The author finishing of the cap. It was 18ft in diameter.
This disc of fabric was held in place by 16
break threads. They had to be replaced for each flight.
|Finally, when the 16 gores were being joined
the situation became very confusing as nothing would lay flat.
There are at least 3 people in this view, and it was easy to get lost. Even conversation was difficult with the constant crackling as the material moved.