Airpup

by Head Full of Air LLC

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

View all updates Oct 24, 2018

Halfway Funded, Thank You!

Airpup is 50% funded! Thank you so much for making the first week a roaring success. Thanks for believing in my kite balloon dream, especially all of you who took the leap into Airpup ownership.

There are still three Earlybird Airpups available at $399 if you haven’t joined in yet.

More about Airpup

Over the next week I’ll be sharing more details about the history of kite balloons and how I designed Airpup. Please help get the word out and share where you can.

Getting Helium

I’m making a map of helium suppliers. If you have a helium supplier, please add them to the map. If you can’t find a good local helium supplier, get in touch and I’ll help.

The map is being built on OpenStreetMap with uMap. Data is archived/updated from Github.


$8,310 raised

of $8,000 goal

103% 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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