Victorian Airship


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Victorian Airship

  1. 1. VICTORIAN AIRSHIPA. Back Story Chosen theme for this Airship design is Victorian Era which last around the 18th to the early 19th century. The design is maintained to be simple, but yet unique and attractive. It has the looks of traditional vehicle in some parts. Moreover, it is also inspired by the style of fantasy vehicle and cartoony design. This is an airship for British scholars in that Victorian Era. The main clans will be in the main Gondola at the front while the others will be in the two ships at the back. Each of them provides a large space for passengers. The airship is the most efficient transportation to bring them to their mission trip destination. Its main location will be at the top of an old British tower with its moorings fastened to a point, so it will not fly away. It is constructed and operated by traditional and modern technology. Furthermore, instead of having fuels as the main power supply, it is powered by particles accelerator, solar energy, and steam engines. Its working system is similar to light air balloon, but this is a large one. Several engines are controlling propellers through the main panel, so that the airship will be able to be navigated. The envelope of this airship is using parachute fabric and the hard surface is made of riveted aluminum for aircraft.B. Order, Structure, and Meaning 1 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  2. 2. The first concept is to have a zeppelin. However, it is more appropriate to call it airship as it gives wider range of construction’s possibilities. There were a lot of ideas for this airship’s basic construction as it is shown at the above image. The main idea is to have a large light-air balloon with particle power which controls its rubbers back and gondola for passengers. Right image here shows several possibilities of those elements combination with different sizes and form. Further, there are more of important elements to be added, such as wings and propellers. In addition, it is important to keep the airship system in balance, but to have it too symmetrical can lead it to be less attractive. Therefore, image below shows some modification to break the symmetry. To have a bit of cartoony style into it, it is nice to have a unique form which is large in front and going thinner to the back as those at the most right of above image which was derived from the sketches left below. Then, the scope for the design possibility is narrower.2 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  3. 3. C. Form and Shape Instead of having a single air balloon, it will be more interesting to have some as those in the early sketch on top right image and play around with the composition again. There was an idea that the gondola does not have to be attached to the main body. It can be hanged onto it. Then, it can be functioned to reach onto something by just rolling out the rope which hangs it. Moreover, it needs propeller to break the compact structure, have more things to see, and also alter the speed. 3 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  4. 4. Above right image shows the upside down look of the previous idea and this is the one that was based on for the final product. The design process had a lot of back and forth went on since it is easier to do mix and match in Autodesk Maya and more flexible to do the details in sketches. Then, the final design is shown at the image below with further details development.4 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  5. 5. D. Details Power and Rubber Gondola Detailed Airship and EnginePropeller’s Power Detailed Props 5 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  6. 6. That is the detailed sketches from perspective view. Then, the following is the look and feel made in Maya.6 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  7. 7. Propellers Light Rotor Weather Radar Dome and Control Panel The largest one is the main riggid light-air balloon which has internal frames build in. Attached to it, there are two small engines with rotors and two big one at the back. To lift passenger, there are red gondola and two ships. Everything is controlled and adjusted from the control panel which is at the gondola.Air baloon Engines There are eight sets of propellers. Two largest one are at the back, they can be rotated 90 degrees at their center points in order to change direction. Gondola Ship 7 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  8. 8. It has two moorings, so that it can be tightened to stay in a place. One is attached to its nose and the other is attached to the gondola. Light Indicators Those blue glowing lights are the particle accelerators which have two outer rings. When it is working, these rings are rotating. In addition, there are some air Moorings valves within the golden rings. RuddersThese rudders and elevators alsofunctioned to grasp solar energy. Elevators 8 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
  9. 9. “The nose cone serves two purposes. It provides the point of attachment for mast mooring and adds rigidity to the nose (which encounters the greatest dynamic pressure loads in flight). On the ground, the inflated blimp is secured to a stationary pole called the mooring mast. The rigid nose dish is attached to the mooring mast. The secured blimp can move freely around the mast with wind changes. There are nose lines attached to the nose dish used by the ground crew to maneuver blimp during takeoffs and landings.” [Made How: Volume 3: Airship] This Airship provides some controls such as: 1. Valves for Air and Helium 2. Power Quantity and Pressure 3. Fuse Panel 4. Rudder pedals 5. Elevator Wheel 6. Weather Radar 7. Radio Navigation 8. Encoding Altimeter 9. Attitude Horizon 10. Moving Map Display 11. Air Speed 12. Rate of Climb9 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
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  11. 11. E. Bibliography Made How: Volume 3: Airship. (n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2011, from How Products Are Made: (n.d.). Retrieved November 9, 2011, from New Line Cinema: Appendix11 2D 5 Production Design Janice Tirtautama - 090332
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