milemarker, phantasmechanics has a great how to with the counter weight here:Not sure if I can recall ever seeing any FCG that was countered . Would you post a link to one that you know of , so we can view the building pics and or a video of it in action . Would like to see how they used counter weights where they are not visible , or in the way of movement .
Would be interesting to see one .
In the back of some of the pics you can see it glowing. Its not a FCG, its just a glowing ghost... I didnt learn about FCG's until I had already had most of the yard haunt set up or I would have had the real thing instead of an imitation.And IMAGINEER ... I do apologize , but , where is the pic of your FCG ? I honestly did not see it . ( would like to see one made with PVC pipe )
I love the speed of your motor! I think the slower motor, the better and yours has the spookiest speed I've seen. Mine (Dayton motor) moves too fast for my liking: She's at 1:20 time stamp...Here is a rather dark video of the movement of my new FCG using the $3 motor. My camera wouldn't take the vid from outside (this FCG is in my upstairs window) so I had to take it in the room right next to the rig.
FCG.flv video by NCchicka00 - Photobucket
Man, I gotta get a better way to do video!
Terra, at least yours doesn't look like it's having an epileptic fit, my first dayton was a mislabeled motor, it was supposed to be 6 RPM, but when I hooked it up I found it to be the 120 RPM model!!I love the speed of your motor! I think the slower motor, the better and yours has the spookiest speed I've seen. Mine (Dayton motor) moves too fast for my liking: She's at 1:20 time stamp...