What was characteristical for the N Model was its flat shape, very practical for full-scape graphics. It was the only type with vertical cut. This cutting style was taken from gas balloons design, where it was important to minimize the length of joints. However, in the hot-air balloon systems this has no significant use.
Vertical panel cut leads to higher fabric consumption for manufacturing, which makes the whole system more expensive than e.g. the Z Model. The cut also gets more difficult to be repaired.
The N Model is suitable for special kinds of graphics. Apart from this, it was more or less replaced by the Z Model.
|Type||Volume [m3]||Volume [cuft]||# of Gores||Optimal # of Passengers||Typical weight [kg]||Graphic sheet|
|BB22N||2,200||77,000||24||pilot + 1 to 2||95||PDF [142 kB]|
|BB26N||2,600||90,000||24||pilot + 2||110||PDF [136 kB]|
|BB30N||3,000||105,000||24||pilot + 3||120||PDF [136 kB]|
|BB37N||3,700||130,000||24||pilot + 5||145||PDF [141 kB]|
|BB45N||4,500||160,000||24||Pilot + 6 to 7||160||PDF [152 kB]|
|BB60N||6,000||210,000||32||Pilot + 9 to 10||205||PDF [168 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
- 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.