Basket Sizes

The main criteria when choosing the right basket is the number of passengers you wish to carry. Basket sizes are matched to the size of the envelope that you will be using and, together with the burner, they will make a complete system. In the table below you will find the correct combinations of baskets and envelopes. Please note, that the number of passengers mentioned in this table is calculated for a balloon operating in a temperate zone and  at relatively low altitudes. When flying either in warmer places or at higher altitudes, we recommend that you make your calculations by using the forecast temperatures and altitudes and the loading graph from the Kubicek Flight Manual. Alternatively your national Kubicek Balloons dealer will be able to advise you. A list of national dealers is available elsewhere on this web site.

European legislation limits the maximum number of passengers in one compartment to 6. In an open basket this will include the pilot. In baskets where the pilot has his own compartment one other person is allowed to fly with him in this compartment. 

To compare basket types and the positioning of cylinder, please, follow this link. Suitable combinations of baskets and burners as listed here.

Dimensions and weights

Type Layout Optimal # of Passengers Recommended Envelope Size [m3] Dimensions [m]* Standard Weight [kg]** Max. Cylinder Size Height of the Burner Handle above Floor [m]
K7 Open Pilot 1,200 0.85 x 0.85 50 30kg 1.86
K10 Open Pilot max. + 1 1,600
1,700
1.16 x 0.86 60 30kg 1.86
K11 Open Pilot + 1 2,000 1.16 x 0.98 70 30kg 1.86
K12 Open Pilot + 1 to 2 2,200 1.16 x 1.16 80 30kg 1.86
K13 Open Pilot + 2 2,600 1.25 x 1.16 80 30kg 1.86
K13 Sport Open Pilot + 2 XR envelopes 1.20 x 1.00 45 30kg 1.76
K15 Open Pilot + 3 3,000 1.35 x 1.16 85 30kg 1.86
K16 Open Pilot + 3 to 4 3,000 1.45 x 1.16 90 30kg 1.86
K17 Open Pilot + 3 to 4 3,000 1.45 x 1.16 90 30kg 1.86
K18 Open Pilot + 4 3,400
3,700
1.55 x 1.16 100 30kg 1.86
K22 Open Pilot + 5 4,000
4,200
1.80 x 1.25 120 30kg 1.86
K25P P Pilot + 6 4,500 2.10 x 1.25 140 30kg 2.00
K28T T Pilot + 6 to 7 4,500 2.20 x 1.60 180 30kg 2.00
K28Y Y Pilot + 6 to 7 4,500 2.20 x 1.60 180 30kg 2.00
K32T T Pilot + 8 5,100 2.40 x 1.60 210 30kg 2.00
K32Y Y Pilot + 8 5,100 2.40 x 1.60 210 30kg 2.00
K32TT TT Pilot + 8 5,100 2.50 x 1.60 220 30kg 2.00
K40T T Pilot + 8 to 10 6,000 2.70 x 1.60 230 30kg 2.00
K40Y Y Pilot + 8 to 10 6,000 2.70 x 1.60 230 30kg 2.00
K50T T Pilot + 10 to 12  7,000 3.00 x 1.60 270 30kg 2.00
K50Y Y Pilot + 10 to 12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 270 30kg 2.00
K50TT TT Pilot + 12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 310 30kg 2.00
K50TT8 TT Pilot + 12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 315 40kg 2.00
K60TT TT Pilot + 12 to 16 8,500 3.80 x 1.60 350 40kg 2.00
K70TT TT Pilot + 16 to 20 10,000 4.40 x 1.60 400 40kg 2.00
K80TT TT Pilot + 20 to 24 12,000 4.80 x 1.60 450 40kg 2.00
K85TT TT Pilot + 24 14,200 5.20 x 1.60 500 40kg 2.00
K90DTT DTT Pilot + 24 14,200 5.20 x 1.60 510 40kg 2.00
K100DTT  DTT Pilot + copilot + 28 14,200
17,000
6.20 x 1.60 550 40kg 2.00
K110DTT DTT Pilot + copilot + 32 17,000
21,000
6.60 x 1.60 600 40kg 2.00

* This is the exact dimension of the bottom outer part of a basket. For loading the basket into a vehicle we recommend allowing an additional 8 - 10 cm (3 - 4 inch) for handles and 15 - 20 cm (6 - 8 inch) for top padding.
** This is an average weight for a basket with standard equipment (including pocket, fire extinguisher, dropline, etc.).

Note: For the Japanese market we build special versions of both the K13 and K17 baskets. These are a little narrower and come with different equipment options.


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