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MONSTER WASP - PART 6: WINGS AND TAKING FLIGHT!

Continued from here:
http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/151914-monster-wasp.html



WINGS
9 gage wire
Painted 4 mil plastic sheet
Zip ties
Cling wrap
Marker
Will refine them if they actually work.

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Wing Mounts
Had to curl the wire to put on the elbow, then straighten back out.

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A Corel sketch of the lifting to make sure I had all the hardware I needed
(and to keep my sanity)
I tested the rig with free weights before bringing out the wasp.

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Wasp in position
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Leg ends applied and rig pulled away

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Testing the lifting rig before adding the wings.
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My PVC coring rig for the wing mount holes

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These mounts are pretty damn secure!
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Fishing line to the lifting buckle helps hold the wings at this angle.

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MAIDEN FLIGHT OF THE MONSTER WASP
Safety tape for safety’s sake!

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Totally calm day – I need some wind to expose any weak points!
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Concept Sketch and the Big Bug
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Coming in October:pART 7: Refinements and Lighting!
 
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