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Mar 29, 2021, 08:11 PM
These would be a HOOT at the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
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Mar 29, 2021, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected]
I would LOVE to get one with the MRC logo and just have it lounging down at Joe Nall. Heck, all vendors should have them and do away with flags and banners.

Really cool stuff Jason
Heck yeah man, that would be awesome!
Mar 29, 2021, 09:32 PM
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I'm not quite seeing the point to it either, but clearly some people enjoy it enough to spend the time & money on it. No harm to it if that's their thing. Why, I hear tell that there's even people who like to fly airplanes that don't have engines or motors on them....
Mar 29, 2021, 09:52 PM
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Mar 29, 2021, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by PookaHat
Convert propane to Lipo power!
Finally, a practical use for puffed batteries!

Mar 29, 2021, 11:06 PM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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Do they have one that weighs less than 250g?
Mar 30, 2021, 01:25 PM
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I had a light weight propane burner for backpacking, I often thought that if you hooked up a servo to the burner adjuster, you could make an RC hot air balloon. I see others thought the same thing! I could see where free flight with this would be fun, you would have to have longer burns to gain altitude over forests and rivers, then you could get it lower over fields. Chasing it would be interesting! But tethered? That would get boring pretty quick, and there are a lot of other things I would rather spend $3,000 on.
Mar 30, 2021, 01:37 PM
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See my update on the main article on page 1. I added some info about how they use these. Most don't use tethers and they can control direction using various wind current at different altitudes, just like the manned balloons do. Cool stuff!
Mar 30, 2021, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rocketsled666
Do they have one that weighs less than 250g?
They all do.
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Mar 30, 2021, 02:49 PM
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I would surely add a gps unit .
Mar 31, 2021, 12:19 AM
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They look beautiful. And they're scale.
Mar 31, 2021, 09:46 AM
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Nothing new, mid 90s in Europe I had a friend specialist in RC hot air balloon.
Mar 31, 2021, 11:23 AM
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For those who don't get it, go up in a real balloon sometime. Pilots only have ascent and descent controls, and use the thermal and wind conditions as their control. "Flying the Box" in Albuquerque is a great example of this, and was pointed out, I can understand there being some real skill behind piloting these. Especially over any long distances.

And what SHOULD be banned are those stupid chinese lanterns. There's a real fire hazard. And Gender Reveal parties. Or just let them keep happening so ALL of california finally gets razed. :-)
Mar 31, 2021, 12:03 PM
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Having had a few threads moved, I’m wondering what this propane powered balloon thread is doing in the “Electric Plane Talk” forum.
Mar 31, 2021, 02:36 PM
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I put it here to bring awareness to this part of the hobby and directed people in the main post to the proper forum section where these types of discussions exist.

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