A Glyph over London to launch Halo 4 last night
Last night a mysterious glyph appeared over London, thankfully Master Chief was there to save the day and help launch Halo 4.
On the eve of the one of the most highly anticipated blockbuster launches of 2012, Xbox 360 celebrated the release of “Halo 4” with a ground breaking aerial lighting performance visible for miles over London. The “Halo 4” Glyph symbol is one of the largest and brightest man-made structures to ever fly over a capital city and measures 50 feet in diameter and weighs over three tons.
Over 500 super-fans and spectators were treated to an epic aeronautical show as the Glyph flew over the River Thames from Greenwich Peninsula to Tower Bridge, past some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Dynamic effects wowed crowds as they enjoyed the spectacle of one of the largest lighting art performances ever flown under a helicopter.
· The Glyph measures 50 feet in diameter and weighs 3.2 tons
· This is one of the largest and brightest man-made flying structures to ever be flown by helicopter.
· A team of over 50 designers, engineers and fabricators created the Glyph.
· It took approximately 8 weeks to design and construct: 2 weeks to design with the engineers, 4 weeks to build the aluminum structure and 2 weeks to apply the LED lighting.
· There are 455 LED light strips mounted onto 37 panels and a total of 113,096 LEDs of a pure orange color consuming 20 KW of power!
· The dynamic lighting effects are all powered and controlled from an onboard electrical and computer system, which was remote controlled from a boat following the Glyph.
· The helicopter flew at a height of 600 feet with the Glyph suspended 350 feet above the River Thames.
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