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Airships, Oxen and other interesting stuff!
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:31:28 AM »
This fellow, who calls himself the "engineeringguy", has some terrific videos out there. His website is    http://engineerguy.com/

This video, about the great British airships, answers a number of questions - at least for me. I remember my mother telling me about seeing the R101 when it visited Montreal.

The mere size and engineering challenges associated with these things is incomprehensible to folks these days. Many of us have seen one of the Goodyear blimps; these are mere toys by comparison to the British and German dirigibles.

One of the myths surrounding the demise of the Hindenburg was why the Germans used highly flammable hydrogen rather than inflammable helium. It was not that other countries would not supply helium to them, it was largely due to basic physics of lighter-than-air vehicles, as is explained in here.

Incidentally, there must have been a lot of oxen that rested easier when that whole industry collapsed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxXhZVFXxQ&index=2&list=PL0INsTTU1k2UO-2-AwomFmAs4nuZU9ht3
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 12:18:43 PM by Deerslayer »
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