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Jackball74

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I was half awake in bed the other morning, my mind bouncing around, and I began to think about a rocket shaped like a dirigible. I figured that someone had taken a shot at converting a plastic kit, but then I thought about The Dude, that Estes inflatable model from years back, and this hit me:

Would it be possible to somehow construct an inflatable cigar-shaped craft that is either (A) a parasite craft or (B) one that has an ejectable engine tube and is weighted so that it descends with a horizontal attitude rather than nose-down like a (yes) lead zeppelin?
 

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Tractor motor cluster nose that pulls der zepp into the sky, then pops off on eject?
 

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Very interesting about the R-100 paper model.

Actually built the Hawk Graf Zeppelin re-release a few years back. Nice kit, but I couldn't get the wiring to work for the lighting.



And Scotty, on a side note I couldn't help but laugh at your bathtub battleship story. Back in the day my friend and I were contemplating placing a few engines on the old GI Joe Cobra hydrofoil and sending it across our neighborhood lake. Ultimately we (prudently) chose to place them in our rockets instead.
 
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