Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship Reduces Operational Costs and Allows You to Enjoy Longer Flight Duration

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship has been designed to achieve airborne missions based on low speeds and long flight duration for e.g. observations, expeditions, patrolling, filming or simply for recreational. Compared to Helium, Sunrise offers lower performance however since it utilizes hot-air as its lifting gas, this transportation dramatically reduces operational costs. The Fresnel lens inside this hot-air balloon concentrates the sunlight to heat up air into a focal point that not only to create buoyancy that generates lift but also to fuel heat-powered Stirling engine for propulsion. Sunrise is equipped with 2-axis sun tracking system that allows for the lens to constantly face the sun.

Designer : Metin Kaplan

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

The system of Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship mixes hot and colder air in the lower section of the balloon in order to generate a homogeneous lifting gas. The great thing about this insulated balloon, it can also act as heat energy storage which means longer flight time even without sunlight. Because any extra energy will be transformed into motion and stored in a flywheel as rotational motion. To move higher and lower, user can change the forward propulsion up or down. Just like in traditional balloons, the system in Sunrise also removes the need to change the amount of buoyant gas during altitude adjustments.

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunlight Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunlight Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

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Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

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Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship by Metin Kaplan

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4 thoughts on “Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship Reduces Operational Costs and Allows You to Enjoy Longer Flight Duration

  1. Apps for:
    Search Rescue
    Cargo shuttle
    Surveys
    Tourism
    mapping.
    Rescue
    Air Tug

    Add module for 50 passengers, & or make enclosed for bad weather & can open up at lower altitudes.
    Make balloon more zeppllien shape for airspeed, yet retain Sun.

    Add pontoons, landing gear for any terrain.
    Add Jetksis, SeaDoos, snowmobiles, 4X4 in Garage Module

    Modules to add:
    Cargo
    Garage
    MedEvac
    Survey
    Tourism with Bar, lounge & observation area, lavatory.
    Cockpit
    Fwd Observation node.
    Tug: cable, winch, rope.
    Boat: carry watercraft only

    etc.
    Build this, Test in Hawaii, USVI, PR, EU, India.

  2. What a magnificent site! To visit this site i saw a fabulous innovation about Sunrise Solar Powered Thermal Airship which was really an outstanding airship at that time and i think it was the base of modern air plane. So finally i just want to give thanks Metin Kaplan for his outstanding design.

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