The Initial idea and Concept Page
onto First Set-up of the Left/Right Line
onto Pics of the Prototype Testing
and onto Final Design used Halloween 2005
Video Page of the Flying Ghost
|This how-to is intended for private
individuals to make and use at their
home or haunt and not for making
and selling of this author's design.
|I had been tinkering around with the idea of making Phantasm's coordinate ghost system more
simple (ie: cheaper) for the standard home haunt. This system though would not be able to support
an FCG as their indoor system could. So, this is my page on how-to make a flying ghost though an
axworthy system would be much simpler.
After modeling a few different ideas, it came apparent that the best, cheapest way would end up
using a triangle shape for the flying area. The downside, well only half the area of a square area.
|The triangle area provides these advantages:
|As you can see, the green shaded area is the
ghost's room to fly around in.
I tried to figure out a method to make a square
flying area, but decided to use the Keep It
Simple Stupid technique.
|Some preliminary specs:
|I decided on this motor from Surplus Center. Will report on whether it was a good choice
|Got the motor in 12-10-04. The torque with a 12" pulley seems fine by applying 'palm
pressure' to it. The motor noise is acceptable to me as it doesn't get the 'geary' sound. It
just sounds more like a louder Dayton motor.
It changes direction directions nicely and with good torque during that too.
|onto First Set-up of the Left/Right Line
|Hope you enjoyed the annoying little flying ghost.