[balloon-makers] velcro lawn darts

Rat6666 rat6666 at home.com
Tue Jul 31 05:21:55 CDT 2001


There is at least one well-documented case of a Raven velcro top failure
in flight... Refer to this Balloon Life article for further info.

http://www.balloonlife.com/publications/balloon_life/9701/crowd.htm

See ya,
Jon Radowski

> Tom,
> 
> Some of us still fly those 2" velcro death traps that were built by
> another member of this list.
>  When I started ballooning velcro tops were quite common and I have
> never heard of one failing in flight but there was one commercial
> operation (the local Raven distributor) who used to use safety pins
> to hold his worn out velcro tops in place. Or maybe that was a
> prototype of a spring top, either way, that was scary.
> 
> Richard Rapp
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