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Study of the safety performance of the Great Giant and the Little Giantess - ROYAL de LUXE

  • The big giant and the small giant during the show

    The big giant and the small giant during the show

  • Modeling of the big giant during ths show

    Modeling of the big giant during ths show

Expert-Meca has developed and make use of a control and checking program to validate the security of the giant puppets during their show.

Royal de Luxe is a French teater company founded in 1979, based in Nantes since 1990. The Giants Saga is well know by the public. The puppets are giant and animated by string. The giant measures 10 meters and wheighs around 2,5 tons.

 

In order to assure the security of the public during the show of the puppets, Expert-Meca established a technical manual which permits to demonstrate the hight level of security of the giant puppets.

 

There is no technical regulation for the nivel of stability and mechanical resistance of giant puppets for street shows. Expert-Meca proposed technical advices based on criteria of related construction, metal construction and lifting and handling equipment.

 

After an analysis of real condition of explotation of giant puppets and determination of security coefficient, static and dynamic tests started in order to validate the mechanical behaviour of the puppets during their show.