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ClintonMagus
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Does anyone have a video of this being performed?

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Magical Dimensions
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I have a tape showing it being performed at a school.

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Hmmm... Which book is it from Amos,

Care to tell more about the effect ?

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In C.J Johnson's 'The Magic Inside' program, his show video includes a performance of it.

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It's from "Device and Illusion"

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Every Now and Then, I see it on the Magic Auction.
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I have built a Hot Air and still use it when I get a chance to do a family show. It really is a great suspension.

I didn't theme the sign as a balloon stand sign though. I used my name and Logo on it, which suited my style more. I also have made a change recently to get rid of the balloons and use something else.

Thee is a small error in the drawings though....if you decide to build it.

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Small Error in drawing? You sure are not kidding! LOL
It took me a good while to think how the heck is this going to work if I made it like the drawing.

You would think that a drawing would have been correct.

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LOL Ray!!!

Ya....Every Plan has errors on it!!! There is not one plan that I built from that didn't have mistakes.

Like any building project the drawings must be studied, then you have to plan a strategy for the build. That way you don't "paint yourself into a corner".

"Hot Air" is a fairly easy build. Just makes sure you get the welding done by somebody that really knows what they're doing.

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Alright, so spill it. I'm looking at the plans right now ... what's the "error"?
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As Steinmeyer says in the back of the book, "The 3 inch gap must be on the opposite diagonal of the sign in order that it can pivot up as in drawings J and K."
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Michael

Your right!!!

When I originslly built this prop over 10 years ago, I had to sit down and figure this out before I built it. I then built another sign for it a couple of years ago for an event. Of course I was in a big rush and I did it off of the drawings forgetting about the error.

Well... After I had it all assembled. I set up the prop and realized my error. So I had to take it all apart and did it all over again.

Another lesson learned...

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Can I please ask a couple of questions about Hot Air? (I did just started to build one-had a welder put together the gimmick-he did a nice job-followed the spec's very closely. Thanks for the note on which side the '3" gap' is on).
But here is a question-when you start to prepare the "table" for the young volunteer to sit on, the sign is rotated 90 degrees and placed on the platform.
The Gimmick however extends out about 1.5 inches above the edge of the sign. Steinmeyer spec's 27 inches on the gimmick, the sign width is 23", the platform is 2.5"-so it adds up, that the gimmick is exposed by 1.5". Have you guys worked around this? Does it bother you? We could raise the platform 1.5 inches or make the sign 25.5" wide...any recomendations?
thanks,
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USZa0XIKeEc

Here is a video of CJ Johnson on youtube performing hot air. Very nice.
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On 2012-03-11 11:14, magicelam wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USZa0XIKeEc

Here is a video of CJ Johnson on youtube performing hot air. Very nice.


Sure, I suppose if you consider flashing the gimmick twice and dragging/catching the hoop on the gimmick "very nice" than I guess it was. Smile
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