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Compressor as engine

  1. Jul 15, 2012 #1
    Hi, I have a weather balloon and I would filled it with He and attach some weight and I would release He as balloon climbs and it will eventually stops at some altitude. So now I wanted compressor to acts like an engine because air is thin at 20-30km and I would put solar panels to provide electricity. Do you think this is realizable?
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  3. Jul 15, 2012 #2


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    Can you explain what you want the power for? It seems to me that packing a couple of batteries along would be easier.
  4. Jul 16, 2012 #3
    I think of the batteries too, but what when they discharge, I want somehow to charge them. But I don't know if solar panel would be enough.
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