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Airships & Other Aircraft

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Piper Cache

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Aug 28. 6 Replies

Cherokee Handling…Continue

Tags: taxi

steampunk airship design

Started by Captain Lachlan Bellraven. Last reply by The Specialist Oct 28, 2017. 11 Replies

I'm always fascinated by the variety of designs folks come up with. Any one have their favorites?

M-Class Blimp (US Navy)

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jun 12, 2017. 1 Reply

M-ClassThe M-Class blimp was a true world cruiser with transatlantic range.  21 were ordered but only 4…Continue

Tags: U-boats

K-Class US Navy Blimps

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain May 15, 2017. 2 Replies

K-Class BlimpsThe K-Class blimp was arguably the most successful airship design with 134 built.  Their primary…Continue

Tags: cruise

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Comment by Captain on September 11, 2018 at 1:41pm

https://www.quora.com/How-many-cubic-feet-of-hydrogen-does-it-take-...

and

https://www.calculateme.com/shape-volume/sphere/

so a 26' diameter hydrogen filled balloon would lift more than 600# which should be enough for a single passenger a electric or petrol drive. 

Comment by Captain on August 13, 2018 at 12:40pm
Comment by The Specialist on August 12, 2018 at 9:44pm

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/design_approvals/airships/air...

It would turn out that we can, in fact, build dirigibles. 

Comment by Captain on July 6, 2018 at 3:47pm

Image result for baron munchausen gif

Comment by Captain on June 4, 2018 at 6:04pm

Comment by Captain on December 14, 2017 at 4:38pm

Some excellent film of 1920s+ aviation in Alaska:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IB-_KZXbSs 

Comment by Captain on December 8, 2017 at 5:58pm

"The Horror of the Heights" classic horror by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWUD5fXz5aw

Although I cringe at some of the technical and scientific mistakes Arthur Conan Doyle's prose and imagination are excellent. 

Comment by Captain on September 7, 2017 at 3:14pm

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n30lj3nQgmo/UqOBAwR9UEI/AAAAAAACv00/-vT7e4MYUic/s1600/1919-Flying-Regulations.jpg

Comment by Captain on August 24, 2017 at 2:16pm
Comment by Captain on July 28, 2017 at 10:23am

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