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"Propeller" Anybody ever do This?

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Has anyone ever made a "ground propeller" in the style of a mega tree? What I'm thinking is to form a propeller, for lack of a better term, on the ground around a tree with the spokes running out from the tree trunk. It could be sequenced similar to a mega tree sequencing. Just curious...

Thanks for your thoughts,

Tom

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If I am not mistaken, someone made a 'fan' a few years ago. Basically it was 1/2 of what you are talking about, and it stood vertically.

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Fan, yep, that's a better word for it. Although I was thinking about putting it flat on the ground and going completely around the trees.

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Tom

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Thanks, Keith,

That's (Gordonlights) pretty much what I had in mind except just using three colors, red, green an clear. I'm guessing that you could sequence them like you would a mega tree.

Tom

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Just remember, it's best to have a bit of a slope if you are going to do ground effects.

The further away people are, and the lower they are sitting in their car, the more the effect will 'smoosh' out.

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Do you think that you might wrap the light strings around a length of pvc or just stake the lights on the ground?

Tom

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"Just remember, it's best to have a bit of a slope if you are going to do ground effects. "

Either that or really tall vehicles or airplanes:p

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I did something similar last year. I have a sloping front yard and it worked out great. 20 foot mega tree with 12 slices and 12 channels for ea. of the three colors. spokes radiating out from the center of the mega 25 ft. with an additional 12 channels each color and at the end of the spokes 24 inch tall wireframe stars with 24 channels for ea. color. There are so many combination's and things you can do with it I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. I'll be using it again this year for sure.

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If I am not mistaken, someone made a 'fan' a few years ago. Basically it was 1/2 of what you are talking about, and it stood vertically.

Mnkyboy also does one each each (http://www.twodoglights.com/Videos.html). He's the XMAS flood covert operative. He has a nice "how to" as well. (http://www.twodoglights.com/How_To_.php)

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I did a "Propeller".......but on the house. It was cheap and had such good efect, I'm making more. I use the 30" candycanes from Wallmart. There just ziptied through holes in a piece of plywood. I use one LOR channel for each candycane. The photos should explain...............Mike

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I did a "Propeller".......but on the house. It was cheap and had such good efect, I'm making more.

That looks like a GREAT idea!

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NICE job i also remember seeing someone else use the candy canes to make a fan which also looked great

Blair

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