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  1. Mechanical: Axworthy Ghost Questions

    Halloween Props
    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...
  2. 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
  3. Mechanical: Flying crank ghost background

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    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!
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Mechanical: Flying Crank Ghost advice?

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    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...
  8. Mechanical: Flying Crank Ghost Squealing

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    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...
  9. Mechanical: Calling all veteran FCG makers... Help!

    Halloween Props
    I am in the process of turning a pair of home built reapers into flying crank ghosts. These are my first FCG and I could use a bit of advise on the frame. Okay, I'll probably have other questions as well. The Reapers are larger then I can find tutorials on how to build. With their arms...
  10. Dynoflyer's Haunted Homestead Video Walkthru

    General Halloween
    Set up Friday and Saturday and took everything in on Sunday morning, Hurricane Sandy arrived about noon on Sunday. I did capture some video on Saturday. Stopped a lot of cars cruising by on Friday and Saturday nights. We set out a few items on Wednesday for Halloween, like the Pumpkin...
  11. Prop Showcase: Sophia my FCG

    Halloween Props
    Here she is, I finally had the time to make my very own FCG after 6 years. The one problem I had was I couldn't mount the FCG unit on the ceiling in the bedroom near the window she was to haunt. So here are some pictures of a simple design that didn't damage any portion of the house. And so...
  12. Hello from San Jose, CA!

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone! Excited to be here :) I am a lifelong fan of Halloween, but just getting into REALLY doing the Yard Haunt thing. 2012 will be the first big year for me. My attic is filled with great Halloween stuff ready to be put to use this Fall. I am here for inspiration and suggestions and...
  13. Mechanical: Where to find old-style wire coat hangers for Flying Crank Ghost?

    Halloween Props
    I don't own any old-style wire coat hangers but need some for my Flying Crank Ghost. Haven't seen any in stores for years. Are there any U.S. chain store retailers that still carry them? Or can I purchase something similar to a wire coat hanger that will achieve the same purpose? When I've...
  14. Mechanical: Mod pre-existing store-bought effect to make a Flying Crank Ghost? (or similar)

    Halloween Props
    I've got a few Sally's styrofoam heads and a disco ball motor. But most Flying Crank Ghost plans look to be beyond my ability to construct. Can I repurpose or mod any pre-existing props currently for sale to make a FCG, or something close to one? I'm actually a bit surprised FCGs aren't sold in...
  15. Mechanical: Flying Gear Ghost

    Halloween Props
    Here is my take on the FCG: http://api.ning.com/files/mFRFQzEllW3MaNK7A9j3Cvz2oZajSgHh0AJKXqZmpZLSeTu0oo-NWDOi5a3xk7Yr*yz8FqlYhpoZfagmIUZUBc70bISdjiLv/Step14TheGhostunderUV.jpg?width=640&height=480 See a video here: http://youtu.be/Zyt10RACoNk Let me know what you think
  16. Mechanical: Ghost Menagerie Up and running!

    Halloween Props
    Took more futzing than I'd anticipated, but the Ghost Menagerie is up and running.
  17. Mechanical: Flying Crank Ghost - Daytime

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys. Just thought I'd post a video of my new FCG taking a test flight. Working on placement of the prop and I think I like it here, but needs to be mounted higher. Since taking the vid, I've moved it up some and I like it better. Its a little breezy in this vid... -Craig
  18. Questions for Doug Ferguson FCG creator

    General Halloween
    I have an interview tonight with Doug Ferguson of Phantasmechanics the creator of the flying crank ghost, so please post any questions that you would like answered.
  19. Mechanical: Animated Modular Props with Grid Beam

    Halloween Props
    This was my first year with motorized props, so I wanted a system that let me flexibly experiment with motors, mountings, linkages, etc. I was already familiar with grid-beam which is basically an adult erector set. I used the grid beam as a foundation for the props, and I'm convinced they...
  20. Mechanical: Jessica My Flying Crank Ghost

    Halloween Props
    .....Hey all .this is my first thread and I figured I start with my new Pride and Joy .The FCG........I (LIke every one else) stumbled on Phantasmachanics website last year and thought this thing to hard and expensive to make ............well this year thanks to Phantasmachanics website, alot of...
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