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From:     "A little fish in a big pond." <NSBOS0340@?????.?????.edu>
Date:     Wed, 14 Jun 1995 20:10:15 -0600 (CST)
Subject:  Re: LTA Airships
(zz Michael Reilly) writes:
> Another suggestion could be using normal air, but casting a spell on it that
> lightens it. That way, you could also use it as an air supply. (This is
> fiction so the air could be lightened). One problem is that a ballista bolt,
> jettison, catapult or any other weapon puncturing the air bag would render
> the ship stranded.

Of course, if the gas inside is lighter than air, then you could construct
the balloon itself out of steel - as long as the diameter was large enough,
the effective density would still be lighter than air (note! this would be
an awful big balloon!).

For that matter, if you can create a vacuum, and have a strong enough
material (perhaps adamantite), you could do the same thing and have a
smaller balloon.

and (static) writes:
> (snip!)
>  And one more thing.
> According to the way gravity works, wouldn't the "living section" end up
> "on top* of the ship?  I mean, you could put it on the bottom, but the gravity
> plane is reversed down there...

             /~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\
    <--     (                  }-
             \________________/
                   {____]

It would be on the *side* of the ship. Remember, the gravity plane goes
along the longest and widest axis. So the living quarters would have two
top sides, just like everything else.

Thomas


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LTA Airships    A little fish in a big pond.    15 Jun 1995 02:10:15
Re: LTA Airships    Eugene Shumu1insky    15 Jun 1995 01:32:56
Re: LTA Airships    A little fish in a big pond.    16 Jun 1995 06:56:13

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