How to make a balloon with your own hands?
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Balloon flight is an exciting activity with which you can diversify your weekend or holidays. There are companies that provide balloons for rent, so it is best to use their services. If you are interested in the process of making a balloon in theory or if you want to make a miniature balloon, then our article will reveal all the details of this process.
Consider the process of manufacturing each element of the balloon separately.
How to make a dome balloon with your own hands
The dome of the balloon is best sewn from durable nylon materials (polyester or polyamide). So that the fabric does not allow air to pass from outsideneed to cover with polyurethane or silicone. The dome is sewn from segments, the number and dimensions of which depend on the size of the balloon. In this table on the website you can find segment sizes for diameters from 1 to 3 meters.To make a larger ball, calculate proportionally the size and number of the corresponding segment.
The base of the dome - the opening for inflation - must be protected by a tape of heat-resistant fabric. At the top of the dome it is necessary to provide a parachute valve through which heated air will be discharged to lower the ball. For greater strength of the dome, you can sew the tape vertically and horizontally. At the top of the tape are attached to the ring parachute valve, and below - to the ropes of the suspension.
The basket is made of wooden rod, and its bottom is best done from the seaplywood, which carries moisture well. Stainless steel wire ropes, which attach the basket to the dome, can serve as a framework for the basket. These cables are best wrapped in leather covers to protect against damage.
This is the most important part of the balloon, which must be chosen with special attention. Liquefied propane is used as fuel for these burners. They are made of stainless steel with special protective covers.
It is most difficult to make a parachute valve opening mechanism, however, in specialized sports clubs, for example, you can find recommendations on the design of this mechanism. The assembly sequence is as follows:
- Fasten the steel cables to the lower rim of the dome and the basket with bolts.
- The burner is mounted on a rigid frame above the basket.