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SkyCraft, heavenly enjoyment!

..... These are all speculative ideas. I believe that the right person, reading these passages, might find them useful and interesting enough to pursue. These things could be toys of the very well to do, or provide a useful means of surveying landscapes for a variety of reasons.

Skyak

..... This is a kyak like transport device, which is lofted up when attached to two large cylindrical gas balloons. It would look something like the classic Star Trek vessel without the saucer or the section that connects it to the rest of the ship.

- The cylindrical lifters would contain helium, much safer and with the capacity to heat the gas the flight time could be quite long.

- There would be solar panels, the newest thinnest kind, as an auxiliary power source.

- The pilot would have access to a bicycle type of power train which would allow the pilot to propel the vessel directly or generate electrical current and mechanical energy to power the heat exchanger unit and move the helium from inside the lifters, through the heat exchanger back into the lifters, this would allow some control over the vessels altitude. Alternately, if the vessel was anchored, its propellers could changed over to run a charging system.

SkyChair

..... An altitudinal access device, which would be a well-engineered version of the rude constructs made by legendary idiots who, by attaching a goodly number of lighter than air balloons to a lawn chair, have attained very high elevations, albeit as they became a danger to others and themselves. This would not be that. This would be a comfy, warm, safe means to float above the earth and feel the wind. A person may obtain a height of a few hundred feet.

SkySleeper

..... Another altitudinal access device, this one would be used for sleeping. The safety concerns would have to be addressed in the design, of course, but the purpose is to allow someone to sleep at altitude, with as much fresh air as possible.

But why?

..... These inventions would be a profitable venture for an innovator, inventor, and venture capitalist. Governments could make use of these devices for various purposes, both innocent and not, I suppose.


But what do others think?
You know, there is nothing like what I am considering. So some small inventor will make a bit of a splash with "personal lighter than air craft."

A bit of a historian's traipse, for those interested

There are folks, young folks, who study how to make Lighter than Air Craft, interesting notes:

Here is news from the The Lighter-Than-Air Society

There is some resurgent interest in LTAT

Of course any device will have to meet exacting standards, here is some information regarding that aspect of things

 


..... I am intent upon problem solving and, in association with Creative Ideas Consulting of San Francisco, I am embarking on another means of affecting the warp and woof of our social fabric so as to promote a healthy change in the evolution of the human civilization or community on Earth.

..... Much more is coming but this note provides notice that help is on the way, in the meantime, to make inquiries, see the following link: Email Dan!