Safety is paramount in the design and construction
of this Airship. Its low-pressure hull construction
prevents the airship losing gas or bursting with multiple
tears. If the hull is pierced, for example, the airship
will lose lift and float to the ground.
Each component of the Airship that has any weight (batteries
and engines) have tie down straps and safety straps
to prevent them dislodging and causing damage. Fins
are constructed from balsa reinforced foam and the hull
is constructed from non-tear Nylon and Polyurethane.
The engines and propellers are surrounded by a cowling
to prevent propellers from hitting any objects while
in motion. The engine cowling also prevents people from
inadvertently injuring themselves when starting and
handling the Airships. The engines can be shut off by
the pilot via the radio control unit.
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