Here are some pictures of the “nuts and bolts” of the ribbon raceway from today:
These are the dampers (partially assembled) used to minimize the whipping about of the tether which will be almost surely caused by local wind conditions. This was a real problem last year – hopefully well addressed this year.
This is the trolley which will sit at the top of the ribbon. The Climbers will ascend updates to this trolley. A trigger mechanism at the top will stop the Climbers ascent. I’m told a camera is also going to be posted on this, so this should give us some pretty cool shots.
As always, click on the thumbnails for a larger version.