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 Dronehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPtHGWouNQ
Brushless gimbal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sqCBWNohug
Servo gimbal and MFD controller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3glE5syuCI
Over snow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joLNCG17uPU

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Comment by Martin on March 30, 2016 at 8:26am

How well does it handle wind?

Comment by Martin Hill on March 30, 2016 at 8:35am

Hi  10 -15 mph  max  similar to smaller drones.

Comment by Matt™ on March 30, 2016 at 9:39am

How is this qualify as a blog post worthy of posting on the front page...

Comment by Martin on March 30, 2016 at 10:05am

10-15 mph max seems very dubious. Both the cross section and surface area are huge compare to an airplane or a multirotor.

Comment by Olivier on March 30, 2016 at 10:39am

Hi Martin, very cool and original! What flight controller do you use?

Comment by Olivier on March 30, 2016 at 10:42am

Arduplane, Arducopter, Ardurover,  Arduboat, Ardusub, Arduzeppelin?

Comment by Tipu on March 30, 2016 at 11:09am

What actually you mean by "Drone" ?

What flight controller it has ?

what flight mode does it supports ?

Any failsafe ?

15mph wing resistance seem over optimistic for this huge body and large drag.

Comment by Olivier on March 30, 2016 at 11:17am

For all practical purposes and given how the word is now used pretty much everywhere, a drone is an aerial robot, imho. This is definitely one.

Comment by Hugues on March 30, 2016 at 11:47am

That is great. What autopilot is it?

Comment by Fnoop on March 30, 2016 at 12:24pm

Awesome!  These have great potential for research uses.


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