Last night, George, the Flying Crank Ghost finally took his place of honor on the front porch! If you have been following our blog you may notice that there have been some big changes to George. For this year, we upgraded from a car vent motor to an actual wiper motor. The motor difference means that we now have much more power and speed.
Last year we were only able to use a small amount of cheese cloth to “dress” George because the motor was struggling to lift him. This year we were able to not only use more cheese cloth than before but we were also able to add two full lengths of “creepy cloth.” The new motor doesn’t even hesitate at all of the extra weight.
We are also tinkering with the power supply to the motor which is affecting his speed. As of right now, George is moving at two times the speed he was last year. The effect seems like it may be a bit too much for people who are viewing the prop from up close, but for those viewing from the street, it is perfect. We may have to figure out how to slow it down on Halloween night.
Just 15 days until Halloween! Now that’s scary!