Aircraft cable, or aircraft arresting cable, is a metal rope strong enough to catch and hold airplanes on aircraft carriers. It is used in theater where strong, unbreakable, weight-bearing cable is required. Aircraft cables are designated by the number of strands in the cable times the number of wires in each strand. For example, a 7x19 cable is a cable with seven strands that contain 19 wires in each strand.
When deciding where your light should come from, it is often limited by where you can hang or sit your fixtures. With theatrical rigging, support, and truss you are afforded so many more possibilities as to where you can put your light. Theatrical truss can be hung, flown, or supported from the ground. Truss is a great way of being able to support equipment in the air. Truss ranges in size and shape and that is all determined by the weight that you need to support. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions as to what will help you achieve your lighting position goals.
So much of what we do in technical theater is based upon hanging equipment from the ceiling. Track and pipe systems are the devices that we use to create the grid we are going to hang from. - Louie Lumen