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Old 03-13-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Cheap is something that is only allowed by my budget. I am wanting pilots and aviation experts to be here so that they can tell me what the proper way to do this is. As a novice, I wish to learn more.
Cheap and aviation don't go together.

Even the home-built crowd ... the EAA'ers ... can confirm that for you.

I've seen the fatal results too many times of "cheap" aviators with lots of aviation knowledge and inadequate materials and design.

If you really want to "learn more", then start with an appropriate engineering and aviation background .... there's no easy way to success at what you're planning.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Around here a lot of people seem to be impressed by the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT operating out of Moffett. At 246' they are a sight to see but are not much compared to how big they used to make these things. The Hindenburg was over 800 feet long.





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Old 03-13-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Leadwood, Missouri
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Well soon I will be talking to professionals. I am going to be receiving their input. So many things that are going on with my new idea. Revamping it, cutting it down. Everything is going on with this.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'm glad you will be talking to professionals. An excellent idea! I like your ambition, but there is a lot more to it than you realize.

oberleutnant: That new downsized zeppelin is cool! I'm fairly confident that it uses helium and only flies in good weather.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Yes, they did. They spent years studying models, performing small scale experiments, and spending tons of money before they even thought about building the first prototype.

This is a 21 year old immature kid that wasted time reading about dragons, and vampires, instead of studying the sciences. He hates his life, and has a fantasy of escaping in a home built blimp for $12.95.

At least when meeting somebody in person, nature gave us the ability to identify certain special people by their looks. The internet has taken away that ability. The result is that some people actually take Corky seriously.
And they started from scratch....Can you see it now..? And the Wright Brothers did not have Tons Of Money....

And you never had dreams of doing anything impossible? Sometimes it doesn't matter if you make it, it just matters that you tried....
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Leadwood, Missouri
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Honestly I am trying here. Doing what I can with the abilities I have. Trying is better than nothing. Succeeding would be the greatest feeling of accomplishment. And nothing is impossible. We can do anything we want if we set our minds to it. Never doubt anyone. Give them a little push in the right direction and guide them every now and then.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I don't mean to be a downer, and trying may be better than nothing in most cases, but failing and crashing would be worse than nothing. Listen to the experts!
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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Ever hear of Darwin?
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Just hop a freight train or stowaway on a ship if you want to go somewhere randomly.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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Just hop a freight train or stowaway on a ship if you want to go somewhere randomly.
When I was 16 a friend of mine was killed doing just that....He was also 16.......
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