Patience Flash !
Methinks he needs to finish it first . . .
How would a large(ish) (?48") satellite dish work with your DLGELC
(deep light gathering ellipsoidal light condenser)
Are they too shallow to use your current design ? would they need a different DLGELC or are they just not suitable ?
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I have completed the Fiberglass-ing and steel framing of the condenser reflector, and half the fiberglass layers and part of frame of the main reflector have been completed. I will wait a couple days before I attempt to remove the product from the 'mold'. :thinking:...Anticipation...
I have to subscribe to this thread! Great work so far! How much research and or theory was applied? Did you have a design on paper you thought might work, or are you more of a shoot from the hip kind of designer? Either way, I hope this sucker can light up a cloud!
EDIT: If this sounds like rubbish, please excuse me :drunk: I'll edit the post!
I remember my 60" CA mirror was very shallow as compared to most typical flashlight reflector depths. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe 6-8" over the 5' width.
Looking forward to this project!
When I was just a wee lad, my parents were probably going insane driving
me around to look at 60-inchers like yours!
Drawn to the flame.
Now look at us. A wonderfully crazy bunch having some serious fun.
LightSward, you may be crafting your project into a potential reflector kit
trust fund. You'll let us know where the ticket line starts?
lightsward, no chrome shops around you? I realize it's very hard to find a chrome shop, not to mention one that chromes stuff that isn't metal, but just curious why you are using reflective tape.
The bowls came out great! nice and smooth! Can't wait to see what the end result looks like :twothumbs