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Old Feb 28, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Office Depot Womens Simp

Took a days vacation from work and assisted Allstate Insurance with an all day exposition sponsored by Office Depot in Dallas. I was flying my baby and as always she proved herself quite well. It was a Mobile 7.5 foot model that had been in storage for 6 years when I found her in a closet of a LHS. Wheeled and dealed for her. Re-engined her with a couple of GWS light units which are geared N-20s on 7.4 volts, pulled old radio (flown once) and replaced receiver with little Spektrum and have been very happy since. Plenty of power now when needed but can cruise at a very slow walk. Area had 12 foot ceiling so had very little vertical space to maneuver in but managed to stay out of trouble all day. I have some professional photos coming near future of event as its hard to take photos and fly in space as tight as this one. I'll update tonight with photos, having problems now. ed
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Old Mar 03, 2007, 08:59 PM
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This airship is by far the best on the market!
And one just like it can be yours for less that $14000.00
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 12:14 PM
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I am sure your system is OK, but I am sure you are quite aways behind ours.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 01:51 PM
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I have covered all bases.
This is not rocket science.
I have 10 hours of battery power, 8 hours fuel on board and 125 sq ft of ad space full video down link and autonomous capability and I am completely mobile fully inflated so I have minimal helium cost. I am not sure how much better you can get in this class.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 02:59 PM
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I am sure your system is OK, but I am sure you are quite aways behind ours.

come on get down from your high horse!

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yes those are brushless motors 80hp each you can see the "esc" in the pic too!
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 07:37 PM
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It is amazing how you people do not go after companies that make blanket statements with out researching other blimp systems. If I said my blimps where the best out there all hell would break loose.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 07:43 PM
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I have covered all bases.
This is not rocket science.
I have 10 hours of battery power, 8 hours fuel on board and 125 sq ft of ad space full video down link and autonomous capability and I am completely mobile fully inflated so I have minimal helium cost. I am not sure how much better you can get in this class.

What you listed is just a fraction of what is needed to make a blimp a complete system. The FAA requires allot more back up and safety precautions than what is on your blimp. We are in the progress of getting our complete line of blimps certified by the FAA under the experimental class. This is a very long and exhausting task, but in the end we will have the only FAA certified unmanned blimps on the market.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 08:33 PM
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I just listed the things that are useful for marketing purposes.
I would not put a airship in the air that is not have redundant systems.
You have no idea what is on my airship as far as systems go, don't state that you do!
By the way you have stated in the past that your blimps are the best.
There really is no practical use for a blimp,other than military or security, for a blimp over 40 feet.
For advertising purposes I believe the blimp I developed is very safe and cost affective.
I am just trying to create a buzz.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 08:40 PM
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You are the one claiming to have the best system. Without seeing ours I guess you know how we do things. You should be more careful when you make such statements. I guess no one here has to qualify themselves before making sweeping claims.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 08:46 PM
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I challenge you to a fly-off.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 08:54 PM
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You can make the rules.
We will start off by exchanging video.
Sounds like fun.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 08:59 PM
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You are more than welcome to come to our facilities in Dallas. We have a hanger at Dallas Executive Airport. You can down load all the videos you want from our web site.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 09:04 PM
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The videos need the pertain to the rules of the contest, such as longest time in flight,
landing accuracy, hover time, video quality, highest wind speed flight, $'s per flight etc.
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Old Mar 04, 2007, 10:23 PM
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ooh man, this is gonna be fun
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Old Mar 05, 2007, 08:24 AM
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Yea, it could be fun, but it will never happen, this forum is just for entertaining banter, this forum produces nothing.
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