Rare close-up recordings of a blimp engine (2x Goodyear with 154 kW). A unique propeller motor with a well-known and recognizable sound.
I was able to spend a short time during an engine test with one of the few airships in the world, a WDL blimp in Essen, Germany. The engine performed three different constant RPMs and all the transitions plus some additional rev-ups. I was able to record the noises with up to three mono mics (one on the engine and the other two a bit further away) and a stereo set up (onboard in the cabin most of the time). Check the file list for details.
In addition I recorded one ambience with a fly-by and the cabin doors opening and closing, some knobs being pushed and the air valve operating.
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