Airlander 10 finally gets airborne without crashing!

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Airlander 10 finally gets airborne without crashing!

#1 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Thu May 11, 2017 9:59 am

Good news to see it go up and then landing without going SPLAT!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... skies.html :YMAPPLAUSE:
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#2 Post by Slasher » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:56 pm

That's one huge-arsed balloon! :-o
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#3 Post by unifoxos » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:12 am

HAV believes it could be used for a variety of functions, such as surveillance, communications, delivering aid and even passenger travel.

Not sure I'd want to be in that gondola stuck up its bum crack (pic 4).
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#4 Post by Bob » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:06 pm

Just another modern corporate scam I'm afraid, UK Public funding plus whatever it can get from idiots in the crowdfunding swindle, will end up getting a couple of prototypes up and running and a very good income for a few chancers untill reality dawns on the investors that backed a load of bollox.

Seriously, I don't understand the modern propensity for backing *sh*t* without knowing wtf the salesman is on about.
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#5 Post by ian16th » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:00 am

Bob wrote:Seriously, I don't understand the modern propensity for backing *sh*t* without knowing wtf the salesman is on about.


It always seems easy to get money from governments, usually by overstating the number of jobs that the scheme will create.

A local example, that was never going to succeed.
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