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.
|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 the Blimp Simon|
|General Airship Design with Direct Relations to the Blimp Simon|
|The Construction of the Blimp Simon & Airship Science Applied in Real|
A Look at the Zeppelins and the Development
Links to Other Interesting Sites|
Nati, Cyril & Mo
created October 1997
updated February 2011