blimp help

i am attempting to make a R/C blimp. i don't know what to cover it with. would like to have some help for making the frame. i was thinking about making it out of screen but I'm not sure. suggestions?

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ry259209 years ago
I'm tring to build a blimp that will retain it's helium for a few days. It won't need to hold a gondola or anything. It will tied down.
nerfer1929 years ago
just use a mylar balloon and strap on the motors.
joeballer9 years ago
use chicken wire and some screen it has worked for me in the past
use piano wire for the frame. glue it together with a soldering iron. you can bend it into perfect circles. for the covering, you'll need something airtight to hold the helium (or whatever you use). try canvas, and seal it with a thin layer of flexible epoxy.
another thing to remember. the helium is NOT under pressure. it basically has helium inside the tank rather than air.
Sun Gear (author) 9 years ago
the blimp/dirigible is almost complete
Instructable? I hope so...
Sun Gear (author)  CameronSS9 years ago
Sun Gear (author) 9 years ago
could screening (used for windows) be a good frame?
Pat Sowers9 years ago
You can go to an aviation store and they have a paper material that would be perfect for this. Sorry I dont know what it is called.
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