Grassroots Mapping PDX: Taping up balloons
I’ve finally collected and edited the workshop’s videos and instructions:
Follow the first two pages of my Balloon Building Guide to make a tetrahedron balloon. Tape carefully.
My balloon guide’s rigging is for short flights in confined urban areas. We’re going to use a different rigging for aerial photography.
One corner of the balloon is used for filling, and is tied off, like a trash bag. A second corner is re-enforced, and a loop of tape attached. To the tape is tied a short length of line. The knot used is a** Bowline**.
Grassroots Mapping PDX 6/26/2010: Rigging a balloon for flight from mathew lippincott on Vimeo.
attach a swivel to the balloon so that any spinning won’t twist the line or the camera.