kite balloons

Event videography with Airpup

Flying Airpup at events is fun and garners a warm response. People notice Airpup and smile, then go back to what they were doing. The curious follow Airpup’s...

Airpup repository on Github

On Github you’ll find Airpup’s repository of 2D patterns for construction as well as a corresponding 3D model.

What is a kite balloon?

Kite balloons are balloons that fly like kites, and they were the first reliable way to fly and land in the same place.

Out and about with Airpup

I’ve been out flying the full-size Airpup and tweaking the rigging over the past two months. Below are some of the photos and videos I’ve been taking.

Introducing Airpup

Airpup is small for a balloon, because Airpup is a kite balloon. Airpup sips helium and eats high winds. Back Airpup on Crowd Supply.

CNES kite balloons in Guam

CNES is teaming with the National Weather Service to release tethered blimps flying 100’ above the Pacific Ocean for a month or more French press release wit...

Kite Balloon Development @ PLOTS

Follow the kite balloon working page over at the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science.  There’s a lot of research in there that I’ve only now go...