Originally posted by AThousandYoungThey tried that once. It failed.
I'm a genius.
We should combine Zeppelin technology with helicopter technology. It would be awesome.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungThe other two machines listed at the bottom didn't do so well, one killed the pilot, the other went belly up for lack of funding. We will see if this new one gets off the ground. It does lift 4 times the weight of a Sikorsky sky crane, so we will see, eh.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungI thought one of the ideas was the rotors meant you don't have to download your helium, where the helium has only enough lifting power to hold the ship up and the real
The biggest danger to LTA aircraft like blimps and zepps I think is wind (assuming they're smart enough to use He and not H2). I wonder if the rotors are strong enough to carry the ship itself if it has to jettison He because of storm conditions?