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I think the those junkyard warriors should build a hot air ballon....that will carry them and all their teammates.....that be sweeeeet.....
-- Keech (YouNeedSomething@aol.com), January 25, 2001
The size of the envelope required to carry 4 people would be enormous, I can't see how they could possibly bodge together the envelope alone in 10 hours, let alone the basket, mounting, burner, and other hardware.
The finished products would also need to meet FAR103. Somehow I can't see a balloon bodged together in 10 hours managing to pass federal aviation regulations.
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-- Dan Hollis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2001.
But Keech might be on to something... perhaps the balloon could be required to carry something, and not a person... like the rocket/egg thing they did. The balloon which carried it farthest from launch, without breaking, would win. Like the rockets, they could be given one propane tank and burner.
-- Rich SantaColoma (email@example.com), January 25, 2001.
I belive with a little tweaking....this would be a pretty good idea
-- JunkMan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2001.
Didnt they already use ballons to drop paint bombs on a target???
-- Danny (email@example.com), January 26, 2001.