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Oct 21, 2017, 07:37 AM
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Help building an rc blimp

Hey all,

I am thinking of building an indoor/outdoor rc blimp, possibly around 10 ft in length. What material should I build it of, and where should I get it? How do I put the material together? What should I use for power, control, etc? Thanks for bearing with a complete newb. I have experience in quads and fixed-wing building, but nothing of the sort in lighter than air flight.

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Oct 21, 2017, 05:28 PM
homo ludens modellisticus
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Originally Posted by wwahlig1212
... possibly around 10 ft in length. ...
I'm not into blimps/airships, can't help you there, but ...

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Prettig weekend Ron
Last edited by Ron van Sommeren; Oct 21, 2017 at 05:38 PM.
Oct 22, 2017, 09:05 AM
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Start with one of these. Add a foot to the length, and add simple rudders and elevators behind non gimbled props. DO NOT attempt to fly it out doors.
Nov 23, 2017, 07:09 AM
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Here is a good link for info on material

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