light sport balloon
WeDOO is FlyDOO's family of ultralight hot air envelopes, designed to break the mold and set new standards in the manufacturing of hot air balloons. They are designed to carry two people on board, while delivering the lightest and smallest package for making your life easier and the sport more enjoyable. WeDOOs are, in fact, the world lightest balloons commercially produced in their size, and also the most compact ones once folded: some of them can even be carried in a backpack!
Every single detail has been carefully engineered following the philosophy "as light as it can get", involving the introduction of innovative solutions, but without compromise in the quality and reliability of the solutions and materials used. A strong focus has also been dedicated in making the life of the pilot easier, delivering a product that is simple to set-up, easy and safe to inflate and predictable and responsive in flight. A complete line of top quality accessories designed with functionality in mind, complements each envelope and will make your ownership experience a better one.
The WeDOO family of envelopes currently includes the WeDOO1200 under EASA Annex I category (1200m3/42000ft3), the WeDOO1600 (1600m3/56500cu.ft), and the newest WeDOO2000 (2000m3/70600cu.ft.).
Number of gores
Max allowed number of occupants
Max gross weight
2000 m³ / 70600 ft³
16,8 m / 55 ft
16 m / 52,5 ft
40 kg / 88 lbs
598 Kg / 1320 lbs
1200 m³ / 42000 ft³
15 m / 49 ft
14 m / 46 ft
kg / lbs
450 Kg / 992 lbs
1600 m³ / 56500 ft³
15,8 m / 49,2 ft
14,84 m /48,68 ft
34 kg / 75 lbs
60 x 90 x 35 cm
450 Kg / 992 lbs
TECH & FEATURES
STRAPLESS LOAD SYSTEM
The load carrying function is fulfilled by high-strength lines with Technora® fibres and LIROS Heat-Stretch-System to minimize stretch and creep. They are covered by water repellent polyester, and are placed inside the seam for additional protection. They provide excellent braking load characteristics, and are so thin and light that they contribute drastically in making the WeDOOs the lightest and more compact balloons around. Additionally, no more bulky and heavy webbings will cut and interfere with your artwork!
Our exclusive solution for reducing stress on seams and fabric: lines are not directly sewn to the envelope, meaning that load carrying and internal pressure retention are two distinct functions that are fulfilled independently by lines, and by the fabric, allowing the envelope to smoothly position itself taking account of the different elongation characteristics between load lines and fabric. No wrinkles, which involve high tenstion spots, means a better looking balloon which will last longer.
FLOATING ENVELOPE SYSTEM
SKYTEX by PorcherSPORT
WeDOOs are produced using one of the finest high performance and durable Ripstop fabrics available in the flying sport industry today, the Skytex® from PorcherSPORT, entirely produced in Europe. It actually represents the best compromise between weight, performance and durability, with one of the finest polyurethane coatings available. It offers excellent water repellent and UV stability characteristics, and has proven its qualities in the balloon industry for years, beside having successfully passed several laboratory tests at FlyDOO. At only 38gr the square meter, no surprise this is one of they keys in making your envelope so light and portable!
NEW! DOUBLE SKIN
We have recently introduced a very special feature, a double skin internal independent load-carrying envelope produced with the same fabric of the main balloon. This feature can be installed and removed without sewing and withour any special tools. The parachute is also double skinned. Gaz consumption is significantly lower, while still being a ballon which is lighter than a single skin ballon of traditional production. Further testings are underway before publishing some precise results about the exact gain.
3D PARACHUTE CUT
FlyDOO's parachute has a tension relief 3D cut that allows it to naturally take the needed shape without compromising its longevity due to unregular pressure distribution.
WeDOO envelopes come with 4 distinctive 3D winglets to make your balloon stand out from the rest. You can still choose their color in the 3D Configurator!
Twaron® custom produced lightweight and high-strength webbings are used for the horizontal envelope reinforcements. They combine lightness, with high strength and extreme foldability.
EASY-GRIP PARACHUTE VENT CHORD
The parachute activation chord is a high quality custom produced 6mm Kevlar rope covered with Polyester. Aramid has been specially treated with a special coating system that allows long life and supports extreme temperatures, between -30ºC and 350ºC. This allows us to use a thinner, lighter line. For easy and improved handling, there are several high density plastic stopper balls installed.
HIGHT TECH DESIGN AND TOP QUALITY MANUFACTURING
Our balloons are designed with extensive use of 3D design softwares for complex surfaces, which highly contributes to the smoothness of our designs. We have developed a proprietary procedure to accurately simulate the pressure distribution over the balloon surface, allowing us to perfectionate our designs accordingly. Production is carried out in a state of the art facility, ISO 9001:2015 certified, making extensive use of laser cutting and computer supported sewing machines for all critical seams, removing human error from the equation and achieving a high quality consistent result every time. We have a special Quality Assurance Program in place, in order to keep control of every production phase, traceability of raw materials, for every single envelope produced. In compliance with ASTM F2355-14.
LIGHTWEIGHT ENVELOPE BACKPACK
HEAVY DUTY BAG AND QUICK BAG
Each balloon is delivered with a lightweight foldable bag that is ideal to take in flight with you. It features 3 internal and 2 external webbing compressors for keeping the volume as small as possible, and a backpack functionality, so that when you land on a terrain out of reach from a roadable trail, you can walk with your balloon till the nearest spot where your retrieving vehicle can arrive. Also a set of compressor webbings is delivered separately for helping folding down the envelope to the smallest possible size by one single person.
In addition to the lightweight bag, we have designed 2 other high quality bags: a heavy duty bag for long time storage or transport (rectangular shape), which offers the highest possible protection for your envelope. It is completely padded with 20mm foam and has a waterproof heavy-duty fabric on all sides, for improved isolatation from humidity. Quality materials, robust manufacturing, practical carrying handles, external pocket and pvc transparent window for documents, complete the specs. We also have a quality and practicle Quick Bag for normal operations, featuring waterproof bottom and 8 handles, and including its own little bag for bringing it in flight with you.
We can deliver a scoop manufactured completely or partially in Nomex as an option. The standard one included with the balloon is made of Skytex.
Each envelope comes with a nice and lightweight 4mm crown line which includes a carabiner, some stopper balls and two comfortable handles.
We have developed a simple and lightweight quick release system to make those take-offs with some light wind a more comfortable affair. It is made with high-strength Technora webbing and a stainless steel quick release shackle with a red webbing handle.