Things airship related and the back story on operating the Airship Ventures Zeppelin “Eureka” in the USA.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Usually covered by an access plate, Matthew sent us this snap of the engine run time indicators. Sure, it is "just a number", but the aft engine passed the 1000 hours run time mark today. The aft engine ends up with slightly more time than the others. Why? Among other reasons, at the end of the day when we mast, we shut down the side engines, but continue running the aft engine both to maneuver, as well as to continue generating power until we attach the ground power unit. Over several months, that adds up.