Hot Air Balloon Simulator

The goal of the hot air balloon
project in the Engineering 477 class
is to create the most realistic simulator,
acknowledging the limitations
of technology, time and finances.

The simulator will use many
available techniques to create as realistic
of a environment for as many of the senses
we can cater to and also include a
high level of physics in the ride,
to make it deceptively real, to be used
for people in entertainment,hot air
balloon training or medical
studies (acrophobia)


Ask a NASA Scientist: The science behind hot air balloons



IOWA 4-9


Through this activity the student will
conduct experiments on the effects
of different types of construction
materials on the altitude of a hot air


Facts about Hot Air Balloons



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