HELIKITE PRICES,
SIZE & PERFORMANCE

Note 1. All figures are for performance are for Imperial Standard Temperature & Pressure.

See:  http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/stp-standard-ntp-normal-air-d_772.html

Note 2. Extra heat, humidity, and height reduce lift. So does simply being nearer the equator. This can be reasonably reliably calculated for the particular environmental conditions of a particular region. If in doubt, choose a Helikite with a little extra helium lift.

Note 3. These figures are based on dry Helikites. Rain, snow, dew and mist all add the weight of significantly dense water over the entire surface of a Helikite. Small Helikites may lose over 50% of their net lift. The largest Helikites may only lose 20% of their net lift due to their better surface-area-to-volume-ratio.

Note 4. These lift figures do not take into account the weight of flying line. Obviously this will be greater for longer flying lines than shorter ones, however modern Dyneema flying line is 10 times lighter than steel cable of the same strength, so flying line weight normally only becomes a significant issue for altitudes over 500ft. 

Note 5. Figures with an asterisk next to them are calculated estimates. We have never gone over 6000ft because nobody has ever asked us to, however due to the unique aerodynamic design of Helikites, it is relatively simple to reliably calculate their maximum potential altitudes.

 

HELIKITE
TYPE
HELIUM
CAPACITY
BALLOON
MATERIAL
THICKNESS
LIFT IN
NO WIND
LIFT IN
15 MPH
WIND
(APPROX.)
MAX WIND
SPEED
(APPROX.)
MAX
UNLOADED
ALTITUDE
(APPROX.)
LENGTH WIDTH PRICE
Exludes VAT &
Delivery
  Cubic Metres Thou/Inch Kg Kg MPH Feet Feet Feet UK £
LIGHT-WEIGHT 0.15 1 0.06 0.18 25 1,300 3 2 110
          
SKYSHOT 0.7 2 Camera
0.15
  28   2.5 3 660
SKYSHOT 1.0 2 Camera
0.2
  30 600 5.5 4 670
SKYSHOT 1.6 2 Camera 0.25   30 600 6 4.5 820
SKYSHOT 2.0 2 Camera
0.5
  33 600 7 5 990
SKYSHOT 3.0 2 Camera
0.9
  35 600 9 7 1,330
The Skyshot Standard comes equipped with a single monopod underneath for mounting one photo camera.
 
SKYSHOT
Action Cam
0.7 2 3x
GoPro
  28 600 4 4 POA
SKYSHOT Action Cam 1.0 2 3x GoPro   30 600 5.5 4.5 POA
SKYSHOT Action Cam 1.6 2 4x GoPro   30 600 6.5 5 POA
SKYSHOT
Action Cam
2.0 2 6x GoPro   34 600 7 5 POA
SKYSHOT Action Cam 3.0 2 9x GoPro   35 600 9 7 POA
The Skyshot Action Cam comes equipped with soft mounts for inserting GoPro Video Cameras.
 
SKYSHOT
Hybrid
1.0 2 3x
GoPro
  30 600 5.5 4 POA
SKYSHOT
Hybrid
1.6 2 4x
GoPro
  33 600 6.5 4.5 POA
SKYSHOT
Hybrid
2.0 2 4x
GoPro
  33 600 7 5 POA
SKYSHOT
Hybrid
3.0 2 Camera
0.9#
  35 600 9 7 POA
The Skyshot Hybrid comes equipped with a single monopod underneath for mounting one photo camera, as well as soft mounts for GoPro Video Cameras. Combinations vary depending on the size of Helikite. Please contact us for more information.

# This Helikite can be modified to carry multiple cameras of the customer's choice. The price includes customised Velcro fittings for the cameras.
 
SKYHOOK 1.0 2 0.2 2 28 2,000 5 4 595
SKYHOOK 1.6 2 0.3 3 30 2,500 6 4.5 770
SKYHOOK 2.0 2 0.8 4 30 3,000 7 5 950
SKYHOOK 2.5 2 1.1 5 30 3,500 8 5 995
SKYHOOK 3.0 2 1.5 6 35 4,000 9 5.5 1,160
SKYHOOK 4.5 2 1.9 7 36 4,200 10 6 1,450
SKYHOOK 6.0 3.5 2.7 9 38 5,000 11 7 1,970
SKYHOOK 7.0 3.5 3.2 10 40 5,500 * 11.5 8 2,100
SKYHOOK 9.0 3.5 4 10 42 5,800 * 11.7 9 2,290
SKYHOOK 11 3.5 5.5 12 40 6,000 * 12 9.5 POA
SKYHOOK 16 3.5 8 16 40 7,000 * 13 10 POA
SKYHOOK 21 3.5 10 20 40 7,500 * 16 11 POA
SKYHOOK 25 4 13 25 40 8,000 * 20 13 POA
SKYHOOK 34 6 14 30 40 7,000 * 22 15 POA
SKYHOOK 45 6 20 40 40 7,500 * 24 18 POA
          
Desert Star 5 2 1.0 9 40 2,000 10 7 POA
Desert Star 6 2 1.5 9 40 2,100 10.5 7.5 POA
Desert Star 8 2 2.5 10 42 2,500 11 8 POA
Desert Star 10 2 3.0 10 45 3,000 12 9 POA
Desert Star 15 2 7 12 46 3,500 14 10 POA
Desert Star 20 2 8 16 48 4,000 16 11 POA
Desert Star 24 2 10 23 50 4,500 20 13 POA
Desert Star 34 3.5 14 30 50 6,000 * 22 15 POA
Desert Star 45 3.5 22 40 50 7,000 * 24 18 POA
Desert Star 64 3.5 32 70 60 9,000 * 26 19 POA
Desert Star 75 4 35 75 60 10,000 * 28 20 POA
Desert Star 100 4 52 100 60 11,000 * 32 22 POA
Desert Star 175 4 87 160 60 11,000 * 40 30 POA
Desert Star 250 4 114 220 60 11,000 * 50 40 POA
Desert Star Helikites are double-lined. The inner, removable, balloon is protected by a tough, lightweight cover made of “Ultra” material.
 
Summer 2018
POA - Price on application (contact us for details)
* Denotes estimated performance, based on net helium lift and tether weight.

Lift Performance figures are based on base-station dry conditions at sea-level “Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP)” WITHOUT TETHER and so will be predictably different in situations where STP does not apply. i.e. In hot, high, humid places or wet conditions, rain, snow, etc.

Larger Helikites can be made that will lift considerably more, Please contact us for performance details if required.