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Willing suspension of disbelief
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February 08, 2010, 11:42:42 AM
The visualization of this airship was probably not done in TurboCAD, but I think the story will be of interest to many here in that it shows just how willing people are to set aside common sense when they see a good video.

This concept was done to show the ability of an ad agency to visualize a customer's idea, but news agencies including CNN reported it as a real design project.

http://www.airships.net/blog/hydrogen-airship-nonsense

How anyone thought that this flying wall could achieve 90+ mph says more about the poor quality of public school education than anything.

Jeff

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* February 08, 2010, 03:47:23 PM
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I love it. What a great story.

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February 08, 2010, 06:07:23 PM
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It is a nicely done video though. Thanks Jeff, that's good stuff.

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* February 08, 2010, 07:19:51 PM
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How anyone thought that this flying wall could achieve 90+ mph says more about the poor quality of public school education than anything.

Jeff


Steve Fosset's round-the-world balloon hit 300+ km/h speeds.    Dunno what school he attended.

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* February 08, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
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How anyone thought that this flying wall could achieve 90+ mph says more about the poor quality of public school education than anything.

Jeff


Steve Fosset's round-the-world balloon hit 300+ km/h speeds.    Dunno what school he attended.

That raises an interesting point.

Henry H

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February 08, 2010, 09:53:37 PM
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Steve Fosset's round-the-world balloon hit 300+ km/h speeds.    Dunno what school he attended.

Wasn't that just before he crashed?   ;)     (I know it wasn't... just trying to be humorous)

That top speed occurred when he was in the jet stream.  I can't find any info on how long he was able to stay in it, but his average speed was only 63 mph.

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* February 09, 2010, 03:48:57 AM
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Yes but if you want get into the jetstream, then you need oxygen. To prevent everyone from wearing oxygen masks you need to pressurize the whole cabin area, which would probably make the whole thing so heavy you would need an even larger envelope. Sorry getting a bit nerdy here, taking it a little too seriously. Nice video though & looks like it would nice to fly in, ...until the weather started getting bad.

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February 09, 2010, 11:17:19 AM
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I remember video from one of his attempts.  He was in a high-altitude pressure suit with an oxygen mask, not something I would want to wear for several weeks at a time.


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