Good news @ezra-yesterday! Looks like you’ll be able to get that airship after all . . .
Thanks, Forlath, but my airship will use squirrel produced “bio-methane” for lift; I already have a small but dedicated cadre of the fuzzy tree rats… [all answering to the name Bernie]… trained and ready to go.
So as long as there is no shortage of pinto beans, I should be able to fly up and see you soon.
Which is fine, but unless you heat bio-methane to extreme temperatures it will be heaver than air. This would be fine if you constrain yourself to the very lower reaches of the atmosphere, maybe add wheels and rename the device to bubble car ?
You read my entire comment and it is the lift properties of methane that raised a flag?
(Way to go professor, ruining my evil scheme.
You know how @forlath-grey is about cute forest creatures… All I had to do was set up a tent that vaguely looks like a blimp and fill it with the gaseous Bernie squirrels and wait for him to skip in to pet them… That’s when I would let Smokey the pyromaniac squirrel loose … Boom!)
Bernie Squirrels? What, are they anti-establishment and live in Vermont?
Yes, and now that the Professor has ruined the “surprise” , just like their namesake they are no longer in the running.
Here is a mockup of my finished design:
Well my first and immediate second thoughts for a name were (in no particular order) :
R.A.S. (Regency Air Service) Forlath Gray or R.A.S. Professor Extreme… But since it is a new design I think the flagship should be the R.A.S Ezra Yesterday.
Tell the truth, does my bum look big in this airship?