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How does Chitty Fly?

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How does Chitty Fly?#1
Posted: 11/26/09 at 4:48pm
Just ater watching The making of chitty chitty bang bang I'm curios to find out how they ade chitty fly. I looked all over for metal bars and lifts like in wicked but couldnt find any
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#2
Posted: 11/26/09 at 5:59pm
It's a MAGIC CAR. >:O
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#2
Posted: 11/26/09 at 6:07pm
red bull?
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#3
Posted: 11/26/09 at 6:25pm
Drugs.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#4
Posted: 11/26/09 at 6:31pm
With a laugh, and a smile and a song.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#5
Posted: 11/26/09 at 6:47pm
It's all to do with weights; so they had a 3 ton weight at the back of the stage and then Michael Ball to act as a counterbalance...
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#6
Posted: 11/27/09 at 3:04am
and sister george takes the prize!!
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#7
Posted: 11/27/09 at 6:03am
Its a huge black mechanical arm which takes it up, the lights disguise it, we saw that when we had it where i worked, its very simple but clever
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#8
Posted: 11/27/09 at 7:05am
I guess maybe it was your seat. When I saw it at the Palladium I didnt know what all the fuss was about. The arm was clearly visible all the time from where I was.

Think of one of those trucks with the arm and bucked that they use to fix utility poles, it starts out horrizontal then the arm moves up and extends, but instead of a bucket on the end, they have the car. The car on the end can pivot and rotate also.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#9
Posted: 11/27/09 at 2:22pm
I'm with Sister George on this.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#10
Posted: 11/27/09 at 4:23pm
The palladium used a hydrualic cherry picker essentially which lifted the car through the stage floor. The touring show uses a tooth drive belt which moves it up and down.

theres a great book out to buy which i bought a while since called automation in the theatre industry and it gives a huge case study on chitty at the palladium showing what was flew where and precise datils about the hydraulics system...highly recommended book!
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#11
Posted: 11/28/09 at 4:25am
"red bull?"

Oh Sam! re: How does Chitty Fly? Tell me you don't pour that stuff into you as well.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#12
Posted: 11/28/09 at 8:24am
Clark,
Are you certain of the exact title? I googled the name and all that appeared was a link back to this thread. It seems like a great book to add to my library.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#13
Posted: 11/28/09 at 10:44am
sorry!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Automation-Entertainment-Industry-Mark-Ager/dp/1904031587

its a brilliant book!

main case studys showing fying plots and stuff are Chitty, Sound Of Music (palladium) and Miss Saigon at The Lane
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#14
Posted: 11/29/09 at 2:06pm
"Oh Sam! Tell me you don't pour that stuff into you as well."

never go near the stuff...animal bile isn't really something i favour!
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#15
Posted: 11/29/09 at 3:58pm
I once bought a can of red bull.

I didn't want to drink it; just to use it for photographic purposes.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#16
Posted: 11/29/09 at 4:06pm
"just to use it for photographic purposes."

i'm not even gonna ask!
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#17
Posted: 12/1/09 at 11:27am
Sam i was gonna write red bull... i officially hate you for coming up with it first! I've missed you guys *tear*
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#18
Posted: 12/1/09 at 12:13pm
haha great minds think a like. from the videos i watched...it didn't look too impressive tbh!
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#19
Posted: 12/1/09 at 2:01pm
"from the videos i watched...it didn't look too impressive tbh!"

I didn't make any videos - I only took photographs.
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re: How does Chitty Fly?#20
Posted: 12/1/09 at 2:06pm
id be well impressed to see pictures of you flying Scripps. whats you're technique, dropped into a vat of toxic waster or big wings?
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