The German LZ-1 Zepplin
By Bryce McDonnell Period 8
What does it do?
Information from: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/world-war-i-zeppelins/
Picture From: http://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/lz-24/
How Does it Work?
As the blimp rises, air pressure decreases and the helium in the envelope expands. Adding air makes the blimp heavier, so to maintain a steady cruising altitude, the pilot must balance the air pressure with the helium pressure to create neutral buoyancy. The air pressure between the fore are adjusted.
Information from: http://science.howstuffworks.com/military-aircraft-channel.htm
Picture Below from: http://gearsgogglesnsteam.blogspot.com/2013/01/airships-under-construction.html
Was it successfully used?
Information from: http://www.history.com/news/londons-world-war-i-zeppelin-terror and www.airships.net/zeppelins
Picture below from: http://wcoventry0.tripod.com/id29.htm
2.) The ship was completed in the winter of 1899 but von Zeppelin decided to wait until the summer of 1900 before attempting to fly his invention.
3.) The first flight lasted about 18 minutes and covered about 3-1/2 miles over the lake.
Information from: http://www.airships.net/zeppelins