Hot air airships

A hot-air airship is part of our history which we are really proud. There are not so many manufacturer who could claim successfull achievment of such a goal.
On the other hand it's the history and probably it will stay like that. Though we would be technically able to make it again, due to changed certification and approval procedures in recent 20 years such a project turned to a complete economic nonsense and it's not worth any more. We find it sad but the airship era is over. 

Let's check the existing Kubicek airship types, admire their elegancy and ... let's hope together their time will come again in the future.

AV 1 hot-air airship

AV1 airship

Characteristics

Production: 1993
Envelope:
   volume: 2,800 m3
   lenght: 35 m
   height: 12 m
   weight: 195 kg
Gondola:
   carrier frame: stainless steell
   weight: 240 kg
Engine: 1x50 Hp Rotax-Bombardier
Propeller: Justra-Stratos 4 blades, compressive
Burner: Kubíček H3-double burner 2x2.1 MW
Crew: pilot + co-pilot
max. forward spped: 25 km/h
Flight time: 1.5 h
First flight: October 16 1993

AV 2 hot-air airship

AV2 airship

Characteristics

Volume
Lenght
Diameteri
Gondola dimensions (l x w x h)
Empty weight (envelope, gondola)
Max weight of crew and load
Weight of fuel cylinders
MTOW
Fuel tank
Number of cylinders
Max forward speed
Expected ascent
Flight duration
First flight
Max envelope temperature
Max envelope pressure
Max wind speed
3,500 m3
38 m
14.2 m
3 x 1.7 x 1.85 m
440 kg
240 kg
190 kg
870 kg
30 l
3
20 km/hod
FL 80
60 - 120 min
26. 5. 1999
120°C
150 Pa
3 m/s


AV 2 in Bad Waltersdorf

Our Kubicek AV2 was honored to promote the 7th World Airship Championship in Bad Waltersdorf in September 2000. On this occasion the airship hovered above local attractions, including Bad Blumau Hotel and Schielleiten Chateau. In flight with a Cameron DP 90 airship, it was impossible not to remark on the beautiful cigar shape of the Kubicek Factory's AV2.


You ask, we answer:

Lenka KrejčováKamila, assistant
answers whatever you ask

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Ivo BrzákIvo, salesman
cares for EU clients

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David, salesman
cares for US, Japanese and worldwide customers

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Mirek BorkovecMirek, salesman
cares for clients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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Petr KubíčekPetr
coordinates dealers'network

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Ondřej BenešOndřej, service & after-sales care
solves maintenance, inspections and complaints

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odpovime_radimoRadim, chief-designer

answers technical questions

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Marie TrávníkováMarie, trade dept.
accepts offers for material and services

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Radim PoláčekRadim, executive director

accepts offers for cooperation and applause of all kind

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