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I'd like to try to add animatronics to a skeleton. In the past, I've bought Costco skeletons for static props, but they aren't strong enough for animatronics. I would appreciate suggestions on where to buy one. Thanks!
 

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As Scatterbrains asked, what exactly are you wanting to animate? The Pose-N-Stay skellies are some pretty tough plastic and light weight. Bucky Skellies are seriously heavy.
 

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We want to be able to move his arms, torso, head, etc using pneumatics & servos. The skeleton body must be strong enough to withstand the force, have smooth movement, and not fall apart after a year or two. Any suggestions?
 

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Well arms and torso on a Bucky are gonna be pretty tough with servos, pneumatics can move anything. As far as holding up, that pretty much depends on how you "hinge" the joints no matter what skelly you use. The plastic material that Pose-N-Stays are made of is pretty darn tough, I don't see that being an issue.
 

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J-Man - thanks for the advise. Have you used pneumatics on a Costco pose-n-stay? Just wondering how to attach the pneumatic parts to the plastic arms & legs. Is the plastic strong enough that the bolts won't pull out or the plastic break? Thank you & appreciate the help!
 

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I suggest you look at Halstaff's work. He is amazing.... No astounding.... Ummmm, mind boggling. I know that he has worked a lot with pneumatics in the past, but he has recently begun switching over to computer operated servos. He might be able to best answer your questions.

*The very talented Bobzilla sculpts all of the characters heads and Pumpkin5' helps with outsourcing materials as well as accessorizing.


http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/136641-papa-voodoo-rises-grave.html?highlight=

http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/135042-new-animatronic-addition-2014-a-6.html

http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/125656-my-most-detailed-prop-build-2013-wip.html

http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/140547-sos-sanctuary-spooks-2014-a.html?highlight=
 
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