BUAA Mifeng-6

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Role Hot-air airship
National origin China
Manufacturer Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
First flight 20 December 1985
Number built 4+

The BUAA Mifeng-6 (en:Bee-6) is a hot-air airship designed and built in China by the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.[1] The Mifeng-6 first flew on 20 December 1985 and at least four have been built.[1] The Rotax 447 piston engine not only provides propulsion but is also used to inflate the envelope, burners are used to provide heat for buoyancy variation.[1]


Data from [1]Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 33.7 m (110 ft 7 in)
  • Volume: 2,983 m3 (105,300 cu ft)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 447 piston engine



  1. ^ a b c d Taylor 1996, p. 541


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 978-1-85753-198-5.