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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 12:38 am
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William Dunlap
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Here's the latest. I've finally selected a name for this range of fans. The "Super 8" explains a lot and may trigger memories of a past time when the home movies were made with a camera called the "Super 8".



So, eight inch, figure eight orbiter: Super 8. Note that it was fairly straightforward to select and make a logo for the cage. :D





This one is a bit different than the last. It has lamp parts like that one, but somewhat smaller, and taller.

I've used a new motor, a Packard 3.3 inch ventilator fan motor ala Nutone/Broan.
Very nice motor that is more compatible with the speed controllers that I use. The last one tended to get hot and when I've got some time, I will install one of these in the first one.


At 1500rpm with six wings, this puppy will stir some air just fine.


Also of note is a new finish I've devised. It is a mix of chemicals and dyes and the method of application and identity of the chemicals will remain a secret. 


I love it. Hope you all do, too.

Music is by Jean Luc Ponty. He doesn't mind if you use his music for background music on your youtube videos like so many other artists. 


Cheers,
Bill




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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 02:11 am
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Geoff Dunaway
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 Don't forget to mention the fan also sports an 8-s-wire cage. Awesome little creation   :up:

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 02:20 am
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David Allen
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I love it!  Also really love the finish you developed for this one. Hope to see more of that.

Thanks for showing it to us.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 02:33 am
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Robert Todd
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Beautiful workmanship.  I really like that finish.  And, I love the choice of Jean Luc Ponty.  One of my favorites since his 1978 release of Cosmic Messenger (yeah, I'm an old guy).

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 04:00 am
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Bobby Gaines
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Outstanding! Very Very Cool Fan!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 10:52 am
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John Trier
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Music is by Jean Luc Ponty. He doesn't mind if you use his music for background music on your youtube videos like so many other artists. 


Cheers,
Bill






Jon Anderson (lead singer for the group YES) collaborated with Jean Luc Ponty and made an album and toured for a short time.   I sent a fan message to him on FB and he responded.   He said, "Thanks".    BTW:  very cool fan(s).  

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 11:59 am
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David Kilnapp
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Wow! The mystery finish is striking! And the movement is so smooth - wonderful! How did you acquire this fan?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 12:55 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Very cool Bill, looks vintage and modern all at the same time.

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John Smalley
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great craftsmanship

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 Posted: Tue Mar 12th, 2019 03:46 pm
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Jeff Montgomery
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Love it!

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Cory Baughn
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It looks like a planet. You should consider naming these with planet names of your choosing.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 12:48 pm
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Tony Gilbert
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Amazing, and looks so 'right' that I can't believe figure-8 oscillators aren't common already.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 06:37 pm
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William Dunlap
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Thanks for the nice comments.
Turns out this fan is extremely efficient in what fans are supposed to do; cool you off. I have it set up about five feet from me in my studio office and basically it sweeps you head to toe. The cooling flow never leaves your body. I can take it for about five minutes before I have to turn it off, even on the lowest speed setting. Of course, it is winter and not that warm except during the noon hours.

With two of these going, there isn't a square inch in my office that isn't getting air movement.

Cheers,
Bill

Last edited on Wed Mar 13th, 2019 06:47 pm by William Dunlap

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