|Hydraulics at "O" is being discussed in the ControlBooth Stage Management and Facility Operations forum; Other than the orchestra pit and maybe a scissor lift , how many have hydraulics in your theatres? I thought ...|
All of our linesets were hydraulic, before they were replaced a year and a half ago with an all-new electric system. We have something like 34 linesets.
We've got a pallet jack. Does that count?
HowStuffWorks "How Hydraulic Machines Work"
If you've watched construction equipment - backhoes for example - you've seen hydraulically powered equipment.
Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach, CA
Always remember: Pillage first, then burn.
Hm... the only thing that I can think of is the swell box on the Organ... Oh, wait... that's pneumatic. Does that count?
Long-lost CBer... stupid college taking up all my time...
I know it's not hydraulic, but if anyone has worked with spiralift systems, I'd be interested in hearing their thoughts about them versus hydraulics.
Sean R. McCarthy
Nothing other than our genie on which the hydraulics recently burst so I havnen't one and some lamps that need replacing for a show on Thursday. Yup, it sucks.
I have a question, how do you aim lights when you have an electric that comes down? Wouldn't you have to move it constantly? Maybe I'm missing something.
bounce focus" or "yo-yo focus": Bring in the pipe, make adjustments, fly to trim, repeat until satisfied, or until you give up from frustration.
For a better and clever alternative, see http://mvhsperformingarts.com/?q=node/13, courtesy of CB Sr. Team Member Emeritus, dwt1.
Hydraulics? Well, we've got a weelchair lift down to the pit. Other than that, we have access to a scissor lift and a smaller genie lift, both of which I'm pretty sure use hydraulics. When we can't get a hold of the lifts, which is pretty often, we do a yo-yo focus. The more often you have to do it, the better you get at it. Go figure.
Pshht, Genie lift.
Get some excercise, climb a ladder.