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Old 04-16-2012
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Thanks so much for the info Caretaker and Aquayne! I wondered if the wire would try to jump off if the wheels weren't pretty much parallel to the wire.

Having triangular turns, as opposed to right angles, is a very welcome tip! I would have wasted huge amounts of time learning that! Now that I've thrown little bats out as an idea (which I think would look cool), my husband and daughters think no one would see them (small dark bats/night) plus their wings wouldn't flap up and down. They would flop around a bit as they go around so I don't think that matters. Wonder if I could attach the wings with a tiny spring to help with flopping? Visitors are fascinated by my 2 big bats that are suspended over the cemetery with Spiderwire and the bats are stationery. All that work, all that time on all my props and they love the bats I put up as an afterthought... I have spotlights pointing straight up to illuminate them. Guess I could have a few random spots shooting up to catch movement from the Axworthy?

Thanks again for all your help! It is much appreciated!
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You could light them up slightly, but they could bounce. My ghosts bounce which wasn't intended, but still looks cool.
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I'm so glad that somebody got some use out of this effort. I enjoyed making it very much. The 1/2" conduit pipes are nice and springy, it keeps the line from breaking.
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