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    also seat material. Perhaps interior trim.

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    Wait til they make a lighter than air material! That will make helium seem heavy. Did anyone notice the tubing inside the aerographite material was measured in nano meters!! That's...that's mind blowing that people can work on that kind of level.Aerographite-The Worlds Lightest Material-aerographite-thumb-610x335-71446.jpg

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    Wait til they make a lighter than air material! That will make helium seem heavy. Did anyone notice the tubing inside the aerographite material was measured in nano meters!! That's...that's mind blowing that people can work on that kind of level.

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    Flashbacks to an old Star Trek movie... the concept of transparent aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcj View Post
    Flashbacks to an old Star Trek movie... the concept of transparent aluminum.
    That's funny, that the same thing I thought when I saw this a few years ago. Its neat how it is made, imagine building a composite air frame then dissolving 99% of the resin away. There was some talk about using it as a super insulator in houses if the price ever came down to a reasonable level.

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    180 gm/m3. Seal. Pull a vacuum and off you go. Vent to go down and evacuate for up. Why bother with wings. A lifting body shape to create dynamic lift after translation.

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    Transparency aluminum? Yawn . That's so 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    180 gm/m3. Seal. Pull a vacuum and off you go. Vent to go down and evacuate for up. Why bother with wings. A lifting body shape to create dynamic lift after translation.

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    It won't have the specific strength to survive even a partial vacuum.
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    Re: Aerographite-The Worlds Lightest Material

    Check this video out on aerographite.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en7J...e_gdata_player

    I don't know why they call it lighter than air...it doesn't float away when you sit it on the table.

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    Party pooper.

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    Re: Aerographite-The Worlds Lightest Material

    Quote Originally Posted by LTA View Post
    Check this video out on aerographite.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en7J...e_gdata_player

    I don't know why they call it lighter than air...it doesn't float away when you sit it on the table.
    It is a porous material. If you can get all the air out from the porous, it will float away.

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    Re: Aerographite-The Worlds Lightest Material

    I guess that makes since..

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    Quote Originally Posted by autoreply View Post
    It won't have the specific strength to survive even a partial vacuum.
    How so? It seems to be strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator168 View Post
    How so? It seems to be strong.
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    Strength and density in those materials are linearly matched. The X60 is 60 kg/m3, or about 300 times denser as the material in the OP. That's why very-low-density foams for example can't be used in autoclaves, or even vacuum bagging; you'd crush the foam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autoreply View Post
    Strength and density in those materials are linearly matched. The X60 is 60 kg/m3, or about 300 times denser as the material in the OP. That's why very-low-density foams for example can't be used in autoclaves, or even vacuum bagging; you'd crush the foam.
    The most dense airloy has a density of 900kg/m^2

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