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nanhaiairbag

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ships on balloons?
« on: January 09, 2015, 03:32:12 »

ships on balloons?


Just a new way to do the ship launching work.
How to do ship launching with airbags?visit <site removed, Rob>
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 08:33:33 by Mr Robville »
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Mr Robville

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Re: ships on balloons?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 08:32:39 »

Forgive me if I'm wrong but this looks like a advertisement spam message. Judged by being it your first post, your username and email. If you are a legit user please respond within 24 hours. Otherwise this topic and account will be removed.
Until that time I will hide the link posted.

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 09:09:55 by Mr Robville »
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saltydog

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Re: ships on balloons?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 17:32:32 »

Airbags for ship-launching is not so new. It dates back to 1981.. ;)

 http://gcaptain.com/air-bags-a-cost-effective-ship-launching-technique-interview/
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MokMok

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 19:38:05 »

ships on balloons?


Just a new way to do the ship launching work.
How to do ship launching with airbags?visit <site removed, Rob>

Funny, a ship on airbags. Airbags could be used along the hulls of passenger vessels, when they capsize these airbags will be inflated and will prevent rolling over and sinking.
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Dannypenguin

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 21:08:57 »

Funny, a ship on airbags. Airbags could be used along the hulls of passenger vessels, when they capsize these airbags will be inflated and will prevent rolling over and sinking.

They'd have to be mahoosive surley, for say 100,000T to roll onto it? ;D Then there's lifeboat launching
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Captain Cadet

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 00:30:53 »

Th thing is you can launch a ship with these ( as so many are needed) and then when they get taken out to sea by the launch you can go out and pick them up!
Only problem is how do you stop the boat from being launched completely before the champains smashed?  ;)
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Mr Robville

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 09:12:59 »

It looks kinda funny seeing a ship being launched with these. :P Like a bunch of big sausages.

I believe they use this method in asian countries mostly, but I could be wrong.
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Captain Cadet

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 00:08:10 »

What makes me wonder is why is this system is better than the old system? Why reinvent something if it's working?  ???
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Mr Robville

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 08:49:25 »

This system exists for quite some time if I'm correct and is merely another alternative. Probably relatively cheap since you don't need an advanced ramp structure. I have never seen it in Europe and I guess that won't change soon.
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Captain Cadet

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 19:25:26 »

Probably as I think the risks outweigh (saftey) the benefit (the cost) for it to be used in Europe
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 09:50:14 »

Probably. European companies rather launch a ship in a controlled environment as much as possible. Sending it on a balloon ride doesn't really qualify for that I would reckon.  :P
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Captain Cadet

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2015, 23:47:06 »

And why build the ship so far away from water?that boat seems to come from a few miles away just rolling - if some balloons were slightly off and it caused the ship to go a little bit in the wrong way ( maybe 1cm per ballon) and you might have a boat coming off its balloons with no way of stopping 30,000 tones of metal!   :doh:
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 08:48:40 »

It would make a funny sight though.  ;D
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Captain Cadet

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2015, 23:00:40 »

 And an expensive one...   :doh:
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