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Hot Air Airships

Hot Air Airships, also known as Thermal Airships, offer a phantastic compromise between the ease of use common to hot air balloons and the maneuvrability of real airships. Basically, they are elongated hot air balloons with a propulsion engine and added tail fins and rudders. Their main uses are in sportive competition, advertising, and environmental work.

Two Cameron DP-Series airships (left a DP-70, right a DP-80). Most hot air airships flying in competition today are pressurized models. The internal pressure makes the envelope more rigid and prevents "denting" of the nose at higher speeds.

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