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Jun 12, 2017, 02:00 AM
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Helium envelope Design question

I am trying to design a new helium envelope and need to know some info. How do I calculate; for a given material used to build the helium envelope and a given payload; what size to build it to make it at equilibrium and/or with a net lift of 1000 grams? Are we restricted to the football design or can we use airfoil or monolithic designs?

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Michael Cote'
Last edited by michaelscote; Jun 12, 2017 at 02:14 AM.
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Jun 14, 2017, 04:32 PM
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I posted a link to a Visual Basic program that I wrote sometime ago that maybe helpful.
I had to fight with windows 8.1 to get it to run today. You may have to select "run anyway".

I never got any feed back so I do not know if the various Windows OS come with the VB libraries required by default.

Last edited by HarryWA; Jun 14, 2017 at 04:35 PM. Reason: correction
Jun 28, 2017, 10:42 PM
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Thanks I will give it a try.


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