Fuel-line, from hot-air balloon ‘Daffodil II’ cabin: 1974 world altitude record holder

Made:
1973

Copper fuel-line with four-way ‘cross-type’ threaded pipe connector, unsigned, Europe, 1970-1973. From high altitude, pressurized hot-air balloon ‘Daffodil II’ cabin: with the overall design specification by Julian Nott, England; 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. On 25th February 1974, Julian Nott and Felix Pole used ‘Daffodil II’, to break the world hot-air balloon altitude record. They reached a height of 13,961 metres near Lake Bhopal, central India.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1974-593/9
Materials:
gunmetal and lead alloy
credit:
Nott, Julian