Since I didn't post on friday night the news items are piling up in my inbox, I'm trying to publish some of them.
So first I would like to point you to SOUTHERN BALLOON WORKS, INC. they offer a wide variety of advertsing inflatables and LTA stuff. In their line up are tethered blimps, rc controlled blimps, giant balloons and tradeshow balloons. All their products are custom made and offer a wide variety of options in colors and sizes. They also have a few pictures and videos on their site. Their biggest remote controlled blimps are around 4 meters in size. It's not big but for marketing it's definetly worth a look. So go check them out, if you are interested in advertising airships.
The next item is a new blog that just launched this week by two guys Alex & Brian Hall it is called Up Ship! and documents their plan to bring a zeppelin to the US. It accompanies thier website Airship Ventures, which is just a redicrect to the blog right now. I don't know if they want to build their own airship or blimp or if they actually want to buy one. I'm trying to contact them to find out more information.
Last up is a little tidbit about helium. This is more for people who do not know much about how Lighter Than Air (LTA) Technology works in all this airships and blimps. So the first article called "How Much Can a Helium Balloon Lift?" is a pretty complete Science Experiment calculating and measuring the exact lift of a standard helium balloon. The second article called "Helium makes the balloon fly!" is from a swedish website also explains why helium baloons fly, and what the differences between hydrogen, helium and hot air lift are. The artice even presents some formulars to calculate the lift. The article conludes with a short explanation about where helium comes from. It's worth a read for the interested. This is it, fr today, if you would lik eto leave a comment, please do so, any feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have a business having to do with LTA Aircrafts or technology and would like to get some information out please send us an email. We would also like to present books that are currently in the writing and other media formats, so please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the next couple of days I'm gonna be rereleasing quite a lot of information that was previously published in the airshipworld yahoogroup. Hope to get some more exposure on the web through it.