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

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Apr 08, 2021

Airpup on CBS's Innovation Nation & Production Plans Posted

This coming Saturday, April 10, Airpup will be featured in a segment of Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca on CBS. Read the full update.

Mar 08, 2021

Preparing for Airpup Rentals

With all Airpups delivered to backers and spring approaching, it's time for Airpup rentals to ship. Read the full update.

Jul 06, 2020

Gluing and Shipping

All Airpup components are finished and delivered-- The sewn wings just need to be glued to the balloon envelopes and the carbon fiber spars must be cut to length. Read the full update.

May 28, 2020

Nearing the Finish Line

This update is a long time coming. There have been a few hiccups this spring with Covid-19 but sewing for Airpups is in-process with a contractor and I expect to begin shipping the first units by the end of June. Read the full update.

Nov 14, 2019

Production Prototype Video & Flight

After taking Airpup out for some flight testing, I recorded another studio update video, along with flight video. Read the full update.

Oct 25, 2019

Production Prototype Complete

I know this has been a long time coming, but the production prototype is now complete. I am going to do a round of flight testing over then next two weekends, and then will be ready to move to the production run. Read the full update.

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 07, 2018

One Week Left: $99 Airpup rentals and helium help

With one week to go, Airpup needs your help to hit 100%. 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.

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