Super Hybrid Airships
A new crosswind propulsor for new super-hybrid airships gives a new level of all-weather vertical take off and landing aviation transport. A new all foreshortening inertial-less special airship propulsor transforms any hybrid airship into the super-hybrid airship.
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AIRSHIP-GP project
Safely vertical take off and landing in any crosswind conditions. Safely vertical take off and landing in any crosswind conditions. Safely vertical take off and landing in any crosswind conditions. Next Next
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THE LAST DROP OF HYBRID AIRSHIP TECHNOLOGY?
Currently, the long-held opinion of specialists is that cargo airships have to be hybrids. Demonstrators have been built and flown, prototypes are being built, developmental craft have been tested. Various designs have been around for thirty years. And look at the companies! DARPA, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, NASA. Who can say that they lack experience? And look at all the investment! From Germany, Russia, the USA, Canada. Massive funds have been invested. So where are all those mammoth cargo airships that should be sweeping the sky? We have plenty of experience in building the flying giants, our level of knowledge is sufficient, the funds have been laid out, the effort made so far is obvious, and nobody denies the need for these airborne carriers… Where are the cargo airships? So far, there aren’t any… In Russia they blame the bureaucrats - they don’t grasp the need and the benefit… In Canada they say that commercial production will begin any time now… Lockheed points the finger at DARPA, DARPA reasonably points out that the cold war is over; hybrid airships show potential for military transport, but not commercial…
The concept of cargo airships is literally hovering in midair… But something is obviously missing… some element is lacking…   What element? What’s missing? Reliability? Safety? Economic feasibility? Controllability? Our attempts to come to grips with this problem led us to the idea of a new propulsor for airships. Evaluating the potentiality for a new propulsor led us on to a project for a new airship that satisfies that potential. The design capabilities of the new airship for controllability and wind stability allow for the successful application of a well established ballast control system. Hereafter, two complimentary types of airships will be seen everywhere: ones with controlling ballast, more common and with a smaller cargo load, and ones with no ballast, less common but with greater cargo capacity. So what do we get? A super hybrid airship. Why Super Hybrid, exactly? Here’s why …