PRODUCTION ENGINEERING MEASURE FOR MANUFACTURE OF METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS TYPE ML-541( )/UM.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 7, 19 Oct 6318 Jan 64,
KAYSAM CORP OF AMERICA PATERSON N J
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The head balloon dipping machine is complete and has a capability for full production. The design of the tail balloon dipping machine is complete, and construction of the spoked wheel assembly and tanks is underway. The design of the balloon assembly machine is complete, and construction of all fabricated components has been initiated. The superstructure, track, chain, and drive of the conveyorized drying system is installed and operating. Investigations of various inflation arms are being conducted to determine an economical and safe inflation and deflation method. All head and tail balloon dipping forms were cast and vinyl coated. Twenty-eight preproduction samples were resubmitted for flight tests. Author