membership - support balloon education
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 03:32:47 EST
Subject: Re: Reveal

In a message dated 1/29/2000 5:59:51 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< We have been asked to 
 a balloon reveal wall for an outdoor event the end of Feb.  It will reveal 
 the company's new logo.  I don't think it's possible to do this outside 
 because the wall is so delicate. >>

I don't know if you're talking about an exploding wall.  That would be very 
risky outdoors, but I would be completely comfortable doing a helium 
precision wall.  That is a bunch of spiral garland columns lashed together 
like logs in a raft.  You could attach the top of the wall to the top of the 
logo (I don't know the details of the presentation, but a bar across the top 
would be ideal), while putting a temporary tether on the bottom of the wall.  
On cue release the bottom tether and the wall will "flap" up, revealing the 
wall.  Another technique is to tether the whole thing only on the bottom, but 
with a long line attached so on cue you release the short tether and the wall 
floats up to the height of the longer tether and stops.

     O~     Danny Magowan
O~          Balloon AffAIRs
   O~       Syracuse NY