Testing software of the Balloon Crane System
In Berlin, tests and simulations are taking place using a balloon with a diameter of 4 metres. Focus is on the specific software responsible for controlling the interaction of joystick and winches for steering. This model has proven to exactly represent the experiences gained with the large balloons in Vogtland, henceforth allowing to exercise every necessary step in detail ahead of its actual implementation.
Maybe a little more?
Of course we are also testing with larger/heavier loads, like tanks of water with adaptable weight and even attractive test models, in the pictures Trabant and Land Rover.
Small loads - precisely controlled
These pictures illustrate how stable the load can be guided with a balloon crane. During the demonstration wind speed went up to more than 14 m/s. The system remained absolutely rugged and was able to position the load exact and easy.
A lot of hands... Assembling the Aero30NG
With the support of many volunteers the larger balloon, type Aerophile Aero30NG, was assembled. To all of you, thank you very much! With this balloon, testing will be continued. Over the summer, it will be possible to use it as a highrise and enjoy the panorama view at the Göltzschtal. Check out the website of GTG about ascents.