This cable is essentially the same as the guide-rope of the older aeronauts.
"I will guide-rope up the avenue of the Bois," I said to myself gleefully.
The balloon is furnished besides with a grapnel, and a guide-rope; which latter is of the most indispensable importance.
And at last his guide-rope was trailing again, and he found it possible to attempt a landing.
Another method of steering employed sails, held up to the wind by the drag of a guide-rope on the ground.
They were bright young fellows, and they grasped the idea and the guide-rope at the same lucky instant.
The gun had been hoisted nearly half-way up the cliff when the guide-rope had fouled a rock.
The place was very still as the man holding the guide-rope awaited the signal to let go.
We soon ran out our guide-rope; but even when we had raised it clear of the earth, we still went up very rapidly.
One can guide-rope even in the centre of Paris if one goes about it at the proper moment.