Spookywoods Cargo Plane Build
As we are all in the final stretch of build season I thought I would share some of what we have been up to. Scaring an entire group of guest has been our goal and doing it unexpectedly worked great last year with our moving subway car. I wanted to take that idea and go bigger, so we built our own cargo plane to do just that. The plane is being built by Travis Crumbaker and the hydraulic control and audio setup by Kale Hamel. Our build crew, Tom Roever, Scott Edwards, Tony Forest, and Tom Benedict have built a neighborhood that this plane has crashed into and this is in the middle of Spookywoods. We rented a warehouse just to build the plane so Travis could work daily on this project, his kinda spoiled as the rest of the build crew has been sweating it in the hot NC summer in the woods.
This cargo plane will be mounted on top of a steel base built by our fabricator RJ Barber and controlled by hydraulic cylinders to replicate the last 30 seconds before the crash. Guest will enter up a ramp at the back of the plane. Cargo nets will be 3ft apart the length of the plane for guest to hold on to as the plane rolls left and right. The actor that controls the effect will be the “pilot” in the cock pit. Dark Tech Effects created the sound for the set that puts you in the middle of the disaster with real recordings of a mayday call and the engine exploding. The use of butt kickers and crackle effects and air blowing throughout the plane really puts you in the action. Stats: 30ft long, 10ft wide, 8ft tall, 9100lbs. Anybody want to put their order in now for a Cargo Plane Motion Set? Travis will need something to work on soon. I have created a page on our website if you want to keep up with more of this project. http://spookywoods.com/spookywoods-cargo.htm
Plane assembly in Spookywoods
After a very time consuming move, we finally got her onsite! Today we installed the mount onto the concrete pad and the cockpit was moved into the woods. See all the photos at this page. http://spookywoods.com/spookywoods-cargo.htm