Photos: Return of the zeppelin

Photos: Return of the zeppelin

Summary: From hundreds of feet in the air, a zeppelin can scan a landscape for hints of diamond deposits.

TOPICS: Telcos

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  • Envelope

    The envelope of the NT airship, made of many layers of laminated fabric, holds helium gas.

  • Propellers

    Three propellers with a maximum swivel of 120 degrees aid the Zeppelin NT to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter.

  • Mast and nose cone

    A mast truck is used to maneuver the airship. For takeoff, the nose cone is detached from the mast. On landing, the airship gets into the desired position with the help of propeller thrust.

Topic: Telcos

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