Chicago Flyhouse Blog

Three Dead Wraps: The Industry Standard

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 6, 2017 3:29:56 PM

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.

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Topics: Video, Training Video

Flyhouse Projects in October

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 4, 2017 9:55:34 AM
From flying Billy Elliot, being on-site at multiple Arena projects to installing holiday decorations, Flyhouse has a full schedule this October. So where are we?

In-Progress Projects


Geneseo High School (Geneseo, Illinois)

Geneseo High School

Willow Creek Church (Crystal Lake, Illinois)

Willow Creek Church

Barclay College Performing Arts Center (Haviland, Kansas)

Barclays Performing Arts Center

Columbia College (Chicago, Illinois)

Columbia College

Macys (Chicago, Illinois)

Macys Chicago

Marriott (Lincolnshire, Illinois)

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United Center (Chicago, Illinois)

United Center

Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, Illinois)

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

UMBC Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)

UMBC Arena

Porchlight Music Theater (Chicago, Illinois)

Porchlight Music Theatre

Wintrust Arena (Chicago, Illinois)

Wintrust Arena

Flyhouse Rigging Trainings

Columbus McKinnon - Lititz, Pennsylvania

ETC - Madison, Wisconsin

Cruise Ship Trainings

Lisbon, Portugal to Rome, Italy

Honolulu, Hawaii

Los Angeles, California

Topics: News, Theatrical Rigging, Stage Rigging

Why Did the Zip Line Break?

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 22, 2017 8:59:37 AM

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.

 

 

Topics: Video, Training Video

Flyhouse Projects in September

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 7, 2017 2:06:30 PM
A few projects are coming to a close this month and more are beginning. Here's where we are in September.


Projects Wrapping Up

Wintrust Arena (Chicago)

Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)

In-Progress Projects

Geneseo High School (Geneseo)

Willow Creek Church (Crystal Lake)

York High School (Elmhurst)

Indiana University (Bloomington)

Harris Theater (Chicago)

Drury Lane (Oak Brook)

Barclays Performing Arts Center (Kansas)

Cruise Ship Trainings

Barcelona, Spain - La Spezia, Italy

Gibraltar - Malaga, Italy

Ft. Lauderdale

Using Stop Sleeves and Oval Compression Sleeves

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever thought about the difference between stop sleeves and compression sleeves? If you're in the rigging industry, they are standard items used on the job. What if you used wire rope that was powder coated? Would that make a difference? Flyhouse tested some scenarios to give you a better sense of what they are capable of doing.

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Topics: Did You Know, Video, Training, Training Video