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Becky Fitz

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I purchased 2 reindeer with parachutes from Home Depot for my display this year. I would like to have them going up and down in the tree that I'm hanging them in. Anyone have any ideas?

I'm sure this has been discussed in other places but I haven't been able to locate anything.

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How much motion do you want? you could do it with a large arm suspended in a tree or something. If it was a balanced setup It wouldn't take much of a motor to get it to move.

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Hey Toymaker,

I always get a kick out of your ideas!

I got to thinking if you could use a winch or something with pulleys. Granted I really don't know for sure but it seems feasible to me and would be a matter of timing. 20 seconds forward, 20 seconds reverse. Anyway just an idea, I use something simular to raise and lower my train layout in my garage but of course I control the few / rew buttons myself.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your solution this season!

TeD

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Hey Toymaker,

I always get a kick out of your ideas!

I got to thinking if you could use a winch or something with pulleys. Granted I really don't know for sure but it seems feasible to me and would be a matter of timing. 20 seconds forward, 20 seconds reverse. Anyway just an idea, I use something simular to raise and lower my train layout in my garage but of course I control the few / rew buttons myself.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your solution this season!

TeD

Depending how windy your area is you might need to use a guy wire strait up and down so it will not blow all over the place

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I've tried my best to refrain from expanding my decorations this year. Then I do myself in by getting my PC fix and am further tempted by these fun ideas.

I second the pulley system, do something similar to a ski lift set up. Have it lighting up on the way down?

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Look up crank ghost on google... But just think bigger... You can use the same motor just run your fishing line out further where you want the deer and just tie off your pulley on the tree right above where you want the deer... and depending how far up and down would depend the length of the arm on the motor rotating...

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Or you could actually have it drop to the ground. When he gets to a certain point, have it bring him up to a starting point and drop him again.

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