Sienna in her Bat-Cat costume

The Fitting

This Halloween, Sienna wanted to be a ‘Bat Cat’ and she asked me to help her out with the wings. We looked around the garage and found a black drop cloth and extra wooden slats from an Ikea venetian blind.

01_Fitting

The Assembly

02_Assembly

We drilled holes at the joints and fixed them using bolts and wing nuts. (How appropriate.) The supporting ‘arm’ of the wing was doubled-up for strength. Straps were attached in front side for the harness and double-stick tape was applied to the back side. Finally, the wings were cut as a single shape from the vinyl cloth and stuck to the ‘bones’ with the tape.

The Inspection

03_Inspection

Sergeant approves!

Preparing For Takeoff

04_Testflight

The construction is strong and remarkably flexible. It’s like we almost knew what we were doing.

Flight Test

05_Testflight

This is how the Wright Brothers got started but with style.

Arriving In Style At The Gothtober Party

06_GothtoberParty

Happy Halloween everybody!

D.R. Greenlaw

D.R. Greenlaw

Greenlaw likes to make comics, animated shorts, and funny voices.
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