Friday, September 5, 2014

Airship Races

The large crystal starburst chandeliers in the Westin Hotel's Peachtree Ballroom sure are pretty, right up to the point where your delicate RC airship can't seem to steer away from them.

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This was the second annual Dragon*Con airship races, which is not much of a race, in the traditional sense of the word, but more of a contest to see who can make their airship maneuver even close to the set course. It's a lot of fun to watch the helium filled, mylar blimps bumble around the room and the audience often has a little thrill of danger, as the airships veer off course and careen towards their heads.

Here are some of this year's highlights:

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