Here’s a project that belongs in a steampunk comic book instead of actual reality. (where we live.)
This man needed £6,000 (a bit over $9,000) to complete phase one of his three-part plan to build a “flying bachelor pad”.
You know, there are reasons people don’t actually use dirigibles.
First of all, it takes a lot of helium to lift something. He doesn’t give the dimensions, so we can’t check his math, but he’s an artist, so we can safely assume he did the math wrong. There’s no way those gas-bags are big enough to lift the bachelor-gondola. There’s a reason the Hindenburg was 800 feet long!
Secondly, Even if it gets off the ground, there’s no way those tiny little fins or those rinky-dink electric fans are going to going to be able to control this thing.
What you’ve got here is a small bachelor-pad attached to two pretty, but inefficiently shaped hemp balloons, that probably won’t even get off the ground, but if it does it’ll be blown away by the wind.
This is a dumb project, but it was a wonderful dream. How did the funding public react to it?
Ansis Māliņš seems like a wonderful person. (and if you look closely, you’ll notice that he’s also a Brony.)