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This popup is also built from the footrest of a recliner, but I have added the lift mechanism from a motion cocktail table to get some arm movement as well.
(if you can't tell, I work and scrounge from a furniture warehouse)
The basic premise is the little guy couches down low with his arms drawn into his body.....

and here's with the scream...
pneumatic scream video by davethedead - [email protected]@[email protected]@http://vid105.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid105.photobucket.com/albums/m240/davethedead/[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@m240/davethedead/scream

I am thinking of building a niche into a crypt wall for this guy to jump out of....mwa ha ha ha ha! :xbones: :xbones: :xbones:
 

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WOW!!! Great ideas and fantastic designs. I am going scrounging for chair mechanisms now. I just went thru all 100 of your photos and I love your stuff. How do you make your skulls? Can you show a better picture of the motion mechanism for the large scary pumpkin?
 

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oh man, I just looked at your other photobucket videos and that sound you make with the pneumatic exhaust and the animal call is CREEPY!
 

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spokanejoe---check out my thread on "big momma pumpkin monster" in the gallery.....more pix of the mech available

Mrklaw---thanks! I am very pleased with the creepy factor of the noise, and completely ecstatic with how easy it is.
 

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Hi Dave,

Great video! Can you explain how you made it scream. Is this something easy to do? I have a pneumatic situp prop I built for 2006. It works great but it has no audio. I'd love to incorporate your technique into my prop for 2007. Thanks

Richie
 

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Hi Dave,

Great video! Can you explain how you made it scream. Is this something easy to do? I have a pneumatic situp prop I built for 2006. It works great but it has no audio. I'd love to incorporate your technique into my prop for 2007. Thanks

Richie
Sickie is right....I just attached a hunter's predator call to the bleeder line of the air system....super easy and pretty cheap. I think this call cost around 8 bucks.
 

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Thanks guys. I'll try to find a company that sells them online and see what is involved in connecting it to my valve.
You can also try the sporting goods department of just about any dept store....if they sell hunting supplies, then chances are they will have game calls. As for the attachment, I just did a loose attachment with a piece of bicycle tube to hold it to the exhaust....probably will eventually come up with a pvc fitting, but this works for now
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m240/davethedead/reesejames037.jpg
 

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Dave,

It's funny because I was trying to figure out the best way to attach it to the valve, and the first thing that came to mind was using a small diameter inner tube or the like. Since that is what you did, I'm feeling really good that it's very reliable and will work great. Thanks.
 

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Richie,
the picture doesn't really show it, but I had to cut a few small holes in the tube to keep it from inflating and bursting. There's still plenty of escape air to make the thing scream, and the more exit air i allow thru the flow control, the higher pitched it gets. have fun with it and let me know how it turns out for you!
 

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Dave,

Thanks for that advice. I wouldn't have thought about the tube being stressed like that. I'll be sure to let you know. I'm going to the sporting goods store on Saturday to find a similar call. Thank you.
LOL...it actually was pretty cool the first time when the bike tube exploded.....but unfortunately, it would be impractical to replace the tube every time you wanted to scare someone:)
 

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I have used a bicycle horn on the exhaust port to make some noise. There the kind that you press the ball and air shoot's out causing to to horn.

This year, I have a real air horn I plan on hooking up to the exhaust and see how it works.
 

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Dave,

I wasn't able to find the distress rabbit screamer, so the best they had was the distress screamer for Coyotes, Bobcats..etc. It's similar to the one on your prop. I'll try and install it on Monday and see how it is.

Mike...I'll try and post a photo tomorrow of the pneumatic figure I'm going to use this for. Since the facial expression is already of a man screaming, I figured I go that route and try and cash in on the scream effect. Although, that horn audio effect is always a good one to get people to jump..LOL.
 

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Dave,

I wasn't able to find the distress rabbit screamer, so the best they had was the distress screamer for Coyotes, Bobcats..etc. It's similar to the one on your prop. I'll try and install it on Monday and see how it is.

Mike...I'll try and post a photo tomorrow of the pneumatic figure I'm going to use this for. Since the facial expression is already of a man screaming, I figured I go that route and try and cash in on the scream effect. Although, that horn audio effect is always a good one to get people to jump..LOL.
That will probably do fine....sounds like the same thing. A rabbit in distress is supposed to attract coyotes, bobcats. etc/ if you can, post up a video...I'd love to hear it and see what you have made!
 

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Dave,

I wasn't able to find the distress rabbit screamer, so the best they had was the distress screamer for Coyotes, Bobcats..etc. It's similar to the one on your prop. I'll try and install it on Monday and see how it is.

Mike...I'll try and post a photo tomorrow of the pneumatic figure I'm going to use this for. Since the facial expression is already of a man screaming, I figured I go that route and try and cash in on the scream effect. Although, that horn audio effect is always a good one to get people to jump..LOL.
Hey Richie! I was just scanning thru some old posts and wondered if you had any luck hooking up that hunter call yet?
 

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I tried a duck call and it actually produced a unique sound. When it first went off it was really high pitched but once the pressure dropped, it went all to quackers, so I have to go get a distress screamer, so much for the short cut!
 

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Awesome props!
I wonder if my wife will notice the missing recliner parts...lol. Very creative for people like me who can't cut and weld scissors type of things.

Now I'm on the look out for people throwing furntiure out.

Great pics and video. THanks for sharing.

Dennis
 

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Hi Dave,

I purchased a "Call Masters" XL-10 Stinger shrill distress screamer. Like you, I used a short piece of bicycle inner tube to make the connections. What I found was that if to much air was used to trigger the prop, the predator call would not make any noise. It seemed to only work perfectly when I myself blew into the thing. Perhaps I'm going to have to find a different type of predator call. Did you have this same trouble?

BTW....my wife is going to kill me when she goes to ride her bike, only to find a flat rear tire and the inner tube missing:(
 
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