22 Mar '16, 3pm

The world's largest aircraft can fly without a crew for 3 weeks straight:

The world's largest aircraft can fly without a crew for 3 weeks straight:

The massive airship is being constructed in a hangar, and HAV hopes its durable, self-sufficient design will attract buyers soon. The balloon part of the aircraft is made from a triple-layer weave of three super-tough materials: carbon fiber, mylar, and kevlar. Inside, a million cubic feet of inert helium keep the ship aloft, and the balloon is unpressurized, which actually prevents leaks even if the craft’s thick skin has a few holes. Despite the four powerful engines, nearly half of the airship’s lift is attributed to the shape of the hull and the trapped helium, cutting down on the amount of fuel needed to fly the thing.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-aircraft-can-fly-with...

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