This fully collapsible basket is the next generation in the long and prestigious line of Voyagers. Building on the success of the Cameron Balloons Voyager series which was a fold-down basket introduced in the 1990's, the design team developed the 'fold-down or pack-away' idea further to this.
Available in standard or hi-spec, providing an easy way to transport and store the basket inside most big 4x4’s, such as a Landrover Discovery or Landcruiser.
Including an exclusive composite floor design and Titanium upright supports, the Nano v4 is superlight, weighing around 40kg.
What to expect from a Nano v4:
Pilot + 2 passengers
It is an ideal piece of equipment for sport balloonists worldwide and is perfect for those that prefer to go 'trailer-less'. A great basket for family teams as the weight-saving makes it easy to manage even with youngsters!
Completely EASA compliant
Fully approved and certified by EASA (European Aviation Standards Authority)
Available as standard-height or ‘hi-spec’ and is fully collapsible to less than 40cm
Fully-rigged, the standard version is 1160mm from base of runner to top-of-stub, and the hi-spec version is 1260mm, with maximum external measurements of 946mm x 1124mm.
Designed to fit a standard burner frame
Cleverly using the popular Concept-60 basket top frame, the Nano v4 basket fits any standard size Cameron Balloons, LHABL or T&C burner frame, making it easy for Pilots to use existing owned equipment if preferred.
Super-strong Titanium upright supports
The basket upright supports are made from titanium with nylon inserts, weighing just 390gms each (Each upright support weighs a third less than an average iPad).
The eight individual upright supports are evenly located between the top and base frames and when combined with the taut cross-bracing, they offer tremendous strength and reliability.
Ingenious suspension wire design
Two ash runners protect the wire suspension system, which runs underneath the basket, the wires terminating onto eyebolts via links. Should any damage occur, it enables the wires to be re-swaged or replaced very easily and provides a clear visual and physical path for the Pilot to check this vital piece of the basket composition pre-flight.
Total basket weight about 40kg
External floor dimensions are 946mm x 1124mm and has been designed to allow the option of folding into the luggage or boot area of a large 4x4 or pick-up. Some balloonists have used a vehicle tow-hitch platform, folded the basket into a PVC basket cover and stowed it vertically, externally against the back of their vehicle for travel.
Continuous surround protects occupants and eliminates crew or onlooker entrapment
Continuous ‘top-to-toe’ sidewall trim without gaps, fully complies with EASA Certification Specifications. This provides occupants and crew with complete protection. The design ensures there are no little ledges or platforms for helpers to externally stand on and no possibility for occupants’ body parts or belongings to fall out or protrude through any part of the wall of the basket during landing.
Super-light ‘sandwich’ composite floor
The specially developed, sectional, composite and aluminium floor is 4kg lighter than its plywood equivalent and incorporates a non-slip surface with a range of colours to choose from.
This superlight clever, modular design eliminates the need for traditional wicker. The lightweight aluminium sections are designed to enhance overall product strength and enclose the composite floor snugly. All parts are precision cut and include drain holes and is 4kg less overall in weight to its nearest plywood counterpart.
Available extra options for example to carry 40 litre cylinders externally for inflation and flight
This basket system includes the usual option to carry the fuel cylinders internally, strapped into the basket corners, but if you prefer Cameron Balloons have a strong, certified and proven external basket, fuel cylinder carrying-system which then provides more internal basket space.
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