Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Blimplane

Bored with reading in the toilet?
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I have been toying around with the idea for an extremely slow aircraft for small rooms that:
A small child could fly (Ling?);
Has normal r.c. aircraft principles.

Most available designs tend to fly at about a fast walking pace which is too fast for flying up the stairs and in small rooms.

To slow down the flight, I think the body and wings should be inflated and lighter than air, but the total aircraft should be slightly heavier than air. Then a slow forwards movement would be enough to produce lift.

Finally, I suppose the design is similar to having a streamlined blimp with wings.

Ling, Jan 20 2006

(?) Same concept, different scale http://www.dynalifter.com/Old/Default.htm
Maybe you can talk these guys into marketing it. [NoOneYouKnow, Jan 20 2006]

Aside the perpetuum mobile - the external design looks right http://www.fuellessflight.com/
[pashute, Dec 11 2012]

Helium paraglider http://www.youtube....watch?v=aZUq1SQPifI
[pashute, Dec 11 2012]

What NoOneYouKnow meant http://dynalifter.com
[pashute, Dec 11 2012]

Woopy wing http://www.youtube....watch?v=C6CvycZux0E
[pashute, Dec 11 2012]

Electric RC blimps http://www.eblimp.com
[pashute, Dec 11 2012]

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       Nice link, [NOYK].
Ling, Jan 20 2006
  

       Certainly might be more interesting than reading. Also could send "Bring more toilet paper" message to someone else in the house.
PollyNo9, Jan 26 2006
  

       in't this just a flavour of the flying helium-fish ? (though possibly predating it).
FlyingToaster, Dec 11 2012
  
      
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