High altitude, pressurized hot-air balloon cabin with six lightweight gas (oxygen & propane) cylinders, and two crates of ballast, 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. For demonstration purposes, the balloon cabin was fitted out with two dummy pilots in pressure suits. 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.
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- aluminium alloy, brass (copper, zinc alloy), carbon fibre, glass reinforced plastic (grp), plastic (unidentified), polystyrene, polyurethane
- Nott, Julian
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