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Modern Personal Airship

Started by Jordan Brown. Last reply by Jason Rex Fraser Dec 8, 2015. 21 Replies

So given today's wide array of materials and fabrication processes(not to mention electronics and engines) has anyone given real thought on building a personal airship? Not necessarily something…Continue

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Comment by Longarm on April 26, 2016 at 3:29pm
Comment by Jason Rex Fraser on December 8, 2015 at 1:01am

Anyone play "Guns of Icarus", it is a great game if you have some friends to make up a crew. It is all airship battles and each ship has a for person crew, teamwork is essential to stay alive and if you can work with the other ships in your team all the better. You've got the pilot, the gunner, the engineer, it's tons of fun. I would advise 1 pilot, 1 gunner and 2 engineers if you want a real fighting chance. The engineers are the unsung heroes in that game, and I like playing as the pilot. Fast engineers will save you.

Comment by Karl Helweg on June 24, 2015 at 2:22pm

I am already feeding a flying machine and do not have the time or money for another.  I have seen these hotairships for sale in Europe starting at $14,000.USD used.  Getting the "N" number seems to be a trick.  The FAA license seems almost too easy compared to a powered aircraft license. 

I do wonder how effective hybridizing one of these hotairships with helium cells might be?  Helium provides much more lift than hotair.  Just buying a bunch of partially deflated, older party balloons to feed into the hotair cell could save you a lot of propane thereby increasing your endurance.  Even if/when the helium balloons fail you will have the more propane left for regular flight.  You can probably tell that too much of my misspent youth involved making muscle cars go faster. 

One of the greatest tech advances since the Hindenburg days has been weather radar availability.  Several apps are available for a common iPad that could have saved both the Akron and Macon from disaster.  http://ipadpilotnews.com/2014/12/top-10-aviation-apps-2/

Comment by Karl Helweg on June 24, 2015 at 12:02pm
Comment by Karl Helweg on January 7, 2015 at 1:16pm

100 years ago today:

The Kaiser approved London bombing by zeppelin January 7th, 1915 and the first successful raid was January 19-20, 1915.  One hundred years ago this month.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_strategic_bombing_during_World_...  

Comment by Michael J. K. on December 9, 2014 at 11:44am

Cameron I would go to Hawaii and Australia and New Zealand.

Comment by Cameron on September 5, 2014 at 9:23pm

So, If you could go anywhere via air ship where would your travels take you?

Comment by Karl Helweg on June 18, 2014 at 12:03pm
Comment by Karl Helweg on June 16, 2014 at 11:24am
 

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