The A frame is the base component of the entire AV-Drop system. The systems is built on using two A frames of matching widths, rotating and inverting one frame and snapping them together with two UP’s (Union Piece ).
The paired frames are then skinned to make a finished frame. The paired A4-5 frames would make a 10’x 4’wide flat. Paired A-frames are used for both audience flats, returns, and stabilizers, (also known as jacks) that are attached with direct corner clamp to hold up a wall.
The 4’ h A-frame is the same as a 5’ h except shorter, allowing for a shorter paired solution of 8’high flats. An A4-4 + A4-5 could also be paired to build a 9’high flat frame. They are used like the 5’h version to create panels, returns and. stabilizers. Two frames together can create a 8’h unit. They are available in 4’, 3’ 2’ 1.5’ and 1’ widths as shown.
The F frame is essentially the A split split in half to make a left and right half of the A. The F-Frame is the core of the AV-Drop frame system, allowing the A-Frame concept to be split and extended making a wider frame typically up to 8’wide.
The F-Frame with or without extensions are used like the A-frame to create panels, returns, stabilizers of varying heights and widths. Both the F4’h and F 5’ units are 1’ wide and come in Right and Left pairs as noted.
Extensions are used with any of the frames to extend heights and widths to meet your needs. Extensions, like all frames utilize the UP, Union Piece for a quick connection. Extensions can be used either right or left, horizontal or vertical. Custom lengths are available.
The U frame is a secondary building block of the system. They are typically used to cap the top, bottom or sides of panels, returns and stabilizers of varying heights and widths. All widths come in 1’h legs.
+ T, L and H frames are used to create interior support and outer center support or corners. These are typically used in front and rear projection screens, flown panels (where weight reduction is needed),
and taller or wider panels, stabilizers and headers 8’ and higher.
Unions are the universal “connective tissue” of the entire system. These units connect all frame components to each other. Union Extensions are incremental connectors when lengths of less than 1’ are required – i.e.: for projection screens.
The Radius Curve frame is a secondary component and is used to create alternate shapes and visual interest in designs. 4 units (2L and 2R) can be used to create a complete circle. They are sold in left and right pairs.
The Angle frame is an advanced design tool. It creates profiles and shapes that extend the creativity of the system. Each 180 degree set of angles utilize left and right Center T supports to allow for building large stable panel sizes.
Corner angles are 1′ X 1′. “T” angles are 2″ long side, 18′” on horizontal side.
AV-Drop Clamps are at the heart of the tool-less assembly for the entire system. These simple, fixed, pressure fit units allow for interior and exterior corners, specialty connections and rigging. When used overhead, they come equipped with standard safety cables.
Screen Brackets are another component of the toolless system assembly that allows for front hanging AV-Drop and most fast fold style screen. The brackets are placed in between vertical frame sections, locked in place, and used to support both front projection screens and graphic panels known as gallery-drop.
The brackets are designed to support AV-Drop frames but work with most competitive major projection screen brands such as DaLite, Draper, AV Stumpfl and ScreenWorks.
Our 25 lb. AV-Drop rubber weight and BFW (bracket for weight) Are the perfect solution for all weight and counterweight applications.
The rubber weight is slotted to fit the AV-Drop frame bracket and spans the frames for even wright distribution. In addition to the AV-Drop counterweights we offer 25 lb. cordura style sand bags.