Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps befor

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If you try to fly one of those RC blimps outdoors in anything but the most absolute dead calm days, you'll lose it. Wind picks up dramatically as you gain altitude. That 4000 ft stuff is talking about high elevation air pressure differences, not flying that high above ground level. Take it from me, I am an engineering grad student who works with UAVs and I've flown tethered weather balloons and kites for aerial photography, its a pain in the ass to carry any decent weight and you're not going to get good footage without putting a pan tilt unit on the blimp and controlling that with RC too. You have to carry the weight of the radio transmitter, camera, servos, and a battery. And control the blimp in wind. Its not easy, though there are commercially available blimps for this purpose for thousands of dollars.

I personally have more experience with RC helicopters, which would work well for this except you need a very skilled pilot and a heli that'll cost at least a couple grand.

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  OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps before?Topic by: Homoped Homoped 06/04/08 03:27PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: ~ DeeZy ~ DeeZy 06/04/08 03:30PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Cleats Onionpockets Cleats Onionpockets 06/04/08 03:34PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Homoped Homoped 06/04/08 03:47PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Mozes Mozes 06/04/08 04:15PM
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  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: ~ DeeZy ~ DeeZy 06/04/08 04:00PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Homoped Homoped 06/04/08 04:06PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: ~ DeeZy ~ DeeZy 06/04/08 04:11PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon 06/04/08 04:37PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Silverfox Sullivan Silverfox Sullivan 06/04/08 05:36PM
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  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Mopeder Mopeder 06/04/08 06:49PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Noah Noah 06/04/08 07:26PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Homoped Homoped 06/04/08 07:29PM
  Re: OT: anyone worked with helium and blimps beforRe: Alex Alex 06/04/08 07:52PM
  SUCCESS!!Re: homoFUCKYEAHped homoFUCKYEAHped 06/05/08 06:25PM
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  Here is the vid!Re: homoFUCKYEAHped homoFUCKYEAHped 06/05/08 07:48PM
  Re: Here is the vid!Re: Zeke Zeke 06/06/08 01:21PM
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