This fully collapsible, pack-away basket is now available from Cameron Balloons Ltd. Building on the success of the Cameron Balloons Voyager series which was a fold-down basket introduced in the 1990's. Headed up by Don Cameron, the Design Team have now developed the 'PICO'.
Providing an easy way to transport and store the basket inside most large cars, vans or 4x4’s, the PICO is superlight, weighing around 22kg.
What to expect from a PICO
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'. The weight-saving makes it easy to manage even with youngsters and elders alike!
Completely EASA compliant
Fully approved and certified by EASA (European Aviation Standards Authority)
Suspension wire design
The basket wires terminate onto the Stainless Steel Top Frame. From here, the load is transferred into strong, thick webbing straps which cradle the basket. Robust Cordura ensure passenger containment but offers ease of pack-away.
Total basket weight
External floor dimensions are 920mm x 630mm wide and designed to allow the option of folding into the luggage or boot area of a large car, van, 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
This provides occupants and crew with complete protection. The design ensures there are no little ledges or platforms for helpers to externally stand on.
Carry 40 litre cylinders externally for inflation and flight
This PICO system has a strong, certified and proven external basket, fuel cylinder carrying-system which then provides more internal basket space.