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Online OSHIROmodels

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »
Some interesting ideas chaps. Keep 'em coming  8)

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2018, 07:59:51 PM »
Am enjoying this thread.

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 07:32:55 PM »
I always thought they should be sails using the solar wind with some type of steam-driven propeller for adjusting direction/decelerating into "port"

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 07:42:03 PM »
I do like sails on flyers  8)

Always good to have different options as well. Maybe sails would be better for the smaller craft (no need for overly sized boilers etc).

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 12:31:17 AM »
Sails do give an exotic look, it's a balancing act between visually plausible, and the Victorian feel . Too far one way and you end up with the Cutty Sark bobbing through space.The other way and it ends up looking like a 60's NASA mock up.
I quite like the HG Wells way. Totally ignore plausible science looking bits. Liftwood and paint. No need for engine just  blinds.
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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2018, 09:04:00 PM »
Cavorite. You know it makes sense :)
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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2018, 03:04:51 PM »
My Martian Sky Ships are equipped with Ninth Ray Conversion drives for propulsion and liftwood hulls for athmospheric lift capability.

My British Skyship utilizes liftwood and a steam-driven propellor. My German airship uses Zeppelin hydrogen or helium gasbags and steam-drive propellors as they have so far failed to break the British liftwood monopoly. 

My still-on-the-drawingboard French Skyship will one day use steam driven helicoptere lifting devices and a steam-driven propellor for propulsion.
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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2018, 09:31:14 PM »
Pijlie, just to be clear, when talking about aether travel, we're usually talking interplanetary.

Aether was the Victorian science 'material' that was in space, and allowed the passage of light waves.

Space 1899, for instance, had something called an aether propeller.

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2018, 05:18:51 AM »
Ah. My bad  :)

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2018, 03:38:52 PM »
Frank Reade flyers.

Yes, I know they're properly airships but the look is so iconic. Besides you need those propeller lifters to get into space!

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2018, 06:01:49 PM »
 lol
I gave up trying to write "Cavorite" (predictive text wouldn't die on my old phone no matter how many times I screamed at it)

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2018, 04:51:14 PM »
Ah. My bad  :)

Hardly, more 'your unbounded enthusiasm.'  ;)

I dare say, I did not make the original post, and this may have been a worthy case of serendipity. Only James can so declare...

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2018, 06:07:20 PM »
I think I would go for gossamer sails.

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Re: Aether propulsion
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2018, 11:13:42 AM »
"Edison's Conquest of Mars", Garrett P. Serviss's 1898 "sequel" to The War of the Worlds" has a spacecraft ("The Ship of Space") with an electrical "generator" which somehow counters gravity and allows the craft to be propelled, presumably by the solar wind (although this phrase is not used), in the manner of a particle of a comet's tail.
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