Friday, May 27, 2011

Guest Blog: Helium Hokum: Why Airships Will Never Be Part of Our Transportation Infrastructure

Guest Blog: Helium Hokum: Why Airships Will Never Be Part of Our Transportation Infrastructure: "ecognized the obvious: Elongate the ballon (so named because it resembled the hand-blown glass retort used by chemists of the day) so that it's resistance to motion would be reduced; put a small air bag, or ballonet, inside the balloon to help it keep its shape; add a rudder to make it dirigable (steerable); and add large diameter propellers (just like windmills, but in reverse) powered via a crankshaft turned the"

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