Chicago Flyhouse Blog

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.

Click here to watch this video on Stop Sleeves on YouTube

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

Understanding Lighting Safety Cables

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 25, 2017 2:34:26 PM

How much do you know about the lighting safety cables you are using for your theater or arena? Do you know which method of attachment is best to secure the lights in preventing an accident? Our shop got curious about this so we decided to make our own and test the math behind it to get you an answer.

 

Click here to watch this video on Lighting Safety Cables on YouTube

Topics: Theatrical Rigging, Did You Know, Video, Stage Rigging, Training Video

Moving Chinese River-Carved Boulders

Posted by Flyhouse on Jan 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Pagoda Red Relocation

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects, Photos

5 Facts You Should Know About The Chi-Town Rising Star

Posted by Flyhouse on Dec 13, 2016 11:45:00 AM

The fabrication and installation of the Rising Star for Chi-Town Rising took approximately two and a half months to complete. While quite impressive from an event attendee's standpoint, the behind-the-scenes of the Star is even more impressive. 

5 Facts You Should Know About The Rising Star

  1. The Star is inspired by the second Star on the City’s flag and represents the Chicago Fire and the City’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes.

    Chicago Flag
  2. There are 200 electrical terminations used in each of the control boxes for the motors with 800 terminations used overall. 

  3. The Star will ascend 36 stories up Hyatt Regency Chicago’s West Tower.

    Hyatt Regency Chi Town Rising

  4. Each of the steel plates used for the project is galvanized and custom powder coated to match the façade of the Hyatt to keep the infrastructure as discreet as possible.

  5. The weight of the 12,000-pound Star is equivalent to that of three full-sized pickup trucks.

Chi Town Rising Star vs Trucks

To learn more about how Flyhouse was able to make this Star possible, read through our recap of last year's event.

Topics: Flyhouse History, Did You Know, Chi Town Rising

The Nuts and Bolts of Chi-Town Rising

Posted by Flyhouse on Dec 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Star rises again on December 31 for Chi-Town Rising

Chi Town Rising Nuts and Bolts

Topics: News, Did You Know, Project Recaps, Chi Town Rising