Airpup

by Head Full of Air LLC

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

View all updates Nov 12, 2018

Ending Soon

Thanks to everyone who has supported Airpup so far— we’re 95% of the way to making Airpup a reality.

This the last chance to buy Airpup at $499 instead of $650, or rent Airpup for a week for $99. Rentals will close at the end of this campaign and may not return.

All campaign backers get help finding a local helium supplier, but you have to join now.

Does your Airpup have a tether?

Add a winder, flying line, and gloves for your Airpup for $50.

This flat winder is extremely portable and prevents line twist. Kevlar-lined goatskin gloves give you the smoothest line control and the highest level of safety.

Tell me about your projects

An extra special thank you to everyone who has e-mailed me with their Airpup project ideas— all of you antenna-lifters, event videographers, LoRa fliers, and ortho-photographers give me so much inspiration! Whether you can buy Airpup now or are just thinking about it, reach out! I want to hear about your project.


$9,010 raised

of $8,000 goal

112% 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.


$10

Airpup Stickers

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


$25

Airpup Postcards

Thanks for helping make Airpup a reality! You will be rewarded with a pack of five postcards featuring Airpup in action and aerial photos from Airpup. In addition, enjoy stickers, warm feelings, regular backer updates, and your name in the Airpup manual.


$650

Airpup

Get Airpup-- the small kite balloon with a 500g payload capacity. Made in the USA, in partnership with Blimp Works. Add gloves and a wooden winder with 500' of braided Dacron line. Winder made in the USA from sustainably sourced birch plywood. Braided white dacron line made in the USA by Shanti Kites. Premium cut-resistant driving gloves are made from goatskin with a woven kevlar liner. Get smooth motions while protecting your hands.


$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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