[balloon-makers] Aerostar Fabric

Bill Whelan bwhelan at sprint.ca
Mon Jul 30 13:08:16 CDT 2001


Re: kasey's 600 cu ft balloon...
this is a remote control RIGHT.. we built our ax 1 at 8700 cu ft and it does
fly with a person on board only when it's real real COOOOOOLD ???
any Q's  we hang the fuel tank off of two load tapes..

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kasey Schwemmer" <Blunist_2004 at ballooningmail.com>
To: <balloon-makers at mail.deering.org>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [balloon-makers] Aerostar Fabric


> I did build a VERY small balloon out of TBW fabric and it flies even in
the summer heat! I have to burn almost constantly, but it  is on;y about 600
cuft.
>
> Kasey
>
> --- Tom Deering <hot-air at deering.org>
> > wrote:
> >On 7/29/01, Kasey Schwemmer wrote:
> >>  Does anyone know where I can get Aerostar Diamond Weave fabric at
> >>a reasonable price? I'm gonna call the factory tomorrow [monday] and
> >>talk to Allen about the $1.00 per yard stuff and load tape. I have
> >>contacted other Aerostar repair stations about fabric but they all
> >>want $8+ for regular fabric. So if anyone knows, plez let me know!
> >
> >I bought ten yards of the diamond weave from the Aerostar factory to
> >make kites, and was very impressed with it.  Nothing wrong with it,
> >except it comes in 1, 2 or 3 yard pieces.  So you would need to
> >stitch it end to end to get a longer piece.
> >
> >The only problem you might have is that it is heavy.  That might be a
> >problem on a smaller balloon, I don't know.
> >---
> >tmd at deering.org    http://www.deering.org
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