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Elegantly simple, this Cameron Classic offers a great combination of strength and durability for any generation of sports pilot.
These envelopes are horizontally cut to 8 bulbous gores, attached to eight stainless steel flying wires.
Viva's (V-Type) 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!). Cameron Balloons designed Hyperlast is also available throughout our range of hot air balloon envelopes.
Eight horizontally cut bulbous gores creates this classic balloon envelope.
The classic envelope now available in Superlight fabrics.
Large proportioned mouth.
Ideally suited for those pilots who like a retro feel and style to modern hot air ballooning.
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.
|No. of gores||8||8||8||8||8|
|Passenger no.||Pilot only||Pilot + 1||Pilot + 2||Pilot + 2||Pilot + 3|
|Dimensions||15.4m / 12.4m||18.8m / 15.2m||19.6m / 15.9m||20.6m / 16.8m||21.6m / 17.7m|
|Typical enevlope weight||Superlight - 34kg||Superlight - 52kg||Superlight - 58kg or Ripstop Nylon - 76kg||Superlight - 70kg or Ripstop Nylon - 90kg||Superlight - 80kg or Ripstop Nylon - 105kg|
|Deflation systems options||Parachute||Parachute||Parachute||Parachute||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.
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Matt Nicholson, British Airways
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Nick Langley, MD @ Airship & Balloon Company Ltd, UK
“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
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Wojciech Kaczmarek, Kol Dental Balloon Team, Poland
“...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
Each balloon envelope is built from individual “blocks” of fabric called panels, which are grouped into vertical “stripes” known as gores.
The Viva (V-Type) has a bulbous surface creating a wonderfully classic balloon that so many adore.
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.
9 October, 2022