Another design and a little more success. We are not going to win any duration prizes here but if you can wait for the better flights later in this video you will see a definite progression from previous attempts. I have included all the flights here, good and bad, so you get a clear view of the success or failure of this project.
Last year henshooten asked "could you try making a balloon powered aeroplane or helicopter" and tonight Roy Chwayri asked "Please can you make a plane powered with balloon?". I am sure there have been other requests too. This is just a simple effort using a styrofoam plate plane. I think it could be improved with a lightweight tube to hold the balloon.
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