Teacher Creates Solar-Electric Blimp

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We’ve covered the rebirth of the airship before here and here. Now we’ve come across a homemade, solar-powered blimp constructed by Daniel Geery, an elementary school teacher, for less than $1000. While we don’t expect anyone to be crossing the Atlantic on this any time soon, Geery does see it as an indication of what could be done if we put our minds to it:

If an elementary school teacher like myself can make this happen, with panels that are less than 6% efficient, it is worth contemplating what our country could have done by now if we'd made the effort. But as they say, better late than never.

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