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  1. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost motor question

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    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
  2. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost Questions

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    Hey haunters. I am new to the Halloween scene but always loved it growing up and now that I have my own place I can decorated I'm super excited. I had seen videos of Axworthy ghosts (flying crank ghosts) over the years and looked a little bit into it. The opportunity presented itself when I was...
  3. Mechanical: Need some advice/help with a AXWORTHY flying ghost project :)

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    Hi there I am working on a AXWORTHY flying ghost project right now and need some advice/help on what I should get for a motor and speed controller? I found this set of motors on Amazon...
  4. Mechanical: Axworthy help using washing machine motor?

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    Tried and failed for the last 2 years with an Axworthy. I have a great washing machine motor. it turns at 1650 rpm, so that's way too fast for a direct drive. Any advice or know how? Thanks!!!
  5. Mechanical: Floating Candle

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    For the past several years I have used a floating battery powered pillar candle effect in my outdoor cemetery display. The setup is similar to the common floating lantern using a disco ball motor and a mobile system that creates an eerie effect. I actually get more positive feedback from it than...
  6. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost

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    Good afternoon, haunters! This year I am going to tackle to infamous Axworthy Ghost in my haunt. After reading numerous threads and collecting everyone’s advice, I believe I’m ready to tackle the prop. This year I noticed Fright Props now offers a complete Axworthy Ghost kit. Does anyone have...
  7. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghosts using a Wiper Motor

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    I was going thru some pictures from last year and I thought I'd share this interesting build. System is based off of Raven Manors axworthy ghosts with some mods. I used two frightprops wiper motors and controllers. I also used their ghosts but with some modifications to lighten them up. I hacked...
  8. Mechanical: Static Axworthy Ghost

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    I have a dog run line I'm hoping to utilize this year as a zip line for a flying ghost. I've seen the ghosts that move along a string in stores and wondered if I might manufacture something similar. Granted it won't have the speed of a an Axworthy ghost rig, but slow and lurking is fine by me...
  9. Axworthy Step by step

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    My hubby tried last year to do the flying ghost using the Axworthy system. It just didn't work out well. :mad: He ended up taking it all down the morning of the big day and we didn't get to do it. It is too late to get it done this year, but we really want to do about a 100 feet run for next...
  10. Axworthy Ghost

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Good Morning! I have everything for my Axworthy ghost. Except the line to put the ghost on. I have seen several tutorials and most use fishing line of 150 pound weight. I can not find that anywhere by me! Is there anything else I can use that will work well or is there another strength line...
  11. Mechanical: Axworthy questions

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    I am planning / buying the materials for an Axworthy ghost build. And having never built one before, I have questions of the wise ones among us. First off - does anyone know why it is called an "Axworthy" ghost? How long a line can you run (which bridges into the next question)? What...
  12. Other: Question - Axworthy Conversion

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    Has anyone ever used an Axworthy System for a flying witch? Could it be done? I know weight would be a concern.
  13. Mechanical: Axworthy 2014 Project

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    Trying my luck with an Axworthy Ghost this year. I've researched this on and off for years but only now have decided to have a go at it. Here is a test video of version 2 of my motor and drive wheel. I originally had a direct drive setup but the speed was slower than I was looking for. I'm...
  14. Mechanical: Axworthy Ponderings

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    I have noticed an interest in setting up the venerable Axworthy ghost and the sometimes ingenious ways that people try to make it work. I have no interest in creating a how to, but I do feel a need to share some of the secrets of the axworthy that no one touches on. I am just now starting to set...
  15. Mechanical: flying reaper please help!!

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    hi guys i want to make a flying grim reaper i already have thought about it... alot actually i want a drill to be my moter since i dont have lot of knowledge about moter and tech etc. but i think than wen the drill starts it will shake a bit (i want to mount it on a tree since i dont have anny...
  16. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost: Need Help with Inverted J

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    I'm in the process of building my first Axworthy Flying Ghost, and I'm looking for some guidance. Ultimately my question is: Does anyone know how to make an inverted J post to be connected to the line and from which the ghost will hang? What can it be made of, and how does it connect to the...
  17. Prop Showcase: Thanks for everyone's how-to's...really helped a lot this year, here's some pics

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    Sorry about the dark video...I used the tut for the pin LED's to illuminate the tombstones and cemetary columns and they perfect for lighting but not enough for the camera. Thanks again for all the help from the great tutorials on the site.
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