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jeffpn
01-01-2012, 05:03 PM
Time to start on my next model.

jeffpn
01-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Mode One, what scale would you like this to be?

Norton
01-08-2012, 09:53 PM
That is some beautiful wood on this bird!

Kmot
01-08-2012, 11:02 PM
It will be a challenge for the Major to replicate that wood finish I wonder?

jeffpn
01-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Only because I'm the one modeling it!! :eek:

uncle twist
01-09-2012, 01:25 AM
I have done some things in gimp with wood (as an experiment)that, I think that CS is very doable.

Maj. Numbskully
01-09-2012, 01:35 AM
................................... ;)

uncle twist
01-09-2012, 01:50 AM
That better be a huge bucket of popcorn Major.You have to share ya know ;) ;)

Maj. Numbskully
01-09-2012, 01:58 AM
If jeff can map it , I don't think it'd be that hard

jeffpn
01-13-2012, 11:50 PM
First progress shot. I was a a bit concerned about the wing cradle extrusion, but I think it looks reasonable.

willsonman
01-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Be sure to model the reflex into that airfoil. Its little details like that that tend to get lost on this sim.

jeffpn
01-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Reflex? You mean the concave underside of the wing? Way ahead of you!!!

willsonman
01-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Then put it in the physics too ;)

jeffpn
01-14-2012, 05:20 PM
Whoa!! I ain't there!!! :p

willsonman
01-14-2012, 07:20 PM
Sorry,... I mistook you for someone else... ;)

:rolleyes:

:D

J/K you'll get there.

jeffpn
01-15-2012, 08:39 PM
But I don't wanna go there!!! :eek:

Does this airfoil meet with your approval? :p (Extra points if you name it for me. ;) )

Maj. Numbskully
01-15-2012, 08:54 PM
As the first one had its wings borrowed from a Grunau
I would Imagine that it is the same airfoil as the Grunau ;)

jeffpn
01-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Yeah, I'll havve to check that out. I just don't remember that tapered wing, though.

willsonman
01-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Looks good. Nizz just uploaded one of these. let the toe-stepping-on begin! :D

Maj. Numbskully
01-16-2012, 02:20 PM
Nizz needs to start posting build threads or at least check and respond to the request thread and let folks know what hes up to before he or someone else starts modeling..........IMO

jeffpn
01-16-2012, 03:37 PM
I always wondered when that would happen.

Yes, I think he should state when he's picking up a request. At least my physics will be easy now!!

jeffpn
01-16-2012, 06:19 PM
I had a tough time with the tail boom. That took me forever!!! :D

jeffpn
01-16-2012, 09:29 PM
Maj., I think we lost Mode One, who requested this. What type of windshield do you want? There's 3 different setups on the 3-view.

Maj. Numbskully
01-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Lets go with the open cockpit..
planning a cockpit?...
if so I'd like to give it a wicker seat
I can CS and bump in the details if you map it accordingly

jeffpn
01-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Sounds good!

Maj. Numbskully
01-16-2012, 10:42 PM
just curious....
Are you doing the built up wing struts or just a plain round ones?

jeffpn
01-16-2012, 11:24 PM
I like the one that is see through. In fact, I'm wondering about baking in the see through on the wing (and struts), letting you do the ribs. Is there a reason not to do it that way?

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Opjose and 12oclockhigh:
Was this plane at the Udvar Hazy when we took our field trip there? I sure wish I would've grabbed a few more pictures!

Maj. Numbskully
01-17-2012, 12:31 PM
I would only be able to do the tops and bottoms of the ribs
and I think they would appear to "float" on the skin..with out any internal support
Those spars are pretty complicated I can see why you may not want to model them as the poly count would probably soar (sorry for the pun :p ) maybe you could simplify them ?
Second thought:
Are you thinking maybe you can model a outline of the spar(s) and give it Alpha and have me put in the spar details?........that may be possible
but would we not have the problem that occurs with 2 different alphas showing through each other .know what I mean?

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 12:37 PM
You misunderstood. I would bake the clear parts of the wing struts and wings, as shown in the above picture. Same way that I bake the canopy glass. There's components under the canopy that you color in our models. Same thing. There would still be internals in the struts and wings for you to color. Simplified, probably, like you said. Since the clear parts are pretty much perfectly clear, I think it'd work. It limits future CSs, but that's never been a concern of mine. I map for your CS.

Maj. Numbskully
01-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Got it

well it can't be perfectly clear or it will look like a skeleton
what about the clear on clear issue?

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 01:08 PM
It'll look just like canopies do. The shine will show that it's there. I was also wondering about the clear on clear issue, but the way I'm thinking, you won't need an alpha layer. Your work will be all solid.

Maj. Numbskully
01-17-2012, 01:47 PM
ok .............sounds like a winner :D

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 01:56 PM
I haven't specifically asked, but do you intend to do the scheme of the plane that's sitting on the ground, with see thru struts? That's what assuming.

Nizz
01-17-2012, 02:59 PM
keep up the great work, bro ! I used the same 3-Side-View :)

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Thanks Nizz.

I don't suppose any of my DC area buds could be talked into going to UH and grabbing a few reference shots? I'm particularly interested in the cockpit.

Maj., do you have an example of what the wicker seat should look like?

Nizz
01-17-2012, 03:16 PM
The Original CP is real simple but i'm not built it for free models ;)

Maj. Numbskully
01-17-2012, 03:26 PM
I wish I did , the only shots I've seen of it is the same as nizz posted above
I already have the wicker texture so we just need the basic shape

You said you preferred the one with clear wings thats sitting on the ground right?....thats fine with me.I love the built up spars we doing those?

jeffpn
01-17-2012, 03:49 PM
Built up spars? Check!

jeffpn
01-18-2012, 07:15 AM
Maj., it just dawned on me. If I bake in the clear part of the wing, you won't be able to do your bumpy thingy where the ribs are.

Maj. Numbskully
01-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Maj., you won't be able to do your bumpy thingy where the ribs are..
Funny...my girlfriend told me the same thing just last night ! :p

Ironic that I have to to answer with something else she said .......
Guess we'll have to do it the old fashioned way
:p :p :p

jeffpn
01-18-2012, 12:11 PM
I know, I know! If you want something done right...

(And you're aiming too high!) :p :D

Madratter
01-19-2012, 10:46 AM
I went looking for what shots I had of this when I visited UH. Unfortunately, this is all I have, but I figure I may as well post it. You never know when a slightly different view might be helpful. If wanted, I can post a higher resolution version of this file.

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 02:28 PM
Different views are always helpful ...thanks for posting that

jeffpn
01-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Here's the wing struts, Maj. I don't think you'll need to bump the clear part here. I'll leave it baked.

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Sure you dont have it rotated 90 deg.?

weird the shadow doesn't seem to match the profile ...........or is it just me? ........its been a long day

you mean bake in the entire strut ......not sure if thats a good idea or not as the wood tex needs to match

jeffpn
01-19-2012, 08:45 PM
This is the picture I used for reference. The clear part seems to be pointing backward. All of the solid parts will be mapped for you. I was referring to the acrylic covering that I would bake clear.

jeffpn
01-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Progress shots showing the canopy and the beginnings of the cockpit. I have not yet done the IP or the legroom. I will also probably modify the canopy, since it has polies on both sides. Prior experience tells me that's a bad thing. I'll address it later as needed.

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 09:00 PM
thats what I meant ...in the first screeny it does not look like its pointing backward (Like a wing)
the shadow does .....but not the strut?

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 09:03 PM
shouldn't it look more like this ...............

jeffpn
01-19-2012, 09:03 PM
Here's another pic.

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 09:38 PM
thats more like it , the other shot didn't show it well.............carry on

Maj. Numbskully
01-19-2012, 09:52 PM
maybe it needs a little more cord ?
I really like the strut mounting pin/connector :D

jeffpn
01-19-2012, 10:21 PM
I was thinking about stretching it a bit wider. I can do that.

jeffpn
01-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Maj., I made the spar a bit fatter. In the bottom view picture, the spar toward the left side is fatter. The one on the right is original. Does it look better?

flexible
01-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Jeff, post just the one strut, nothing else, in Wings. I will check it , then re-post.

Maj. Numbskully
01-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Can you post a side view like the other shot .....I'm thinking the clear parts could still be wider

If you look at the shot I posted about midway down the strut it looks like the clear/transparent part is 4-5 times as wide as the wooden leading edge of the strut.........thats what I'm seeing anyway

on yours is looks more like 1/2 n 1/2

jeffpn
01-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Mine is 1/2 and 1/2. It seems to me that it's that way on the one pic. Looking up at the top of the strut by the wing, it seems to be 1/2 and 1/2. I assumed it was that way the length of the strut. Wanna take a field trip with me? Meet you in DC. We'll find out for sure!

I'm working on the cockpit now.

Maj. Numbskully
01-20-2012, 10:04 PM
i take it your 3-view doesn't have built up struts

LOL I was looking for a 3-view that may show them
maybe it was a Freudian slip but I typed in 3-way ........boy did I get an eye full ! :eek: :p :p

jeffpn
01-20-2012, 10:09 PM
I'm using the 3-view that I posted in #23 (http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showpost.php?p=220219&postcount=23). Not that kind of specific detail.

flexible
01-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Consider this as the cross section of the strut.

brields
01-20-2012, 10:10 PM
i take it your 3-view doesn't have built up struts

LOL I was looking for a 3-view that may show them
maybe it was a Freudian slip but I typed in 3-way ........boy did I get an eye full ! :eek: :p :p

WOW! Initiating Face-Palm.... SMACK! :p

Maj. Numbskully
01-20-2012, 10:19 PM
would this help?

jeffpn
01-20-2012, 10:25 PM
I didn't even notice that pic, Maj. I only looked at that part for the different windshield. Okay, Okay, you guys win. Nobody likes my struts!!! :p

jeffpn
01-21-2012, 03:42 PM
More work in the cockpit.

jeffpn
01-21-2012, 04:37 PM
If it please the court...

Maj. Numbskully
01-21-2012, 04:49 PM
nailed it :D

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 08:50 AM
What's the green part of the stick? I'm thinking it's a lock, and would be removed for flight. I would also expect that the part you hold would rotate, the shape that it is. If it rotates something, I don't see what. Does it just move side to side for the ailerons?

dhk79
01-22-2012, 11:16 AM
It's just a brace. The Ailerons are controlled by a cable which goes around a flange on the yoke. The tubes through which the cable passes form the upright for the yoke and the green piece makes the two tubes into one rigid part.

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Does the yoke move forward and back for elevator control? I'm guessing it'd have to. Can the yoke be fully animated?

Looks like the 2 tubes with the green cap rotates to and fro, and the tube behind slides in and out of the other. If that's how it works, I can animate it. But man, do I want to? That'd be a couple (or more) pods.

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 02:21 PM
I have the elevator bones started. I'm using a method I haven't tried before. In previous models, I started with the entire object duplicated, and then shrank it a couple percent. Then I chopped away all the empty spaces, leaving only ribs and edges. The skin completely surrounded the bones.

For this one, I loopcut the clear skin area inside the surrounding solid edges off as one piece (2 counting the bottom side.) Then I extracted the faces where the ribs are located, sliding the rib width into place. This way, there is no complete ecapsulation by the skin over the bones. If anyone is interested in specifics, I'll give a little more detail.

Maj. Numbskully
01-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Now I get it !...I think :p
but that looks sweet :D

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 02:35 PM
Maybe this will help illustrate my method.

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 10:09 PM
I think I can animate the yoke. Not a deal breaker if I can't. It'll still look good in there.

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Or not. Look at the position of the piston just under the yoke. It's different every picture. I'd like to see it in action.

Maybe the first two pics are of one plane, and the third pic is another. I'm assuming the piston is locked to the green part in the third pic.

dhk79
01-22-2012, 10:35 PM
I think it is the same plane. Look at the glue spot at the two o'clock position and the pattern running down from the flange in the left.

And yes, I would expect your assumption that the elevator control works with a sliding action and the top connects to the same part is correct. It'd be nice to see a shot of that part from the side.

jeffpn
01-22-2012, 10:43 PM
Can I interest you in a trip to Udvar-Hazy? :D

a4magic
01-22-2012, 11:56 PM
I don't know if this web site will help you at all, but it has some detailed pictures as well as some cockpit pictures of a two seat Baby Albatross.

http://www.retroplane.net/soaring_museum/index.htm

Boof69
01-23-2012, 12:07 AM
I've color coded some parts to help me explain what I think I see going on here.

Sliding the red shaft in and out of the green tube could be how the elevator/rudder is operated . I can't see how the connection is made to go to the elevator/rudder. Pulling back on the yoke would accomplish this since the blue and green tubes pivots are different.
The cables I colored yellow run through the pulleys just in front of the green tube then up inside the blue tubes to run over a pulley that is directly attached to the yoke. Turning the yoke operates ailerons.

That's just my opinion though. Mechanically it seems sound though.

a4magic
01-23-2012, 12:12 AM
Well maby that part you colored red and green, Boof, is actually only a lock. Lokk close enough and you can see threads on it (perhaps to adjust ?). But now look at the picture I uploaded from that site of a two seater Baby Albatross. There is not one of those pieces.

Boof69
01-23-2012, 12:15 AM
True but that looks to be a completely updated control system from Jeff's pics. The column is way different.

Boof69
01-23-2012, 12:20 AM
I think your right. The green and red shafts are a lock. This is what the mechanism looks like at it's base. The cables do run up through the tubes of the column though.

Norton
01-23-2012, 12:22 AM
Yellow cables (Ailerons) Green and red rod (Elevator). I believe the elevator cable goes straight down from the green rod to a pulley and then to the back of the glider to the elevator. I have seen this configuration on other gliders before at the glider port up from my house.

Edit: See the big pulley in the center of the to rods? That should control the elevator.

The aileron cable goes up thru both rods in a continuous cable that is locked with a set screw of type's. at the top of the wheel inside.

Boof69
01-23-2012, 12:27 AM
that's what I said
I think your right. The green and red shafts are a lock. This is what the mechanism looks like at it's base. The cables do run up through the tubes of the column though.

Norton
01-23-2012, 12:46 AM
While I have never seen this glider up close I believe the red shaft pulls in and out of the green tube. You would have enough room to push full forward, look how close the wheel is to the dash anyway.

Being that this is a display, the wheel would be at a neutral position.

a4magic
01-23-2012, 12:53 AM
While I have never seen this glider up close I believe the red shaft pulls in and out of the green tube. You would have enough room to push full forward, look how close the wheel is to the dash anyway.

Being that this is a display, the wheel would be at a neutral position.
But you would still need a hinge for it(the green bar) to move correctly. With out a hing there, it would act as a support.

Norton
01-23-2012, 01:18 AM
Look at the top of the green tube. See how it is tapered out so that the red rod would not catch on it. The bottom of the green rod probably has a ball joint or slip joint of sorts inside of it.

The green tube is to stop peoples feet from getting caught up on the elevator cable. ;)

a4magic
01-23-2012, 01:32 AM
Look at the picture Norton posted, You can see a spot where somthing has scratched the wood up, (although these are two different aircraft) The green tube would be sitting right on that beam, between the two rudder cables. The pully for the elevator cable is visible at the base of the yolk. Also what would be the point of haveing that bar there? Plus there are thrads that are vissible on the red bar, going into the green pole.

But the final desition is only Jeff's. He can put it in if he wants to or not.

Boof69
01-23-2012, 01:38 AM
Check this post out. (http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showpost.php?p=220572&postcount=82)

jeffpn
01-23-2012, 07:24 AM
Wow. Quite a discussion. I appreciate everyone's input. I won't be including any pulleys or cables. I'm going to stick with what I've modeled so far for animation. The cables on the floor in front of the yoke seem to be for the rudder pedals.

Boof69
01-23-2012, 09:04 AM
I agree. That picture reveals all. I was way off on my first post.

dhk79
01-23-2012, 01:48 PM
Can I interest you in a trip to Udvar-Hazy? :D
Maybe. My corporate offices are not far from there. Email me a list of the pics you want and I'll see what I can do.

jeffpn
01-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Here's the mostly (or totally) completed tail section.

jeffpn
01-24-2012, 05:39 PM
Maj., it seems we have the requestor lose interest in another one of our models. The Albatross at the Smithsonian (which is my primary reference) does not have spoilers. Do you want them?

phrank
01-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Maj., I've seen to have a requestor lose interest in another one of our models.
:D Well, if you didn't take so darn long to cook that dinner..... :( :D

jeffpn
01-24-2012, 06:06 PM
This ain't fast food! It's slow cooked!! :p

Maj. Numbskully
01-24-2012, 08:20 PM
If you have the polys and the motivation sure ..probably not the answer you wanted to hear :p
I'd like to have spoilers but its up to you

jeffpn
01-24-2012, 08:25 PM
I already did the spoilers. I was thinking of taking them out! I'll leave them.

jeffpn
01-25-2012, 11:26 PM
Screwing around a little too much. This is the first time I've blown my poly budget. I'm somewhere around 22,500. :(

(Yes, I have ideas.)

Maj. Numbskully
01-25-2012, 11:35 PM
sure is nice looking though ! :D

Boof69
01-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Gorgeous. Very smooth transitioning, very well done intersections of parts. The render does it some real justice too. A+ :)

jeffpn
01-26-2012, 09:42 PM
I'm just under 18k now, with a little tweaking to go on the spoiler area. I think I'm fine. I was able to get rid of alot more polies than I thought I could. It's almost like I had dual objects that I found and deleted.

Kmot
01-26-2012, 10:47 PM
How is this going to get launched, typically?

Maj. Numbskully
01-26-2012, 10:51 PM
Typically...
RC :bungee
On a slope by hand
RC tow would also be possible

Full size :Tow

jeffpn
01-28-2012, 11:08 AM
And the rudder pedals. As it stands right now, I have 400 polies to make a CMesh. I have enough polies to steal, though.

jeffpn
01-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Mapping an egg is no easy task, depending on where you want your stretching or distortion to be. My original plan was to map it in quarters: upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right. This looks good in the broad section, but there's a problem with where the upper meets the lower, as shown in the first picture. (Left side/right side mapping would produce stretching on the top and bottom.)

On this particular model, the Maj. is doing (I hope and I think) the scheme of the plane sitting in the Smithsonian. I like the wood grain look, and that model was my primary real world reference during the build. Look at how the wood (second picture) is sectionalized. It's a sliced pattern mostly, from the front to the back of the fuselage. Look at my wireframe, (third picture). Note the slices? I can map on those. That would eliminate the stretching issues I got in my first attempt. Maj., I can map it however you want. What do you think? Don't forget to consider the _N and _S maps. The downside is future CSs would be difficult. I've never been too concerned about that. Map for the primary scheme - that's my motto.

Maj. Numbskully
01-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Not being a modeler or UV unwrapper its hard for me to visualize what the 3rd pic will look like on the finished map
can you apply the abc grid as in the first pic
??...maybe then I can tell

so the red lines are showing where you are cutting the fuse up... correct?...are those red lines where vertical panel line are supposed to be ?
or just where you NEED to cut the fuse up?

abaser
01-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Welcome to my world. You're having the exact same problem I had on the Electra nacelles.

jeffpn
01-30-2012, 09:56 PM
Yes, the red lines (and other lines appropriately spaced) are where panel lines can be. The red lines are just selected edges, the black lines. The mapped edges do have to be on the black edges, wherever they are. I haven't mapped it that way yet. I just worked up a sample. This is by no means final, but hopefully it will illustrate my idea.

Maj. Numbskully
01-30-2012, 11:20 PM
That looks like it'll work..

jeffpn
01-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Cool! You can call the scheme "Summer Sausage" 'cuz that's what it'll look like on the map! :D

Maj. Numbskully
02-01-2012, 09:23 PM
That'll work nicely jeff

jeffpn
02-01-2012, 09:35 PM
Cool! I guess it won't be summer sausage after all.

Maj. Numbskully
02-01-2012, 09:48 PM
Nope .................roasted Albatross

jeffpn
02-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Here's a WIP of the beginning stages of mapping, Maj. Notice the wing frame with the clear area below it. (This is the top and bottom of one wing, not the left and right of both.) In order to save space on the map, I can shrink the clear part down to fit inside the hole it belongs in, so that there's a gap between the two. If I put the panel below the frame, I can probably fill the center area with other smaller parts of the model. The panel will be clear and bumped, and the frame will not, right? I don't think the frame would be bumped, would it?

I've broken this model down into more parts than I usually do. Most of the framework will be stacked, with a woodgrain texture to define it, in some area of the map.

I can also mirror the panels, if you want. Of course, there can't be any writing or other asymmetry on them. Let me know.

Maj. Numbskully
02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
First let me say the new way to look at thumbnails SUCKS I cant even zoom in using Ctrl and the wheel :mad:

I'm confused (whats new:p) if I cant bump the frame (Non-clear areas) how am I to put wood grain on them ?
the only place I would need to bump on the frame(non clear areas ) are panel lines where wood pieces butt
,
The panel (clear areas) can be mirrored , actually everything on the wings could be mirrored
yes you can leave the clear panels separate from the frame
but I prefer them at the same scale as the frames

I don't foresee any text anywhere on the Scheme I plan , other than in the cockpit so thats not an issue
and also really don't think many will want to make CSs for this bird any how
its not an extra or edge or warbird and CSs aren't that different in the RW Albatrosses that I've seen anyhow other than wood with solid painted shapes/graphics

Boof69
02-12-2012, 07:53 PM
First let me say the new way to look at thumbnails SUCKS I cant even zoom in using Ctrl and the wheel :mad:

I'm confused (whats new:p) if I cant bump the frame (Non-clear areas) how am I to put wood grain on them ?
the only place I would need to bump on the frame(non clear areas ) are panel lines where wood pieces butt
,
The panel (clear areas) can be mirrored , actually everything on the wings could be mirrored
yes you can leave the clear panels separate from the frame
but I prefer them at the same scale as the frames

I don't foresee any text anywhere on the Scheme I plan , other than in the cockpit so thats not an issue
and also really don't think many will want to make CSs for this bird any how
its not an extra or edge or warbird and CSs aren't that different in the RW Albatrosses that I've seen anyhow other than wood with solid painted shapes/graphics

Once the image viewer comes up click on the picture and you will get a new window load. At first I liked the new viewer but it seems buggy now. All the pics are cropped until the second time through the viewer. They have allot of maintenance to do tomorrow morning.:rolleyes:

jeffpn
02-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Maybe the frame would be bumped. It does look that way. Honestly, I forget what my thought process was earlier. There is text on the fuse top front.

Maj. Numbskully
02-12-2012, 07:55 PM
thanks boof .............much better:D

Maj. Numbskully
02-12-2012, 07:56 PM
ya .....I knew that text was there
but did not mention it as we were only talking about mirroring the wings

flexible
02-14-2012, 12:01 PM
Found another Albatross

jeffpn
02-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Nice!

jeffpn
02-19-2012, 12:22 AM
Finally, I have the mapping done. Not my favorite thing to do. Now, on to the next step.

jeffpn
02-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Yesterday, I put the Bowlus through Max, and into RF. I got it flying decently well. My computer has been acting warm lately, so I opened it up to get rid of the dust. I've resigned myself to the fact that that needs to be done every few months. I put it back together, and it wouldn't power up. Turns out that the power supply went belly up. I am going to buy one through the company that analyzed it for me. The power supply tests okay, but won't perform under load. Made it hard for me to diagnose. I'll be a week or two before I get back to modeling. They don't stock 750W supplies. I shouldn't have any data loss. That's the good news!

willsonman
02-20-2012, 11:10 PM
My 1200W PSU was the best $300 I've ever spent. Using it for 6 years now.

Madratter
02-20-2012, 11:14 PM
My 1200W PSU was the best $300 I've ever spent. Using it for 6 years now.

Wow. You running a refrigerator with it? :cool:

jeffpn
02-21-2012, 08:07 AM
My 1200W PSU was the best $300 I've ever spent.
Ooh. New thread idea. "Best $300." Wait. That might not be family appropriate!:D

willsonman
02-21-2012, 10:42 AM
Hehehe. I used to be running some serious equipment but I've scaled back over the years. Used to run multiple graphics cards, Peltier cooling with Water block, fans galore, etc etc... needed the PSU at the time. Now my system probably draws 350W at the wall. She still runs great. I swear by thermaltake computer gear now. I have an armor case, used their watercooling gear. God stuff.

jeffpn
02-21-2012, 08:00 PM
Back to the grind now. She's working again! And willsonman, it was a Thermaltake that failed. Now I have a 850 watt Corsair. The price was right.

willsonman
02-21-2012, 10:46 PM
Well put my foot in my mouth! Corsair makes some good ones too. Mine is a toughpower series. dunno if it makes a difference but glad to hear you got it all sorted out.

jeffpn
02-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Toughpower. Yup, Mine too!! :p

Maj. Numbskully
02-22-2012, 08:46 PM
:p:p Well thats both feet ...what next ?:p:p
just razzin wilsoman:p

Maj. Numbskully
03-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Well got a start on the Bowlus today
Heres the not yet bump mapped "See through" wicker seat

Boof69
03-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Very cool. :)

jeffpn
03-04-2012, 11:35 PM
Nice Maj. Helluva idea you had there!!

Maj. Numbskully
03-04-2012, 11:38 PM
Ya I'm glad you .........ehem .........I thought of it
:p:p
worked out nice heh

jeffpn
03-04-2012, 11:45 PM
Yes it did/will!

Maj. Numbskully
04-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Back to the Bowlus............