Today, I am thrilled to share a momentous milestone in our airship project—an achievement that brings us closer to reaching to the skies. It took more then a year, but our first airship’s inner structure finally takes shape!
The Majestic Structure: Our airship, which measures approximately 6.5 meters in length, nearly 5 meters in width (inclusive of mounted gimbals), and 1.5 meters in height (with more height to come once the envelope is inflated), now got through the first actual assembly and looks great. Interesting fact – whole this structure presented weighs just 8kgs (17lbs)!
See the gallery below (special thanks Seb & Julia for serving as models!).
I also prepared a bit of before and after so it doesn’t look like bunch of sticks. Unfortunately aligning a 3D model with a real-world perspective shown to be quite a peculiar task, so please ignore few imperfections.
Finally, we took a video which probably demonstrates the best overall size of that structure.
What’s Next: Well the electrification phase is ahead of us to bring this airship come to life. From gimbals to vectoring thrusters and EDFs, those still need to be carefully wired in.
Following electrification, we’re preparing for a crucial taxiing test. The plan is to evaluate our airship’s performance and check how we’ll be able to transport this creation from site to site.
And then, the pièce de résistance—crafting the envelope. The plan here is to ask the Windreiter guys to have it done for us – that will be another great milestone, seeing it inflated.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you for being a part of our adventure.