Dead wraps are wraps of the wire rope around a drum that provide an anchor for the wire rope to the drum. The industry standard has always been three dead wraps, but why is that? Flyhouse went to the shop to test different numbers of wraps on the drum to see how much of the load gets transferred from the wire rope to the termination to get an answer.
Geneseo High School (Geneseo, Illinois)
Willow Creek Church (Crystal Lake, Illinois)
Barclay College Performing Arts Center (Haviland, Kansas)
Columbia College (Chicago, Illinois)
Macys (Chicago, Illinois)
Marriott (Lincolnshire, Illinois)
United Center (Chicago, Illinois)
Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, Illinois)
UMBC Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
Porchlight Music Theater (Chicago, Illinois)
Wintrust Arena (Chicago, Illinois)
Flyhouse Rigging Trainings
Columbus McKinnon - Lititz, Pennsylvania
ETC - Madison, Wisconsin
Cruise Ship Trainings
Lisbon, Portugal to Rome, Italy
Los Angeles, California
When you were a kid, did you ever try to make your own zip line between two trees? The likelihood of succeeding in this endeavor at that age was probably slim. But do you know why it didn't work? Flyhouse went into the shop to test the math behind this and we found out why.
A new outdoor performance space at Polk Bros. Park - known as the city's unofficial front yard - just outside of Chicago's Navy Pier required a stage to withstand the changing midwest weather to provide what Chicago is known for - entertainment. Flyhouse built a grid structure 50 feet wide by 36 feet deep with 28 feet tall towers, allowing the stage grid to have a trim height of 22 feet above the performance stage. The structure also needed to handle 90-mph wind gusts at three-second bursts.
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