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John Fruits

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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 07:44:50 pm »

Another consideration would be the major problem with bounce focus (aka yo-yo focusing).  You have to bring in the pipe, add fixture, circuit and address fixture, approximate the focus, send it all back up, take notes, bring it back in and make changes.......yep, it can get very time consuming. 
With dead hung battens you have to worry about the artists hanging their show using The Genie AWP without bothering with the outriggers.  Scissor lifts, is the venue floor designed for the extra weight. 
You could always go old school with scaffolding.  The aluminum doublewide stairway scaffolding is very nice.
Here is another scaffold which is pretty interesting:
http://www.lightbulbscaffold.com/
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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 09:04:32 pm »

What about moving lights, like Chauvet R2 Wash or even R1 Wash, dead hung from battens? 
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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 09:30:49 pm »

Maybe a self-climbing batten like this?
http://www.desisti.it/Products.asp?IDProdotto=100&IDFamiglia=40&Archivio=No

I think one of the rigging companies distributes this or something similar in the US.
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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 09:40:58 pm »

Just got asked to spec out a truss system.  No problem on the truss itself, but they asked about a way to raise/lower it.  It'll be at an art space and they want to give artists a way to access it, or - at the least - re-focus lights for different exhibits.

I'm only familiar with motor hoists (barely) and pretty sure those are WAY beyond budget. Alternate suggestions for this?

Here's the email I received , for reference:

It's a room that will be used for various events and art exhibits.

The perfect solution would be a square truss system that could be raised and lowered 25'. They could utilize a retractable power cord or retractable extension cords from the ceiling to provide power to the truss.

Artists and exhibitors could install their own lighting. We can have a few standby spot lights to hang on the trusses for normal day to day lighting. If a square array cannot be abstained maybe two linear trusses could do the trick.

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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 02:01:49 am »

Maybe a self-climbing batten like this?
http://www.desisti.it/Products.asp?IDProdotto=100&IDFamiglia=40&Archivio=No

I think one of the rigging companies distributes this or something similar in the US.


What a great line they have.  Some nice fixtures too. 
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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 12:19:38 pm »

Maybe a self-climbing batten like this?
http://www.desisti.it/Products.asp?IDProdotto=100&IDFamiglia=40&Archivio=No

I think one of the rigging companies distributes this or something similar in the US.

If standard motor hoists are beyond budget, I highly doubt this would fit the bill either....
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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 09:22:57 am »

Have you considered upselling an area lighting package?

Truss/pipe (whichever is appropriate and safest) and some lekos, PARs, and pinspots to suit.


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Re: Truss questions
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2017, 11:35:24 am »

One time I was looking at doing this for a company I worked for. Budget was an issue and one of the vendors spec'd out a manual winch designed for this purpose. It's been awhile so I don't have any other specifics, but I know it's available.
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Re: Truss questions
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