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Old Nov 12, 2006, 12:06 PM
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In September of the year 2000 I was contracted to fly two 6 meter blimps inside of the Graf Zeppelin Hangar at the Air Base of Santa Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil...

Fiat was preparing a Mega Event to take place inside of the Hangar for the lauching of the Fiat Palio family in South America...

So we went for 4 days...
Take a look at the pics...


Or Watch the video on this link...
Fiat Zeppelin 5meter... (1 min 44 sec)

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Old Nov 13, 2006, 07:36 AM
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Excellent pictures Guga.... and by the way, how come you are constantly pictured with GORGEOUS looking women all the time?
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Nixie...
Some time ago during an operation in Vegas while I was training...
We had to land on top of a Building in a parking lot...
And coktail waitress wud go for a break on top fo the building where we where operating...
And once in the while I wud go down to the Cassino and visit the Babes...

I Gess Iīmt atracted to them... and vice versa...
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 04:23 AM
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This last Week End nov 18 and 19 was the year final for the Show of Xuxa in Brasil after a long jouney tru many cities...
Again the Show atracted many parents and their kids

And I was there with four blimps...

the video...
Xuxa Doce Mel…



Xuxa Doce Mel Blimp (2 min 16 sec)


Here are some photos... from the show and reharsal...
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 12:27 PM
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Excellent pictures Guga.... and by the way, how come you are constantly pictured with GORGEOUS looking women all the time?
Hei! Nixie...
Have you seen this video clip about... teaching a BABE on how to fly a Blimp...
Aviators 2 (1 min 46 sec)



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Old Nov 22, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Where is the suit and tie? Looks like fun though anyway you can. Love the footage. ed.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 04:46 PM
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Marcus

Where is the suit and tie? Looks like fun though anyway you can. Love the footage. ed.
Ed...
I Had a Tie on earlier... but you know here in Brasil at the near end of the party we always take the ties off...
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 09:13 PM
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Another Long night at the "Marketing Best" or "Top of the Marketing"...
The Bank Panamericano won a Marketing Best prize for its marketing campaign...
"Project Honey Comb"...

Some Pics...
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Marcus

What type of controller are you using for differentail directional control? Are you using the transmitter mixing capabilities for this? The computer transmitter allow so much more mixing than the simple analog units. Great to see you doing well. I too have flown twice this week (Wednesday and Friday)and have another sortie tonight. Ain't it a hoot.
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 11:05 AM
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I īm very jealous of you... Ed...
I which one day I get to fly in a Convention Center in Ft. Worth...
It is a nice Blimp of yours...6 meter...

The one you see in my post is only a 3 meter Blimp...
I use 2 motors 300 brushed GWS Geared with 3 blade 9x7 props...
For Speed Control I use 2 ES 01 reversable (RC Cars) from Sanwa Airtronics and they are mixed by the TX... by the way this Esc is no longer manufactured any more... but I bought a bunch of them... now I got to Use them...

When you can... post the photos of the work you been doing here... this will encourage others... and maybe in the future this will be a good profession...

We got to keep these Fly Boys occupied and out of trouble...
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 01:17 PM
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Claudia Raia, is one of the most known Teather Artist in Brasil...
I went over to Rio to work on her Birthday celebration...

The party took place in a super Shopping center called New York City...
Me and my copilot flew two 3 meter Blimps...
I have been busy lately, but now it is going to be Party only...
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Old Jan 06, 2007, 07:07 PM
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Just finished another Indoor event...
This time was a Church Convention inside of a covered gimnasium in São Paulo...

A Ford dealer, Sandrecar and the Church Renascer sponsored the blimp in this convention...
See fome photos...
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Old Jan 07, 2007, 06:40 PM
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do you use differential thrust to turn that blimp? I don't see a tail motor, or a servo on the tail.
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Old Jan 07, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Yes Dogone1013...
I use 2 reversible speed controls(100%)... one for each motor... one on chanel 1 and the other on chanel 3... and then they are mixed either with a wing elevon mixer or TX mixer...

For me it is OK to fly like that...
obiously it is easier to fly with a tail rotor...
But with 2 motors I have less weigh... less consumption and less assembly and disassembly work... less wires going around and making your life miserable...
But you got to know and be very skilled to fly like that...
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Old Jan 11, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Another Event using a 2 meter Black envelope...
The event was called "I Like to Move" it is a new aproach to marketing for the company Schering Plough...

Schering Plough offered a dinner party to all their employes in the begining of this new year...

So I was there with the Blimp "I like to Move" to move arround the Party...
And steer it all up...
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