Basket Sizes

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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 envelopes are listed here.

Dimensions and weights

Type Layout Optimal # of Passengers Recommended Envelope Size [m3 / cuft] Dimensions [m]* Standard Weight [kg]** Standard Cylinder Size*** Height of the Burner Handle above Floor [m]
K10S Open Pilot max. + 1 1,600
1,700
1.16 x 0.86 55  Queen 1.88
K13 Open Pilot + 2 2,600 1.25 x 1.16 80 Queen 1.88
K13S Open Pilot + 2 XR envelopes 1.20 x 1.00 58 Queen 1.88
K14 Open Pilot + 3 2,600
3,000
1.35 x 1.16 85 Queen

1.88

K17 Open Pilot + 3 3,000
3,400
1.45 / 1.16 90 Queen

1.88

K19 Open Pilot + 5 3,400
3,700
1.55 x1.16 90 Queen 1.88
K19L Open Pilot + 5 3,400
3,700
1.62 x 1.16 110 Queen 1.88
K22 Open Pilot + 5 4,000
4,200
1.80 x 1.25 120 Queen 1.88
K23 Open Pilot + 5 4,000
4,200
1.80 x 1.25 120 Queen 2.00
K25P P Pilot + 6 4,500 2.10 x 1.25 140 Queen 2.00
K28T T Pilot + 6 to 7 4,500 2.20 x 1.60 150 Queen 2.00
K28Y Y Pilot + 6 to 7 4,500 2.20 x 1.60 150 Queen 2.00
K28H H Pilot + 6 to 7 4,500
5,100
2.35 x 1.65 170 Queen 2.00
K30PP PP Pilot + 8 to 9 5,100 2.60 x 1.35 230 Queen 2.00
K32T T Pilot + 8 5,100 2.40 x 1.60 210 Queen 2.00
K32Y Y Pilot + 8 5,100 2.40 x 1.60 210 Queen 2.00
K32TT TT Pilot + 8 5,100 2.50 x 1.60 210 Queen 2.00
K40T T Pilot + 8 to 10 6,000 2.70 x 1.60 230 Queen 2.00
K40Y Y Pilot + 8 to 10 6,000 2.70 x 1.60 230 Queen 2.00
K40TTA TTA Pilot+10 6,000 2.7 x 1.60 250 Queen 2.00
K50T T Pilot + 10 to 12  7,000 3.00 x 1.60 270 Queen 2.00
K50Y Y Pilot + 10 to 12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 270 Queen 2.00
K50TT4 TT Pilot + 12 to 13 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 300 Queen 2.00
K50TT8 TT Pilot + 12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 300 King 2.00
K50TTA TTA Pilot+12 7,000 3.00 x 1.60 320 King 2.00
K55X X Pilot + 14 7,800 3.45 x 1.60  335 King 2.00 
K55TTA TTA Pilot +14 7,800 3.45 x 1.60 335 King 2.00
K58HH HH Pilot + 12 to 13 8,500 3.80 x 1.60  375 King 2.00 
K60TT TT Pilot + 12 to 16 8,500 3.80 x 1.60 350 King 2.00
K60X X Pilot + 16 to 17   8,800
  9,200
10,000
3,90 x 1.60 378  King 2.00 
K65TTA TTA Pilot + 16-18          King 2.00
K70TT TT Pilot + 16 to 20 10,500
10,600
4.40 x 1.60 400 King 2.00
K70TTA TTA Pilot + 16-20   4.40 x 1.60   King 2.00
K80TT TT Pilot + 20 to 24 12,000 4.80 x 1.60 450 King 2.00
K85TT TT Pilot + 24 14,200 5.20 x 1.60 500 King 2.00
K90DTT DTT Pilot + 24 14,200 5.20 x 1.60 510 King 2.00
K100DTT  DTT Pilot + copilot + 28 14,200
17,000
6.20 x 1.60 550 King 2.00
K110DTT DTT Pilot + copilot + 32 17,000
21,000
6.60 x 1.60 600 King 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.).
*** Baskets designed to fit  the Queen size cylinders can be on request built to accommodate the King size cylinders.

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.
For old type baskets with round bottom edges see this link:


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