Sky Bike on marionette for The Island

Custom rig built to shoot the Sky Bike sequence for 'The Island'
This marionette rig was a hydraulic/computer controlled device that was operated
from the back as seen here in the photo. The moves could also be taught into the
motion controller then continuously played back on cue.
This rig was able to travel at speeds up to 65mph during filming.

Sky Bike action from The Island

The rig also was equipped with a side arm in which the bike could be attached to.
It had the abilty to roll, rotate the whole bike as well as the rear gunner seat.
Even the wing flaps and exhaust ports could be articulated, all while in motion.