A Pinecone-patterened Spinning Airship Glider
I have a concept for a "fuelless flight" spinning airship .
I have patterened this latest design after a pinecone. (In fact, I superimpsed my latest drawing on top of a pinecone photo!) As you can see, I've been thinking about this spinning balloon concept for a few years now. It is only recently that it has dawned on me to use the pinecone as the template to follow for the spiral pitch of the balloon's propulsion vanes.
This system becomes "Fuelless" by taking advantage of the Bernoulli principle, and the laws governing buoyancy.
With a water-cooler sized LN2 maker, these two principles can now go hand-in-hand, which could lead to an entire fleet of these spinning airships, with detachable gliders. The predictable air current patterns could be followed across the nation, to create a network of fuelless flight, spinning airship "skycrane" lift stations!
Payment is given in liquid air. The spinning balloon's only purpose could be to take these gliders up to a 5 mile altitude, and then release them!
The hydrogen lifting gas is then re-compressed, and the now heavier-than-air airship descends back to the ground, to once again to carry another glider back up to 5 miles altitude.
The spinning-effect of the airship is also a kinetic energy electricity storage system, for an on-board battery that runs the compressor and gondola, etc.
1) It spins like a football, as it 'corkscrews' through the air, utilizing a type of compressed air propulsion.
I have been inspired by Viktor Schauberger's invention of a slipstream biological-submarine, and then translated it over into this spinning airship concept. It also mimics, to some degree, how bacteria swim.
^ Patterned after the pinecone, this airship becomes highly maneuverable, and fast. This is due to the slipstream effect of the colder, denser air exhaust that hugs the tapering balloon envelope. Steering happens in two ways. The gondola acts as ballast, by moving forward and aft upon the graphite bow, to point the airship upward or downward. The kinetic energy of the balloon rotation works with a radio-controlled, magnetic clutch, which engages to warp the tail fin into any desired direction.
Into the Great Wide Open...'
My friend, George, enjoys staying self-sufficient while he drives his mobile once again.
So, he built a "Whale's Tail" generator at his ranch...
...to store up much-needed Hydrogen!
Well, his rolling rig just so happens to sit below a spinning airship.
And, he's just about ready to lift another glider up on a one-way 5 mile trip!
Occupants with glider then get released to soar hundreds of miles or so.
All the while, making liquid air, because that's what makes George's ballooncraft go!"
The moveable gondola that also is able to grasp and hold. Whether it is the LN2-producing glider, or being a 'skycrane', or grasping an upwind anchoring location. ^