Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

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Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:47 am

Hello lovely burner community.

Our camp, "covered in bees" a 7 year Esplanade Bar & Lounge plans to bring something exciting to the playa
A giant bee themed Airship Art Car!
We have been planning & building the vision for several years, we have the skills, the team, and a dream.
We really need community support next, to make it happen.

The plan is to build our lovely Bombus Regius ( royal honeybee ) at NIMBY makerspace in Oakland CA starting in a few weeks.

Please consider participating in any way you can, materials, advice, social media exposure
FB Page:
https://www.facebook.com/bombusregius

or directly through our indiegogo page!


we're looking to your community love to help support us!

<3
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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by trilobyte » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:53 am

This. Looks. Amazing! The playa needs more airships, I say...

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by fischflambe » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:43 am

Looks so cool!! Really well thought out!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:58 pm

Thanks ! I think we need a whole fleet of airships, but i'm biased, need to make good ol airpusher our sister ship

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by Elliot » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:33 pm

A few years ago I read a science fiction novel where a relatively primitive people traveled to a closely neighboring planet with balloon ships somewhat like this. They simply ascended to the midpoint between these twin planets, which shared an atmosphere, rotated the ships 180 degrees and descended to the other planet. (They lost a few during the rotation maneuver.) I regret giving the book away, and now I cannot remember the title or author. Ring a bell for anybody? I'm thinking this novel could provide material for the Bombus and crew.

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by Elliot » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:45 pm

trilobyte wrote:... The playa needs more airships, I say...
There is one hiding in my barn, but it needs major rebuilding. One of these years. Meanwhile... Go Bombus!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Elliot, that thing is magnificent! Surely we'll join the fleet soon.

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by mooserider » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:58 pm

But can they get it off the ground? :lol:

Seriously, that would take a h*** of a lot of helium, and I don't think they'd want to re-enact the Hindenburg at BM. So it's a good thing it will be a car and not a real airship.

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by tpower » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:21 pm

Looks Awesome, hope all goes well!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:23 am

ha, we only want it to figuratively "get off the ground" not literally :)

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Tue May 05, 2015 1:32 pm

Today we added a cool new featured perk, a copper etched mug!

so far we're doing good, 22 days to go and 28% funded, very exciting!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by Takun » Tue May 05, 2015 9:01 pm

sherlock wrote:ha, we only want it to figuratively "get off the ground" not literally :)
Lies. We all wish it could literally get off the ground too!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Mon May 11, 2015 5:10 pm

I <3 you takun


We're at 34% funded btw!!! woo 16 days to go, wish us luck!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by mooserider » Tue May 12, 2015 6:30 am

Just out of curiosity, how are you going to anchor that beast down when the high winds arrive? Seems like it might want to go airborne then. Or is it really heavy to prevent actual flight?

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by CyanEssence » Wed May 13, 2015 12:34 am

apavlin wrote:But can they get it off the ground? :lol:

Seriously, that would take a h*** of a lot of helium, and I don't think they'd want to re-enact the Hindenburg at BM. So it's a good thing it will be a car and not a real airship.
I was recently informed that helium is non-flammable and in fact fire-retardant, so no Hindenburg-esque fire catastrophes would occur from filling it with helium (the Hindenburg was hydrogen-filled, which is very flammable). But... my buddy from Airpusher told me helium would be way to expensive to fill their balloon (or whatever one calls that part of the airship-artcar), so I am guessing Bombus Regius is probably leaving the helium alone too

I'm always curious about projects, and would love to take a look around your Airship. Where at NIMBY are you building? I'm usually around on Sundays, mind if I stop by and introduce myself?

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Tue May 26, 2015 6:27 pm

CyanEssence wrote:
apavlin wrote:But can they get it off the ground? :lol:

Seriously, that would take a h*** of a lot of helium, and I don't think they'd want to re-enact the Hindenburg at BM. So it's a good thing it will be a car and not a real airship.
I was recently informed that helium is non-flammable and in fact fire-retardant, so no Hindenburg-esque fire catastrophes would occur from filling it with helium (the Hindenburg was hydrogen-filled, which is very flammable). But... my buddy from Airpusher told me helium would be way to expensive to fill their balloon (or whatever one calls that part of the airship-artcar), so I am guessing Bombus Regius is probably leaving the helium alone too

I'm always curious about projects, and would love to take a look around your Airship. Where at NIMBY are you building? I'm usually around on Sundays, mind if I stop by and introduce myself?

come on over and say hi, we havent parked the truck over at NIMBY yet, expect to get the project physical build stage in the next two weeks

and that is correct,

fun fact, Originally the Germans wanted to surround their hydrogen dirigible ballons with helium in a two bag system, this would have helped prevent disasters such as the Hindenberg, however, the united states refused to export to them enough helium!

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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by sherlock » Tue May 26, 2015 6:28 pm

NEWS !


We have one day left to go!

Our goals are nearly complete at 85% funded!!!!!

just opened another tier, a really cool flask and ticket to our burlesque show
come take a look, throw us a love note and a dollar!!


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Re: Fundraiser: Bombus Regius Airship Art Car for 2015

Post by CyanEssence » Tue May 26, 2015 7:27 pm

Congrats on all the funding progress. I'll keep an eye out for your project. I'm assuming your avatar is actually you, so I will look someone who looks like that. Good luck on getting the rest of the funds.

Have you spoken to the folks at NIMBY yet? Some of the more permanent residents have been telling me that they are not taking in as many big Burning Man projects this summer.

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