RMS Basics
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Balloon filled Matrix Panels are often represented with graph paper having the same pattern as the Matrix.  Such paper is called "Matrix Paper".
Nearly any design made with Matrix Paper can be reproduced on a larger scale with balloon filled Matrix Panels.

Matrix Paper models were used by Graham & Mary Queen Rouse of Special Events by Air Apparent in Columbia, SC, USA to plan these interlocking balloon walls for an international balloon convention.  The models showed that curved sheets were very strong and stable.  The Rouses were able to build two walls 34' long and 14' tall with only two reinforcing poles on each RMS balloon wall. This simple maze made a fascinating entrance.



Last Updated: 22-July-2002
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