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string of hydrogen-balloons

Fill this balloon aircraft safely on ground with small amounts of H2, clustered and stacked upwards
 
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With this invented aircraft, you never have a large quantity of hydrogen nearby, thus avoiding a possible explosion. As the hydrogen is filled, it is immediately let up with a string, leaving the way for the next one.

In effect, after filling this long string (or line) of balloons it has enough lift to get you going, although it is only a single line of balloons, similar to, and replacing the cluster-balloons.

Several lines like this could be attached to a platform.

pashute, Sep 23 2014

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pashute, Sep 23 2014
  

       Brilliant! This would reduce the number of hydrogen cluster balloon-related deaths to almost zero!
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pashute, Sep 23 2014
  

       Hydrogen diffuses quickly even through metals. How are the balloons topped up to give sustained lift ?
8th of 7, Sep 23 2014
  

       //Brilliant! This would reduce the number of hydrogen cluster balloon-related deaths to almost zero!//   

       How about lifting little tanks of hydrogen with clusters of helium balloons?
doctorremulac3, Sep 23 2014
  

       Based on just the title, my first thought was that this string of balloons could be consumed by a specially designed airplane that could fly along a horizontal string of balloons, sucking them into its jet engines so it doesn't have to carry any fuel. All that rubber and string may be an issue for the turbines...
scad mientist, Sep 24 2014
  

       I actually thought of that idea a few years ago for a way to power a rocket. Didn't make enough sense to try to keep all those balloons in a straight line.
doctorremulac3, Sep 24 2014
  

       as the ones on top diffuse, new ones are added from below. It automatically detaches from the top, and can be pulled down for a refill.
pashute, Oct 01 2014
  

       Then you'd build it in an endless loop, with the fresh balloons going up one side, and the diffused ones coming down the other for a refill. Which will add weight.   

       You do realize that this is going to be un-aerodynamic as heck, if you are trying to push it sideways. And even for free-ballooning, the top will often be in a different wind layer than the bottom. And if the bottom one catches fire, the flames will go straight up.   

       Balloooooooooooon. Sorry, I just wanted to do that.
baconbrain, Oct 01 2014
  

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