Somewhere over the rainbow way up high there’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Übern Regenbogen führt ein Weg, in ein glückhaftes Land, das nie noch ein Mensch betrat.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Übern Regenbogen bleibt es klar – überm Regenbogen wird alles Träumen wahr.
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?
Fliegst du empor das kleine Stück zum Regenbogen, nimmt das Glück dich mit!
English text as sung by Judy Garland. Deutsch text by E Y Harding.
Airships/Luftschiffen fundamentally have two ways that may be followed, namely:
- Uinidirectional (UD)
- Omni-directional (O-D)
For people who desire or need conventional ways, we have new UD airship designs arranged to overcome numerous issues that traditional airships suffer from and are very difficult to fix – like the need to allow weathervane movement around a mast when moored; because fixing them results in enormous aerodynamic broadside loads, not sensible to resist without calm conditions or protection.
On the other hand, we also have novel O-D aerostat and airship designs that operate like helicopters with much longer endurance, better suiting some roles and are fixed when moored. After all, why would anyone choose an aeroplane to do what a helicopter does best? The benefit of O-D types is that they don’t have definable front, back or side features and can slowly precess (if desired) while moving in any direction without upset.
The problem for both helicopters and aeroplanes is that they’re power hungry and fuel thirsty just to remain airborne – belching out huge quantities of polluting exhaust products straight into the atmosphere needed by all life forms to survive. Since airships float they remain airborne without effort and, depending on design, if operated intelligently, may travel without power using air currents for conveyance like rafts – so can remain endlessly aloft without danger.
Luffships’ LTA aircraft thus are an opportunity for people to employ better ways using the horse most appropriate for their course – not just airships!
Learn more by looking through our website and reading documents available. Otherwise, we’re available to talk with via contact.