Believe it or not it’s a smaller, lighter and simpler concept. Yet the new Hopper cuts no corners when it comes to features, including a four point “fail safe” suspension system that transmits base loads to the envelope, and a silky-smooth rotation system which incorporates sealed, stainless steel ball bearings.
A clever design enables the very minimal base to accommodate any Cameron tank, from a 10 gallon aluminum to a 15 gallon stainless steel – all with no modifications.
The harness technology – taken from the world of paragliding – provides in-flight security and easy transition for landing from the sitting to standing positions. It’s adjustable for tall – or not so tall – pilots, and even incorporates a footrest.
Specially developed, the burner is fitted with quiet multi-hole jets plus a separate whisper unit.
Weight without the fuel cylinder is just 36 pounds, and when packed for transport, the pack measures 43 x 16 x 15 inches – well inside aircraft baggage limits.
» Accepts any Hopper or standard envelope 20,000 to 34,000 cu. ft.
(42,000 cu. ft. available for hot climates).
» Weighs under 38 lbs without fuel tank.
» Packs to 43″ x 16″ x 15″ for easy transportation (well inside aircraft
» Four-point ‘fail safe’ bearing system.
» Forward burner position for easy operation of burner and clear view into envelope.
» Fast and easy envelope connection via carabiners for four-or-three-point hookup.
» Accepts any Cameron tank (excl. 20 gal).
» No tank modification needed.
» Liquid or vapor pilot light.
» Independent Main and Whisper valves.
» Ultra-quiet Whisper burner.
» Two independent and easily adjustable polished stainless-steel mirrors for easy reading of fuel quantity gauge.
» Built in pressure gauge and piezo ignitor.