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    the Christmas tree

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Nice, very nice.

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Speaking of Christmas trees. If you have one, post a pictue. Here's ours.

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Here's our "holiday star" (with a little drone action thrown in):

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    That's a neat Christmas star - did you build that yourself or was it off the shelf?
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    Re: the Christmas tree

    I designed it and had a welder friend assemble most of it (out of aluminum). I wired it all (which took the most time). I also designed the control circuit (for the 3 zones so-as to make it pulsate), and then I found a guy that makes the very same thing for cheaper than I could assemble all the parts!
    I had originally hoped it could be seen from very far away... but it's just not that bright (maybe 1 mile). I then thought I'd switch to much brighter lamps (like car head-lights), but all that would be too heavy and the amperage needed would make wiring (and switching) difficult.
    Still, it works. I can also vary the speed of the pulsation as well as reverse it.
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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Mark - that's a very cool Christmas star. Well done!

    (But I hope you're not anywhere near any airport runways ...)

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Mark - that's a very cool Christmas star. Well done!

    (But I hope you're not anywhere near any airport runways ...)

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    LOL "United 2205, on final for runway 27"

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    Re: the Christmas tree

    Technically, I'm not supposed to fly and night... and it's very difficult to fly in the dark. This was a very limited flight.
    Without any light, the forward and downward sensors don't work, and when one shoots video the beacon light turn off so the darn thing disappears!!! Very unnerving.
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