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« on: September 23, 2008, 05:57:12 AM »

I recently came across this unique bus use, and thought I'd share. From the Goodyear website...

Ready to be moved into the hangar, the Blimp "Spirit of Goodyear" sits attached to the crew bus at the ship's belly mooring. This small version of the full mast is used to move the blimp into or out of the hangar in situations where the full mast is not available. When it is not in use, the post is stowed away in a casing on the roof of the bus, while the outriggers and wheels are stored underneath in the luggage bay.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 06:28:48 AM »

Hi Wayne,

That's real Cool...

Is that an MC5 or MC7?

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 06:49:34 AM »

Nick,

Looks like an MC-8.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 06:56:39 AM »

Yep a late eight with square headlights.  Pretty cool!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 07:05:32 AM »

Hi quantum500,
Square headlights? Better enlarge the picture and look again.
Good luck, Sam 4106
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 07:41:56 AM »

Thanks Richard!

I stand Corrected.

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 12:28:10 PM »

I see poor fuel mileage with all that wind resistance ...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 12:54:27 PM »

Yes, but any loss in milage due to wind resistance is more than made up in the weight reduction   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 05:07:52 PM »

I like the lil outrigger wheel idea too. Makes the bus more stable in gusty winds.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 05:47:47 PM »

previous goodyear blimp support bus was a flx clipper
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