World's smallest electric hybrid Airship

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World's smallest electric hybrid Airship

Postby Airshipcenter » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:48 pm

This looks like a perfect alternative for those of us 'wanting' a personal blimp but not being able to afford one: a small hybrid airship. Owning a blimp comes with a lot of extra costs, ground crew, mooring mast & truck that need to travel everywhere you go, large hanger etc. Not a problem for a professional company, but definitely impossible for the average Joe. This however looks like a great compromise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOJvtaiNp5c

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Re: World's smallest electric hybrid Airship

Postby pyronaught » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:24 am

I think the ride would be similar to a WhoopyFly, which would be cheaper since it doesn't require helium or a hangar. It would be interesting to fill a WhoopyFly with helium though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6CvycZux0E

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Re: World's smallest electric hybrid Airship

Postby Airshipcenter » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:26 pm

That looks very similar. Both are a bit like a cheaper (and I assume slower) version of the Goodyear Inflatoplane. I wonder if they can withstand the same weather conditions that paramotors can.

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Re: World's smallest electric hybrid Airship

Postby alexisfc » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:10 am

Another news about Voliris : http://www.theballoonjournal.com/voliris_natac/
They are going to think bigger scaling up this sympathic blimp "multi-bump" machine !!


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