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The Flying Airport
This is the Flying Airport. It was built not for fun but rather to serve as a prototype for the upcoming Garret Morgan Sustainable Transportation competition in Washington D.C. It has a 100 stud wingspan, and is 44 studs long.
About this creation

An artistic shot of the engines. There will be 64 Liquid Hydrogen powered engines (32 per wing) which will keep this plane flying in the stratosphere. The liquid hydrogen comes from methane, which will come from the nearby air. Methane is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen. The hydrogen will be converted to liquid hydrogen. And the collected methane will cut down on green house gases.


A view from the front. Visible is dual runways and the cockpit.


The roof removed, showing off the interior of the landing/hanger bay.


Some more shots of the hanger bay.


And yet more.


Alright, this is the atrium. I got the idea of putting one inside the plane for two reasons: 1) It will serve as an amenity, retail, and hotel area for the 6000 passengers. 2) The atrium's plants will serve as the primary source of oxygen for the aircraft.


The back of the aircraft, showing the two runways. Not a good picture, but eh.


This is a good picture to explain those two black things on the wings. They are not the result of low parts. They are, in fact, representative of the two, 3000ft long solar panels on the wings. Everyday, the Earth is hit with 17 petawats of energy from the sun. That is roughly 17 quadrillion wats of electricity. I decided to harness this energy as the main power source for the plane. These solar panels alone will produce 1.5 petawats of energy, or 1.5 Quadrillion wats.
















































Ah yes, so we found our results. And we tied for third place with another team that came from my hometown.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 12, 2013
Another cool vehicle... Keep them coming!
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  September 8, 2013
This is such a cool idea. A minifigure scale one would be awesome! (No pressure)
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  July 25, 2013
Awesome!
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  July 25, 2013
Interesting concept...
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  July 15, 2013
Cool idea!
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  July 11, 2013
I really love what you do with those ships! it s like you have an engineer perspective on it s design, very realistic! you push the genre so much further! star trek indeed!
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  July 8, 2013
Interesting concept.
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  July 6, 2013
Great idea !
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  July 6, 2013
Great! I love the wing shape!
 I made it 
  June 14, 2013
Quoting Scott Bertaut Wow, I wish I had known about this contest! A really sweet MOC, though those covered runways look a little tricky to land on. Nice details on the interior too, not many people bother with that at microscale. If you live in DC then do you go to Brickfair? If not you should, it is really fun!
Thanks for the comment. The runway was built that way solely for the texture and look; I could have very easily tiled the whole thing. I, unfortunately, do not live in DC. Yeah, what? When I went to this competition, I had to carry this model, ironically, on an airplane, and it wasn't easy, even with the modular wing construction.
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  June 13, 2013
Wow, I wish I had known about this contest! A really sweet MOC, though those covered runways look a little tricky to land on. Nice details on the interior too, not many people bother with that at microscale. If you live in DC then do you go to Brickfair? If not you should, it is really fun!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2013
Quoting Sam Sanister Definitely an interesting concept. I wonder how many planes could fit in it.
Our (my team's) estimate, using the space available, suggests that around 6-8 aircraft can be facilitated comfortably at one time.
 I made it 
  May 21, 2013
Quoting Christian Bish Now that is a BIG Aircraft, Love the atrium. what is the largest passenger Plane that can fit in it?
As big as it is, it can't really fit, say, a 747. So I would say the largest aircraft that could land on board would be a Boeing 737; it fits inside the area, and can land in the 6,000ft available in the Flying Airport.
 I like it 
  May 21, 2013
Now that is a BIG Aircraft, Love the atrium. what is the largest passenger Plane that can fit in it?
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  May 20, 2013
Definitely an interesting concept. I wonder how many planes could fit in it.
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  May 20, 2013
Very creative! I love the atrium! Great job!
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  May 20, 2013
This is really nice! Amazing job!
 I made it 
  July 27, 2012
Quoting f-22 raptor Very interesting. I like it alot. 8/10
Thanks!
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  July 26, 2012
Very interesting. I like it alot. 8/10
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  February 21, 2012
Awesome!!! It's so BIG!!!
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  February 20, 2012
Nicely done! love the park on top. Hope you do well at the competition!
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  February 19, 2012
sweet idea! it's really sleek!
 
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