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HauntedPaws
05-30-2011, 10:30 PM
Is 100 sqft a good estimate for a large animatronic such as an Impaler?

xtremecreator
05-31-2011, 12:54 AM
Impalers foot print is 6.5ft x 6.5ft.
Height is 10ft sitting and 13ft standing.

John

xtremecreator
05-31-2011, 08:47 AM
I just remembered his arm comes swinging out , you would need a foot print of 8ft x 8ft. A 10 by 10 area would be fine depending on how dramatic you want his scenery..............BUT, keep in mind you also need to add space in frront of him if you want him away from your patrons, so they cant touch him or vise a versa...............

John

HauntedPaws
05-31-2011, 08:57 AM
Yeah I figured 10x10 for the it's fragile don't touch factor.

Allen H
06-01-2011, 02:14 PM
10x10 is just enough for the animatronic, But not enough to really display it. If the guests are to close to it then they wont see the whole thing and wont get the effect, Depending upon entrance and exit points I think a 20x20 room is good for him.
I have mine in his own room and he is viewed through several large holes in the wall. As the guests walk around the room he is in the holes get bigger and they get better views of him.
The further away they are the better they see him.
Allen H

Karl Fields
06-01-2011, 11:47 PM
You need to redirect your view point. It's not the fragility of the animatronic to be concerned with, but that of the viewer.


Yeah I figured 10x10 for the it's fragile don't touch factor.

HauntedPaws
06-02-2011, 01:36 AM
You need to redirect your view point. It's not the fragility of the animatronic to be concerned with, but that of the viewer.

Would you say 20x20 then too captain?:D

xtremecreator
06-02-2011, 08:46 AM
I agree with Alan and Karl. The bigger the better.

john

HauntedPaws
10-13-2011, 11:22 AM
So if a Impaler warrants 400sqft to be seen properly how about a prop who covers 108sqft? Does it need around 900 sqft?

Allen H
10-13-2011, 11:45 PM
that depends, it depends on the layout and design of the prop. Once "Impaler" was mentioned many of us could pitch in because we had knowledge of it- just a foot print doesent tell us enough.

HauntedPaws
10-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Thinking of using a scarefactory spider which is 9x12'

[img]http://www.scarefactory.com/images/2004/giantspyerdescener.jpg[img]

dr0zombie
10-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Question on these bigger animatronics…. Do any of you have them that set up and tear down each year? If you do, how are you managing to move, setup, and teardown these big guys without destroying them in a couple of years?

Allen H
10-15-2011, 03:48 PM
If you are displaying on one side (the front) then just add 5' to that dimension. If you are displaying him on two sides (3 sides hurts the shock factor) then you would add 5' to the front and then 5' to the side they walk by. I do think its wise in this case to surprise them with the front view- so they enter at its front then walk around one side of it.
Allen H

xtremecreator
10-16-2011, 07:30 AM
For the impaler, you need at least 3 guys. tip him over to his back and keep a 4 wheel dolley under his main frame by his feet. He will wheel around easily.

If putting him in a truck, tip him back so his back leans up against the truck. Lift the feet with 2 guys and slide in.

I have moved this guy alot.

I even had 4 guys pick him up entirely and walk him out of the muddy woods for 600ft.

You will get a knack for it........

John