Ripping panel

1.(Aëronautics) A long patch, on a balloon, to be ripped off, by the rip cord, at landing, in order to allow the immediate escape of gas and instant deflation of the bag.
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Kurt went with three men into the still intact gas-chambers, let out a certain quantity of gas from them, and prepared a series of ripping panels for the descent.
A table saw also comes in handy for ripping panel boards to width where needed (Photo 11).
Moisture content was too high and too variable for the individual boards, both for green gluing and after ripping panels into EGAR boards.