Saturday, February 16, 2008
White Dwarf pedal-and fuel powered blimp
Report from http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk
Oh my - a pedal powered personal blimp? Yes, I do believe that suits me right down to the ground (and up again). Originally built in 1984 but dusted off and revisited, the White Dwarf is a helium filled, pedal and fuel powered hybrid blimp for one passenger currently. Apparently the version at the moment tops out at a respectable (and I mean that in the original sense of the word) 15mph before the envelope becomes somewhat unstable and slows down. They hope to get it faster, and to carry two, and I hope they do too! Oh, to have my very own blimp to pedal over the lochs and glens! Via the Treehugger blog.