It depends on your budget and the type of blimp you want. This company in Serbia makes great blimps(link below). They will run you around $2000, but the quality of the envelopes is much better than what you will find on Alibaba. They have…"
"Thank you for the reply. I am actually going to "re-use" this system, for my aerial photography business. The blimp will be tethered AND motored, for navigational control. The helium will get me up and will keep me…"
"alibaba.com is a great place to get a very large, low-cost envelope. you can specify materials and envelope thickness with most of the manufacturers. add an Arduino-based blimp controller board, motors, props, maybe an internal…"
"I have a blimp bag, that was used for a tethered, non-motorized, photo operation, that held about 35 pounds of still and video gear. It was Helium filled and Kevlar roped, that went to 700 feet, agl but was usually used at the 100' -…"
I'm interested in building / buying a blimp or dirigible.I've seen lots of posts on this forum from around 2008 / 2009 but all the links leading to sites where the kits can be purchased are broken.Googling around the 'net also isn't leading me anywhere productive as well. Can anyone point me in the right direction?Thanks,See More