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This is a prop I am dying to build, but I don't know how to go about building the internal (under the sheet) frame. I have built some static stuff and was thinking of building this with some PVC....but I just cant seem to figure out how to go about doing it. Does anybody have any "nude" pics of a similar prop that could spur some direction for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4N_t6cbIUTs

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$550 uhg...However this is some great insight into how to go about constructing something like said prop (what would you call the one we are referring to?)...You know my first thoughts are, "build... it with pvc"....but then I start thinking that it would not be durable enough....wood maybe? Just don't know. Definitely, welded tubing or angle iron would be indestructible. But for being a simple home haunter, with no welding equipment, I stretch my imagination as to how I could do this on my own....and get the gratification of building it with my 2 hands.

But still a great link...I really appreciate the input!!
 

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Another thing that always bothered me was the sound of the pneumatic releasing air. Would music / sound cover that up. Could a prop be built with windshield motors? OR any other motor for that matter?
 

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I so green when it comes to pneumatics. Can you break it down for me? Double acting, like a push pull? Single acting, is that just the initial action of the air pushing the rod / ram out?
 

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That's a cool prop! You could also build that for WAY less than $550 dollars!. Looks like 2 cylinders acting - waist to chest and thighs to shins. Use a Pico-Boo controller to program the cylinder action as well as the on-board sound effects. I'm with Halstaff on the frame; I would use square tube aluminum. Less than $200 and half of that is the cost of the Pico-Boo.
 

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I only just found this thread... I took a look at the original video OMB posted the link for... you could probaly do that with a wiper motor, but I'm not sure you'd get the speed. I'd have to think some more on that...
 
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