FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people don’t realize how easy blimps are to use. Our 10ft, 13ft, 15ft, 18ft, and 21ft blimps come with tail fins and their guy lines attached and ready to inflate. You take them out of their box, fill them with helium, attach them to an anchor point and hold on to the tether line as you slowly let the balloon up the total length of the tether line (135′). There is no mystery about flying an advertising blimp, ball or hot air balloon shape. Instructions come with each product, explaining how much helium is needed, where to get it, and what to do about everything. The tether line is a nylon diamond braid. It is chosen for it’s strength. Each product comes with a plastic storage reel that holds the tether line.

Also see our Fill and Fly Instructions

Tanks of helium may be purchased from your local Welding Supply company. Make sure you order industrial grade Helium, which is 99% pure – “party balloon” helium is much more diluted and your blimp will not fly correctly.

The most common size helium tank fills 244 cu. ft. In North Carolina, one of these tanks cost around $150. To fill one of our 13′ blimps (170 cu. ft.), for example, you would need one of these tanks and would have plenty left over (74 cu. ft.) to top it off every 4 to 6 days.

Custom Printing, artwork and lettering can be done in several different ways. We can do it for you or you can have it done at a sign shop. About 90% of the graphics we do here at the Blimp Works are printed on our large format (5′ wide) digital printer. We have the ability to print full color photos, lettering, logos, or most anything you can see on a computer!

Call for a price quote on adding graphics or lettering to your project.
A quick phone call (704-876-2378) to us will help you decide what’s best for your situation.

We have most of our products in stock. Just give us a call at 704-876-2378, or fax 704-876-1251. If it isn’t in stock we can make most items in 2 to 3 days. Lettering products usually takes one week before shipping. The larger blimps (25′ & 30′) take a little longer.