Based on proven designs, this ultra-smooth profile enhances climb performance and directional stability. If you’re looking for a high-performance Racer, this is it!
Choose between the MkI RacerTR (24 Gores), available in two sizes - TR-60 & TR-70 or the newer MKII RacerTR (16 Gores) available in three sizes - TR-65, TR-70 & TR-77
With Incredible stability and manoeuvrability, the Cameron Balloons RacerTR slips quickly up and down through the sky providing the pilot with incredible atmospheric steerage capabilities.
Hot air balloon with sixteen or twenty four vertically cut gores and twelve or sixteen flying cables.
Designed for stability in climb and decent. Perfect for both competitive or sport pilots.
The smooth profile is ideal for artwork.
Choice of envelope sizes and options available.
Our balloon envelopes use a combination of fabrics; a Nomex, heat resistant base panel, Superlight Nylon or Regular Ripstop Nylon and/or Hyperlast options, in a choice of 26 colours including shiny silver and shiny gold.
All envelopes come with a set of karabiners, envelope bag and relevant documents.
|TR-65 MkII||TR-70 MkII||TR-77 MkII||TR-60 Mk1||TR-70 Mk1|
|No. of gores||16||16||16||24||24|
|Passenger no.||Pilot only or Pilot + 1||Pilot only or Pilot + 1||Pilot only or Pilot + 1 / 2||Pilot only or Pilot + 1||Pilot only or Pilot + 1|
|Nomex option||Full Nomex & Nomex Scoop||Full Nomex & Nomex Scoop||Full Nomex & Nomex Scoop||Full Nomex & Nomex Scoop||Full Nomex & Nomex Scoop|
|Typical enevlope weight||Superlight - 65kg or Ripstop Nylon - 92kg||Superlight - 67kg or Ripstop Nylon - 95kg||Superlight - 67kg or Ripstop Nylon - 100kg||Superlight - 65kg or Ripstop Nylon - 90kg||Superlight - 70kg or Ripstop Nylon - 95kg|
|Deflation systems options||RDS, ParaPlus or Parachute||RDS, ParaPlus or Parachute||RDS, ParaPlus or Parachute||RDS or Parachute||RDS or Parachute|
|Turning vents||optional extra||optional extra||optional extra||optional extra||optional extra|
Due to the large percentage of a hot-air balloon envelope being fabric, a fundimental key is the saving that can be made by using a lighter ripstop. This could be up to 30% depending on the type and size of balloon required. This gives the greatest saving by far.
Other specifications like flat-webbing tapes, 3mm diameter flying wires and lightweight crownline will all compliment your choice.
To continue with the weigh-saving, why not include Kevron load tapes? they are immensely strong and very light-weight, offering a further 4% reduction in weight from our standard evelopes. We encapsulate these 'tapes' within the seams, to protect them from damaging UV rays. Any Kevron load tape that can not be within the seam is feed securely through a tubular, outer tape to ensure it's longevity.
We are very pleased to announce that our Superlight fabric is the same price as our regular Ripstop (69gsm). A range of 49gsm ripstop fabric is also available, subject to a small supplement charge. Please call or email for further details - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“I fell in love with it! It is tuned to the very last detail, it has a great design and top engineering is shown with the Para Plus deflation system. I did not discover any fault or disadvantage.”
Micheal Suchy, CBL Czech Dealer
“He decided to build his own balloon and started off what has become an international industry centred round Bristol. Cameron Balloons is renowned for their quality build and for the incredible special shapes they produce.”
Nic Amor, Bristol Balloons
“...the balloon was shipped on time. I received the paperwork and authorisation to fly on the Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the balloon was inflated in front of 16,000 people in a special event.”
Pierre Galley, Switzerland
“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
“I am so impressed by how wonderful it looks. So true to the ideas and the design, and so BIG. I almost can't believe you pulled it off, but I always knew you would.’”
Patricia Piccinini, Artist and Sculptor of SkyWhale
“The Cameron Racer - was efficient, elegant and effortless to fly, I love it!”
Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “stripes” known as gores.
The RacerTR is a thoroughbred specifically designed to offer you the edge in competition.
All balloons require regular maintenance and servicing which keeps balloon-systems working well and enables years of happy flying – maintenance usually takes place after 100 flying hours or 12months whichever is sooner. Airworthiness Inspection & Maintenance Manual (UK).
Cameron Balloons fabrics have anti-mould, anti-mildew and anti-UV degradation agents added to them to prolong the life and colour of our balloons. Fluorocarbon is also added to the outside face of the fabric to defend the fabric from moisture, dirt and debris.
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.
Cameron Balloons also offers assurance – An ESCROW account is available – guaranteeing that your deposit payment is safe with us.
21 September, 2015