We like to introduce a new type from family of our racers - BB20XR. It means extreme racer with non-compromise shape and volume of 2.000 m3 suitable for pilot + copilot/navigator. The certification process is finishing in these days and we are accepting orders for delivery before Worlds 2008 in Austria.
Test pilot comments:
I had a pleasure to fly new racer type, BB20XR. After the 3 years experience with this shape in hands of Sandor Vegh, one of the best pilots in the world, team of Petr Kubicek designed a bigger size for those flying with computerman on board. We already knew, that Sandor flies this balloon in about 10 m/s (2000 ft/min) vertical speed safely. Appeared some improvements on the new product like independent wires to each load tape, increased number of gores to 20, higher nomex mouth and experimental ring of vents around the mouth. We sticked on well experienced safely fixed parachute. With this machine a type test flight was managed on May 7th. Petr Kubicek as a responsible for type and first owner of this nice toy was on board with me. IT FLIES WONDERFUL! We easy reached on full loaded machine excellent preformaces, maximum vertical speed was 9 m/s (1800 ft/min). Calm and stabile, easy to operate, I fell in love with it. I hope Peter enjoyed the flight too and still will a lot in his next competition future.