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HMS-S1 Zeppelin

6,395 Scorpii  6 months ago

Description

This fictional zeppelin was inspired from many different airships, such as the Hindenburg, Graf Zeppelin, and many other rigid airships. This is a civilian aircraft meant for transporting people and cargo over long distances. Beneath the zeppelin are two biplane fighters, mainly for self defense (or as I like to do, shoot down your own airship). Not only that but the airship is also strong against attacks, but not at all good against explody things, after all the invention of enemy flak is one of the main reasons why zeppelins are no longer in service.


Controls

Airship controls:

  • Throttle-Throttle

  • Roll-steer

  • VTOL-Buoyancy

  • AG1-Lights/nav lights

  • AG8-Disable airship controls


Plane controls:

  • AG2-Drop plane 1 (back plane) /enable controls for plane

  • Deactivate AG2-Enable magnet for plane 1

  • AG3-Drop plane 2 (front plane) /enable controls for plane

  • Deactivate AG3-Enable magnet for plane 2

  • Trim-throttle

  • Roll/Pitch/Yaw-steering


Directions for use

  • Airship The airship is quite simple to fly. To start, move the VTOL slider all the way up to add buoyancy (IMPORTANT this may take a few seconds depending on your altitude at spawn) Once you get into the air you can use throttle/roll to move.

  • Planes When your ready to drop a plane, its important that you disable AG8, then activate group 2 or 3 depending on the plane you want. Use the trim slider to adjust throttle and use roll/pitch/yaw to steer.
    But that's just the easy part, if you want to get the plane hooked back onto the zeppelin you'll need some serious skill. As your approaching the plane hook (idk what to call it) on the bottom of the airship be ready to deactivate group 2 or 3 (depends on the plane your using). Once your plane is lined up with the magnet deactivate the group and your plane will attach to the zeppelin.
    I was successful at this only once or twice so good luck.


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Gallery

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Planes
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front planes nav lights are backwards (oops)
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Have fun!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 83.0ft (25.3m)
  • Length 521.3ft (158.9m)
  • Height 71.2ft (21.7m)
  • Empty Weight -134,394lbs (-60,960kg)
  • Loaded Weight 43,167lbs (19,580kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.338
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.307
  • Wing Loading 9.3lbs/ft2 (45.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,655.4ft2 (432.5m2)
  • Drag Points 393731

Parts

  • Number of Parts 830
  • Control Surfaces 20
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    6,395 Scorpii

    All tags were requested

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    382 Mcllulen

    I have no images of the cover or any of the book at all. All I have is what i recall from the two times I read it. I want a copy for myself if I can find out the name, and if it even exists
    Was a historical fiction story about the US Akron airship carrier program following the journey of a pilot and the command crew of the carrier as they tried to prove their carrier was an effective weapon I recall the pilot was the MC and was initially discouraged at his placement on the carrier but eventually grew fond of the ship and the crew. I also recall the ship crashed into the pacific at the end of the story and it ended on a bit of a sad note
    Do any of you anons know the nook Im talking about? I feel like it may have been called "airship pilot" but that name brings no results in any search I do. Did I just imagine this book? If i did i ought to write it down cuz it was a damn good story.
    Thanks for any info you guys can give me

    29 days ago
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    Ah ok@Scorpii

    4 months ago
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    6,395 Scorpii

    @ZydecoClass1234 it’s not exactly a replica of the graf zeppelin, it was inspired by it. So this is a fictional zeppelin

    4 months ago
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    @Scorpii sorry! After a little more research I learned that their indeed was an LZ 127 airship called the Graf Zeppelin.

    4 months ago
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    You realize the Graf Zeppelin was a german aircraft carrier, right? Lol @Scorpii

    4 months ago
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    @Levihugs it is a mobile thing. the button to use guns doesn't show up if there are no active guns attached to the main structure. if a gun was attached to the main structure, you would be able to fire the ones on the planes.

    4 months ago
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    420 BC25XD

    thanks you helped me to build my own airship

    5 months ago
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    6,395 Scorpii

    @Levihugs it might be a mobile thing if your on mobile, works fine for me though :)

    5 months ago
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    1,570 donkski

    when the planes detach from the magnets the guns become unusable

    5 months ago
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    9,284 Zanedavid

    I too am building a blimp, but it’s been months since I started, I have no time lol. Anyway beautiful ship

    6 months ago
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    6,395 Scorpii

    @Mikey101234 lmao is this a good thing?

    6 months ago
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    4,279 Mikey101234

    I just farted and almost pissed myself

    +1 6 months ago
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    9,067 VChart

    There should be working instruments on the two little planes, and the camera in the plane cockpit should be set to locking on the orientation of the cockpit of the zeppelin, to help me find it

    6 months ago
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    9,067 VChart

    Anyone here succeeded in come back? youtube here?

    6 months ago
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    This panelling job is ungodly lmao

    6 months ago
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    Absolutely amazing.
    I might end up having to get around to building a zeppelin.

    6 months ago
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    Very Nice

    6 months ago
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    6,395 Scorpii

    @realSavageMan it was originally just a fuselage then I paneled over it

    6 months ago
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    6,395 Scorpii

    @PapaKernels Must’ve not seen you, sorry about that. But thanks!

    +2 6 months ago
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    29.0k PapaKernels

    Hey where was my tag? Also nice zep!

    6 months ago
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    36.6k Trainzo

    Very great build and beautiful screens .

    6 months ago
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    Thats pure paneling right? Impressive!

    6 months ago
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    42.3k Pyrrha

    The classic Flying aircraft carrier

    +3 6 months ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Amazing job! It looks great and super fun to use the mini planes

    6 months ago
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