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Old 22-02-2010, 06:07 PM   #16
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Tibery - they're not solar panels, they're mirrors.
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Old 24-02-2010, 08:34 PM   #17
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Outta Time!

Well, I've hit the 4 hour mark.

I still had some hydraulic cylinders and doors to add, but this is it. I lost some time experimenting with the original ice skates and concentrator supports. Lessons learned.

Added rear exhaust, forward ladders, railings, and concentrator support legs.

Polygons: 1,650,000

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Old 24-02-2010, 08:50 PM   #18
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More Ortho Goodness as Clay renders.
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Old 24-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
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then the maximum efficiency would be if the sun in zeniteb otherwise would be a big part of the radiation pass.
But the enormity of the project certainly impressive))
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Old 24-02-2010, 09:50 PM   #20
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then the maximum efficiency would be if the sun in zeniteb otherwise would be a big part of the radiation pass.
But the enormity of the project certainly impressive))
Certainly, but that is true of any solar powered vehicle. In this case, the mirrors can rotate and pitch to track the sun as it transits the sky, keeping the reflected sunlight focused on the collector. If the sun is low in the sky, part of the machine will be in shadow, and the rest of the reflectors would project a smeared reflection on the collector.
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Old 25-02-2010, 12:42 AM   #21
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Starting to Drill

Just a rough texture job of what it would look like in the field.
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:35 PM   #22
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Rear end

And last but not least, the wire frame details.

A view of the rear.
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:37 PM   #23
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The Front

The front end in wire-frame
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:38 PM   #24
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Mirrors

Mirror Detail in wire-frame.
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:40 PM   #25
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Concentrator Detail

Concentrator detail in wire frame.
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #26
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Final Wire Frame

Final Wire Frame - 3 quarter view.

And I am done.
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Old 26-02-2010, 04:22 AM   #27
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Nice concept....

Good job!
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like the concept very much, is original, and like the idea of mirrors.
Nice details to. It's one of the huge machines from here, it would be nice an big render with all of this biggies and the small ones near them
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #29
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The sheer size of this makes it impressive. But yeah i like the idea of having the mirrors to reflect the light to the central solar concentrator.

Nice concept and really good execution!!
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