''PVC Skin: Also for Balloons''
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PVC Skin for Balloons

Lotte has a small successor, a one-man balloon. The respective original web page is written in German.
Material PVC
Diameter 7,5 m
Volume 220 m
Helium fill 208 m
Air reservoir 12 m
Total Mass ca.60 kg
Carrying Capacity ca.140 kg
The balloon is adjusted to pilot weight, so that a weight minimally greater than lift (about max. 4pounds). So the pilot can not lift off, but jump really high (about 30ft).

Technical Data for Solar Airship LOTTE

Length 15,6 m
Volume 109 m3
Mass 98 kg
Diameter 4 m
Stabilizer Span 4,4 m
Speed 46 km/h
Altitude 1000 m
Solar Panel Area 7,02 m2
Solar power 1123 W
Motor Power 1500 W
Propeller rpm 800 1/min
Propeller diameter1,7 m

The complete, original set of pages about LOTTE can be found here.


Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)