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Now, you may be thinking, "how can a balloon like that keep an equally sized ship afloat?" well, that's been my main problem when designing airships. To solve this, I've filled the balloon with a lighter than air gas(much lighter than helium) made from boiling a (unnamed, I'm not good with names remember?)liquid piped straight from the boiler into the balloon, when the gas condenses, it drains back into the boiler and is reused.







The balloon was a tricky bit, as it had to balance rather precariously on the mast, it also took about 85% of my tan pieces(the rest being base-plates and minifigs)

Do to the highly volatile nature of the gases, firearms are not used, well, not by sane people that is...

Because of the aforementioned nature of the gas used in the balloon, ship-makers take special care when constructing the boiler, in-casing the burner in an airtight locker. In addition, the exhaust is underneath the ship, to reduce the risk of leaked gases catching fire from a cinder. Some of the newer ships have a scrubber, a water filled sponge, lining in the exhaust pipe, to reduce the amount of cinders.

seen here is the boiler, and the crankshaft for the propeller. The smoke is drawn out the exhaust system by the displacement of air caused by the propeller.










Comments

 I like it 
  February 27, 2012
Excellent job dude!
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  February 15, 2012
Your wacky charm abounds in this creation.
 I like it 
  February 15, 2012
beautiful.
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  February 13, 2012
Pretty epic!
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  February 13, 2012
Nicely done!
 I like it 
  February 13, 2012
That's a good looking airship! I like how you madde the balloon.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2012
Really nice! Seems you've got the science of it all sorted!
 I made it 
  February 13, 2012
Quoting Duncan L Awesomeness!! Reminds me of a movie. The name of which evades me at the moment.
Perhaps you are thinking of the new Three Musketeers? Because that's where I got some inspiration. Thanks for the comments guys.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2012
This is great and the write up is great too! Nice work!
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  February 13, 2012
Lovely! :P
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  February 13, 2012
Awesomeness!! Reminds me of a movie. The name of which evades me at the moment.
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  February 13, 2012
Excellent! The boat design is superb, as is the steering wheel. Great work!
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  February 13, 2012
Wow wow wow amazing!!!!
 
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