Things airship related and the back story on operating the Airship Ventures Zeppelin “Eureka” in the USA.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Testing the storage bags
From Jeremy comes this photo of one of our helium storage bags being test inflated with air in preparation for our annual maintenance starting next month (scheduled for Feb 21 thru March 21).
During the annual we will be removing over 7000 cubic meters of helium from the ship to these bags, supporting the ship with a bracing system, performing an airframe inspection from inside the envelope (filled with air at that time) and then returning the helium back to the ship.