World's largest aircraft takes first flight

Started by Eclipse, August 18, 2016, 12:39:18 am

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PHall

Quote from: docsteve on September 04, 2016, 06:37:50 pm
It is the difference between weight and mass: for this aircraft, essentially zero weight (i.e., force down) still has great mass that requires great energy in order to make changes in motion.


Just like things in space. Lack of gravity may make the items weigh "nothing", but the mass is still there!

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Update:

Sorry, it took me a bit to find this again finally last night - a 30AUG16 news item.
There is a market for these things, it would appear, even with the oil and gas market of today:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hybrid-airship-operator-forms-alliance-with-alaska-l-428908/

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docsteve

Just one thing that I don't understand: the Shenandoah, the Macon, and the Akron all went down due storms, so how exactly do they plan to operate this thing?
Steve Sconfienza, Ph.D.
former captain

SarDragon

Quote from: docsteve on September 09, 2016, 12:58:43 am
Just one thing that I don't understand: the Shenandoah, the Macon, and the Akron all went down due storms, so how exactly do they plan to operate this thing?


Have more competent people making the navigation decisions in the air? Avoid storms better?
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret