The Cameron O-type is a perfect compromise between the passenger-carrying A-Type and the smooth, stylish Z-Type.
Over time it has become apparent that this traditional 'Bulbous' shape balloon is a firm favourite for the ballooning community. Modern fabrics and manufacturing techniques have now allowed us to update and revive a balloon that so many people trained to fly in.
This 12 gore envelope is the perfect design for those wanting a light weight option to... for a small supplement, Cameron Balloons can manufacture a new envelope with unrivalled quality that's very light indeed. For example: Our latest O-31 Hopper envelope weights 30kg in it's own bag!
The O-Type can be made from our durable RipStop (69gsm) or our high tenacity lighweight RipStop (between 38gsm & 49gsm depending on brand - that's nearly half the weight of standard computer paper)...
The envelopes vary from 31,000 to 160,000 cu / ft (890 to 4,530 m3). These different sizes offer a choice for the pilot to fly passengers with different numbers (from 1 to 9 passengers).
Available sizes for our new standard of O- type: