With the lift of a plane, with the control of a helicopter and the buoyancy of a blimp, you have the PLIMP Airship. A patented plane-blimp hybrid, the PLIMP Airship features dynamic wings―enabling it to hover, dip, ascend, bank, or spin.
I really like this concept as it overcomes some of the hurdles of a pure airship, helicopter and drone. It really is a true Hybrid. I see this mainly competing with drones in the surveillance area.
Egan Drone Division
Egan Airships and its drone division were co-founded by identical twin brothers James and Joel Egan. As kids, they flew model gliders and threw weighted balloons. It was this early interest in flight mechanics that turned into an idea. And it was this idea that turned into an innovation developed by a world-renowned aerospace engineer. Altogether, the evolution has led to PLIMP Aircraft
Intellectual property, which includes two 14-year design patents on our recognizably distinct airship design—a noticeable improvement over traditional airship designs. Based on extensive research and investigation, it was developed to drive maneuverability and speed, more like fixed-wing aircraft. They are also aggressively pursuing international utility patents.