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by cameron
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

I was reading the same page a few days ago!

Found the same 68lbs/1000cu.ft. That means 1300 tons for the 39 million cu.ft. volume. Did you read the comments about recompressing helium instead of venting it? http://www.airships.net/helium-hydrogen ... ent-589500

I will email Donna today.
by cameron
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

I have a request. We need to know the air displacement of the shell. This volume will determine how much it will lift. We'll need to measure the helium/hydrogen air bag volume needed to lift the craft without thrust if possible. The airfoil still needs to be maintained so that capacity is increased...
by cameron
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

Thanks. I'm sure there will be a 3D printable version in the future. I'll need help figuring out how to prep it for a specific printer/technology, and if it should be all one piece, or something you put together (separate engine pieces, solar panels, etc.). Made a rendering of the wings collapsed fo...
by cameron
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

Added windows & more solar panels...
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by cameron
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

Last 3 pics...
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"Goin' to space"
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Extended solar "sail" (should this be a mile wide?)
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"Above the grid"
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by cameron
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

More pics...
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Design the stern?
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Inside view from tail
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by cameron
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 44
Views: 48370

Re: Introduction

Have been working on this since Ernie asked Larken to build a 3D model in Blender. I've finally gotten it to a point where it looks like something. Haven't done much of the detailing. The guns are pretty basic and I couldn't figure out how to integrate the windows into the 3D mesh. Detailing can go ...