With the help of Visual act technology and creativity the Chitty car flies once more in the Germen version of the famous musical. Premiered April 30th at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München.
The Chitty car is based on a Visual act Analog PLUS Wagon with some special additional features. The wagon has a maximum speed of 0.75m/s and a load capacity of 2000 kg. Two modes of operation, ‘speed modulation’ and ‘parallel movement’, allow for a wide variety of motion. The wagon can also be set to rotate about its center upon activation of a dedicated switch.
A hydraulic scissor lift with additional tilt function is incorporated into the top of the wagon. Both lift and tilt are controlled from an on board handheld controller. The wagon can be controlled either on board or by an operator with a wireless radio system.
On the wireless radio control there is a switch where the backstage operator can enable the wired control on board. The backstage operator can always take back the control by switching off the on board control.
The system was designed in cooperation with our partner HOAC, who delivered the aluminum frames for the wagon and the upper level.
The technical director Heiko Pfützner at the Gärtnerplatz Theatre was very satisfied with the solution.
I am the happiest man in the world. I love it.
It’s great…Thanks a lot to all of you, making this happen.