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Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling balloon



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Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling balloon

hot air balloon



hot air balloon


After initial experiments with self-built wings of the hot air balloon was the first true aircraft were possible with the manned flights. Which can cause hot air, had earlier found some. In 1513 Leonardo da Vinci designed saints from canvas and paper and had them on the occasion of the coronation of Pope Leo X. filled with hot air to rise. 1782 used Tiberius Cavallo maws and paper cylinders for his experiments with hot air. However, the first balloon left the Montgolfier brothers fly. On June 4, 1783, she could show off their balloon publicly with a shell of paper and canvas. Soon followed by a manned flight. Pilâtre de Rozier rose on October 15 with a balloon of the Montgolfier brothers, and again on 21 November with a first passenger.

One of the last major events in the balloon flight took place in of 2002. After a total of six attempts succeeded the multimillionaire Steve Fossett to go around alone with a balloon the world. The start and finish were in Australia.



A hot air balloon consists of an air-filled shell which is open downwards. Under this opening a gas burner is now usually arranged, with which the air is heated. Since the heated air than the air outside the balloon, the balloon can ascend a lower density. Of course, the balloon volume plays an important role: The bigger the balloon, the greater the buoyancy force.



Length: 22 cm



Width: 22 cm



Height: 32 cm



Difficulty: 1



Arches: 2.5



Scale: 1:60



Children model

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