For a few years now I have been trying to find ways to make ballooning more geeky and ultimately better for the pilots and crews. Creating a wireless link between crew cars and balloons (crew<->balloon, crew<->crew and balloon<->balloon) is one of the things I have been working on.
I am throwing what I am doing out there to show others whats possible and also in the hope of finding others… Continue
I am just reposting this from here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10771971&postcount=897 as I thought there may be some interest in it.
This is the real deal! The 2,500 cubic foot balloon and aluminium gondola were professionally made by www.modelballoon.com and imported by me from USA. The replacement price of the balloon and gondola is in excess of $A2500!
This is pretty spectacular, and the balloon is about 6 metres high… Continue
Last Saturday (9th) we cold/hot inflated our brand new homebuilt balloon, VH-XUP.
Everything went well and now we just need to get the Certificate of Airworthiness so we can start flying it.
Big thanks to not only the guys who helped us out on the morning to attach all the ropes/lines, but those who have been helping out through the whole process, special big thanks to Adam.
Not much more to say really, I will let the photos do the… Continue
I have added some more pictures to the balloon building blog, one shows the colours of the balloon really well, and the other one below give you a bit of an idea about how we go about cutting.
The battery went flat in the camera today, but tomorow I will post up a short video of sewing in action… Continue
the week was great - although the first couple of
days were tough when i had no idea of the rules
looking forward to the next one
i will let you know of some bav events - i think we will
do a little practice in benalla as club events
funny you should mention the FG.
converted in to the Buggy 3 days ago. It now has a tuned pipe on it.
Still I think the Baja is better as it is an easier vehicle to drive after trying a couple.
This weekend I am going boat and car racing so have been getting them ready that.
The balloon fan still does not have a shroud on it but works very well. Blows it up nice and is easy to start and run.
I will get you to reprogram my board seeing as I have a spare there is no reason to give it a crack.
Got the messages, haven't really looked into them yet.
Yes, going to cave hill creek.
Don't need another 1/5th scale. I never used mine very much, but now I have found a boat and car club I'm using it more than ever. racing other people is fun.
Still turbines are even cooler