Now the fun part- wiring. I tried to salvage the original wiring but failed at striping it. If you payed attention it should be obvious, but here's a diagram for reference
Closeup of battery box and light:
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Completed:
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My little bro did the soldering, but now I understand it better and could do it next time.
Test it and put it back together. And your done! yah!
Before:
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After:
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But that really doesn't show the awesome difference it makes. If I ever needed it in combat I actually could use it now.
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Super Clean
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Super awesome
Another reason to wonder why hasbro doesn't do it like this stock.
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#2 pjotrkuh

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

Dammit you beat me to it!! nice job!! I used etape instead of craft foam to center the led's...
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#3 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:19 PM

Dude(s)…nice. VERY nice. I always applaud cleanliness, especially when it actually adds significant improvement (I know, it’s a flashlight and not adding ‘real’ war functionality, still rules!)

I think I have a few of those flashlights, they were on sale for $2 at True Value. Mine usually use 3 AAA batteries, what did yours use?
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#4 Nerf Bros

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:16 PM

I think I have a few of those flashlights, they were on sale for $2 at True Value. Mine usually use 3 AAA batteries, what did yours use?


Forgot to mention that- it uses three AAAs like the stock light, so it was a direct solder in. A nine volt may be able to fit, but I didn't want to find a 4.5v resistor.
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