If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Stamford Advocate)   US Military and NASA testing new rigid airship prototype, expect it to be ready to take on the Kaiser sometime in 1918   (stamfordadvocate.com) divider line 95
    More: Strange, Kaiser, airships, NASA, psychological testing, flab, blimps, Tustin, hangars  
•       •       •

7136 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Jan 2013 at 3:22 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



95 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-31 12:48:44 AM
You wanna blow us to shiat, Sherlock?!
 
2013-01-31 01:09:31 AM
Oh the huge capacity!
 
2013-01-31 01:36:02 AM
disfunctionaldiva.com
 
2013-01-31 02:05:46 AM
You could take this vehicle and go to destinations that have been destroyed, where there's no ports, no runways, stuff like that.

How is that idea better than this?

www.nh-global.com

Especially considering how long it would take an airship to even reach a disaster zone.
 
2013-01-31 02:11:20 AM
To the Nieuports, lads.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au
 
2013-01-31 02:29:55 AM
Hello Airplanes? Yeah, it's Blimps. You win.
 
2013-01-31 03:05:14 AM
For at least one day you have the element of surprise.

"Hey, look, everyone, a blimp! Yay! Let's go outside and look! I wonder if it's the Goodyear or the Metlife or AIEEEEE!!!!"
 
2013-01-31 03:29:33 AM
And I don't normally fly on the Hindenburg 2.0.

media.avclub.com
 
2013-01-31 03:30:17 AM
Get enough of 'em up and you may be able to keep England afloat.
 
2013-01-31 03:32:43 AM
Jesus Lana, the helium!
 
2013-01-31 03:36:29 AM
So we're moving ever further into a steampunk dystopia.
 
2013-01-31 03:36:49 AM
Someone needs to get this news on the 4:30 autogyro to the Prussian Consulate in Siam immediately!
 
2013-01-31 03:37:45 AM
They might want to avoid Lakehurst.


.
 
2013-01-31 03:42:39 AM
The article's headline is "High-tech cargo airship being built in California," and it ends with "The prototype isn't intended to carry cargo," just so everyone is aware of how badly I want to slap everyone involved with this shiatty, horrible article.
 
S23
2013-01-31 03:43:16 AM
Aeros wants to build a full-size 450-foot-long vehicle that can carry 66 tons of payload.

M1 Abrams: Weight=67 tons
 
2013-01-31 03:44:31 AM
sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net

I await my commission.
 
2013-01-31 03:45:04 AM
So cool.  High tech retro.
 
2013-01-31 03:50:41 AM
Sounds like someone at Nasa watches too much Fringe.
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-31 03:51:54 AM
But is it powered by kink-springs?
 
2013-01-31 03:54:38 AM
www.thefringepodcast.com

Walternate is not impressed.
 
2013-01-31 03:54:52 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.
 
2013-01-31 03:55:27 AM
Also: Developing new technology that depends on lots of helium? Hmmm. Sounds like something our government would do.
 
2013-01-31 03:56:19 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Also: Developing new technology that depends on lots of helium? Hmmm. Sounds like something our government would do.


And yes, I know the principle is not new.
 
2013-01-31 03:58:22 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

"It is new rigid airship prototype!"
 
2013-01-31 04:00:16 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.

Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.


i can't tell if you are trying to be sarcastic.. but you *ARE* right, it is a great picture.
 
2013-01-31 04:00:46 AM

miss diminutive: Hello Airplanes? Yeah, it's Blimps. You win.


Rigid airship!
 
2013-01-31 04:02:12 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: miss diminutive: Hello Airplanes? Yeah, it's Blimps. You win.

Rigid airship!


ARE YOU CRAZY, YOU IDIOT?! YOU'LL IGNITE THE HELIUM!

-SMACK!-
 
2013-01-31 04:03:54 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: AverageAmericanGuy: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.

Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.

i can't tell if you are trying to be sarcastic.. but you *ARE* right, it is a great picture.


Totally not sarcastic. I think it's a great picture.

There was one Youtube link I clicked on with singing and keyboards and painted faces and it was very disturbing.
 
2013-01-31 04:11:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Uchiha_Cycliste: AverageAmericanGuy: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.

Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.

i can't tell if you are trying to be sarcastic.. but you *ARE* right, it is a great picture.

Totally not sarcastic. I think it's a great picture.

There was one Youtube link I clicked on with singing and keyboards and painted faces and it was very disturbing.


Gotcha.
You know this interaction sorta reminds of a skirt/sketch of John Finnemore;s souveniur program where two guys and hanging out with a girl and asking her about her new boyfriend. during the discussion one of the guys goes... "and he's not violent at all!" which gets the girl sort of upset but also worried.
"So he's not violent?"
"nope"
"did he used to be violent?"
"Not that  I know of"
"Well if he's not violent, then why would you say that he's not violent?!?"
"I think you answered your own question there"
...
and it goes on for a while like that, very funny.
...
The punchline is after the girl leaves one guy asks the instigator :Why don't you just tell her how you feel?"
And the guy says :It's not my style, instead I'll just subtly ut her of every other guy in the world."


Anyways, you saying it's not creepy at all, and meaning it, reminded me of the skit.
 
2013-01-31 04:19:59 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Probably the most normal Ghastly pic ever posted to Fark.
 
2013-01-31 04:20:03 AM
I might be missing something major in the article (more than likely), but the lead designer kept repeating how this was a big step forward in aviation, particularly that it can hover a dozen feet off the ground.

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.

/First thing I thought of was Archer too.
 
2013-01-31 04:21:17 AM
The lighter-than-air vehicle is not a blimp because it has a rigid structure made out of ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum underneath its high-tech Mylar skin.


www.thepartyanimal-blog.org

OMGZ! It's the future!
 
2013-01-31 04:22:03 AM

Ostman: I might be missing something major in the article (more than likely), but the lead designer kept repeating how this was a big step forward in aviation, particularly that it can hover a dozen feet off the ground.

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.


As I imagine it, although dirigibles are much much slower, they should be able to move a given mass with much less energy, since the work of lift is performed by buoyancy. It's kind of like a form of anti-gravity.
 
2013-01-31 04:23:00 AM
who the farking fark would fund such a slot big piece of shiat?
 
2013-01-31 04:24:59 AM
slow***
 
2013-01-31 04:28:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 04:30:49 AM

S23: Aeros wants to build a full-size 450-foot-long vehicle that can carry 66 tons of payload.

M1 Abrams: Weight=67 tons


So they'll have to saw them in half and use two airships.
 
2013-01-31 04:33:02 AM
blogs.browardpalmbeach.com

Will the nightmare never end?
 
2013-01-31 04:36:33 AM
Oh great I expect many reports of UFOs when this thing flies at night
 
2013-01-31 04:37:13 AM

F22raptom: who the farking fark would fund such a slot big piece of shiat?


Someone who wants to reduce the cost of shipping supplies half way around the world  You also have to consider the cool factor.
 
2013-01-31 04:37:50 AM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-31 04:41:29 AM

Ostman: I might be missing something major in the article (more than likely), but the lead designer kept repeating how this was a big step forward in aviation, particularly that it can hover a dozen feet off the ground.

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.

/First thing I thought of was Archer too.


It's hard to tell from that article, but I assume the rigid structure lets it have the major benefits of an airship while mitigating (at least somewhat) the weaknesses with regards to stability in worse weather conditions... otherwise I agree, it doesn't really seem much different
 
2013-01-31 04:43:15 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


wow! Looking super handsome, there Ghastly. :-o Like total hottie!
 
2013-01-31 04:57:37 AM

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Manly Ghastly just doesn't have the same appeal to me.

7.asset.soup.io
 
2013-01-31 06:22:26 AM

F22raptom: who the farking fark would fund such a slot big piece of shiat?


The Reagan Administration.
 
2013-01-31 06:23:29 AM
media.moddb.com

KIROV REPORTING
 
2013-01-31 06:31:01 AM
It's a fairly innovative idea on how to get relief supplies to areas destroyed by hurricanes or earthquakes. As TFA points out, there's no need to land to offload cargo, so no need to first repair runways or clear lots of debris for helicopters (which may not have the range anyway). If it's for bringing supplies to a combat zone, though, it's a terrible idea; not only is a dirigible slow, it's so big every enemy with any kind of firearm at all will be shooting at it with a good chance to hit it.
 
2013-01-31 06:37:26 AM

Enigmamf: Ostman:

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.

As I imagine it, although dirigibles are much much slower, they should be able to move a given mass with much less energy, since the work of lift is performed by buoyancy. It's kind of like a form of anti-gravity.


But isn't that still similar to the technology we already had decades ago, and which was dismissed as either too slow, or not cost effective? The only difference is that they seem to be using modern materials.

What I'm trying to get at is why this a big step forward in aviation, when all it looks like is re-inventing the wheel?

/Oh, so if he's not Muslim he just gets a pass? That's a little thing called racial profiling, Lana, and I don't do it.
 
2013-01-31 06:46:41 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

data.whicdn.com
 
2013-01-31 06:59:31 AM
Does it have a Bengal tiger latrine-delivery system yet?

/it's the Sneak
 
Displayed 50 of 95 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »





Report