Of irreplaceable practicality, the Manual fly facilities
are used for modest loads to be lifted with ease and speed, such as wings, borders, backdrops, screens and light scenes.
Heavier loads can be handled by arranging the Manual fly facilities
in the form of the Gun tackle
fly facility, which however limits their practicality and speed of movement.
They are used both in stages with Fixed pulleys
systems and in those equipped with Flyloft
with mobile blocks or with Fixed blocks for flyloft
, where for their simplicity they remain in use even alongside sophisticated motorized systems.
The lifting of the load takes place by means of textile ropes
which are fixed to the ground to a Mantegno
or to a Horn cleat
with a specific knot.
At the other end the ropes are usually tied with a clove hitch knot
to a lifting point or to a batten.
For light loads and for bars up to 4 m in length, the Cantinelle
are used, for higher lengths and loads the Tubes for scenography
Accessories to fix the ropes
Auto-blocking blocks flor flyloft
Auto-blocking pulleys flor flyloft