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Mar 10, 2011, 12:31 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Lockheed Martinís Hybrid Air Vehicle


Lockheed Martinís Hybrid Air Vehicle

http://www.dump.com/2010/12/05/lockh...vehicle-video/
Mar 10, 2011, 04:42 AM
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Humm... make it black. Use Lipos and brushless motors and use it for night time Ops. ?.?.

Note sure how useful it would be bringing in one tank at a time would be. Or an air ship that can be slowly brought down with a .22.
Mar 10, 2011, 06:22 AM
Really?
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Originally Posted by Pudknocker71
Humm... make it black. Use Lipos and brushless motors and use it for night time Ops. ?.?.

Note sure how useful it would be bringing in one tank at a time would be. Or an air ship that can be slowly brought down with a .22.
It would take a lot of bullets the way it's made. This idea has been around for decades, BTW.
Mar 10, 2011, 07:57 AM
dusty bible = dirty life
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Look up the "Deltoid Pumpkinseed" the original attempt at a multi lobed lifting airship. All blimps derrive some lift off the shape of the bag. Making them wider just increases the amount of lift. So you can take a ship that is neutrally boyant load on 1-4 tanks then accelerated down the runway and fly the heavier load. When you drop the load you just "float" back empty.

As for useful the C-17 and C-5 only deliver 1 or 2 tanks at a time. Get's the job done.
Mar 10, 2011, 10:55 AM
Really?
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Read that book. Even earlier was the idea to hook 3 helis to a spherical balloon.
Mar 10, 2011, 11:05 AM
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I think the coolest part is it's hovercraft "feet".
Mar 10, 2011, 12:05 PM
dusty bible = dirty life
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I think the coolest part is it's hovercraft "feet".
Very neat solution to mooring this thing down


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