- insensitive to gusts of wind;
- the new configuration of the propulsor;
- air carrier, flying crane.
The main idea - to use at an airship the new concept airborne propulsor
(the propulsor is not represented in drawings now).
The propulsor allows all-aspect (three-axis and three-dimensional) effective control of the airship.
This propulsor offers insensitive to gusts of wind, including close to the ground.
The new propulsor offers new possibility for cargo airships, (air cranes),
partial-freight configurations (expeditionary airships, ferries),
passenger carriers (flying hotels),
special configurations (search and rescue, fire).
New features are described below with examples of aircraft for various purposes.
All aircraft are equipped with various options single unified air platform..
This is the airship of payload class 25/50 tons
(different payloads are linked to different ballast scheme - controlled or unloading).
Comparison the Airship-GP with another airships.
New airships has no landing problem under turbulence wind.
Landing and parking without ground aids and without hangars.
They has all pluses of classical airships: heavy-lift, range ability, reliability, all-weather work.
No ballast problem.
Energy efficiency of this airship somewhat below than classic airships (it is a pay for wind-non-sensitivity)
and better than one of hybrid airships with lift propellers
(and better than one of helicopters).
In Comparison the Airship-GP with helicopters
these airships allows to transport significantly more heavy payload
(to 300 tons in case of teamwork of several airships).
These airships ensure energy efficiency not worse than helicopters in cruise flight
and more better in hovering (an air crane).
Unlimited range with maximum payload (hovering refueling with the common ground fuel tank tralers).
Helicopters are faster.
Comparison the Airship-GP with airplanes.
Does not replace airplanes.
These airships carry out delivery heavy weght (15 - 300 tons) and outsize payload "from site to site"
and cargo instalation as "an air crane".
Comparison with railway transportation.
These airships do not compete with railway transportation.
Except for delivery of heavy (15 - 300 tons) and outsise (unlimited) cargoes.
And also delivery such cargoes "fron site to site" and its installations (as the air crane).
Comparison with trucks.
These airships can compete with trucks in the condition for lack of roads or bad roads.
And for delivery of heavy (15 - 300 tons) and outsise (unlimited) cargoes.
And also delivery such cargoes "fron site to site" and its installations (as the air crane)
(unlimited range, out roads, cross roads).
Comparison with boats..
These airships can compete with sea ferries.
In addition, they can compete with sea and river boards in delivery of heavy (15 - 300 tons)
and outsise (unlimited) cargoes "fron site to site" and its installations (as the air crane).
Cargo, passenger and special airships
A general-purpose modern airship
This site represents an airship of a new concept.
This rigid airship has new propulsors, new landing gears and a new ballast system.
New lift-off (takeoff) and landing methods and new methods of cargo operations ensure high reliability
and effectiveness of transportation operations.
The airship with a payload hovers due to a buoyancy gas (lighter than air, LTA).
Cargo operations are possible due to a combination of work a controlled ballast and work of propulsors.
New propulsors secure high manoeuvrability and highly efficient station keeping control
under turbulence crosswind close to the ground.
Airframe shape of the airship is close to the triaxial ellipsoid.
The airship has full rigid airframe.
The airship has some modern technical solutions: controlled ballast,
new propulsors with controlled vector of thrust and some another.
Owing to complex of modern technical solutions these airships has the next possibilities:
Characteristics of uniform platform (can be specified).
Payload = up to 25 / 50 tons;
airship length = 115 м;
velocity (cruiser / maximum) = 85 / 110 km/h;
work elevation (static) = -100 / +2000 m;
sum engines power (long time) = 10000 h.p.;
range of flight (85 km/h) (without refueling) (full payload 25 / 50 t) = 800 km;
maximum range of flight (85 km/h) (without refueling) (payload = 0) = 5800 km;
maximum range of flight with refueling (hover regime) and full payload = unlimited;
payload cabin = 20*10*5 m
There is technical and tactical possibility of these airships:
safely landing and takeoff under turbulet crosswing;
highly efficient station keeping control;
a high stability hover under condition of hard turbulence air close to the ground;
landing on any unprepared field;
the airships are parking without ground aids or hungars;
cargo operations is carried out without the land equipment;
there is a possibility to carry out cargo operations while the airship is hovering close to the ground;
there is a possibility to work as a flying crane (air crane);
the airship can transport heavy weight and large size payload "from the plant
to the finally place" (and install it as air crane);
carrying capacity of an airship may be doubled in case of operating with external (unloading) ballast;
there is a possibility to refule the airship when it is hovering with a full payload;
the airship can fly with a maximum payload as far as necessary in case of refueling
(with full payload) without landing;
airships can refuel from another airship
two or several airships can fly jointly for transportation of very heavy payload;
landing of people and vehicles to any places;
evacuation of people and vehicles from any places;
round-the-clock all-weather search and rescue operations of long duration with possibility of landing at any place;
rescue operations and landing heavy-weight machines at the epicentre of catastrophe;
people evacuation from accident area;
struggle against forest fires in the shortest possible time while air duty;
rescue operations and fire-fighting at high-rise buildings;
maintenance airships; expeditionary airships;
unmanned cargo airships;
low noise, long distance, long time operating patrols;
passenger traffic is favourable in the conditions of absence of airfields ;
passenger traffic is favourable if necessary to provide low noise level (cities, national parks and other);
there is a possibility to land on a roof of any building;
flying hotels with high level of comfort are possible;
unique possibility to execute many landings in any beautiful and inaccessible places of planet;
cruise over land and water with the maximum comfort; landings in any inaccessible and beautiful places;
round-the-world travel for sixty days with daily ten-hour landings in beautiful and inaccessible places of the planet;
there is high reliability in case of take-of or landing operations:
in case of engines failure, the airship begins takesoff;
an airship realizes emergency landing in case of lost of considerable part of buoyancy gas;
in case the engines are partially damagedan, airship can execute the flight plan;
in case of full break of all engines, an airship continues to hover;
there is a repairability of many of onboard systems without interrupting flight;
in case of breakdown of part of engines, there is a possibility to continue a flight
or perform a forced landing;
in case of full breakdown all engines, the airship can execute an emergency landing;