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American Flags

The first American flag below is approximately 12 feet long and 6.5 feet tall.  It is made with RMSTM; Builders and 11 inch latex balloons each inflated 8 inches in diameter.  It has only two base plates and vertical pipes attached to the back of the flag with cable ties.  The flag is so light, less than three pounds for the Matrix framework, that the flag may be hung rather than supported with bases and pipes.  The curved shape works well for backdrops and makes the whole display stronger.  You may go to instructions for this flag for more details.  As an alternative, you could make the same design one half the length and one half the height by using 5 inch balloons inflated 4 inches in diameter and installed in RMSTM; Banners instead of Builders.  RMSTM; Banners and Builders may be purchased from RMSTM; distributors.

The American flag design shown below would be approximately 10 feet long and 5.5 feet tall when made with 9 inch foil balloons.  The size would double if made with 18 inch foil balloons in the same configuration.  This layout would change in size, but keep the same proportions and number of balloons if done with 5 inch, 9 inch, 11 inch or 16 inch latex.  You could create a somewhat more lighthearted version by using GEO balloons instead.  Contact us directly at Rouse International if you would like help working out this project.

The American flag design shown below illustrates the effects of turning the RMSTM; Matrix 90 degrees.  The "bumpy" effect runs along the horizontal line rather than the vertical line.  This effect is diminished by going to more balloons.  The stripes are made two or three balloons wide rather than just one balloon wide in this design.  If this design were made with 9 inch foils it would come out about 24 feet long and 16 feet high.  Contact us directly at Rouse International if you would like help working out this project.

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