Why E? The E could stand either for EASY (suitable for beginner pilots) or EFFICIENT (low operating costs).
Let us explain why. The E Type was designed for maximum efficiency, which becomes evident in its very low weight and unbeatable price. Due to its spherical shape, the whole system is very solid and stable while aloft and makes the piloting extremely easy. That is why we recommend this type to the new members of our ballooning family.
In its standard configuration, the E Type has the nomex base size reduced down to 35 cm / 13.5 inch and only the middle panel on the scoop is made of nomex. Full size nomex and scoop are subject of addition equipment.
The shape of the E Type is rather determined for simple graphics.
|Type||Volume [m3]||Volume [cuft]||# of Gores||Optimal # of Passengers||Typical weight [kg]||Graphic sheet|
|BB9E||900||31,000||8||pilot||35||PDF [59 kB]|
|BB12E||1,200||42,000||8||pilot||55||PDF [62 kB]|
|BB16E||1,600||56,000||8||pilot||65||PDF [61 kB]|
|BB18E||1,800||64,000||12||pilot + 1||75||PDF [65 kB]|
|BB20E||2,000||70,000||12||pilot + 1||85||PDF [206 kB]|
|BB22E||2,200||77,000||12||pilot + 1 to 2||95||PDF [385 kB]|
|BB26E||2,600||90,000||12||pilot + 2||100||PDF [611 kB]|
Suitable and certified combinations with baskets and burners are to be found in this table.
- Lower nomex mouth (35 cm / 13.5 inch tall)
- Scoop with nomex middle panel only
- Envelope transportation bag
- Spare fabric
- Nomex braided control lines
- Crown line
- Registration marks
- 4 Stubai karabiners
- Melting link
The envelope is by default made of Kubicek Polyester fabric.
Additional envelope equipment
Feel free to find all the specified additional equipment here.