1987-05-01

Design of a Small Airship 871046

A small (2 person) airship is nearing completion. The envelope is of 793 cubic meters volume with a fineness ratio of 3.15. Propulsion is a Honda 1200cc liquid cooled engine, a toothed-belt reduction drive and shrouded prop. The envelope was shaped by a novel procedure to yield a contour with first and second derivatives that are smooth and continuous.

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