One Man's Saga
The link below leads to a very detailed account of one balloon builder's experiences.
The story covers the construction of the balloon shown above
by a first time builder, Kevin Herschman. The balloon envelope was
built for less than $2,000 in materials and about 200 hours of work
over 22 days during the Winter of 2006.
The entire system cost less than $5,000 including basket, burners, trailer, inflation fan, etc.
(These dollar costs are a bit lower than average as Kevin was a
very agressive shopper.) The labor required is about average.
The tale can be viewed by clicking
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