FLY SYSTEMS AND YOU. By: Nolan Luckett, Charles Chace, And Ryan Fennessy. How a fly system works.
By: Nolan Luckett, Charles Chace, And Ryan Fennessy
The average theater counterweight is used for the movement of scenery and other objects from people to the main curtain. The rope system uses counter-weights to counter act the weight on the pipes to allow the fly operator to work it quickly and efficiently. To make the pipes go down you would pull on the rope labeled C while if you wanted to make the pipes go up you’d pull on the adjacent rope on the weight side.
B) Connectors(connects the ropes to the weight system)
C) RopeD) Metal rods (Holds the weights in place)E) SpacerF) WeightsG) Lock mechanismH) Metal ring (Ensures the lock doesn’t slip)I) Pulley