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Author Topic:   Barbolight's Apollo ACR penlight replica
Robert Pearlman

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posted 01-10-2018 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by spaced out:
...which I assume is reduced from the final "public" price of 125€ since he mentions a 16% discount.
For the benefit of those who are not receiving the updates through Kickstarter, per Barbolight (Javier Barbarin) the penlight retails at 105€ including shipping. The 16 percent discount offered to backers lowers that price to 88.20€ (or about $106 US).

Barbarin also mentions that all Kickstarter orders have shipped.

Most of them, USA, Europe and every other place, have arrived their destination. If they didn't is because of issues related to that shipment, and in the event of stolen or lost units, we will replace them at no cost, of course.
Barbarin also addresses the knurling on the penlight.
Originally posted by Larry McGlynn:
The knurling on the light and lens section is good, but to be precise it is one row of knurling off.
He says the knurling was based on the 1968 production run of the ACR FA-5.
We even made many knurling tools, until we found what we thought was the most accurate one, matching "knurling series" depth, height cut and size.

Could it be done better? Yes, it is always possible to improve, we even had the chance and studied the possibility of doing it using a conventional incandescent bulb... but we wanted to make something better. How would it be done back in 1968 if they had nowadays materials and technology? This could be another project...

spaced out

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posted 01-10-2018 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine was delivered today. I never owned an original so I can't do a direct comparison but as a modern functional flashlight inspired by ACR's classic it looks great to me.


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posted 01-30-2018 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was probably the last to receive them. But as they say: better late than never!

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