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  1. Other: Flying Crank Ghost

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I'm thinking of building a flying crank ghost, and potentially a cauldron creep. I need help finding battery powered LED lights for the ghost eyes. What would I search for on eBay or other website to narrow the search, or does anyone have another source. A simple eBay search brings up...
  2. Searching for FCG rigs ....

    Wanted to Buy
    In need of 4 flying crank ghost rigs for an upcoming Zombie Prom setting .... no ghosts needed, just the rigging. Anyone have an in on them? Thank you in advance .....
  3. Boo Who's Rain Drenched Haunt

    General Halloween
    Couldn't put much out with steady rain all day and night - so I relied heavily on lighting and lots of movement. Used my Shiatsu's to "float" jack-o-lanterns in the upper windows and move my old scary lady in her antique wheelchair under cover of the porch. Had my fogger near the skellie...
  4. Static: Question about size of mausoleum for FCG?

    Halloween Props
    I am already planning builds for next Halloween and one of the things I would like to build is a mausoleum with a flying crank ghost. My question is what is a good size for a FCG mausoleum? I was thinking of a 4' deep by 5' wide that would have a 3' wide door on one of the 5' sides. Would that...
  5. Crypt for Flying Crank Ghost FCG

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Not the best crypt you've ever seen but hopefully not the worst, either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL0lzMmkf3g
  6. Mechanical: making an item float up and down?

    Halloween Props
    I figured I would ask the experts on this one. Let me give you a back story or this. I have built a room inside of my living room that is my haunted baby room. I have self rocking chairs and cribs and rocking horse. I also had two teddy bears that floated up and down in the middle of the room...
  7. Prop Showcase: FCG Up and Floating

    Halloween Props
    Cranked up my flying crank ghost for the first time today. I'm rather pleased with the outcome!
  8. Mechanical: Flying crank ghost background

    Halloween Props
    I have completed the PVC cage for my FCG, except for one thing--the background. Those of you who have one, did you use black fabric, trash bags, or something else? I just don't want to get something that will show up in the blacklight. Thanks!
  9. Complete Flying Crank Ghost Rig

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hi all, we've recently moved our home (and Spider Hill) and as a result we will no longer be doing a home haunt. So, I need to sell off a few items I have been hanging onto. This FCG "package" includes: 1 complete ghost. (He was purchased from Kentucky Special FX. Their ghosts are awesome...
  10. Mechanical: Circus Themed FCG?

    Halloween Props
    I'm hoping all you creative haunters out there have any ideas on how I can re-theme my FCG into a circus or clown related theme. The FCG is too cool not to add, but as it is right now, it won't really fit. Thanks!
  11. Getting back into it!

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone! I haven't done any prop building in more than 10 years but the wife wants to throw a Halloween party this year. The links to most of the props I built are dead ends now and the only prop I've saved is a FCG (because it was soooo cool!) Anyway, I'll be looking for inspiration from...
  12. Mechanical: My first flying crank ghost

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, Here is my first flying crank ghost made with help from many different plans/ideas online. I built the mausoleum from scratch since I wanted something to house her in. She's named after the bride in Disney's The Haunted Mansion. Hope you like her! -Mike
  13. Mechanical: FCG How do I slow it down?

    Halloween Props
    I seen a post a few days ago from Diabolik about a pvc fcg . Since I had some pvc and an extra wiper motor laying around, I thru this together over the past
  14. Lighting: Flying Crank Ghost - Do I Need to Re-Blue?

    Halloween Props
    Good evening fellow Haunters! Last year, I made a Flying Crank Ghost that was a huge hit with the neighborhood. I "blued" the cheesecloth by soaking it in a bucket full of Rit and water. I then hung it up to dry. The ghost was indoors for all of Halloween and has been stored in my garage...
  15. Prop Showcase: Crypt for Flying Crank Ghost FCG build and test

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    I'll be the first to tell you this is not God's gift to Halloween crypts. To those of you who construct an actual building every year complete with electrical wiring and indoor plumbing - my hat's off to you. This is much simpler. My whole aim from the beginning was to create a crypt that I...
  16. Mechanical: Flying Crank Ghost advice?

    Halloween Props
    My big project for this year is going to be a flying crank ghost. I've looked at pretty much every video I can find, I've read about a dozen tutorials (starting with Phantasmechanics), and I've got a basic plan in place. I've got a Monster Guts wiper motor and speed controller to power it, so...
  17. Other: Help me name my FCG

    Halloween Props
    Looking for suggestions for a name and/or epitaph to put on the crypt that houses my flying crank ghost. Last year I used only the single word VACANCY. It was ok but I'm thinking I'd like to have an actual name this year. I was thinking of ELLIS DEE (as in LSD) since it glows under black...
  18. Mechanical: Are FCG Dead?

    Halloween Props
    I loved FCGs when I first saw them as they offered a spooky motion that no other prop offered, but I completely lost interest in them when I saw what could be done with say the AtmosfearFX Ghostly Apparitions DVD projected on a window. A shower curtain, cheap projector, and DVD player was so...
  19. Phantasmechanics.com

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Just an FYI...http://www.phantasmechanics.com is back online if you're looking for FCG info!
  20. Mechanical: Flying Crank Ghost Squealing

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, I tried looking around on here for anything on anyone's FCG making squealing noises. I loved the noise she made for awhile but come to find out it was the fishing line slowly getting dirty in the eye hooks and then snapping. I have to replace my fishing lines maybe..... 2 or 3...
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