Learn about solar balloons - how they work, what they can do, and how to make or get your own. With nothing but the sun and the wind, 4 trash bags can fly over 500 miles in one day! Learn more at www.solar-balloons.com.
I built and flew my first birthday candle balloon. Very small yet effective, it reached about 100 feet and burned up in the air. Best time to fly these is at night, in cold weather, and no wind. And if it just rained and everything is wet, even better.
It's my first, and the first I've seen....the Solar UFO! Made from only 11 trash bags and less than 2 rolls of masking tape, and a little string to hold its shape. After testing it on a tether, I decided to take it out to the park and release it. The tether pulls on it, letting the wind beat air out of it and giving it a weird shape. So no tether is the best option....and that's how I flew it. I added weight to the bottom because it has a very strong urge to flip over as soon as you let go of it. A few small rocks and a note with my contact information was its payload as I let it up into the sky, where it flew over a busy road and stayed around for about 20 minutes before disappearing. In the sky it looked awesome, and I'm wondering how many people were actually fooled. Watching it fly away was definitely worth all the work it took to build. -- Learn more about solar balloons and how they work at www.solar-balloons.com
A foam hand-constructed concorde model is carried up over 50 feet in a 13-foot tall solar balloon. When the tether is pulled, the plane is released. Learn more about solar balloons at our Web site... www.solar-balloons.com
Learn all about solar balloons, and how to make your own! Made from regular black trash bags, anyone can build their own solar-powered hot air balloon. Learn how to build balloons from 5 feet tall to 15 feet tall. You can even fly your camera for some awesome aerial shots! When you fill a solar balloon with cold air, the sun heats the black plastic, heating the air inside, which creates lift. Because solar balloons are heated by the sun, they can reach altitudes of over 50,000 feet and travel hundreds of miles, as you will see in this video. Best part is, you can do it all yourself! Log on to www.solar-balloons.com today to get started. ... Don't want to make your own? Don't let that stop you! We sell pre-built solar balloons of various shapes and sizes, right on our Web site.
It's true, this little 5-foot tall trash bag solar balloon flew 500 miles in 7 hours! Solar balloons are heated by the sun only, which means they can fly all day! Learn more about solar balloons, and how to make your own solar balloon, at www.solar-balloons.com.