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
    Offline

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14,818
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +6,100
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,332
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,726
    It's a freaking blimp.
     
  3. iamwhatiseem
    Offline

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14,818
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +6,100
    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:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,390
    What's the top speed?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,469
    Thanks Received:
    5,415
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,311
    What are the handling characteristics in a thunderstorm?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. iamwhatiseem
    Offline

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14,818
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +6,100
    Avoid them or land I would think....good question though
     
  7. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,332
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,726
    It's a freaking modern version of a blimp.
     
  8. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    120,245
    Thanks Received:
    19,821
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +45,326
    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 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,332
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,726
    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 Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    120,245
    Thanks Received:
    19,821
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +45,326
    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 does a blimp stay inflated
,
how long does a dirigible stay inflated