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Offline Grey Havoc

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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 04:01:24 am »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/worlds-largest-aircraft-flying-bum-to-take-to-the-skies-once-more/

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The aircraft was first developed for the US government as a long-endurance surveillance ship but was later neglected due to defence cutbacks and the slump in popularity of airships following the Hindenburg disaster in 1937.
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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 05:50:19 am »
While I am certainly an advocate for the potential of hybrid airsphips,  this particular venue seems to be star crossed from the beginning.  Unfrotunate given the extreme hard work the team has put into keeping the program alive. 

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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 06:30:21 am »
Don't forget that this sad experience reflects at last a design success: the deflating safety feature worked like a charm.

But given that the two pas incidents happened at the mooring pontoon, if not already done, shouldn't they run a full history checkup on this site and a proper CFD analysis of the topography to see if there are no particular adverse wind conditions on this place or some forgotten procedures that used to be standard at the time to deal with.

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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2017, 10:50:28 am »
Don't forget that this sad experience reflects at last a design success: the deflating safety feature worked like a charm.

But given that the two pas incidents happened at the mooring pontoon, if not already done, shouldn't they run a full history checkup on this site and a proper CFD analysis of the topography to see if there are no particular adverse wind conditions on this place or some forgotten procedures that used to be standard at the time to deal with.

You are correct of course, however the mass public only sees a crashed air vehicle that has done so before.  Many twitter, etc. show the public has no comprehension for the finer details.  Hopefully they can re-inflate and show it was by design.  If not I fear a very steep road for the team.

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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2017, 01:00:24 am »
Second crash in just over a year, sounds like the scepticism about this project is well deserved. And before you ask the scepticism Iíve seen is from the more expert commentators online not joe public.

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Re: Hybrid air vehicles questions
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2019, 01:38:15 am »
Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft grounded (BBC News)

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The world's longest aircraft has been permanently grounded as developers prepare to start work on a new model.

The £32m Airlander 10 - a combination of plane and airship - had completed six test flights before it collapsed to the ground in November 2017.

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), based in Bedford, said it had received Civil Aviation Authority backing to start work on a new craft.

It is hoped the new model will take to the skies in the early 2020s.
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