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Loc ll (steampunk airship)

30.8k CrazyCatZe  8 months ago
Auto Credit Based on EternalDarkness's Airship Challenge CLOSED

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This craft is build for the Airship Challenge by EternalDarkness.
Thank you for helping me out on this one; you'll have to cover for the next few weeks because I am currently being shipped to Spain due to a highly unlikely accident involving a photocopier, a dollar note, and a quite inconveniently placed police officer.
Alright, first, I'll tell you a bit about the history of this craft. It is believed that this sort of flying machine was built around 150 BC (Before cricket), as a result of the 'post-Physics ' era, inspired by the now as ">:(" considerd book 'who is this newton person anyway '.Its primary use case has since been forgotten, although it has this curious thing on the back which looks like it might have been used to pull wagons, but it might just be to look important. Also, the intended usage of the tank-like bed is a surprisingly controversial topic. This particular Loc II has had quite the incredible past, actually. Look at the photos I found in the microwave (no, the microwave unfortunately, after just a very small, really not at all dangerous fire, isn't on the craft anymore):

Here it is, fighting in the war of cricet:

Here it is being refueled by an f-18, providet by the AcientAircraftMuseum

I eventually found this Loc safely parked in an abandoned hangar that looked like something big once smashed through one of the walls and left skid marks that led right to the landing structure of the Loc, but I don't think that it hit the Loc, as it only looked terrible, not horrendous. Anyways, I put in the essentials, took out the bones, and got the job sometime later.

Now let's talk about what you'll be doing. As you've probably already seen, you will be working as a gmazon delivery craft, you deliver packages to people withe an "gmazon-Peasant" subscription. Due to the low capacity and minimal maximum velocity, this craft is perfect for this job. Since you are only paid for every customer that changes their subscription to at least an "gmazon-Not-Quite-Peasant" one, your goal will be to deliver packages at very inconvenient times. Also, make sure to shake each box for at least one minute.

This is how you need to operate the thing:
So there's this fiery bit in this cylindrical one which gets hot to force that other, now steamy stuff through some sort of mechanism to turn something or so it goes, so you'll need to provide that hot thing with food. To explain this in simple, not so technical terms: shove that black stuff into the furnace and keep it hot. Inconveniently for you, I recently took a bath, so I took all of the black stuff out of the bathtub. But even with this limited fuel , you will be able to use this thing for quite a long time. Also, make sure there is enough water in the water tank. There is a number on the hose which tells you how many liters must be filled into the tank (to convert to gallons, simply press the green button at the station and devide by 3.785 in your head). Here's a technical drawing i made for you.

And make sure to feed the mice, as I am not completely sure that they aren't an essential component.

Also, I found this bit of confetti

I showed it to my pal Tom from the AAM. Here is what he had to say about it:

Hi Tom here, so let's look at this thing, this is a really terrific piece of history, like really cool. Today, the real purpose of the Loc II is forgotten, but whatever the purpose was, the Loc ll was probably better at it than the Loc I, although this is somewhat controversial as there are no records of a Loc I. Many take this as proof that there never was a Loc I, but really it's quite simple: since the Loc II is an improved-upon Loc I, why even build the Loc I in the first place? So the official history goes like this: some company goes, 'hey, let's build a flying thing that does (insert official purpose), let's call it Loc I.' And after a few years of the Loc I in service, the engineers meet again, and they're like, 'you know, there are some things we could change to solve (insert the problem which needed fixing), so let's improve this thing and call it the Loc II. Good thing we didn't bother producing the stupid Loc I.'. However the Loc II came to exist; it is known to be a reliable workdokey for whatever you throw at it, which is why they were so helpful in rebuilds after the wars. So helpful, in fact, that eventually, after some 40 years of solid rebuilding work with the Loc II, someone somewhere decided to produce these briefmarks. They weren't really a best seller because no one today remembers the use of these briefmarks anymore (the current theory is that they were part of a very primitive communication method). However, there was a brief time where it was considered trendy to glue one on your communication rock before throwing it at your desired interlocutor. So that is why there are some left. Tom out.

How to Fly:

-Make sure throttle is at 100%.

-Use VTOL to gain or lose altitude.

-Use Yaw to crab walk left to right.

-Use Roll to change the heading of the craft

-Ag7 to lower the craft from the floaty bits

Hopefully, this will help.

This is the cabin:

How to Use the Crane:

-Activate the magnet with Ag2.

-Use Trim to operate the winch.

Don't worry about actually rotating the crane; the crane will automatically extend before the winch extends when you put Trim up. Once the cable is fully retracted, the crane will automatically retract. If you want to pick up whatever is in the bathtub, it can help to put Trim down; once you do that, the magnet will be lowered into the bathtub.

-Make sure to use the whistle from time to time!

just to improve morale. The whistle makes its noise every time you change the state of the switch.

Your First Mission:

(optional, since the customer is too poor to afford a different subscription)

Your first mission is to deliver a package. During the mission, you are not allowed to exit the cabin. Dont worry about the view, just look out of the right window.

-Spawn at Yeger Airport.

-Deliver the package you see on your right to the top roof of the tower.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Airship Challenge CLOSED
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 40.5ft (12.4m)
  • Length 51.2ft (15.6m)
  • Height 29.3ft (8.9m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 1,172lbs (531kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 11503.856
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 170.566
  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1556

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1108
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 3,207
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    very good

    +1 6 months ago
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    26.3k Graingy

    hey wait a minute that's the house from home alone! I mean Up!

    7 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @Blueshift, thank you! really glad people enjoy it

    7 months ago
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    11.6k Blueshift

    fantastic work

    7 months ago
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    @CrazyCatZe
    it’s a good vibe

    8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @goboygo1, isnt it? I mean, newton is also just this guy, you know....

    +1 8 months ago
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    28.3k goboygo1

    I adore this! it's beautiful. You've completely abandoned reason in the design department, and it's fantastic.

    +1 8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @TheTomatoLover, my thoughts exactly

    +1 8 months ago
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    8,164 TTL

    @TheTomatoLover "h¬²©z¹h¢

    8 months ago
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    8,164 TTL

    I’ll leave this site when hyperloop uploads his last planes.

    8 months ago
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    26.3k Graingy

    "as it only looked terrible, not horrendous."
    omg me at my best fr 😎

    +1 8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @idk201011323, I recently read 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.' I love the way Douglas Adams writes, so I attempted to do something like it myself. Thank you for noticing, terrific!

    8 months ago
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    very douglas adams description, especially with the cricket wars

    8 months ago
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    26.3k Graingy

    I'll take that as a yes

    8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @Graingy, what do you mean by that

    8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @Graingy, tThank you so much, I spent a lot of time on the description, and I didn't knew if it actually was any good.

    +1 8 months ago
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    26.3k Graingy

    Also, did you commit fraud?

    8 months ago
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    26.3k Graingy

    This is one of the best descriptions I've ever read.
    Thank you.

    8 months ago
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    1,632 Ashdenpaw1

    @CrazyCatZe OF COURSE!

    8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @AshdenpawTG22, kind of,After years of lighter-than-air vehicle research, it turned out that the house from the film "Up" actually is a highly efficient design for a war airship. Of course, this inspired some conspiracy theories involving time travel and other main plot points from the Terminator films, but Pixar officially denied any rumors.

    +2 8 months ago
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    1,632 Ashdenpaw1

    In that photo of it fighting in the war is that the Up house?

    8 months ago
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    Excellent 10/10

    8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @spectre118, when the mission is over you are free to "chill out and pop some peps" on the roof

    +1 8 months ago
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    30.8k CrazyCatZe

    @FlyingThings, glad you like it and thank you!

    8 months ago
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    If I’m not allowed out of the cabin why does it have a chair above the cabin?

    +2 8 months ago
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