Answering questions on the PLIMP Airship

The PLIMP Airship represents an innovative new class of aircraft. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions on our aircraft below.

What are the materials used in the PLIMP Airship?

Helium is the nonflammable gas of choice for airship transport. PLIMP envelopes are constructed from Tedlar® (polyvinyl fluoride) material, which is puncture resistant and resilient to UV rays and inclement weather. The envelope is stiff enough to maintain its shape at high speeds.

What makes the PLIMP Airship unique?

Its design merges aspects of the four main existing aircraft classes: airplanes, helicopters, blimps, and drones. It shares the performance capabilities of all four and formidably compares to a helicopter, as it features vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) as well as purposeful autorotation and hovering ability. In addition, the PLIMP Airship incorporates safety features not commonly found in drones, such as a safe engine-out descent speed and caged propellers.

What is the PLIMP Airship’s flight ceiling?

Current projections are that it is limited to a 500-foot vertical altitude. We believe some of the best market applications are at low altitudes.

What are the potential uses of the PLIMP Airship?

We envision it at this point being primarily used for advertising, but it can also potentially be used for many other applications. These include real estate, pipeline surveys, agriculture, close surveillance, and search and rescue.