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BA777
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Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi everyone,

Could anybody recommend a very small yet powerful torch that I can put in my flight case to use for walkarounds at night please?

Thanks

BA777
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 2:45 pm

I use a nice 2 watt LED torch. Found it at my local home improvement store. It runs on 3 AAA batteries no longer then my hand. Fits nicely in a pocket so should sit in you flight bag with no issues.
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 2:52 pm

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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 3:44 pm

Quoting BA777 (Thread starter):
Could anybody recommend a very small yet powerful torch that I can put in my flight case to use for walkarounds at night please?

Hi BA777

I would recommend the Fenix PD30 led flashlight.

http://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-pd30.html

I have this and use it all the time in my daily maintenance work. It's a great rugged little flashlight(torch).

Cheers,

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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 4:32 pm

I would recommend this one:
LED LENSER® P7
http://www.zweibrueder.com/ENG/produ...rformance/html_Pserie/p7.php?id=p7

the official price is about 100$
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 4:34 pm

Streamlight scorpion. LED, powered by two cr123a batteries. Battery life in my use, has been 1.5 to 2 hours before I notice a output drop off. Used it almost every night at work for the last couple of years.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=34
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 8:58 pm

Definitely the Led-Lensers...

I've got a very small one, key-chain sized... You'll be amazed how bright they are.

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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Mon May 09, 2011 9:22 pm

Consensus: get a LED powered light. I have an older, switchable Slimline model with a bright, powerful Xenon bulb and red LED lights, but the Xenon bulb eats batteries; batteries that are expensive: CR123As
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Tue May 10, 2011 2:13 am

I use the Fenix LD20 with AA rechargeable eneloop batteries. Didn't want to have to worry about buying C123s or whatever they are.
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Tue May 10, 2011 4:27 am

Quoting BA777 (Thread starter):
Hi everyone,

Could anybody recommend a very small yet powerful torch that I can put in my flight case to use for walkarounds at night please?

Thanks

BA777

I had to check the OP's nationality. In the US a torch would probably banned from the flight line, even if they were having a polynesian luau.
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Tue May 10, 2011 12:58 pm

Allow me to put in another vote for a Streamlight product. Mine is the StingerLED, and I absolutely love it.
Very robust construction, and a couple hours of run time on a charge. That's with the beam set on full strength- if you put the torch on either the 'low' or 'medium' setting, it will last longer.

And, I believe they come with a lifetime warranty. Double check that, but I'm pretty sure mine has one.
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Tue May 10, 2011 1:17 pm

The Surefire ones are fantastic.....Go with LEDs.

http://www.surefire.com/
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 8:43 am

Check out the Quarks from 4 Sevens, they have a wide range of lights to fit your needs. Nice thing about them is the user interface. Take the Quark Turbo X, on high you have 450 lumens, and in the lowest mode .3 lumens, there are two other settings in between so you have whatever intensity you need in a light that's only 5.2" long, .86" around the body and 1.5" around the head. If you need a smaller light, they have them all the way down to a 2"x .75" light that puts out 180 lumens.

I have a few of these 4 Sevens lights, and they are a good deal for the price IMO.

http://www.4sevens.com/index.php?cPath=297_306
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 1:12 pm

This is what I use. Great because it is solar rechargeable.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/58403?feat=2-SR0

A few hours in the sun and it is charged for hours. And, its only 25 bucks!
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 7:57 pm

Fenix PD-20 is great because it uses AA batteries which are buy far the cheapest and most readily available either alkaline or rechargable. I used to use it as my primary light for maintenance but I now use a 1000 LM CREE MC-E Mini LED Flashlight. It uses 18650 li-ion rechargables. The light, a battery, and a charger is less than $100. 1000 lumen light will light up the top of the vertical stab on a 747 like it's daylight.
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 8:02 pm

I use this guy:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...000000510775&WT.z_mc_id1=156027822

Very bright, more than lights up the top of the 170 and it uses AA batteries. Well worth the $30.
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 10:53 pm

great performance for the price.


Coast LED Lenser 8607 Focusing LED Flashlight L7

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FXD3DU
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Wed May 11, 2011 11:44 pm

Mini LED maglight... it'll light up the top of the tail of a 767, costs 14 dollars, and runs off of 2 AA batteries. Best flashlight I've ever had, and I'm too cheap to pay more than 20 dollars for a flashlight.
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Fri May 13, 2011 3:31 am

I wouldn't use a torch because it gets soot all over the underside of the wings and in the wheel wells.
 
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RE: Torch For Walkarounds

Fri May 13, 2011 5:37 am

Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 18):
I wouldn't use a torch because it gets soot all over the underside of the wings and in the wheel wells

Ok I'll bite in friendly US/UK banter:-

......But if you used a 'flash'light instead wouldn't the strobing effect be awkward ?  
...I watched c-beams glitter in the dark by the Tanhauser Gate....

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