Designed by Iwan Escher in Zurich, Switzerland, the Sblimp (also named
Iwan Blimp) incorporates a great new idea in the envelope. Several long
"sausages" bundled together are used instead of the traditional teardrop
shape. Several models have been constructed, among them one 1/20th
scale model with fully functional propulsion and control system.
Scale drawing of the human powered Iwan Blimp
Since no sponsor was found, construction never began.
No further information is available.
The idea of a pedal powered blimp was inspired by the
which was designed by Bill Watson and built by California Airships