Category Archives: Aircraft

Blimps to Replace Aircraft for Freight

I love airships. They’re kind of steam-punk, but can boast the latest in high tech convenience and comfort. They’re already in the air, and don’t require enormous volumes of oil just to get air-born. They’re magnificent, huge beasts that can … Continue reading

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MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Wow! 70% less fuel? **** MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel by Brit Liggett, 05/17/10 MIT, airplane, aircraft, nasa, energy efficient, fuel efficient, less fuel, lower emissions Today a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their … Continue reading

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Zepplin that NEVER needs a refuelling station

1. Catch rainwater and store in ballast tanks2. Inverts propellers to become wind turbines3. Split rainwater to make hydrogen4. Hydrogen inflates airship and acts as fuel for fuel cells It’s a slow but steady lifestyle for air-artists, alternative travellers, hippies … Continue reading

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I just love these images, so I’m posting them again.

Is this the future of flight?Coal to liquids will probably supply some jet fuel for a while, despite concerns over global warming. However, unless algae really can be grown in sufficient quantities, will the future of flight look something like … Continue reading

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Airships the post-oil flight?

Imagine them covered in solar panels to drive the prop (until night when hydrogen/batteries/biodiesel/whatever takes over). It looks like they are coming, with a few technical hiccups along the way. Slashdot | Boeing-Skyhook Airship Faces Technical Challenges“Since the Hindenburg disaster, … Continue reading

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