If you’ve been reading the news lately, you doubtless read about the find of a really big new helium gas field in Tanzania. It’s being touted as “life-saving” and “game-changing” in the popular media,…
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 ?
(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!)
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.