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Skyacht Personal Blimp – up and away

skyyachtpersonalblimp small Skyacht Personal Blimp   up and away

The Skyacht Personal Blimp brings affordable, albeit slow, air travel within reach of everyone. Well everyone that likes floating around underneath a very bulbous hot air balloon thing painted like a demented goldfish. Mind you, one nice feature is the fact that it can be deflated and stored in a cupboard. A large cupboard. [Via Metafilter]

 The Personal Blimp uses hot air (rather than Helium) for lift and virtually silent electric motors for propulsion. To put it another way: the Personal Blimp is a hot air balloon that can be maneuvered about in nearly perfect quiet. Passengers in a Personal Blimp have a serene experience of flight unavailable in any other type of aircraft. (Note: Initial flight tests are using a conventional gas-powered motor. Electric motors will be added once these initial tests are complete. Similarly, the initial flight tests are being made with conventional — i.e. loud — hot air balloon burners. Quiet burners will be added later.)

 Skyacht Personal Blimp   up and away

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

  • I have been on the Good Year Blimp, I loved it! I certainly wouldn’t mind having my very own blimp, too cool.

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