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Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:56 am
by Neocon
I just came across this story about the Airlander 10. How many times have we seen a sci-fi show where some aliens or alternate world uses airships instead of planes. Maybe this is the future of short-range cargo transportation? The FAA is going to have a stroke.

Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:11 am
by Stingx
Just from the photos of the cockpit, that looks damn fun to fly (or take some aerial shots).

Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:28 am
by Gunny
No fear of claustrophobia in that cockpit ;)

Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:26 am
by Mobiyus
The main pic tho... for a sec it looks like something else... :lol:

Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:43 am
by Gunny
I was thinking pretty much the same thing Mobiyus )( ;)

Airlander 10

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:57 am
by iqmal_97
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Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:29 pm
by u2fly
Airlander 10 ("Martha Gwyn") now ready for first flight tests!
1) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... plane.html
2) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds ... s-36997711
3) http://www.eppm.com/industry-news/light ... -first-fl/
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Comparsion with biggest aircrafts
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Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:49 pm
by Monoceros
Tried to see the article at work but apparently the work filters attributed the cover image to a butt/boobs so it censored the entire page.

"The website you are trying to view contains inappropriate and/or questionable content. If you feel this is an error, please contact the network administrator to resolve this problem."

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:03 pm
by u2fly
Monoceros wrote:Tried to see the article at work but apparently the work filters attributed the cover image to a butt/boobs so it censored the entire page.

"The website you are trying to view contains inappropriate and/or questionable content. If you feel this is an error, please contact the network administrator to resolve this problem."
NSFW, do not try read YSFHQ at work! )))

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:01 pm
by u2fly
FIRST FLIGHT COMPLETED!

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:26 am
by Neocon
That is impressive.
There's going to be so many UFO reports because of this!

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:59 pm
by NightRaven
Looks like it crash landed on its second flight just a couple of hours ago.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds ... s-37174417

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:15 pm
by u2fly

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:39 pm
by Neocon
I found an article that said there might have been some damage to the cockpit, but nobody was injured.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/airlande ... loon-crash

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:54 pm
by u2fly
Patrick31337 wrote:I found an article that said there might have been some damage to the cockpit, but nobody was injured.
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/airlande ... loon-crash
Here is report on ASN Database - https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=189502
ASN Database wrote:Narrative:
The prototype was damaged during a landing incident on its second, 100 minutes, UK test flight. Damage was apparent to flight deck. Early press reports of striking a telegraph pole have been denied. The crew were uninjured.

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:23 pm
by Neocon
It looks like the developers of Airlander decided luxury tourism/transportation would be more profitable than short-range heavy cargo work.

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:27 am
by u2fly
Neocon wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:23 pm
It looks like the developers of Airlander decided luxury tourism/transportation would be more profitable than short-range heavy cargo work.
Airlander 10 failed again...
Details -- https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=201460
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Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 am
by Neocon
That looks much worse than the previous crash.

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:08 pm
by waspe414
The link said it automatically deflated for safety, so it might have failed as intended and be relatively easy to fix.

Re: Airlander 10

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:30 pm
by plunderbird
waspe414 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:08 pm
The link said it automatically deflated for safety, so it might have failed as intended and be relatively easy to fix.
Being a kite flyer, I know the large soft kites have a similar system. They are flown on multiple lines, one, or more will fail at a certain pull. The others then, by how they are attached, make the kite turn back to front. This lets the air inside out, by having the wind push it out of the 'intake'. Some also have a system that pulls velcro 'zips', to assist in the quick deflation. Bottom pic looks something like the fail-safe zip idea.