The ED-model extends the E-models for diagonal cut and logically "D" means diagonal, moreover the ED-model offers the sizes from BB26ED to BB34ED.
The ED-models are hard to miss thanks to its unusual design and extend the possibilities of E-models. Panels are cut at 45°, creating the appearance that conventional balloons can achieve with difficulties and at great cost only. This cut has a long tradition in the USA, but gradually gaining its position in other destinations. Different orientation panels can then create variety of envelope designs - "spiral", "roof", "semi-spiral" and others - you can see more in the gallery.
The smaller ED-models sizes are identic to E-models and have identical technical parameters, the same combinations with baskets and burners applies to them. ED-models have full nomex mouth and nomex fabric scoop withaut any extra charge. The diagonal cut is very attractive and charming but it is not suitable for the artwork or the special graphic technics as the airbrush!
|Model||Volume [m3 / tis. ft3]||# of Gores||Optimal # of Passengers||Typical weight [kg]||Graphic sheet|
|BB20ED||2000 / 70||12||pilot + 1||85||PDF [268 kB]|
|BB22ED||2200 / 77||12||pilot + 1 - 2||95||PDF [502 kB]|
|BB26ED||2600 / 90||12||pilot + 2||100||PDF [503 kB]|
|BB30ED||3000 / 105||12||pilot + 3||100||PDF [425 kB]|
|BB34ED||3400 / 120||12||pilot + 4||125||PDF [586 kB]|
Approved basket and burner combinations are listed in this table.
Standard envelope equipment and configuration
The standard envelope equipment includes:
- Nomex mouth
- Nomex fabric scoop
- Envelope bag
- Spare fabric
- Control ropes with nomex covering
- Crown line
- Parachute deflation system
- Call signs
- 4 Stubai carabiner
- Melting link
Diagonal cut ED-Model envelopes are made of Kubicek Polyester fabric as standard.