Pedal-Powered Blimp to Cross English Channel

Over in England, plans are afoot to cross the English Channel in a pedal-powered blimp. The semi-recumbent bike will power two propellers and French pilot Stephane Rousson hopes to complete the trip in five hours. Looking forward to hearing the results.

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That si so cool-except the fact that I can't swim and I'm scared of heights.
Well if all goes to plan you won't need either of those skills- the blimp will probably fly a few tens of feet above the water. Don't like heights? Stay low. Can't swim? Don't fall off :D
popscott37 years ago
I want one!
SKA7 years ago
I've been wondering... What about adding a big dynamo-generator, that generates electricity from bicycle peddling and stores it in a condensator/battery. This could be enough energy to make a trike drive 80 kilometers/hour. You could peddle, generate electricity, switch on the electromotors to drive the propellors, add speed to the propellors by peddling along with the motors. I've also been thinking about adding some lightweight, glider wings to let the increased speed add some more lift as well.
OBar7 years ago
It still looks like a lot of fun to fly.  Fun is the point, right?
KentsOkay8 years ago
I'm considering turning my moped into a dirigible to fly to Ireland, Scotland, then mabey France...
Awww this is one of those things I always wanted to do, I feel the world needs more zeppelins, take the like of the large nazi ones, sure they were the face of evil but they flew around making everyone feel good, the anit aircraft blimps were often described as beautiful objects of nuisance...
I agree.
I'm looking for amazing offers on channel crossings in this coming Christmas. I wounder if any one, pls let me know...
I have traveled by ferries a lot ferries is the very comfortable travel service and cheap.. ferry companies provide online tickets also,
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