I'm looking for someone to help me design a hot air balloon. I have built several balloons already, but I want to build a "special" shape balloon. I would like to build a balloon in a shape of a dodecahedron.
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I'll first want to build a small model balloon to lift 80lbs, then if it works out I'll build a large one to fly in.
My main concerns are safety and that the balloon will maintain it's shape. I know in some special shape balloons, they have to use a series of baffles and ropes to hold its shape. From what I understand SOLIDWORKS has the ability to simulate such forces.
Is this something you would be interested in doing? This is more of a personal project than a job, so we are not pressed for time.
This webpage will show you an example of a special shape balloon and the baffles needed to hold it's shape.
Thank you so much,
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