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Science Museum 8 Metre Giant Solar Airship - 1/2 price now just £6.34 - Argos
Science Museum 8 Metre Giant Solar Airship - 1/2 price now just £6.34 - Argos

Science Museum 8 Metre Giant Solar Airship - 1/2 price now just £6.34 - Argos

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Magically inflates to a massive 8 metres from just a little heat from the sun.

Includes 25 metre tether line for flying like a kite.

Self Inflates in 4 to 5 minutes.

Size (H)20, (W)15.8, (D)8cm.

For ages 3 years and over.

28 Comments

Original Poster

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what exactly is the point of it though???

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Point?
You need a point?

Mr Product;5415646

what exactly is the point of it though???



Fun?

These get mistaken for UFOs.

Mr Product;5415646

what exactly is the point of it though???




Educating your kids (and possibly yourself) while having a bit of fun.

The Argos website incorrectly states that the balloon "magically" inflates! DOH!

In case anyone has any doubts it's not actually magic. It's heat absorption (from solar radiation) that warms the air inside the black balloon. This warmer air is less dense than the surrounding air and hence the balloon rises.

So that's a lesson in absorption of solar energy and relative densities, plus a fun hour or so in the park for your kids. But of course you could just let them watch telly and play on their playstations. ;-)

Since when was 8m described as giant?

OK. Come on. Own Up.
How many of you chaps looked at this for your OWN interest. You KNOW that you would like an excuse to try one out but are just that little too embarassed to admit it.

How great to see how high it'll go and thoughts of extending the 25 Mtr line are one of the first thoughts.

How about engineering a little parachute drop or perhaps getting a lightweight camera up there to take ariel photos of you home?

Us Big boys NEVER grow up, do we?

Definitely NOT for THREE year olds unless tethered and even then with strict ADULT supervision.

Oh, yeah. Final point. Don't worry about keeping yourself on the ground, it’ll take about 150-200 of these Solar Air ships to lift the average adult.

Reviews state its just like a giant binbag and is easily torn.

Jumpingphil;5416181

That is very true, so take it to your local park and fly it there. … That is very true, so take it to your local park and fly it there. :thumbsup:]1 minute video here.




Sod that. I want one of ]THESE.

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bigsky;5415704

Educating your kids (and possibly yourself) while having a bit of fun.The … Educating your kids (and possibly yourself) while having a bit of fun.The Argos website incorrectly states that the balloon "magically" inflates! DOH!In case anyone has any doubts it's not actually magic. It's heat absorption (from solar radiation) that warms the air inside the black balloon. This warmer air is less dense than the surrounding air and hence the balloon rises.So that's a lesson in absorption of solar energy and relative densities, plus a fun hour or so in the park for your kids. But of course you could just let them watch telly and play on their playstations. ;-)



I have 8 of these above my house reduces the chance's of us being bombed by 99%

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simes;5416153

Reviews state its just like a giant binbag and is easily torn.



Please remember if you do use a bin bag to empty all the rubbish out first.we had a nasty incident with a policeman and a used nappy falling from a great height I cant say anymore as the case is ongoing.

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bigsky;5415704

In case anyone has any doubts it's not actually magic.



Nope, nobody 'sane' has any doubts, because for one, Magic doesnt actually exist...thats the trick !!

Wow Kewl. Just reserved one thanks.

big-boy;5415629



good hour's worth of educational fun; so long as you don't let your kids see this pic as their imagination will run wild and it'll all end in disapointment! very easily torn, too.

Good bit of fun, take some sellotape with ya if it gets a little tear - for on the spot repairs

Mr Product;5422631

Nope, nobody 'sane' has any doubts, because for one, Magic doesnt … Nope, nobody 'sane' has any doubts, because for one, Magic doesnt actually exist...thats the trick !!



'Banned'

That's a bit harsh ain't it!

thanks i think this could be good for holiday mooring it near where you are on the beach for kids to see lol:D

Plus id like to play with it>

Thanks op

rizla01;5415995

Oh, yeah. Final point. Don't worry about keeping yourself on the ground, … Oh, yeah. Final point. Don't worry about keeping yourself on the ground, it’ll take about 150-200 of these Solar Air ships to lift the average adult.




150 - 200 you say.... brb.... :whistling:

:thumbsup::thumbsup:These are hilarious, got one, went out in a windy day and it ripped, supposed to be NO wind but we had loads of fun setting it up and trying to fly it, just bought another 2! guaranteed to attract !!!! lol

I tried flying mine at night and nothing happened - must be faulty bringing it back for a refund tomrrow.

wacko911;5713893

I tried flying mine at night and nothing happened - must be faulty … I tried flying mine at night and nothing happened - must be faulty bringing it back for a refund tomrrow.




Don't be daft, of course something happened but you just didn't see it as it was dark. Silly person. :roll:

Looks like fun - heat & rep added!

Make it so!

Soth 8-)

Are the white ones this big?

Can these things be used as condoms? How easily do they tear?

These get cut up on blades of grass
Cold from me wouldn't pay 64p never mind £6.40 odd:oops:

Fatal Exception;5713806

150 - 200 you say.... brb.... :whistling:



So that's a grand on 150 balloons...........how far will I get

Be (much) cheaper to send the kids up :w00t:

Rep to the OP, gonna have some fun with this.... :thumbsup:

these are rubbish. it's a bin liner, with open ends.

Voted hot, then read the reviews on Argos, I want my 9 degrees back lol.
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