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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:02
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Evening Ken...

unless it inadvertently lands on you!
How big is it?
What's its purpose?
Remotely controlled UAV?

Is it happy?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:23
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How big is it?
What's its purpose?
Remotely controlled UAV?
All very good questions....

Size...small, I presume around 13ft in diameter (I'll try to confirm this!)
Purpose...test vehicle
Manned

Is it happy?
Probably not, it was replaced by bigger and presumably better models. Looks like it should have been in 2001

Edit, ignore the size....my theory blown apart....more like 40 ft in diameter!
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:28
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What I thought would be a straightforward challenge appears not to be.
I don't think anything is straightforward in life mate....

Thirteen feet in diameter and it carries a man?! Inside? What's the propulsion system?

It is a sphere I think you said? That's not just the front view of something Zeppelin shaped?

And it's opaque?

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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:32
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Goggled "munufacturer" and "manufturer" spherical airships but...............................................

Can I have some mate?
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:37
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Evening David!

Trevor has a spoilt dog. I have spoilt children and I now drive their lazy asses to school. Light will be on...but I am not here. Story of my life. Don't wait up...
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:37
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Graeme, see my edit.....

Definitely a sphere. 2 props, no details on make.

The designer has produced several different spherical airships, as well as other shapes, including one particular large airship last year.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:46
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Still a little early for me to get into the nog.

The SPAS-4 is 13.1 meters in diameter. 21st Century Airships?
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And it's opaque?
Sorry Graeme, missed that....not opaque, but it has windows:
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Loading up the car with lazy asses....

...and then I thought of this...?

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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:51
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....or even the SPAS 13.....
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Have a good day Graeme.
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21st Century Airships?
That'll do for me Karl. Designed by Hokan Colting who claims to have produced what was, at the time, the worlds largest airship last year.



Karlark has control.

Edit, sorry Graeme and David, but Karl was there first with the manufacturer (which was all I wanted). As for the model number I am not entirely clear whether it was the -4 or -13. If it was the -13 it was clearly modified, so I am assuming it was the SPAS-4.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 19:59
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Thanks Ken.



I feel like I need to apologize for posting this one
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A Santos-Dumont design?
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No. 9 balloon. Have to run... Skytrain has control.
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 20:20
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Cheers Karl....going to have to prep one so if anyone else has anything ready feel free to post
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Old 14th Nov 2011, 21:01
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Back.
going to have to prep one
At your leisure mate. I'll see what you've created later. Goodnight.
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Next one to consider:

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Old 14th Nov 2011, 21:33
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You just don't quit Ken! A silhouetting machine.

Must be late over there?

Quick stab before you collapse....Ruschmeyer R90?
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Ruschmeyer R90?
Not a Ruschmeyer Graeme

Must be late over there?
Its just gone 2300 now, so will be closing down soon.
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