RIPCORD BY IFLY BLOCK CONSTRUCTION MOVES FORWARD
Royal Caribbean International's new Quantum of the Seas is proceeding nicely in Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Similarly Mobimar is welding the RipCord by iFLY steel and aluminium sections together in their facilities 1215 km (755 miles) away.
The RipCord by iFLY blocks are in test assembly in Mobimar's facilities. These walls have been the birth place e.g. Voyager of the Seas sea water aquarium, two Rising Tide bars, 11 FlowRiders and innumerable amount of Crown & Anchor logos, Azipod® room prefabricates and hundreds of kilometers of HI-FOG® pipe prefabricates.
The steel and aluminium blocks have been insulated and outfitted with massive fiberglass air ducts that the wind tunnel license owner SkyVenture has manufactured in Texas and shipped to Finland. There are two variable pitch fans in both vertical columns accelerating the wind speed up to "Autobahn" figures.
After block outfitting and final test assembly the RipCord by iFLY will be factory assembly tested (FAT) before shipping to Papenburg. However, first test runs cannot be performed until the arch and funnels are connected to the air ducts under the sun deck of Quantum of the Seas. Additionally the expensive and specially customized flying chamber can be installed only when the blocks are in position now in the summer.
It's not the eye of Sauron (J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings) but fan unit for the RipCord by iFLY, made by SkyVenture®.