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 HOT AIR BALLOON INFLATOR FANS

 

Balloon Inflation - Benefits of VENTRY Hot Air Balloon Inflators (Inflation Fans)

In addition to a very tight cold pack and very high CFM to fill the envelope fast, VENTRY Fans offer extendable legs and an optional Top Light (shown below on a 20-inch fan). The top light is great for inflation in the morning, as it illuminates the envelope interior and allows you to see what you are doing.

VENTRY Inflation Fans are easy to move, store, and use, lighter than many other fans.  Balloonists often carry their VENTRY Fan in the basket of their balloon, as the legs retract for compact storage.

Extendable legs allow for more air flow (raising it keeps it from trying to suck air out of the ground), and can make the difference between getting it into your vehicle or not. For instance, VENTRY Fans can be set in the seat of your vehicle; set it backwards, with the guard aimed to the rear, and drop the rear leg down to the ground. There are many advantages to the Fan that are best experienced hands-on.

 

What do Balloonists Like About VENTRY Fans?

We are repeatedly told that VENTRY Fans hold their own against--and often exceed the air output of--much higher horsepower blowers. The added bonus is that VENTRY Fans retract to fit in the balloon basket. The smallest Ventry fan compacts to 20.75 deep, 23.25 wide, and 23.5 high. Our largest fan (without wheels and handle option) compacts to 22.25 deep, 27.5 wide, and 28.25 high.

 

The patented, three-legged design of VENTRY Balloon Inflation Fans offer the advantages of an elevated fan with the convenience of compact storage. The unique aircraft-style propeller with forward-sweeping tips creates a uniform, tight air cone allowing the fan to be set farther back from the throat of the balloon. This keeps the fan out of the way of lines yet pushes the air into the balloon, not onto the crew.

 

Other Advantages for Hot Air Balloon Inflation

bulletCompact size; fits in most balloon baskets
bulletMaximum air volume, quiet operation, and one-person setup
bulletSimple design for easy, intuitive operation and field service (parts available through your local hardware store or via next-day air shipping)
bulletKevlar™ and fiberglass-clad, aircraft-type Safety Propeller. Engineered for superior safety, efficiency, and durability
bullet Safety propellers utilize aircraft technology to push maximum air without noise
bulletHigh pressure will inflate your balloon even when it is squeezed between others and resists billowing due to wind
bulletExtending the legs and elevating the fan minimize the amount of debris blown which can cause damage and even ignite during hot inflation
bulletLightweight for easy handling by ground crew members
bulletExtremely stable; will not tip or walk
bulletHandle on operator side for convenient moving and aiming. Also features dual seven-handles for one-person carry when legs are extended or retracted
bulletExtremely tight cold pack due propeller design
bulletHeavy-duty guard designed to take abuse
bulletRugged, powder-coated steel frame
bulletLegs lock in any position allowing downward aiming and compact storage
bulletElevating the fan increases propeller clearance, eliminates debris pick-up, ejection, and damage, and enhances safety
bulletOptional folding tow handle and front wheels for easy transport and maneuverability
bulletStandard, familiar engines and simple, intuitive operation
bulletThree differentially-extendible, screw-lock legs stand securely on uneven ground and minimize “walking”
bulletMinimal noise level due to propeller’s efficient utilization of engine thrust
bulletTripod design retracts compactly for storage in the basket
bulletPatented outwardly curving legs provide a larger footprint for increased stability as fan is elevated. Stable operation throughout full range.
bulletThree-year warranty on all materials and workmanship
bulletShipped fully assembled via UPS, FOB Hauser, ID

 

 

Inflator Fan Placement for Hot Air Balloon Inflation

The VENTRY Fan should be placed approximately 1.5 times the diameter of the throat opening back from the throat. This gives maximum volume while keeping the fan clear of lines. Placing a VENTRY Fan too close to the throat opening will decrease inflation efficiency more so than setting it too far away.

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PRICING

 

Model Number 24GX200 24GX160 24GC160 24GX120 20GX120
Description 5.5hp 24" Honda GX200 4.8hp 24" Honda GX160 4.6hp 24" Honda GC160 3.5hp 24" Honda GX120 3.5hp 20" Honda GX120
Base Model Price $3157.00 $2701.00 $2293.00 $2529.00 $2278.00
OPTIONS:          
Spark Arrester included $25.00 $56.00 $25.00 $25.00
Tachometer/hour meter $148.00 $148.00 $148.00 $148.00 $148.00
Solid Rubber Wheels & Tow Handle Standard $320.00 $320.00 $320.00 $320.00
Medium Flat-free Wheels/skids upgrade $106.00 $432.00 $432.00 $432.00 $432.00
Large Pneumatic wheels w/vertical handle $345.00 $537.00 $537.00 $537.00 not available
Approximate shipping cost $165.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00 $125.00

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Output
 
Size
VENTRY Fan Model
Volume
(CFM*)
Thrust
(Lbs)
CO
(PPM)
Engine
HP
Legs
Extended
Legs
Retracted
20-inch
Honda GX120
3.5
16500
16100
12.7
17
24-inch
Honda GX120
3.5
20000
19600
17.6
16
Honda GC160
4.6
23800
23600
19.7
30
Honda GX160
4.8
24000
23600
19.8
32
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honda GX200
5.5
29500
27800
24.4
19
Propane Power GX-200
4.7
22,000
21,500
18.0
0.7

CO levels on all VENTRY models are below 35 PPM warning levels.

*Why is CFM important?

The higher the CFM of the fan, the faster you get the job done! To calculate how quickly a VENTRY Fan will fill your hot air balloon:

1) Start with the size of the balloon (cubic foot volume).

2) Divide that by the CFM of the particular model from the chart above. The answer will be the time in minutes it takes.

Dimensions

Dimensions diagram of fans with legs extended and retracted. Patent 5503526.
H = Height | W = Width | D = Depth

DIMENSIONS (Inches)
(Without options)
With Legs Extended
With Legs Retracted
H
W
D
H
W
D
20-inch
Honda GX120
38.5
32.5
31.5
23.75
23.25
21.25
24-inch
Honda GX120
43.5
36.0
35.5
28.5
26.75
22.25
Honda GC160
43.5
36.0
35.5
28.5
26.75
22.25
Honda GX160
43.5
36.0
35.5
28.5
26.75
22.25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honda GX200
43.5
36.0
35.5
28.5
26.75
22.25
Propane Power
43.5
36.0
35.5
28.5
30.0
26.5

Dimensions in the chart do not include Wheel & Handle Options unless they are standard on the model:

bullet20 inch fans: adding the Rubber Wheels & Handle option adds 1 inch to depth.
bullet24 inch fans: adding the Rubber Wheels & Handle option adds .25 inches to depth.
bullet24 inch fans: adding the Pneumatic Wheels & Handle option adds 2.5 inches to width and 4.5 inches to depth. This applies to all 24-inch models except on the propane model, the dimensions of which include Pneumatic Wheels & Handle.

Weight
*
Motor
Weight (Lbs)
Engine
HP
Dry
(no fuel or oil)
Wet
(with fuel and oil)
20-inch
Honda GX120
3.5
59
64
24-inch
Honda GX120
3.5
67
72
Honda GC160
4.6
66
70
Honda GX160
4.8
71
77
 
 
 
 
Honda GX200
5.5
78
85
Propane Power  GX200
4.7
107
122

Weights shown do not include Wheels and Folding Tow Handle options, except for the three models on which they are standard: 24-inch GX200, CH6 and Propane.

bulletOn 20-inch fan models, the Solid Rubber Wheels & Handle option adds 3 lbs. to weight and 1 inch to depth.
bullet24-inch fan models: Adding the Rubber Wheels and Handle option adds 4 lbs. to weight.
bulletFor 24-inch fan models (except gas-powered GX200), adding the Pneumatic Wheels and Handle option adds 12.5 lbs. to weight.
bulletFor 24-inch gas-powered GX200 fans, adding the Pneumatic Wheels and Handle option adds 7 lbs. to weight. Pneumatic Wheels and Handle option adds 12.25 lbs. to all other 24-inch fans.

Engine Specifications

We offer several engines from which to choose. Engine photos and specifications are also available through the manufacturers at the web links listed below.

Engine Specifications
Engine
HP
Low Oil
Shut-Off
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Endurance
Engine Warranty
Honda GX120
3.5
yes
2.6 qts
2.2 hrs
2 years
Honda GC160
4.6
no
2.1 qts
1.7 hrs
2 years
Honda GX160
4.8
yes
3.8 qts
2.3 hrs
2 years
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honda GX200
5.5
yes
3.8 qts
1.9 hrs
2 years
Propane Power
4.7
yes
3.3 gal
5+ hrs
1 year or
100 hours

Links to Manufacturers’ Complete Engine Specs
bulletHonda GX120 at http://www.honda-engines.com/engines/gx120.htm
bulletHonda GC160 at http://www.honda-engines.com/engines/gc160.htm
bulletHonda GX160 at http://www.honda-engines.com/engines/gx160.htm
bulletKohler Command Pro CH6 at http://www.kohlerengines.com/. . .
bulletHonda GX200 at http://www.honda-engines.com/engines/gx200.htm
bulletHonda Propane Fan: see our propane page for specifications
bulletFor Honda engine manuals, see http://www.honda-engines.com/# and click on “Product Manuals”

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