Dear DIY Enthusiasts,

the team working on the development of the airship-drone ObliX now has an officially registered logo and name: 


With the new name also comes a completely redesigned website with the new address and lots of exciting new content. Have a look at our “ObliX -vs- Octocopter” comparison on the airship page, browse through a beautiful library or even apply for one of the jobs offered on our join page.

You have found a mistake on our website or have an idea for improvement? Please let us know! 

Very much looking forward to your feedback!

Daniel and team aerobotX

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Comment by Ben Norris on July 15, 2015 at 4:58pm

What's it going to use, given that we are running out of helium?

Comment by Daniel Wibbing on July 15, 2015 at 10:54pm

Hi Ben,
have a guess! ;)

Comment by Bill Bonney on July 16, 2015 at 12:02am
Comment by Daniel Wibbing on July 16, 2015 at 1:03am

Bill, thank you for all the interesting links!
If you pay attention to what you type and end up seeing the propeller-cloud, then you know you are right. :)

Comment by David Drysdale on July 16, 2015 at 5:29am

It would kill the batteries but a heater would be an interesting replacement for helium. I don't know anything about balloons so no ide if airships can work that way or just hot air balloons.  

Comment by Daniel Wibbing on July 16, 2015 at 5:54am

David, of course airships can also get their aerostatic lift from hot air. My company, Festo, has a so called Hot Air Airship:
However, operating at an acceptable heat would require a volume 4 times as large as for helium.

Comment by David Drysdale on July 16, 2015 at 7:31am

Very interesting Daniel thanks for the info.  

Comment by Magnus919 on August 10, 2015 at 1:05pm

Less logo & name, less CGI renderings, more actual airship drone. 


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