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Old 10-19-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hello all!

I am trying to make a flying system for one person, and I was just wondering if any of you had any advise!

I found this google book:
http://books.google.com/books?id=B4a...cover#PPA68,M1

It is definitely giving me some ideas, but I am trying to do this on the cheap (and the safe, of course). Does anyone know where I can find dirt cheap harnesses (I will take used as long as there is nothing wrong with the functionality. I do not want to put my actors in harm's way!!! )

Thanks!
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Dude... That gave me an idea... Skyping now.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:31 AM   #3
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Flying can't be cheap.

But, please. I don't mind if you prove me wrong.
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Hello all!

I am trying to make a flying system for one person, and I was just wondering if any of you had any advise!

I found this google book:
http://books.google.com/books?id=B4a...cover#PPA68,M1

It is definitely giving me some ideas, but I am trying to do this on the cheap (and the safe, of course). Does anyone know where I can find dirt cheap harnesses (I will take used as long as there is nothing wrong with the functionality. I do not want to put my actors in harm's way!!! )

Thanks!
For safety and comfort look for hang gliding harnesses. They may be a little bulky compared to a stage flying harness, but you may find a used one at a reasonable price.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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when you've got the kit working you can use it for simulating low gravity too. By (OK I know this is a bit obvious) getting the counterweight to be just a bit lighter than the actor. Should make for very little grip as actors try running along a mineshaft – not that it would fit.
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All good suggestions. Keep 'em coming! I really think this is feasible... >:}
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