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Creations => Display Items => Topic started by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 09:59:41 AM

Title: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 09:59:41 AM
Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a mega tree topper that allows for a dense tree.  I love Boscoyos stuff, but it looks like James maxes out at 16 strings for a 180 tree.  What do you all like for dense trees that would allow for 20+ strings on a 180?

Thanks!

Russell


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Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: StickyWicket on March 09, 2016, 12:06:26 PM
http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm (http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm)

The QT3 Version of this HolidayCoro topper will do 32 strings in 180 degree.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: Skunberg on March 09, 2016, 12:43:00 PM
At that density you could double up on James. For 32 for 180.
Title: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 12:55:46 PM
I thought about doubling up, but didn't know if the smaller diameter of the topper would cause too much overlap to the point where it got to be a giant mess of pixels at the tip of the tree. 

That may not be a valid theory, though. 

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Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 01:43:18 PM
http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm (http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm)

The QT3 Version of this HolidayCoro topper will do 32 strings in 180 degree.


Cool deal, thanks!.  That looks like it would do what I am trying to do, although I absolutely loathe ordering from Holiday Coro when I can help it.  It may be the right tool for the job, though.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: pixelpuppy on March 09, 2016, 01:51:43 PM
That looks like it would do what I am trying to do, although I absolutely loathe ordering from Holiday Coro when I can help it.  It may be the right tool for the job, though.
I did a 24-strand 180-degree tree using the 15" RGB topper from ChristmasLightShow.com
http://www.christmaslightshow.com/rgb-tree-topper-standard-15-diameter.html (http://www.christmaslightshow.com/rgb-tree-topper-standard-15-diameter.html)
(http://www.christmaslightshow.com/images/P/RGB_Topper_Standard_med.jpg)


They also have a bigger one if you want to do more than 24 strands in a 180 configuration
http://www.christmaslightshow.com/rgb-hook-head-for-180-to-360-degree-mega-trees.html (http://www.christmaslightshow.com/rgb-hook-head-for-180-to-360-degree-mega-trees.html)
(http://www.christmaslightshow.com/images/P/RGB_hook_med_64.jpg)



Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: Daryle D on March 09, 2016, 03:21:58 PM
http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm (http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm)

The QT3 Version of this HolidayCoro topper will do 32 strings in 180 degree.


Cool deal, thanks!.  That looks like it would do what I am trying to do, although I absolutely loathe ordering from Holiday Coro when I can help it.  It may be the right tool for the job, though.

Although I have not set it up yet, I ordered the T2 topper from Holidaycoro.  It looks great and will meet my needs fine (16 strand 180 degree).  I haven't been doing this hobby for that long so I'm sure that there is a reason for the negative remarks I see regarding HC but I have placed 3 different orders with them and with the exception of 1 minor error that was resolved very quickly, I have been very happy with the products.
Title: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: StickyWicket on March 09, 2016, 03:38:15 PM
I thought about doubling up, but didn't know if the smaller diameter of the topper would cause too much overlap to the point where it got to be a giant mess of pixels at the tip of the tree. 

That may not be a valid theory, though. 

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This picture is the top of my QT2, it's not standing up vertically in the picture so the strings aren't exactly where they sit standing.

What I wanted to point out though was how close they are together at the top. You can't really get the stands any closer and still put pixels in the top row.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160309/d71a7721ebf0b408277c99a6a7deec34.jpg)
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: jnealand on March 09, 2016, 04:56:31 PM
I also used an HC QT2 topper last season.  I put 18 strands in a 180 config and it looked great. 
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 08:35:34 PM
Thanks so much for the pictures, guys...  Thats incredibly helpful!
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: russellmcfarland on March 09, 2016, 08:56:36 PM
http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm (http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm)

The QT3 Version of this HolidayCoro topper will do 32 strings in 180 degree.


Cool deal, thanks!.  That looks like it would do what I am trying to do, although I absolutely loathe ordering from Holiday Coro when I can help it.  It may be the right tool for the job, though.

Although I have not set it up yet, I ordered the T2 topper from Holidaycoro.  It looks great and will meet my needs fine (16 strand 180 degree).  I haven't been doing this hobby for that long so I'm sure that there is a reason for the negative remarks I see regarding HC but I have placed 3 different orders with them and with the exception of 1 minor error that was resolved very quickly, I have been very happy with the products.


Holiday Coros stuff is fine.  He is just overpriced (except for the very first presales) and he is quite a piece of work to deal with.  Most everyone in the hobby is very generous and kind, but David (HC) is pretty condescending and arrogant.  I've had that experience personally and it is not hard to find other people who have similar issues.  Heck...  He likes to publicly spar with customers on the Do It Yourself Christmas on a halfway regular basis.

Bottom line is that his products are fine and he definitely has the market cornered on being one of the more popular US resellers.  He markets a lot towards newbies and people who need things in a hurry.  I don't have a problem with any of that, but (in my opinion) he does have a crappy attitude and I hate to reward that with my dollars.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: garhett on March 15, 2016, 12:09:01 PM

Holiday Coros stuff is fine.  He is just overpriced (except for the very first presales) and he is quite a piece of work to deal with.  Most everyone in the hobby is very generous and kind, but David (HC) is pretty condescending and arrogant.  I've had that experience personally and it is not hard to find other people who have similar issues.  Heck...  He likes to publicly spar with customers on the Do It Yourself Christmas on a halfway regular basis.

Bottom line is that his products are fine and he definitely has the market cornered on being one of the more popular US resellers.  He markets a lot towards newbies and people who need things in a hurry.  I don't have a problem with any of that, but (in my opinion) he does have a crappy attitude and I hate to reward that with my dollars.

wow. never had that problem with him.  what I like is he is local to me and I deal with him instead of someone in China.  anything I have had a problem with David has taken care of as soon as I sent him the info he needed.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: lightsonlinden on March 15, 2016, 12:12:18 PM
I also used an HC QT2 topper last season.  I put 18 strands in a 180 config and it looked great.


Jim, what is the height on your 180 tree and how many pixels per strip and what spacing did you use?


What does the hardware set up look like at the base?


I am just staring to think how to build my tree for 2016 and I like your design.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: garhett on March 15, 2016, 03:31:26 PM
I also used an HC QT2 topper last season.  I put 18 strands in a 180 config and it looked great.

what spacing do you have between pixels?
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: jnealand on March 15, 2016, 04:00:55 PM
I don't know what the height of my tree is as I have never measured it.  I always just say it is about 18 or 19 ft including the star.  Take two 8ft strips on a diagonal,  use a base of 8ft diameter and add a 2ft star for the top.  The base is about 1 ft off the ground.  I use 3" spacing and each 16ft strip has 61 nodes with two strips connected together for 122 nodes per string and each string connected to an F16v1.  9 connections for strings and 1 connection for the star (100 nodes) so 10 connections out of 16 used with 2 12v power supplies.  The shorter tree is also 3" spacing using 30 nodes per strip with 4 connected together to make one string of 120

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXfAYg54dnM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXfAYg54dnM)

Construction photos
https://goo.gl/photos/LvjhfSCD9DpDihNV6 (https://goo.gl/photos/LvjhfSCD9DpDihNV6)
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: KewlWinter on July 19, 2016, 05:55:00 PM
I am running 16 strip 180deg tree.  It has a 5ft radius base and is 18.5ft tall with the 3D star on top.  I use a topper that is a hybrid of the QT2 from HC and a crank up hook head topper from Christmas Light Show.  This allows me to get maximum density and I never need a ladder!


Just cut out the center of the pixel topper, a 2-1/2" hole will do.  Then cut the hook head off the 4 supporting rods just below the band.  Thread the 4 rods about 2", put a nut and washer on each, slide the QT2 over the threads utilizing the guy wire holes, and put 4 washers/nuts to retain and tighten.
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: andyaz on July 19, 2016, 07:55:06 PM
I am using the ChristmasLightShow.com 15 inch top on 24 strands in a 180.


(https://scontent.fsnc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13590327_10201865509516088_6155487426871466236_n.jpg?oh=f2505d684b71b724aaf9b4c69c5ba0ef&oe=5821DDA7)
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: dmoore on September 08, 2017, 03:13:32 PM
http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm (http://www.holidaycoro.com/Pixel-Strip-MegaTree-Topper-p/750.htm)

The QT3 Version of this HolidayCoro topper will do 32 strings in 180 degree.


Cool deal, thanks!.  That looks like it would do what I am trying to do, although I absolutely loathe ordering from Holiday Coro when I can help it.  It may be the right tool for the job, though.

Although I have not set it up yet, I ordered the T2 topper from Holidaycoro.  It looks great and will meet my needs fine (16 strand 180 degree).  I haven't been doing this hobby for that long so I'm sure that there is a reason for the negative remarks I see regarding HC but I have placed 3 different orders with them and with the exception of 1 minor error that was resolved very quickly, I have been very happy with the products.


Holiday Coros stuff is fine.  He is just overpriced (except for the very first presales) and he is quite a piece of work to deal with.  Most everyone in the hobby is very generous and kind, but David (HC) is pretty condescending and arrogant.  I've had that experience personally and it is not hard to find other people who have similar issues.  Heck...  He likes to publicly spar with customers on the Do It Yourself Christmas on a halfway regular basis.

Bottom line is that his products are fine and he definitely has the market cornered on being one of the more popular US resellers.  He markets a lot towards newbies and people who need things in a hurry.  I don't have a problem with any of that, but (in my opinion) he does have a crappy attitude and I hate to reward that with my dollars.


Russell -


I'd like to better understand where we went off track with prior orders.  I show that 5 orders were made from December 2015 through March 2016.  It included off-spec net, a number of our "stuff boxes" of misc items sold at a discount and candy canes, Brilliant Bulbs, misc cables and such on a pre-sale order.  It appears we shipped all items well within their stated times.  I see no trouble tickets reported and I see 6 email replies we made to questions about designs (including for use with a Falcon) and that we had a phone call.  We even appear to have thrown in an additional discount.


I have no problem with people calling us out on things we've done wrong but what did we specifically do wrong in our prior communications or the way in which we handled this orders?  Please feel free to include any specific email content we may have written in this public forum.


Thanks,
David
HolidayCoro
Title: Re: Dense Mega Tree Topper
Post by: Greg Ogonowski on January 08, 2019, 01:56:45 PM
Looking for a 20" Mega Tree Topper (Winch Up) from Christmas Light Show.
They are currently Out of Stock, and am not sure if they will be available again.
Does anyone have one of these available?


Also, I believe it requires a larger Tree Pulley Head. I would need this as well.
I currently have the 15" version of all of this, but it is a bit tight for the 48 pixel strips we are using.


Thanks.
greg.