A traditionally shaped balloon with horizontal panel cut. A low number of gores with its particular bulbous shape was very characteristical for this type. The envelope was very flexible and more fuel efficient since the balloon, for a short term, exceeds its volume by every burn in the envelope.
The O Model was more of a colored balloon. It was difficult to place any advertisements on the envelope due to its shape. O Model was substituted by E Model.
|Type||Volume [m3]||Volume [cuft]||# of Gores||Optimal # of Passengers||Typical weight [kg]||Graphic sheet|
|BB9 O||900||31,000||8||pilot||35||PDF [128 kB]|
|BB12 O||1,200||42,000||8||pilot||55||PDF [229 kB]|
|BB16 O||1,600||57,000||8||pilot||65||PDF [189 kB]|
|BB20 O||2,000||70,000||12||pilot + 1||85||PDF [164 kB]|
|BB22 O||2,200||77,000||12||pilot + 1 to 2||90||PDF [251 kB]|
|BB26 O||2,600||90,000||12||pilot + 2||100||PDF [255 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.