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Derived Lenticular (L) Types

Derived L types stem from the StratRaft and AeroRaft aircraft designs. In order to pursue development, the SkyLifter business was started in 2008 with a long term goal to be an operator of the AeroRaft type (without a rotordyne) to:

These goals were published by SkyLifter and in various articles, also calling the aerial crane version a SkyLifter. However, itís called SkyHoister here to avoid confusion with SkyLifter's name as a business and other Luffship types. Also, because SkyLifter may not be the eventual developer for some Luffships; where 'SkyLifter Malaysia' (an independent company) was started in late 2010 for development purposes of the Mk 1 SkyRover.

For an introduction to Luffships designed for SkyLifter, see the downloadable briefing.

Design of further L type Luffships intended to enable a progressive development approach thus were undertaken, as follows:

R/C Models (LTA Drones)

Tethered (T) or Captured Aerostats

Dirigibles that may be manned


Click on a link at the top of the page to see the originating types that these Derived Luffships stem from or on one of the following links to return to previous Lenticular, Omni-directional pages or the general Luffships page.