An artist's depiction of the E-Green Technologies Bullet 580 Airship. Credit: Wade Buffington/EGT
The first inflation of the E-Green Technologies Bullet 580 Airship occurred at Garrett Coliseum
in Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday, May 17, 2010.(Photo: George Schellenger)
posted on 05/24/2010 10:50:11 AM PDT
(Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
Soon to be over cities near you.
posted on 05/24/2010 10:50:20 AM PDT
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
So, is it rigid or not? I’d love to see a carbon-fiber framed zeppelin floated with helium to provide passenger service again.
posted on 05/24/2010 10:51:41 AM PDT
by Little Pig
(Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
You call that an airship? This is an airship ...
posted on 05/24/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT
2000 lb is a mighty small payload for a vehicle that large.
posted on 05/24/2010 10:53:31 AM PDT
by from occupied ga
(Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
At the Tustin Airbase here in CA we still have the hangers used to house the original ones.
Move them here.
posted on 05/24/2010 10:53:35 AM PDT
(I cannot fix stupid.)
Is this correct? It doesn't seem like much.
and the ability to fuel with algae, protecting our environment
posted on 05/24/2010 10:55:39 AM PDT
(Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
2. Stratosphere extends up to 131,000 above the Earth
. The average temperature remains steady at -56ø C up to an altitude of 82,000 feet. Above this altitude, the temperature rises. Jet streams there move in a horizontal motion and at lower speeds, perhaps 100 miles per hour. A significant feature of the stratosphere is the ozone layer, which is located between 52,500 ft and 105,000 ft above the Earth. This layer protects the Earth by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
If this craft has a top speed of 80mph, going west in the north hemisphere is going to be a chore. Some "bullet". Dollars to doughnuts, some environnmental whacko will complain about the sanctity of the ozone layer.
The Graf Zepplin was over 800 ft long.
“Worlds Largest” at 235 feet is a bit of hyperbole.
posted on 05/24/2010 10:57:00 AM PDT
(I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
235 feet long and it can only carry 2000lbs?
Those don't seem like particularly commercially viable statistics to me.
That's like 4 guys, some beer, and a few rifles to hunt deer from the air with.
The more I think about it, it might actually make a great hunting blind.
Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
posted on 05/24/2010 11:09:58 AM PDT
by The Comedian
(Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
Does it come with batteries?
posted on 05/24/2010 11:13:27 AM PDT
by 70th Division
(I love my country but fear my government!)
posted on 05/24/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT
(When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
World's Largest Airship Inflated to Create Monster 'Stratellite'
And here I thought it would be shaped like a giant electric guitar.
posted on 05/24/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT
(Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
No one has posted “Oh, The Huge Manatee” pic yet? I can’t believe it!!!
posted on 05/24/2010 11:35:30 AM PDT
enuff to hold 4-500 lb. JDAMS. Silent killer. Just go upwind and turn off the motors. Never hear it coming.
posted on 05/24/2010 11:41:24 AM PDT
(My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
Umbella, Man-Made Global Warming solved.
I’ve read articles about using airships as an alternative to satellites. They can’t cover nearly as much area as a geo-sync orbit sat, but they cost a fraction and are much more easily replaced. Pretty cool stuff.
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