[balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim and other Gasser's)

Greg_Winker at Dell.com Greg_Winker at Dell.com
Fri Jun 22 08:33:25 CDT 2001


Phillip and I have the benefit of having received our gas balloon training
in the mother country by the old school gas pilots.  There we learned that
25 lbs. of wet sand was heavier than 25 lbs. of dry sand - usually 10-15%
heavier.  It must be that new math they teach us here in the States that is
confusing you.

Greg Winker



-----Original Message-----
From: phillip macnutt [mailto:macnutt at jump.net]
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 10:07 AM
To: richardr at aopa.net; greg_winker at exchange.dell.com;
balloon-makers at deering.org
Subject: RE: RE: [balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim and other
Gasser's)


Of course!  it is clear you were not paying attention in school.

Ok, time for an experiment.  Fill 2 bags to the top, one with damp, one with
dry, and see the difference.  We can use cheap beer as the moisture
additive, and good beer as fuel for the scientists.


-----Original Message-----
From: balloon-makers-owner at mail.deering.org
[mailto:balloon-makers-owner at mail.deering.org]On Behalf Of
richardr at aopa.net
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 9:59 AM
To: macnutt at jump.net; greg_winker at dell.com; balloon-makers at deering.org
Subject: Re: RE: [balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim and other
Gasser's)


Phil,
Are you saying a 25 lb bag of damp sand weighs
more than a 25 lb bag of dry sand? :)


I like 25 lb bags for two reasons:
1) much easier to haul in than the big bags
2) you have many more bags hanging on the outside
of the basket, which
impresses the girls

Don't forget damp sand vs dry sand, which can
make the bags quite a bit
different in weight.



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