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  • Cycloidial Propulsion for Vertical Airships

  • Cycloidial propulsion (cyclorotor, cycloidal rotor, cycloidal propeller or cyclogiro) is the perfed fit for vertical airship frames. The low-speed and instant vector change features of cycloidial propellers offer everything an airship pilot would need to accurately pilot an airship under extreme conditions.

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    Airship.org envisions lighweight derivitives of a Voith Schneider Propeller modified for use vertical airship and airship crane systems.

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    An early patent for a cycloidial powered aircraft

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    Close-up of a vertical airship with cycloidial propulsion

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    Airship.org design for cycloidial powered vertical airship over Easter Island.

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    Airship.org design for cycloidial powered vertical airship in Seattle.