fly system

  1. Sara Myers

    Registration is now open for TOP Flight 2020 with Vertigo™ Flying Effects & Theatrical Rigging!

    Registration is now open for TOP Flight 2020 with Vertigo™ Flying Effects & Theatrical Rigging! TOP Flight is an annual multi-day workshop which trains technicians, operators, and performers to install flying systems, operate flying equipment, and conduct flight choreography. In the past...
  2. Graham Darnell

    Flying in and out

    At my high school we are wanting to do The Wizard of OZ and want to fly in and out Dorthy in the hot air ballon and Glenda the good in her bubble. We have a manual fly system with about 16 batons (including draps) with our four electrics on their own electronic fly system. Just wonder how we...
  3. Allana

    2 loading galleries - physics and safety Q

    My theater has both an upper and lower loading gallery. On install, the JR Clancy rep told us to distribute 2/3 of the weights on the upper loading gallery and 1/3 on the lower. From a physics perspective, does this weight distribution actually effect whether the system is "in weight"? This...
  4. A

    Fly System Renovation

    Hello, in my high school our fly system is almost 60 years old, completely original to the school. Unfortunately with the recent renovation that took place they did absolutely nothing to the fly system. I've been told it had been inspected when the renovation took place and it is deemed safe...
  5. tdtastic

    "Sunken Arbor Well"....or Basement Bricks How Come?

    Random question: I was on a site tour of a new facility the other day that's still in the concrete-pouring phase, but when looking at the stage house I was told they are preparing for a rigging system that will allow the arbors to pass below stage level into a basement pit. I've only ever...
  6. M

    Rigging a traveling hard flat. HELP!

    HELLO EVERYONE!! I recently started working at a theater that does not have a fly system but there is plenty of dead hang space, including three traveling curtains. My question is, would it be possible to remove the curtains from their track and attach hanging, hard flats instead? I am trying to...
  7. N

    Tension Block Issue

    Hello, I was looking for some advice on a tension block problem I have been having with my main curtain. very recently and within a very short time frame the tension block on my main curtain is capable of being lifted by simply pulling the rear line out toward the operator. I have inspected the...