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Old Jul 20, 2008, 01:10 PM
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I must say, working " ON " one is a whole lot different than designing, building and owning one.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Thanks Guga! keep up the good work impressing hot looking ladies with your workmanship. your a great representative of the blimp community.

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Old Jul 20, 2008, 11:00 PM
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Blimpman, why get nasty with Edge 2002?
I respect both your and Guga's work.
And both of you are in different leagues in your concerned fields of expertise, you outdoor and Guga indoor. In fact if memory serves me right, you stated that Guga was the indoor king. Its just a popularity vote and has nothing to do with winning anything or who's greater. We all know each other well enough on this forum and credit where due, Guga is sure more popular. The spat with Galaxy RPV? Blimpman, you have some really neat stuff and judging from your experience, can share a lot of your knowledge on this forum. Lets ease off. On a lighter note, how come no more pics posted from you? Whats the latest with the adventures of capt. Stewy?
He will fly again!
Will post pics and video
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 01:20 PM
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I also participated of an Outdoor event this week...
With my 11 year old 9 meter outdoor Blimp...

It was a very stressing operation because of the wind and many things that wud go wrong because of its age...

Shoot... I have to make an investment on a new Outdoor Blimp...

As soon as I get some of the pictures flying it Ill post here...
For awhile here are some pics while it was on the ground...

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Old Jul 21, 2008, 05:19 PM
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With all due respect Guga, as a whole we need to keep blimps like that OUT of the sky.
Such blimps are not flight worthy.
If a blimp crashes and hurts someone we will all suffer.
So lets upgrade our products before we try to fly.
We all need to take this very seriously!
Also our blimps need to look real otherwise potential companies will not take the product seriously.
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Agree with you BlimpMan...
I will not invest right now...
and after this event I will scrap it...
And hire you to fly for me or any one that has an Airworthy Outdoor...
I had enough...of Outdoors...
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Guga, interesting rudder configuration you have on the outdoor blimp.
Combining a thruster along with the vertical stabilizer, whats the performance like? Does it help at slow speeds and also in combating strong head winds, would like to do a bit of research into it, based on your experience

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Raejus.
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Guga, interesting rudder configuration you have on the outdoor blimp.
Combining a thruster along with the vertical stabilizer, whats the performance like? Does it help at slow speeds and also in combating strong head winds, would like to do a bit of research into it, based on your experience
Regards,
Raejus.
Hi Raejus...

This is realy something else... it works much better than a tail rotor... and the blimp can be flown as an helicopter in a slow wind condition hovering perfectly...

It allows vertical takeoffs and landings... it turns in a dime...
The throttle on this rear motor is controled separatley on the left joy stick on chanel 4 (rudder)

In other words...
The rudder turns using chanel 1 (aileron) but you applying chanel 4 (rudder you acelerate the motor that is on the fin... thus throwing lots of air in the turning surface of that fin... it really turns fast...

Also you can couple aileron with rudder and the throttle works automatically...
And you can operate the throttle only by applying left or right rudder, while the rudder fin stays put...

It was developed and modified by me when I aquired this first Blimp...
I have built 3 blimps alike it and have sold them...

One interesting about it is that he has a Black urethane envelope inside it...

The Blimp works fine but this in particular is having all sorts of mechanical problems because of age... also the radio is an Infinity and is pretty well banged up...

So I either Buy a new one... since I do not have the time and paciency to built a new one.
Or I have someone built something new for me...under my supervision and my specs.

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Old Jul 22, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Guga,
Thanks a tonne!!!!!
Trust me, stick with indoor flying, its more fun, higher levels of satisfaction, less worries and good pay, ( plus the hordes of beautiful women you seem to attract. I must say I'm pretty envious of your fringe benifits
Sure the pay may be better in flying outoor blimps, but you will fast loose your passion. Permits, logistics, transport, helium availability, contracts etc. Messy affair I should think.Should you get a contract for outdoor blimps, outsource it and make your cut. Less worries than trying to fly an outdoor blimp.
You are the undisputed king of indoor airships. Stay that way! All the very best!
Regards,
Raejus.
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 01:17 PM
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Guga,
Sorry I forgot to add, what do you mean by black urethane?
I thought Polyurethane was inherently plain opaque.
(Supplied by American Polyfilims)
Where do you get black urethane and what are the advantages?
Thermal? Better helium retention? Cost?.
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Guga,
Sorry I forgot to add, what do you mean by black urethane?
I thought Polyurethane was inherently plain opaque.
(Supplied by American Polyfilims)
Where do you get black urethane and what are the advantages?
Thermal? Better helium retention? Cost?.
Hi Raejus...
As been told to me by a German manufacturer down here,
the most natural color of the urthane is either black or translucent...

The advandage of the black urethane is that it is so pure that it lasts longer
than any other color and also longer than the translucent...
Also it welds very good... like no other collor...
The best helium retention... keeps the temperature costant btter than any collor...
Also it costs less to produce so... it costs less for you...

And right at this moment in TIME...
"Black is the Style"... also "Black is Beautifull" and a lot of other Marketing bolony inventions...

One of the disadvantages is that it wont stand heat...

While inside the Ripstop white envelope it doesnt suffer at all...
As a matter of fact it molds and gives the white a grayish silver look...as it goes thru light...

Any ways it is cheaper...
And Im South Americam...Im cheap!
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Capt. Stewie back to work!

T-storms all around.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 11:32 PM
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Guga!!!!!!!!!
You are really "The King Of Good Times" Living life to the fullest.
Send us some pictures of you and the kids Kiteboarding!
See if you can get some fun flying done there in Hawaii!!!!!!!!!
Have a safe trip and here's wishing you a fun filled time.
Regards,
All the guys on the blimp forum.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 07:01 PM
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Guga!!!!!!!!!
You are really "The King Of Good Times" Living life to the fullest.
Send us some pictures of you and the kids Kiteboarding!
See if you can get some fun flying done there in Hawaii!!!!!!!!!
Have a safe trip and here's wishing you a fun filled time.
Regards,
All the guys on the blimp forum.
Thank you Raejus...
I'll keep you guys posted of my doings in Hawaii...
Guga
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Old Jul 28, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Just finished a 2 day event at a Shopping Center...
Next friday I should be traveling to Hawaii...
Here are some pics...
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