Giant airship that can land anywhere..and stay in the air for 3 weeks.

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by iamwhatiseem, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. iamwhatiseem
    Online

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    15,901
    Thanks Received:
    3,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Not There
    Ratings:
    +7,397
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    31,430
    Thanks Received:
    5,155
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +15,212
    It's a freaking blimp.
     
  3. iamwhatiseem
    Online

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    15,901
    Thanks Received:
    3,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Not There
    Ratings:
    +7,397
    Actually nothing like a blimp.
    Not really at all...besides what it looks like.
    What blimp can land in water?
    What blimp doesn't require a huge ground crew to land?
    What blimp can carry 1,000 tons?
     
  4. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,174
    Thanks Received:
    9,279
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,481
    What's the top speed?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    52,548
    Thanks Received:
    6,247
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +14,201
    What are the handling characteristics in a thunderstorm?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. iamwhatiseem
    Online

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    15,901
    Thanks Received:
    3,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Not There
    Ratings:
    +7,397
    Avoid them or land I would think....good question though
     
  7. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    31,430
    Thanks Received:
    5,155
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +15,212
    It's a freaking modern version of a blimp.
     
  8. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    134,421
    Thanks Received:
    21,691
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +55,267
    I worked on a blimp project a few years back. It was called High Altitude long Loiter. It would stay on target for months with no crew at 50,000 feet. Sort of like a low level satellite. Think of a drone that can stay up indefinitely.

    There is definitely a use militarily
     
  9. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    31,430
    Thanks Received:
    5,155
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +15,212
    Military use? Against a bunch of natives with spears maybe. It's such a big target that a SAM could be fired upside down and still hit it. Does it run on greenhouse gas?
     
  10. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    134,421
    Thanks Received:
    21,691
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +55,267
    At the altitude it flies at, it is hard to detect. A speck in the sky. Greenhouse gas? No......solar
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
airship that can stay up indefinitely
,
can airships remain in air indefinitely
,

how long can a blimp stay in the air

,

how long can a zeppelin stay in the air

,
how long can an airship stay aloft
,
how long can an airship stay in the air
,
how long can blimp stay in air
,
how long can blimps stay in the air
,
how long can blimps stay up
,
how long does a blimp stay inflated
,
how long does a dirigible stay inflated