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Author Topic: Noah's Ark Airship - Design phase/Build phase/Finalizing/DONE  (Read 2071 times)
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« on: May 29, 2016, 11:19:06 pm »

Time to build another airship.  I have been wanting to build Noah's Ark as an airship.  I have been collecting animal pairs of the correct scale.

I am torn between two design concepts.  Any input would be appreciated.

1: Relatively simple gas bag with the ark hanging below the gas bag

2: The gas bag is the ark.  Small gondola for control

Either way there will be a loading ramp and deck areas for some animals.  Probably a window or opening to see inside to see more animals.

Hope to start in a few days as soon as I finish some custom builds I have been working on.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 06:35:56 am »

Use the gas bag as the ark.  Use Helium in the gas bag, it should give the animals some very  interesting sounds!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 07:11:13 am »

Cut out windows, frame them the contour off the air tank.
Hinge it and fill with detail.
Don't swamp your design(s)

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 08:49:00 am »

I like both ideas...so I'm no help there.
     I'll be following this thread.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 09:40:07 am »

Could you stretch to two gasbags, with a large open ark strung between them, giving a feeling of very heavy cargo?

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 02:33:31 pm »

Interesting^
and possibly Huge!
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 03:10:58 pm »

Could you stretch to two gasbags, with a large open ark strung between them, giving a feeling of very heavy cargo?

HP

I love this idea! please considder it Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 08:27:21 pm »

The double bag idea sounds great. For the accommodation, what about multiple decks to e.g. separate the carnivores from the herbivores?

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 03:44:08 am »

I have been wanting to do a double bag airship and have already required two suitable tanks that are close enough, but they are smaller overall than the big tanks I have used.  Important that I keep in the same scale as the other airships, especially because I have also acquired animals of the right scale.  To build an airship with two of the big gas bags would be too BIG. At some point in the future, I will definitely build a two gas bag ship.

The multi deck idea is great.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 02:49:35 am »

FInally hope to start this tomorrow.  Any last thoughts?

Thanks.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 03:24:58 am »

I like the gondola ark idea.

Doesn't matter which way, it'll be brilliant, as usual!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2016, 04:58:06 am »

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God spells out to Noah the dimensions of the ark: 300 cubits by 50 by 30. Using the longer "Egyptian royal cubit" of 529mm, this works out at 158.7m long by 26.45m wide by 15.87m high (520 feet 8 inches long by 86 feet 9.3 inches wide by 52 feet 0.8 inches high).

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 05:45:47 am »

I like the gasbag separate from the cargo hull. 
I picture giraffes sticking their heads out the window, and birds, snakes, monkeys, and other animals climbing around on the outside.

If you were to put a figurehead on an ark, what would it be?  Angel with a thunderbolt?
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2016, 08:27:03 am »

I like the hanging below the gas bag as well. It seems more primitive, which suits better an ancient story.
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2016, 04:31:42 pm »


If you were to put a figurehead on an ark, what would it be?  Angel with a thunderbolt?

that sounds like a really cool idea
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2016, 01:55:44 am »

Thanks for all of the input.  I am going with a the gondola being the ark.  It will have several levels and will open up to reveal some of the inside.  Over the last couple of days, I got a good start on the hull and first decks.  Some camera problems, so you will have to wait for images.

Thanks again for the input.
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2016, 08:14:23 am »

Look forward to you getting your camera sorted.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2016, 09:25:37 am »

Look forward to you getting your camera sorted.

Same here, I do like a Maets airship or two!
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2016, 06:02:27 pm »

Fortunately, the camera seems to be fine today.  Here is the beginning of the hull for the ark.









You can see the loading ramps and several stalls. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2016, 05:21:24 am »

Looking good, Maets! Love the ramp.
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2016, 07:20:50 am »

Anyone still making popcorn around here?
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2016, 12:43:36 pm »

Many thanks to the south side of the planet.  

Here are three more pictures.  Bow rails added, rusting of shiny metal to unify appearance.  Cabin created.  Note, the cabin lifts off to reveal insides. Top of cabin will slide back to reveal the details in it.





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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2016, 02:34:24 pm »

I've got some, selected - help yourself!

Loving this Maets! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2016, 04:37:00 pm »

Many thanks!

Working on the gas bag today.  There will actually be three bags to provide the needed lift for all of the animals.  One large and two smaller ones.
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 06:36:24 am »

This is Looking to be a Major League Project! Hope to see More, this Sounds like a Top Notch,Cool,make someone Jealous,Epic Build! Good Luck & Stay Cool Cool Cool Cool
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