The Pegasus . The Pegasus is a mightily quick and maneuverable airship of the late 1800's when the world's attempting to find new power sources and depends on nyldrolium, the world's lightest gas, and propellers to keep vehicles moving.
Yes! I'm finally adding once again! I'll include a full description of why I've been so inactive at the end. For now, enjoy! .
The Pegasus, an light-weight and durable adventuring vessel, used to explore the off-routes of the Pacific and Atlantic. Big enough for the Captain Horace J. Larstrea and his small crew.
The Pegasus is known for the discovery of the Wind Striders, a billowy, sac-like creature that seems to bounce across the clouds, and the finding of the species of a ten-legged, winged insect called the Decaricnia, a distant relation to the spider.
Here's a front view, yes, the horn is a little askew, as you can see, whoops.
This is the back, if you look, you can see some electrical wires leading from it...some sort of mechanism perhaps?
A close-up of the side. These are the windows of the five-man-crew cabins.
And this is one of the 240 horsepower engines, which regularly idle at around 110 horsepower.
This is one of the two ballast tanks. Ballast tanks are used for storing water, and add extra weight. When you wish to rise, you either slip more hydrogen into the gas cells, or you leak some ballast. You can drop by leaking hydrogen from the gas cells.
This is the fore of the ship, which is rarely used, other than lookout. But regularly, if you wish to be on "crows-nest" you can simply clip a safety harness onto a cable, and watch from the top of a gas cell.
Here we see the beacon, unlit. This is used to signal to the landing bays that you;re coming in for a landing. Flashing in quick succession signals a crash landing, while one steady stream signals a controlled landing.
Here's Larstea at the wheel.
Here's a failed shot at the perspective of the gas cells, sometimes called "nylrospheres", since they are round and contain nyldrolium.
Another, better shot. If you're wondering how to create spheres from plates and such, like these, I might be putting up a quick tutorial sometimes soon. Because sadly, I had to find out on myself. :P
Ah, yes, back to those power lines...I really wish I had some remote control lights, because the cords really got in the way.
And on!!! I loved the effect this had, I really like making electrical stuff.
Looks like someones charting the course in the captain's cabin.
The captain sometimes uses this small window beneath the stairs to survey the crew as he's either resting or planning.
And a close-up.
And here's the second little goody...Off
On! Yes, the propeller spins! I love it!
It spins a little faster than I would like, and it kept getting tangled up in those cables (remote controls, I need them bad) but both of the features gave it a life-like effect.
That little light is just to provide light for Larstrea.
The front yet again.
This is a metal mold of the head of Pegasus, the legendary Greek myth. Giving the ship it's title.
This is the only crew I made. There's no inside to the ship because the 4x5 motor takes up most of the space.
And this is Captain Horace J. Larstrea, the bold, adventurous, and excitable captain of The Pegasus.
So this is how it went, I made this, it took about a week or so to complete it, and then my computer was diagnosed with a severe hardware problem. It wouldn't even TURN ON. Yeah, I ran into my room slamming to door and had a tantrum (I'm joking). So one computer wasn't working. The other computer was the one my dad mostly used, but everyone else was allowed to use it as well. I could access MOCpages and such, everything was the same, except the folders, and how to upload the pictures. I had NO idea how to do that. After nearly a a week or two of busy school (AND being pretty sick with a fall cold for the last several days) I finally found out. And this is where that brings us.
So, I really hope you enjoyed The Pegasus , it was incredible fun to make, and create a history about. I was inspired by the book "Airborn" and it's sequel "Skybreaker". Both of which really motivated me.