P for Passengers - simple as that! Newly curved-gore design comes with 28 and more gores in total. The "tiniest" to be produced of this type is 12,000 m3 / 425,000 cu ft.
P Type simply includes all envelopes of the large balloon sizes, specifically designed for passenger businesses. Particularly designed side curve of the envelope underlines passenger flying criteria. Rounded top of the envelope makes it easier to ascend as well as vent the huge amount of hot air from the inside after landing. The mouth of the balloon is elliptically shaped to go in hand with the wide size of the basket and the burner frame.
At the same time, with P Type envelopes go along all advantages of Z Type in relation to the horizontally cut panels - easy maintenance and selecting any graphics.
This makes your decision about choosing a type for your ride company pretty clear, doesn't it?
|Type||Volume [m3]||Volume [cuft]||# of Gores||Optimal # of Passengers||Typical weight [kg]||Graphic sheet|
|BB105P||10,500||370,000||28||pilot + 20||320||PDF [182 kB]|
|BB106P||10,600||375,000||28||pilot + 20||320||PDF [3 829 kB]|
|BB113P||11,300||400,000||28||pilot + 20||350||PDF [3 7559 kB]|
|BB120P||12,000||425,000||28||pilot + 20 to 24||350||PDF [285 kB]|
|BB130P||13,000||460,000||28||pilot + 24||400||PDF [2575 kB]|
|BB142P||14,200||500,000||32||pilot + 24 to 28||450||PDF [125 kB]|
Suitable and certified combinations with baskets and burners are to be found in this table.
- Full size nomex mouth - first envelope panel
- Full nomex scoop
- Top 3 panels made of Hyperlast fabric
- Strengthened envelope transportation bag
- Spare fabric
- Nomex braided control lines
- Rotation vent
- Slide vent
- Slide vent panel made of Hyperlast fabric
- Crown line (2 pieces)
- Registration marks
- 8 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.