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.
posted on 01/04/2013 12:47:16 PM PST
(Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
Let the geniuses from Solyndra or one of those 0bummer craphole green energy co’s handle it; that’ll solve everything.
posted on 01/04/2013 1:23:30 PM PST
("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
posted on 01/04/2013 3:19:08 PM PST
(High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
I’ve been reading stories about the imminent age of lighter than air cargo airships for 30 years.
posted on 01/04/2013 4:04:22 PM PST
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