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To: Nachum
I've seen this from a distance twice - once for a few moments before they rushed to close the doors because there was a very light breeze and it was pushing the blimp across the hanger floor, the second time with it trying to lift off, a slight breeze coming by and it nosing into the ground.

I'm sure this is just the growing pains of a prototype, but this was funded as a long shot program, and so far it's lived up to those expectations. I wish them the best of luck, but if someone’s looking to start placing orders, they might want to hold off. I love the design ideas, seems quite possible to work, just not sure how they'll handle the energy requirements in flight for their fancy ballast system.

5 posted on 01/04/2013 12:47:16 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Let the geniuses from Solyndra or one of those 0bummer craphole green energy co’s handle it; that’ll solve everything.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 1:23:30 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: kingu

Lead Zeppelin.


42 posted on 01/04/2013 3:19:08 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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I’ve been reading stories about the imminent age of lighter than air cargo airships for 30 years.


44 posted on 01/04/2013 4:04:22 PM PST by DManA ( A)
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