Aug 29

The German Hotair Nationalteam is running a Facebook blog and provides you with…

The German Hotair Nationalteam is running a Facebook blog and provides you with news from the Europeans. 10 days to go!

https://www.facebook.com/HeissluftballonNationalmannschaft?directed_target_id=0


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Aug 28

Second Place! And again it was not enough, but we have tried to reach the maxim…

Second Place!

And again it was not enough, but we have tried to reach the maximum distance with a Wörner gasballoon.

First of all, congratulation to Vincent Leys and Christoph Houver!

It is impossible to beat the French homebuilt balloon in a normal racing progress. The advantage of the weight is too big. Also the internal coating is white what results in the fact that he has a very low temperature rising and thus needs less ballast for night cooling than all the other teams. So he saves another 100kg in comparison to the “standard balloons” which makes this balloon nearly unbeatable (in addition to a 40 – 70kg lighter envelope and 20 – 40 kg lighter basket).

We were very close to win the Coupe and I am sure, that FRA-1 fought very hard. Also we tried to get the maximum out of our balloon to make their life as uncomfortable as possible to get our advantage.

Our Team is now preparing the balloon mail. 800 postcards need to be filled out and sorted - many of you will receive one in the next days.

It’s going to be the last balloon mail of our team.