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May 03, 2005, 04:07 PM
Marcus Franco
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Professional Marketing Blimp Events..

This Thread has the objective of displaying pictures and show the growth of the market throughout many coutries of the demand for radiocontrolled Dirigeables performing Marketing Actions.

This first one was the lauching of a DVD from a group called "FalaMansa" in Brazil... The song in particular that this Dirigeable(by the name"ForAll" that I developed) is performing in a song named "Decola" which means "TakeOff" in english.

FalaMansa plays a Rithym called Forró, which has it´s origin in the US.AirForce Base during the IIWW in the City of Natal northern Brazil...

The AirMen there at that time(1940´s), created a party every thursday, which they called "ForAll" which atracted all the women from the sorroudings of Natal to participate, thus entertaining all the pilots and Airmen from the AirBase maintaining the High moral of the troops... (if you know what I mean, High)

The way the people in Natal pronouced ForAll was: Forróóó, and thats how this rithym was born, also note that the instruments found most commonly among musicians those days in Natal was: Zabumba, metal Triangle, Accoustic Guitar, Accordeon and a Mix drum made out of empty cans and others... thats how Forró is played...

Many pilots end up married by the end of the War with those Girls that went to the "ForAll" parties...

As a matter of fact(a coincidence) that´s the true story of my Mother in Law Wanda... and my Father in law Bob... which was a pilot making CoastGuard against German Subs in the Brasilian Northern Coast...and she was one of the girls attracted for the Party ForAll...

The Group FalaMansa realy was very happy with the Balloon "ForAll", and now every show they perform the song "Decola" they include the Balloon I created for them...

I can hear in my mind the lyrics of the song saying...
" TakeOff(Decola) my sweet lady... takeoff(decola) with me"

You Can see the video clip in this link...
ForAll Balloon
Decola The ForAll Balloon... (3 min 59 sec)

Note the 2 eletric motors on the side of the Gondola...

Decola ForAll Balloon... (3 min 58 sec)

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May 11, 2005, 08:56 AM
Marcus Franco
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Recenttly The famous Soccer Player Pelé lauched his film "Eterno Pelé" maybe the translation would be "Pelé Forever".

So we made the Black Pearl Dirigeable for this ocasion...
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Jun 25, 2005, 10:11 AM
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art work on blimps

Great to see blimps beside famous people, especially the guy holding it....hehe
Perhaps you may help me with my concerns regarding on "how to apply art work on a blimp like what u have in the pics."

Is there a special technique? i have several "blank" blimps on stock and just wondering how to apply atwork on them that would produce a professional effect.
Jun 26, 2005, 01:49 PM
Marcus Franco
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All my Dirigeables I Apply the logos made from plotter vinil adhesive...

The hint for taking the logos off without leaving glue residues or riping the envelope is to use a furniture polish spray silicone based, that will prevent the adhesive to stick to the envelope forever. And also makes it easier to peal off

Just a light spray and use a cloth to spread the furtniture polish on the envelope area where the logo is to be applyied .

Take a look on this one...
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Jun 26, 2005, 08:07 PM
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Hello Guggie!!!

Nice to see your models here!!!

Jul 08, 2005, 12:31 AM
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do have any websites where i can see some blimps where u did your artwork? i am trying to follow your last instructions and i do hope i get to get good results.

hope to hear from you.
Jul 10, 2005, 08:41 PM
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All art worh is done by a friend of mine (Labella he is a modeller too), that has a busines of making adhesives... He uses computer and plotter, using to do the art normal programs like Corel Draw, Photoshop, and Photopaint...

1-Check out this one, which was made for the Brasilian Air Force Demonstration Squadron, on their birthday celebration, one of the Pilots Lutenant Christiane holds the Blimp.

2- This other one during the Graduation of the Airforce 2004 Cadets

They realy get a Kick out of posing for pictures, and trying to pilot the Blimp
during the party...

3- Entrance Of the Academy AFA

You can see a video clip of this event in this link:

Aviators Dance Party Blimp
Aviators Day Ball Dance 1... (1 min 59 sec)

Amaury Jr. Aviators Day ... (1 min 59 sec)

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Jul 11, 2005, 01:33 AM
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thanks for the info. it looks like ur having so much fun flying the dirigeable and so do the people lookign at it.

by the way, i would like also to know where and who supplies your blimp bag? do u make it yourself?
Jul 11, 2005, 01:41 AM
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Pics for you guga


here is some pics of a flight we did for aclient. i was not happy with the banner we attached. i hope through you, i can improve my artwork more.
Jul 11, 2005, 01:52 AM
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Another set of pics.


we tethered our blimp to do an outdoor event. here are some pics again for you. again, thanks for providing me with the artwork tips Guga.

Perhaps, when u visit the Philippines, inform me so we can meet.

Jul 11, 2005, 07:38 PM
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I look forward to be meeting you... if I go to the Phillipines, I´ll let you know for sure, and I´m glad that the information I gave could be of any help
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Jul 22, 2005, 07:43 AM
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Just email me if you happen to be in this part of the the way, could you please provide me with information on where you get your blimp envelopes? do you make them by yourself or do you purchase them from Brazil or somehwere?

Did you also do your r/c gondola?

Hoping to hear from you Guga.

Jul 22, 2005, 09:44 AM
Marcus Franco
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Some envelopes I make my self, others I import from USA, and the gondolas I make my self with GWS motors and props, and Speed controls from eletric cars.
For example This Black envelope and these gondolas(single motor) for the semi Scale Kit that I designed my self.

It is a Semi Scale of the Dirigeable Nº 9 " La Balladeuse" contructed by Santos Dumont in 1903...for us Brazilians ...he was the first man to ever fly an airplane heavier than Air, taking off by its own Power engine, that he modified him self... the plane was the 14 BiS... Dumont also invented the Ballonets for Blimps and Dirigeables... among many other inventions like the Wrist Watch that we all use nowadays.

I sell this Kit for master modelists and professionals and I have already sold several for the US and England, for France and 2 for Chile, in Brasil there are several operators that bought the "La Balladeuse" from me.
You can see a video performance of this Blimp in this link...
"La Balladeuse"
"La Balladeuse"... (4 min 26 sec)

Eliana Tv program La Balladeuse.... (0 min 50 sec)

Celebrating the 100th year since the Brasilian Santos D´umont flew around the Eiffel tower in Paris in 1903, with his dirigible #6,
I launched a kit of his airship #9, for the serious and master airmodelist.
The kit comes with a video showing how to assemble the gondola, cdrom information and video, 2 meter Envelope (bag) assembled, all wooden parts, plans, and the single electric motor vectoring assembly wich contains: 2 micro servos, one electric motor and a PWM speed controler, all pre assembled.

Envelope de 2 mts
O envelope de 2,2 mts é feito de 4 Gomos segue abaixo o molde de um dos gomos,
considerar 1,5cm para adesivamento já incluso em toda a borda do Molde e para juntar os gomos usa-se uma boa cola de contato...

Este molde abaixo é o Gomo debaixo do envelope onde tem os pegas para prender a gondola... (note as medidas já marcadas para os pegas)

Tambem note que a largura do Gomo é de 52,5 cm que a medida de largura do rolo de filme prateado que encontrei no mercado na época...

Olhando a foto do Molde do envelope do Dirigivel do Bico para tras...

Podes tambem clicar no link abaixo para ver melhor...

As medidas são:
Bico 0,0X0,0: 10X8cm: 20X14cm: 30X19cm: 40X25,5cm: 52X52,5cm: 76X52,5cm:

85X52,5cm: 101X52,5cm: 114X52,5cm: 134X52,5cm: 144X24cm: 154X23cm:

164X21cm: 174X19cm: 184X16,5cm: 194X13,5cm: 204X10cm: 214X6,5cm:

220X4cm: 235X4cm...FIM

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Jul 22, 2005, 10:23 AM
Marcus Franco
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I make also this envelope complete , and the gondola also...
This is a fully Dirigeable, it turns right and left and goes up and down very responsively, in a format of a Hot Air balloon...

See a video Clip of it´s operation here...
RC balloon making off...
M&M`s Making Off Blimp (4 min 26 sec)

M&M´s Making off... (3 min 36 sec)

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Dec 04, 2005, 06:45 PM
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Some more professional events through out Brazil using the "Balladeuse" black envelope...

The acceptance of the black collor for dirigeables is growing it calls more attention some what than BLAH ... white colour

You can see a vido clip of these Blimps in this Link:

Black Pearl Blimp
"La Balladeuse" and Black Pearl Blimp... (2 min 2 sec)

Eliana 2 (0 min 51 sec)

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