Friday, November 10, 2017 9:59:00 AM Europe/London
What we started with.......
The Chair-O-Plane is a variant of a carousel ride – a fairground ride that has chairs suspended by chains from the top of the carousel instead of carousel horses and animals. Some newer versions, originating from Australia, tilt at the top. The Chair-O-Plane is also known as a swing carousel, wave swinger, yo-yo or just a swinger.
This photo was taken of the main shaft of the Chair-O-Plane which, as you can see, is in dire need of some major attention.
Each part has to be inspected and tested, we will completely strip this Chair-O-Plane down to the last nut and bolt and re-build it step by step
The rest of the original woodwork was stripped down, completely repainted with decoartive decals applied. Most of the amusement park spares we needed are from stock. However, we needed to fabricate some parts to suit in our own workshop
Here you can see the base of the Chair-O-Plane being assembled for running the ride for the first time.
All the chairs have been redone with added safety belts and painted red with re-covered green and red padded seats
We constructed sets of cabochon lights to fit onto the Chair-O-Plane using LED lights to add that finishing touch
Finishing the Build
Working against the weather we continue to build up the Chair-O-Plane ready for trying the ride out
Six Weeks from start to finish
We only started work on this ride on the 21st September 2017 and it was taken down, loaded and transported on the Friday 3rd November
During this redecoration, the whole ride was stripped down and redone.
Dismantling, packing and loading the Chair-O-Plane ready for its journey