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            Aerial Rig Specifications
 

All rigs are done in Powder Coat paint which is MUCH more durable,
 
Up to 21.5 feet  high, and with optional extension feet to about 24 feet high for QUAD rigs.

Does not require floor mounting plates or guy wires for non swinging acts.
This rig is NOT intended for swinging type acts. Must be guyed out to anchors in ground for any swinging.
Some moderate light  swinging is OK as long as the swings stay within the boundaries of the legs.
For any king of swinging and spinning like Spanish Web guy wires are advised.. 

Able to hang Single/Doubles Trapeze, Web, Lyra .
Easily set up or moved by a few people. All steel.

 
     ( Investigating making legs of Alum.  Header would remain as STEEL.  Be ware of welded aluminum headers, Although
        welded aluminum can be very strong, When alum. is welded it loses it's temper and needs to be RE-TEMPERED
       after welding. Also welded alum joints should be reinforced with gussets to spread stress point if joints are 'butt' joints.
       Cost of Alum legs would be considerably higher.)

Loads

These rigs were intended to be used by individuals for practice, by performers and schools, for light duty performances, to be easily transported and set up by just a few people.

For the BIG organizations doing BIG performances, with major big tricks should consider a very high end rig costing usually in the $10,000-$20,000 + + range.  That meaning, do not use ANY light weight tripod or quad rig from any of the rig manufacturers of basic freestanding portable rigs.

NEVER have more than one performer on the rig when doing DROPS!

Quad rig
         16ft-19 ft high
                Static load, SWL=  400 lbs
                Dynamic load, SWL=  1200 lbs     Rolls, soft drops. short bomb drops.
                           Not advised to do BIG drops that generate very high shock loads, like Long bomb drops.
                           Estimated breaking load about 1900 lbs

         21ft-24 ft high
                 Static load, SWL=  350 lbs
                Dynamic load, SWL=  1000lbs     Rolls, soft drops. short bomb drops.
                           Not advised to do BIG drops that generate very high shock loads, like Long bomb drops.
                                     Estimated breaking load about 1700 lbs

WARNING!!
When used for 2 performers of aerials,
NEVER do DROPS with 2 people on rig.
NEVER have 2 people on a rig set up to over 19 ft. high.

TriPod rig
         16ft-19 ft high
                Static load, SWL=  300 lbs
                Dynamic load, SWL=  800 lbs     Rolls, soft drops. short bomb drops.
                           Not advised to do BIG drops that generate very high shock loads, like Long bomb drops.
                                     Estimated breaking load about 1200 lbs

         21ft-ft high, TriPods should never be set up more than 21 ft. Extension feet are just for height options under 21 ft.
                 Static load, SWL=  275 lbs
                Dynamic load, SWL=  600 lbs     Rolls, soft drops. short bomb drops.
                           Not advised to do BIG drops that generate very high shock loads, like Long bomb drops.
                                     Estimated breaking load about 1000 lbs

 

Height of rig

Height of rig is determined by how many legs sections you decide to  put on.

The  21ft rig comes with 16 leg sections, allowing for up to 4 sections per corner.
Each leg section  results in 5.6 ft in rig height per 6 ft section.

Sizing Heights and Footprint Chart :
Resulting in set-up height choices of :

This is approx height from ground to  of Eyebolt. (not to top of rig)
         Distance from eyebolt to very top of rig is approx. 5-6 " higher.
        (this come into play if setting up indoors.)
                              Height                               Approx.                        Approx
                                                                      Footprint                        Footprint
                                                                        Quad                             Tripod
      one leg section per corner  =  5.8   ft,             5' x 8'
      two sections per corner     =  11.2  ft,            9' x 12'                     9' x 7.5
      three sections per corner   =  16.2    ft         14' x 17'                    14 x 12
      four sections per corner    =   21.2 ft.          19' by 22'

  Add'l height choices are available by using the optional
  4 ft Adjustable feet, adding up too approx 3 FT height
                                                   Height           Approx.                Approx
                                                                       Footprint             Footprint
                                                                         Quad                 Tripod
      one   6' +one 3' leg section=  8.8 ft.,                7' x 10'
      two   6' + one 3' =               14.2 ft,                12 x 15'          12 x 10
      three 6' + one 3' =               19.2 ft,               17' x 20'           16 x 14
      four   6' + one 3'   =             24.2 ft.               21' x 24''
  NOTE:  When rig is at the 21 ft and 24 ft height, set-up  starts getting difficult due to add'l weight and height and is highly advised to have several strong people available to help lift and add leg sections.