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Airlander 10 In Final Stages Of Preparation For First Flight

Hybrid Aircraft Nearly Complete After Attachment Of Major Components

The Airlander 10 is almost complete and ready to leave the hangar after a succession of momentous attachments to the hull.

The first of the major attachments to the hull was the lower port fin. The massive 11 x 9 m (36 X 28 foot) fin was lifted onto the hull by a huge crane and then attached by our expert team.

Next it was the turn for one of the four 350 hp, 4 litre V8 direct injection, turbocharged diesel engines to be hoisted up onto the stern of the hull; it was attached to five carbon composite battens that had been secured in readiness.

Even though this was done after quitting time, the company says many of its proud members of staff stayed to watch as history was made.

There was no chance for a rest after the huge engine was fitted as the payload module was delivered and maneuvered under the enormous hull. The payload module, another light but durable carbon composite structure, is the area behind the cockpit where the passengers or cargo will be carried.

Following this the upper starboard fin was affixed using a crane and two cherry pickers.

Earlier in the week, the first LERX (Leading-edge root extension) being affixed to the port fin and on March 9, the other upper fin was affixed to the hull, as well as the second pylon; the pylon is on the side of the hull at the front of the Airlander and will house one of the vectored engines, which will rotate during take-off and landing.

By the end of this month, the company says the final attachments will have been made and the payload module completed.

(Images provided with Hybrid Air Vehicles news release)

FMI: www.hybridairvehicles.com


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