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
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Estimates of the Cost
To assess the value of serial aircraft at the stage of the concept is very difficult. You can use the analogy and compare the proposed aircraft with helicopters and airplanes of comparable mass. The super hybrid airship is bigger, but is somewhat simpler and does not have such intense and sensitive sites, like the wing or rotor. The cost of engines expected to lower, as they have not imposed such high demands on reliability as the engines of helicopters and airplanes. The following are the estimates to be clear that there is not anything extraordinary. No more. A very rough estimate (in terms of the lease cost) are as follows:
For cargo airship “110 m” (50 or 25 t payload): $ 2,000 per hour $ 20,000 in a day $ 500,000 in a month $ 5,000,000 in a year
For utility airship “50 m” (3 t payload): $ 200 per hour $ 2,000 in a day $ 50,000 in a month $ 500,000 in a year
Estimates of fuel consumption (for the cargo super hybrid airship “110 m”) are shown above in the section "Transport characteristics".
Assessment of market segments for all world for cargo super hybrid airships (minimum): all of the Northern Territory, including Canada, Alaska, Siberia – 30 airships sparsely populated territory, including the equatorial jungles, deserts, plateaus – 30 work in heavy engineering, construction, delivery of heavy goods from factories – 300 special super hybrid airships (all types) – 50 military transport – 200 Total – 600 super hybrid airships. Assessment of market segments for all world for utility (50 m) super hybrid airships (minimum): The market segment is the same as the segment of utility helicopters – 300 airships. All estimates are made on a minimum.
Utility super hybrid airships (50 m) are discussed further ...