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Author Topic: Skyship Model From the American Civil War  (Read 2599 times)
Interstellar Machine
« on: May 04, 2008, 12:28:58 am »

Anyone know where I could find more information on this interesting concept:

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 03:20:49 am »

errr....where we sit?

Very intriquing contraption. I await to more detail.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 04:38:19 pm »

Doesn't look like it could do much flying. Although, by the looks of it, the bloody thing could open quite a few wine bottles.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 03:48:20 am »

Cracking contraption, sir! Although I must say it looks rather improbable...

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 06:47:33 pm »

I don't know, if you could get enough force behind the Impellers it could work.
The force would be a problem though.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 05:48:45 am »

What a delightful aircraft, but I suspect it would have suffered from the same problem as DaVinci's helicopter design. The real challenge would be finding a steam engine both sufficiently powerful to drive the impellers and light enough to be lifted. Probably wouldn't work... Sad

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 01:03:16 pm »

It wouldn't work because the propeller design is inadequate to move large quantities of air. It works fine in denser mediums, but it is horrendously ineffective with air.
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 01:41:43 pm »

It looks more like a ground vehicle. The Russians built some with screws like this as ATV's got the links on the wiki some place.
Otherwise sorry can't help on this one
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