Both the Cameron Hoppers the Z-types and the O-type are perfect for those pilots that are serious about enjoying the freedom of flight and experiencing an enhanced adrenaline high. With unequalled reputation for quality, a Cameron Hopper offers exciting opportunities for leisure, sport and commercial teams.
New Hoppers are made from our stunning Superlight RipStop (38gsm) - that's nearly half the weight of standard computer paper...
With an envelope that weighs from only 29kg, this stunning advance in fabric technology introduces even lighter ballooning from Cameron Balloons Ltd. Add this to the Neo base unit & burner, which weighs just 20kg, and a Duplex stainless steel 60 cylinder at 23kg (53kg full)... And you have yourself a 'Record-Breaking' possibility... Superlight-weight ballooning is likely to get even more interesting from now on...
All envelopes are delivered with envelope karabiners, envelope bag and relevant paperwork.
|Z-31 Hopper||Z-42 Hopper||O-26 Hopper||O-31 Hopper||O-38 Hopper|
|No. of gores||16||24||12||12||12|
|Passenger no.||Pilot||Pilot + 1||Pilot only||Pilot only||Pilot only|
|Dimensions||15.4m / 12.4m||17m / 13.8m||14.5m / 11.7m||15.4m / 12.4m||16.3m / 14.1m|
|Typical enevlope weight||Superlight - 32kg||Superlight - 42kg||Superlight - 26kg||Superlight - 31kg||Superlight 39kgs|
|Deflation systems options||Parachute||Parachute||Parachute||Parachute||Parachute|
|Turning vents||Optional extra *||Optional extra *||Optional extra*||Optional extra*||Optional extra*|
Due to a large percentage of a hot-air balloon envelope being fabric, a fundamental weight-saving can be made by using a lighter Ripstop Nylon. This can often save up to 30% of the envelope's fabric weight depending on the type and size of balloon built.
Other changes in envelope specification for example; flat-webbing tapes, 3mm diameter flying wires and lightweight crownline can also help to save kilos.
To continue with the weight-saving theme, why not consider Kevron load tapes? These tapes while also immensely strong and very light-weight, offer a further 4% reduction in weight when compared to other tapes. Cameron Balloons encapsulates these 'tapes' within the seams, to protect them from potentially damaging UV rays. Any Kevron load tape that can not be protected within a seam is housed within a tubular, outer tape to ensure its longevity.
We are very pleased to announce that our Superlight fabric (38gsm) is currently being offered at the same price as our Ripstop Nylon (69gsm). A range of 49gsm Ripstop Nylon fabric is also available, subject to a small supplement charge.
Why not chat with our Sales Team about which fabric is right for your balloon or project, we would be delighted to provide ideas, suggestions, case-study experience, customer testimonials and fabric samples.
Telephone +44(0) 117 963 7216 or email our Sales Team for further details - email@example.com
“Our balloon club, Raumnautit ry, Rauma, Finland has a Cameron C-80 envelope OH-EHR s/n 11299/2009 - It is VERY nice to fly”
Antti Lehto, Finland
“We’ve spent a nice time flying our great, new balloon! We are proud that our gorgeous balloon has the label ‘Cameron Balloons’, and always recommend your company as one of the best aeronautic company”
Yana Vaseva, Russia
“After 7 years of worldwide performances, not a single problem during the annual inspections of our equipment built by Cameron Balloons. #quality”
Lenny Cant, Mister Bup Balloon Team, Belgium
“It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at Cameron Balloons Ltd on this project for Universal Pictures and I hope we can continue to do so with other clients. Thanks to everyone at CBL for ‘making this happen’.”
Nick Langley, MD @ Airship & Balloon Company Ltd, UK
“Yes Baby You is a dream. Not an easy project and it would not have been possible without your calmness, professionalism and positive attitude. Thanks for putting your shoulders to the wheel and showing the way.”
Bart Van Peel
“The reproduction of the image on the envelope is truly stunning, but then with Cameron Balloons we know that quality comes as standard”
Damian Crock, Picture This Ballooning, Australia
Excellence really is our lowest standard; exemplary quality, proven reliability and attentive service are some of Cameron Balloons' key and constantly striven for company goals.
Our range of complete balloons, airships and lighter-than-air craft are all fully certified and approved.
Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “segments” known as gores. Beautiful and elegant, the Z-Type shape is horizontally cut making the surface of this balloon near-smooth, creating the perfect display space for the most imaginative promotional designs. The O-Type shape has a bulbous surface creating a wonderfully classic balloon that so many adore.
Cameron Balloons fabrics have anti-mould, anti-mildew and anti-UV degradation agents added to them to prolong the life and colour of all Bristol built balloons. Fluorocarbons are also added to the outside face of the fabric to defend the fabric from moisture, dirt and debris.
All hot-air balloons require regular maintenance and servicing (a bit like a car) to keep the balloon-systems working reliably for years of happy flying. Maintenance usually takes place after 100 flying hours or 12months whichever is sooner. Cameron Balloons also offers, with over five decades of experience, aftersales support and assistance with everything from flight and maintenance manuals to airworthiness inspections and spares.
Cameron Balloons also offers assurance – An ESCROW account is available – guaranteeing that your deposit payment is safe with us.