From£17,400€20,540TR-65 envelope


The RacerTR is a thoroughbred specifically developed to give you the edge in sport flying

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.

At a glance

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 RacerTR models

All envelopes come with a set of karabiners, envelope bag and relevant documents.

TR-65 MkIITR-70 MkIITR-77 MkIITR-60 Mk1TR-70 Mk1
Size cu.ft65,00070,00077,50060,00070,000
Size cu.M1,8411,9822,1951,7001,982
No. of gores1616162424
Passenger no.Pilot only or Pilot + 1Pilot only or Pilot + 1Pilot only or Pilot + 1 / 2Pilot only or Pilot + 1Pilot only or Pilot + 1
Nomex optionFull Nomex & Nomex ScoopFull Nomex & Nomex ScoopFull Nomex & Nomex ScoopFull Nomex & Nomex ScoopFull Nomex & Nomex Scoop
Typical enevlope weightSuperlight - 65kg or Ripstop Nylon - 92kgSuperlight - 67kg or Ripstop Nylon - 95kgSuperlight - 67kg or Ripstop Nylon - 100kgSuperlight - 65kg or Ripstop Nylon - 90kgSuperlight - 70kg or Ripstop Nylon - 95kg
Deflation systems optionsRDS, ParaPlus or ParachuteRDS, ParaPlus or ParachuteRDS, ParaPlus or ParachuteRDS or ParachuteRDS or Parachute
Turning ventsoptional extraoptional extraoptional extraoptional extraoptional extra
Design ChartDownloadDownloadDownloadDownloadDownload

Envelope options

Fabric colours

  • Please see our fabric colour charts for:
    Superlight colour wheel - 38gsm fabric for use in Superlight envelopes
    Ripstop Nylon & Hyperlast colour wheel
    Nomex colour wheel - Heat resistant fabric for the mouth and scoop
  • Special colour dye fabrics are also available upon request. This can be the perfect solution for colour matching your desired Pantone or corporate shade. 
    Clients are invited to approve colour sample(s) prior to committing to buy the fabric batch and agreeing the additional fabric production time required.

Envelope Options

  • Superlight fabric option is available at no extra cost.
  • Internal Load-tape construction available. 
  • Envelope ‘windows’ in Cameron see-safe fabric can be positioned to provide sight of the sky or balloons above.
  • Additional registration marks and country flags can be applied.

Why not consider Superlight?

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 - sales@cameronballoons.co.uk

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.

Optional equipment

  • Choice of deflation systems - RDS (Rapid Deflation System), ParaPlus or Standard Parachute.
  • Single, twin turning vents available.
  • Lightweight polyester loadtapes available.
  • Kevron loadtapes available. A Kevron loadtape consists of woven Aramid fibre webbing encased in fabric sheath which replaces the conventional polyester or nylon tape for weight advantage.
  • Kevlar flying cables are a lightweight option to be considered in place of stainless steel flying wires.
  • Shaped banners with or without artwork are available, tailor-made to hug your balloon envelope’s surface.


Introducing ParaPlus deflation.

  • This is a two-line control system for more controlled venting in Racers and Sport envelopes.
  • The second line can be pulled into the basket and held to inflate without tabbing the parachute in.
  • The system offers a much lighter venting action.
  • Finally, the second line can be used to adjust the parachute position. The rigging and pressure in the envelope re-seal the parachute to a satisfactory level, however, due to the very light action, the additional line offers our pilots a fail-safe tidy.


What people are saying…

Customer promise

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.

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