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
Sun Gear (author) 9 years ago
i was thinking of using screen also but you might need something lighter but im not sure
rc jedi9 years ago
I thought of that project too. My take on it was to use a balsa stick and hack apart servos as the motor and speed control. put a small prop on the servo motors. 1 to lift, 2 parallel on booms for forward and steering. Mount helium balloons on the balsa rail. cheapo blimpo. battery must be light. lipo are 4 volt. might work.
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
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