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The Airship Simon
The Design and Construction of a Radio-Controlled Blimp



Simon?

This site is intended to give some general information about building a blimp. It describes a research project at the Realgymnasium Rämibühl in Zürich from November 1996 until February 1998.

PDF Report Report: The Airship Simon - The Design and Construction of a Radio-Controlled Blimp (PDF)

The Airship Simon is a roughly 5 m (16 ft) long blimp (see Technical Information), filled with helium, whose two electric motors of 110 W each are independently radio controlled. The motors and propellers can be tilted and are attached to the gondola through an axle and supporting braces. Four stabilizing fins are mounted at the tail of the airship. To fill in the helium, a valve is placed at the bottom of the hull. The inaugural flight was on may 19, 1997.

pictures of Simon Pictures of the Blimp Simon
airship design General Airship Design with Direct Relations to the Blimp Simon
the construction of the blimp Simon The Construction of the Blimp Simon & Airship Science Applied in Real
airship history A Look at the Zeppelins and the Development of Blimps
links Links to Other Interesting Sites

Nati, Cyril & Mo
created October 1997
updated February 2011

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