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RC Airship as Drone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Hill Mar 31, 2016. 1 Reply

The RC Airship1 hr Endurance, 3-5 amp battery, 400g payload, camera gimbal, FPV, Low vibration, crash survivable, Helium recovery and storage after each day of use.Welcome to the LED - Long Endurance…Continue

RC Airship Long Endurance Drone

Started Jun 22, 2015 0 Replies

Small low cost with Helium recovery storage/transport by car/tailer/small van/pickup truckPayload-Flight controllerCamera /TX/FPVGPS waypointVideos-…Continue

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Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"1hr 30 min Long Endurancse flight  - view from the ground         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tasSpb8nCGs"
Jun 15, 2016
Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"Comment by Martin Hill just nowDelete Comment Hi Adam I have tested a ballonet system in a similar airship.  It is more about maintaining the correct envelope pressure while on the ground, between sun and cloud cover, is less of a…"
Jun 15, 2016
Adam Kroll commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"Great work Martin, thats amazing endurance, any longer and you'll have to work out how to cope with varying temperature changes expanding or contracting the helium.  The airships too small to have an internal ballonet."
Jun 14, 2016
Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"Hi john see my previous video  for the type of airship   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPtHGWouNQ Wind speed was about 5-6 mph.  Will test in higher speeds soon.  The video was all about proving the endurance not video…"
Jun 14, 2016
John Rambo commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"Martin, is that the same airship from your previous post? Would be interesting to see how it swims in the air. And because you've stabilized the video, its even more difficult to understand its true orientation. Was there any wind during the…"
Jun 14, 2016
Darrell Burkey commented on Martin Hill's blog post Long Endurance Drone RC Airship
"Can you post some photos of the airship?"
Jun 14, 2016
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Long Endurance Drone RC Airship

RC Airship Long Endurance Drone  1 cubic meter Vol. 1hr 30 mins flight on one 5.2 Amp LiPo Battery Battery 12.6V at start 11.2V end  Downlink Camera only no Gimbal. - ( Gimbal and action cam next flight test)See More
Jun 12, 2016
Martin Hill replied to HighVoltage's discussion Price of industrial drones
"HI Emin  and Luc Prototype testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPtHGWouNQ This video (poor quality down link and camera gimbal error) with MyFlyDream controller- demonstrates air speed, ground speed,throttle position and amps used on the…"
Apr 4, 2016
Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"Hi John To clarify 1) L to D ratio is 4 2) Envelope material is different from helium storage material. 1m3 gives 400g payload. Metalisation reduces porosity significantly 3) Helium costs per yr is about £80. 4) Payload is protected by the…"
Apr 1, 2016
John Rambo commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"@Marthin H., the problem with blimps is -  they can't be small and efficient, just like quad's can't.  it seems your L/D ratio is 6:1? That's not a shape which gives you a smallest drag possible. I've done a study…"
Apr 1, 2016
Martin Hill replied to HighVoltage's discussion Price of industrial drones
"Hi  Olivier  To answer a number of comments on the RC Airship. Due to the high cost of operating with the type of RC airships that have been available for a number of years. I developed my own RC airship withe the primary goal of…"
Mar 31, 2016
Martin Hill replied to Martin Hill's discussion RC Airship as Drone
"Hi  All To answer a number of comments on the RC Airship. Due to the high cost of operating with the type of RC airships that have been available for a number of years. I developed my own RC airship withe the primary goal of reducing the…"
Mar 31, 2016
Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"All units are imperial so mph,  ht - feet distance - miles "
Mar 31, 2016
Martin commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"A blimp with an antenna tracker as payload would work great as a communications relay."
Mar 31, 2016
Martin commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"Is the speed in mph or m/s?"
Mar 31, 2016
Martin Hill commented on Martin Hill's blog post RC Airship as Drone
"Hi two more videos  Hands free flight with KK2.2 controller for stability - pitch and yaw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkOfRnTd73s Early test of MFD controller low quality video  but - check out air speed, ground speed, throttle…"
Mar 31, 2016

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Long Endurance Drone RC Airship

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 7:00am 6 Comments


RC Airship Long Endurance Drone 
1 cubic meter Vol.
1hr 30 mins flight on one 5.2 Amp LiPo Battery
Battery 12.6V at start 11.2V end 
Downlink Camera only no Gimbal. - ( Gimbal and action cam next flight test)

RC Airship as Drone

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:00am 22 Comments

We've been developing this RC airship over the past two years. Features include 1 hr Endurance, 3-5 amp battery, 400g payload, camera gimbal, FPV, Low vibration, crash survivable, Helium recovery

and storage after each day of use.

Some videos:



Welcome to the LED - Long Endurance Drone…

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