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Originally posted by thelibra
I'd thought about the solar-cell prospect on the dirigibles, but then immediately dismissed it for two reasons, the added weight of the solar cells might cause a significant problem for the airbag part of the blimp. And the other is the electrical infrastructure underlaying the solar cells would generate a helluva lot of static electricity, and probably make it a lot more likely to spark up.
Anyone have more knowledge on those two risks? Regretfully I am not an electrical engineer...yet.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / AP) ― Many San Francisco Bay Area residents are getting their first chance to see a zeppelin, a blimp-like airship that hasn't been seen in American skies for more than 70 years.
Airship Ventures' Zeppelin NT arrived in the Bay Area on Saturday and is heading to its new home at Moffett Field in Mountain View.
The California startup company brought iconic aircraft back to the United States and plans to offer aerial tours of the San Francisco Bay area in a newly built zeppelin. It is the newest and perhaps most expensive way to go sightseeing.