Tops in Blue!

Celebrating the US Air Forceís 60th Anniversary

The Air Force's Tops in Blue show (they entertain the troops around the world) asked us to design a really special curtain for them.  A curtain of this complexity had NEVER been done before. No other designer/manufacturer even bid on it - they said it couldn't be done. It took us 9 months and hundreds of hours but we did it  The total amount of cable used in these curtains is 80 miles...yes, 80 MILES! We used Encore! IFR fabric because of its wrinkle resistance and lifetime flame resistance. Thirty S1508 DMX M/S/D and eight DEL150 8 DMX M/S/T illuminators were used so all three logos or each on different cues can appear out of the twinkling background. The curtains will tour the world with Tops in Blue! over the next year.
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Some movies!

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Movie One A short movie of one logo appearing out of starfield.

Movie Two Two logo test.

Movie Three Three logo test.

Movie Four Logos changing colors

Movie Five Testing one logo and stars (A large file)

Preparing a few of the S1508 DMX M/S/D units


Starting to hang the curtains


Two logos up and running.

A little of the 80 miles of cable. This is the AF Wings logo pictured below.

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Putting a few of the illuminators into one of the racks we built for these curtains.


One logo lit up. Itís 6 feet tall and is being controlled by the laptop computer in lower right.

Hereís some pictures from the show!

Movie from the show!

Another one from the show!


Hanging one of the side curtains.

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A trial run of another logo. These are 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide.

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