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Old 10-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Talking Triangle UFO Blimp

Hmmmmm, I think it would be fun to build a very large black Triangle foam blimp, by useing thin foam top and bottom, and fill it with big Balloons filled with helium, and have 3 white lights on the bottom, one red light in the middle and flashing lights on the side, and power it with 2 e motors with big props, and fly it over my city LOL


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Old 10-18-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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I was thinking about building a "conventional" blimp last week. For a class demo I was filling latex balloons with hydrogen gas and blowing them up (BOOM - not inflating). Got me to thinking, it would be pretty easy to build a nice looking Zepplin or Goodyear blimp.

The shennanigans that you are describing would probably be better done with a multi-rotor. Gack! Sorry, saying that made me hack up a hairball. Multi-rotors are flying abominations without style or grace.

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Decades ago, we used to tape dry cleaning bags together, used coat hangar wire to form a loop and X on the bottom, fill an aluminum pieplate with birthday candles. Climb up onto the roof, wait for the furnace to cycle and use the heat to inflate the bag. Light the candles and slide the plate onto the tray, and let go. The initial heat from the furnace would start the flight, and the candles would maintain it.

We had to quit when the airport authorities came around and told us that we were interferiing with air traffic into the main runway. Fun while it lasted...
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That is great! Last spring I had my classes make solar balloons from really thin black garbage bags. Most weren't sealed well enough to do much more than self-inflate. One of the balloons inflated and was pretty much neutrally buoyant so I released it. The light wind took it across the soccer field about 8 feet off the ground for about 30 yards. Then, it started going up... We watched it float off into the distance for about 15 minutes, right through the airspace of Harrisburg International Airport and Capitol City Airport near Harrisburg, PA. The balloon was about 6'x6'x6'. I have no doubt it registered on the radar!

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Hello CHELLIE,

I'm new here today and you just wouldn't believe how I ended up here. I've been doing some serious research into the Black Triangle phenom and the thought crossed my mind to experiment with a propulsion idea that's been on my mind. in an extremely ridiculous and circuitous route I found myself reading your post. It was like reading my own thoughts LOL. I have questions.
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Hello CHELLIE,

I'm new here today and you just wouldn't believe how I ended up here. I've been doing some serious research into the Black Triangle phenom and the thought crossed my mind to experiment with a propulsion idea that's been on my mind. in an extremely ridiculous and circuitous route I found myself reading your post. It was like reading my own thoughts LOL. I have questions.
Hi Flier Great Minds think alike I was thinking about makeing a big blimp and powering it with E Motors, and having some elevons behind the props and motor at the rear to steer and raise and lower the blimp with, the blimp would be slightly heavier than neutral boyance it would be like a flying delta plane, it was just a thought for now Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Hello ChELLIE,

Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Flier Great Minds think alike I was thinking about makeing a big blimp and powering it with E Motors, and having some elevons behind the props and motor at the rear to steer and raise and lower the blimp with, the blimp would be slightly heavier than neutral boyance it would be like a flying delta plane, it was just a thought for now Take care and have fun, Chellie
Two things. First of all I thank you for responding. Second, this is the most incredible Forum for RC folks I've ever seen! If you have the time and interest I would like to lay out the idea with info supporting the concept. I have to say I think as a project is would be somewhat innovative and could be a seller. That's not the reason I'm bringing it up though.

I really wanted someone to bounce the idea off of to see if it's even feasible. My reasons are far reaching WRT my research but at the same time the propulsion proposal, while somewhat complicated in it's construct is really quite simple in it's principal. I don't wish to take much of your time at all unless you can spare some for the discussion.

This may not even be the proper board to bring it up as it's really not all THAT humorous.
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Two things. First of all I thank you for responding. Second, this is the most incredible Forum for RC folks I've ever seen! If you have the time and interest I would like to lay out the idea with info supporting the concept. I have to say I think as a project is would be somewhat innovative and could be a seller. That's not the reason I'm bringing it up though.

I really wanted someone to bounce the idea off of to see if it's even feasible. My reasons are far reaching WRT my research but at the same time the propulsion proposal, while somewhat complicated in it's construct is really quite simple in it's principal. I don't wish to take much of your time at all unless you can spare some for the discussion.

This may not even be the proper board to bring it up as it's really not all THAT humorous.

Bring it on Make a Thread under Kit and scratch built aircraft unless your going to try to Spin Mercury in a Metal Container to oppose the Earths Magnetic field to over come Gravity LOL, Lots of Nerds, Geeks and Egg Heads here like ourselfs Take care and have fun, Chellie

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“Magnetic Field Disruptor”, [I.E. anti-gravity] created by spinning mercury plasma at 50,000 rpms. Pressurized to 250,000 psi. This reduces the craft’s gravitational mass by 89%. Multi-mode impulse rockets at each corner of the delta configuration supply the remaining 11% propulsion.”

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