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wayoflife
01-08-2013, 05:20 PM
I've always be a big fan of just about anything that flys and that includes dirigibles!! I'm so glad to see that a company is taking up the challenge and building this awesome looking craft - looks very futuristic for such and old concept design.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC3Hr_s6dcs

This is all going down in the old dirigible hanger out in Tustin and I can't wait to see it fly :thumb:

JKAnimal
01-08-2013, 05:32 PM
That's pretty cool. I didn't know anyone was building any new "Blimps". Looks like it will have tons of capacity for cargo etc.

When I was a kid we lived in Tulsa, OK and I remember my Dad taking us to an airfield where they kept a Goodyear blimp. We would watch take off and land, it was super cool!

My all time favorite "Blimp" though would have to be Led Zeppelin. :cheesy:

my_jk
01-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Thats awesome

wayoflife
01-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Blimps are cool but this isn't exactly a blimp. Unlike a blimp which is kind of a large inflated ballon, a dirigible is an airship that has a rigid skeletal inner structure. Airships like the Graf Zeppelin or Hindinburg were HUGE dirigibles and if this Aeroscraft takes off, they'll have one just as big if not bigger. It would be super exciting to see something of this size flying in the air again :yup:

MTG
01-08-2013, 05:55 PM
That is awesome! I love when people take historical designs and improve upon them with modern technology and materials.

In case anyone doesn't know about it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWHbpMVQ1U

OverlanderJK
01-08-2013, 05:55 PM
That is a cool looking idea for sure! We need to tour there facility!

JKAnimal
01-08-2013, 05:59 PM
Ah ok that makes sense. I guess I wasn't familiar with the finer points of the differences between a blimp and dirigible/zeppelin.

I guess I've never seen a deflated blimp:blush:. Thanks for the clarification.

I would assume that is why they are able to have so much storage inside. The gas is actually in a secondary bladder...I'll watch it again.

JAGS
01-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Blimps are cool but this isn't exactly a blimp. Unlike a blimp which is kind of a large inflated ballon, a dirigible is an airship that has a rigid skeletal inner structure. Airships like the Graf Zeppelin or Hindinburg were HUGE dirigibles and if this Aeroscraft takes off, they'll have one just as big if not bigger. It would be super exciting to see something of this size flying in the air again :yup:

I like how they showed a camo mock up. Not sure this thing would surprise anybody. Though maybe with newer materials it could still be "stealth" like.

I agree would be awesome to see this launch from its Irvine hanger.

Markymark420
01-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Can it stay aloft for 21 days like this?


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2jTqNUzTpTDS98EI2baHUzqQIaB_dJ uM3wMjffmHPzRCwXAaXmQ

wayoflife
01-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Getting closer to being completed...

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http://news.yahoo.com/high-tech-cargo-airship-being-built-california-100513071--finance.html