Introducing our very latest design of modern hot air balloon with sixteen vertically cut gores and sixteen flying wires. Available as Sport-50, Sport-60, Sport-70, Sport-80, Sport-90 and Sport-105, the Sport series of envelope is designed to compliment the Cameron Balloons range.
These exquisite envelopes are the perfect choice combining superlight, exceptional value and efficiency. This adaptable balloon is perfect for training, syndicate use or for leisure flying.
Designed with CAD and built to aerospace standards by our highly skilled craftsmen, a multitude of colours are available.
The Sport can be made from our durable RipStop (69gsm) or our high tenacity superlight RipStop (38gsm - that's nearly half the weight of standard computer paper!).
Introducing a new 16 Gore envelope leading the way for performance and value.
Vertically designed panels make the surface of this balloon semi-bulbous. Attached to basket via 16 stainless steel flying wires.
Designed to compliment our range with 6 envelope sizes to choice from.
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 are delivered with envelope karabiners, envelope bag and relevant paperwork.
|Sport 50||Sport 60||Sport 70||Sport 80||Sport 90||Sport 105|
|No. of gores||16||16||16||16||16||16|
|Passenger no.||Pilot + 1||Pilot + 1||Pilot + 2||Pilot + 2||Pilot + 2 or 3||Pilot + 3 or 4|
|Nomex option||Scoop||Scoop||Scoop||Scoop||Scoop||Scoop / Extra row of Nomex for 'A' Panel|
|Dimensions||18m / 15m||19m / 15m||20m / 16.2m||20.8m / 17m||21.6m / 17.7m||22.6m / 18.7m|
|Typical enevlope weight||Superlight - 52kg||Superlight - 58kg||Superlight - 63kg||Superlight - 69kg||Superlight - 75kg, Regular Ripstop - 105kg||Superlight - tbc, Regular Ripstop - tbc|
|Deflation systems options||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus||Parachute / RDS / ParaPlus|
|Turning vents||Optional extra*||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.
“It was a great asset to be able to rely on you to put together a good product at short notice. Thanks again for helping out, you and the team were all great!”
Matt Nicholson, British Airways
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “stripes” known as gores.
This exquisite and elegant Sport shape has a semi-bulbous surface creating the perfect balance between performance and value for money.
Our guarantee period for superlight fabric is four years (48 months) or 250 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first. Regular ripstop nylon is five years (60 months) or 300 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first. For Hyperlast fabric incorporated into the balloon envelope is six years (72 months) or 600 hours of flight time, whichever occurs first.
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.