Steampunk Skyship for Real

I’ve been giving it some thought, and I wonder if it would be possible to create a steam engine small and light enough for a model RC steam powered dirigible. Theoretically, one could get a helium balloon specially made in the shape desired like the  promotional shaped RC blimps. I’ve found an RC gas powered blimp online, but thought it would be cooler if the idea was taken that extra step and made steam powered. Obviously, the weight ratio would have to be compensated for, but it would be really sweet looking if done right. The overt design features could be printed on the bag or, using a light foam structure, added as extraneous parts. I just think it should be tried. I haven’t got the space requirements for it right now, but maybe in the future I’ll live somewhere bigger than my NYC apartment.

Also, along those same lines, I think it should be possible to make a neutral weight UFO shaped dirigible and attach the props on the outside rim allowing for greater maneuverability; add some blue and white chaser LEDs and have a blast in Central Park. A whole fleet should be made and flown. If made big enough, the LEDs could be lined on the whole surface and be used to simulate all sorts of unidentified sky light shows.

Maybe it’s a good thing I’m poor…

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One Response to Steampunk Skyship for Real

  1. Popgun says:

    Hi, Jon;

    Regarding Steampunk, have you discovered Girl Genius? She can be found at


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