Airpup

by Head Full of Air LLC

A kite-balloon offering quiet, long-term flight for videography, communications, and meteorology.

Sep 04, 2019

Complete Patterns and Finalized CAD

I've finalized the CAD files and posted a new video. Read the full update.


Jul 30, 2019

Winders and Back to Work

Winder kits have been shipped out and I'm back to work on Airpup. Read the full update.


Jun 18, 2019

Blimpworks Shutdown & Even More Production Delays

Some production setbacks explained. Read the full update.


May 21, 2019

Production Delays and Studio Updates

I mailed out a notification to Airpup recipients in April about the production delays I've experienced setting up my studio. Read the full update.


Apr 10, 2019

Airpup Gets a Nose Job & Other Production Prep

After a lot of preparation with suppliers, manufacturers, and at my workspace, I've ensured delivery of all materials by the end of the month and the space and equipment for manufacturing a small run of Airpups. Read the full update.


Jan 24, 2019

Towards A Better, Stronger Airpup

Backers! This past month I have been visiting kite makers, acquiring materials, and preparing the design of Airpup’s production prototype. All this activity is adding up to make Airpup better looking and more durable. Read the full update.


Nov 15, 2018

Fully funded

Airpup was fully funded yesterday! Thank you so much for supporting this project and believing in a future for small balloons. Read the full update.


Nov 12, 2018

Ending Soon

The Airpup campaign is ending soon! Last Chance for $499 Airpup and $99 Rentals. Read the full update.



Nov 01, 2018

Event Videography with Airpup

Airpup can be a great tool for capturing events. Read the full update.


Oct 25, 2018

What is a Kite Balloon?

A historical overview of the kite balloon. Read the full update.


Oct 24, 2018

Halfway Funded, Thank You!

Airpup is 50% funded! Read the full update.


Oct 19, 2018

Airborne Networking

Airborne Networking: mesh node flies to 500ft on Airpup Read the full update.


Oct 17, 2018

Airpup has Taken Flight!

The Airpup crowdfunding campaign is now live. Read the full update.


$9,191 raised

of $8,000 goal

114% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$5

Support Airpup

Thanks for helping make Airpup a reality! You will be rewarded with warm feelings, regular backer updates, and your name will be printed in the Airpup manual.


$50

Winder, Line, & Safety Gloves

Premium cut-resistant driving gloves made from goatskin lined with woven kevlar. Get smooth motions while protecting your hands. A wooden winder with 500' of braided Dacron line. Made in the USA from sustainably sourced birch plywood. Braided white dacron line made in the USA by Shanti Kites.

Credits

Head Full of Air LLC

Mathew Lippincott created Head Full of Air LLC to further his passion for low-cost kite and balloon flight systems and open hardware. Through Head Full of Air, Mathew has created learning resources for NSF- add NASA- funded educational projects as well as led public workshops.


Mathew Lippincott

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