Technical Production Manager Marty Moore, on behalf of CHQ Global approached Blackout to assist with a very unusual and technically demanding project. The concept was to construct and giant pinball machine for Latvian free runner Pasha Petkunsto take on as the ball.
This unique feat involved the building of a 16m wall Tilted at 45 degrees to create near-impossible angles, jumps and catches. This was carried out in a studio facility in West London. Tom Lambert, one of Blackouts Senior Project Managers came up with a bespoke James Thomas 52cm Supertrusssystem.
Carefully drawn and planned in 3d using Autocad the concept was to create a framework initially lifted on hoist and then grounded on legs with manufactured brackets to accommodate the angle. The system would have a series of aluminium joists to support the flooring.
In addition to the pinball machine itself, a series of additional trusses were flown for lighting. Truss frames were also constructed to mount the machine side walling.
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