Padded Base for Hot-Air Balloon ‘Daffodil II’ Cabin

Made:
1973
maker:
Maidboats Limited
designer:
Roger Munk

Padded foam base for the high altitude, pressurized hot-air balloon cabin. Overall specification designed by Julian Nott, England, with the cabin shell structure designed by Roger Munk at Aerospace Developments, London, England, and Tony Offredi, England, and constructed by Maidboats Limited, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, 1973. Julian Nott and Felix Pole used the high altitude, pressurized hot-air balloon cabin to break the altitude record for a hot-air balloon in Daffodil II, 1974, when the balloon reached a height of 45,836 feet near Lake Bhopal, central India.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1974-593/5
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and polyester
type:
base - object component
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Nott, Julian

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