Reply to post: Re: STOL

Russia is planning to use airships as part of a $240bn transport project

Jim84

Re: STOL

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Worldwide Aeros Corp's VTOL airship which compresses and releases helium from circular rings (much like big bike tires) to vary its buoyancy in air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Dream

Unfortunately the test vehicle was destroyed when the hanger it was in collapsed on it in 2014. Airships and bad luck do seem to go together.

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