History Main / ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines

6th Dec '16 1:06:19 PM Zef
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', in particular, features a world where commercial air travel is commonplace; it's definitely a luxury, but not so much of one that regular tourists and pilgrims can't afford it. Massive military fleets with giant cruisers and one-pilot fighters are also standard. And yet, having your ''personal'' airship is still a great symbol of freedom, accomplishment, and adventure, and Sky Pirates are idolized as rogue heroes and even role models for ''achieving'' this freedom, rather than regarded as dangerous criminals.
15th Nov '16 1:06:51 AM DatGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Because the game doesn't limit on what shape you can make your airships in ''VideoGame/AirshipsConquerTheSkies'', it usually results in this trope. Usually the basic design of airship with barebone essentials are big wooden boxes, lifted to the sky only by the power of [[AppliedPhlebotinum suspendium]].
23rd Sep '16 3:49:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[TruthInTelevision Actual]] aircraft in the early days of aviation, as well as many early unsuccessful attempts to build flying machines, may well fit here. LeonardoDaVinci deserves special mention for dreaming up many fanciful aircraft in the early 16th century (several examples below were inspired by his work). The trope likely stopped applying to RealLife sometime between WorldWarI and WorldWarII, as airplanes gradually evolved towards their modern form, and as [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} large rigid airships]] passed their heyday and fell into disuse.

to:

[[TruthInTelevision Actual]] aircraft in the early days of aviation, as well as many early unsuccessful attempts to build flying machines, may well fit here. LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci deserves special mention for dreaming up many fanciful aircraft in the early 16th century (several examples below were inspired by his work). The trope likely stopped applying to RealLife sometime between WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, as airplanes gradually evolved towards their modern form, and as [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} large rigid airships]] passed their heyday and fell into disuse.
29th Aug '16 10:40:18 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the [[{{Steampunk}} steampunk]] [[TheGloryThatWasRome Roman Empire]] that dominates the Roma Aeterna timeline in ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths'', the only native heavier-than-air flyer is the ''jactavolans'', an incredibly dangerous melding of Roman glider and Chinese rocket technology used for scouting and courier purposes. In game terms, you have to roll Piloting checks on takeoff (to see if the rockets explode) ''and'' landing (to see if you crash). All ''jactavolans'' pilots are state-owned slaves who receive both their freedom and Roman citizenship if they survive a five-year term of service.

to:

* In the [[{{Steampunk}} steampunk]] [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome Roman Empire]] that dominates the Roma Aeterna timeline in ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths'', the only native heavier-than-air flyer is the ''jactavolans'', an incredibly dangerous melding of Roman glider and Chinese rocket technology used for scouting and courier purposes. In game terms, you have to roll Piloting checks on takeoff (to see if the rockets explode) ''and'' landing (to see if you crash). All ''jactavolans'' pilots are state-owned slaves who receive both their freedom and Roman citizenship if they survive a five-year term of service.
18th Aug '16 2:34:02 PM NozzDogg
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the H'Slit tribes of Venus make sail-ships, gliders and sail-planes out of wood, bone and incredibly carved stone fittings. The largest are capable of up to a dozen Venusians. It is likely these contraptions only fly due to the immense heat rising from Venus's depths.
16th Aug '16 7:11:04 AM ScorpiusOB1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ideas of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Lana_de_Terzi Francesco Lana de Terzi]], an Italian Jesuitic priest of the XVII century deserve mention here. He envisioned what basically was a flying boat, where lift would be given by copper spheres with no air inside[[note]]The design would not work, beginning with the atmospheric pressure crushing the spheres[[/note]].
22nd Jun '16 6:56:31 PM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* On ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'', "Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure" is a two-part special featuring the latest innovation from Dinosaur Train Industries: a zeppelin. It doesn't seem to travel through time, but it can the characters places that the train and the submarine can't. It comes complete with its own catchy theme tune.
14th Jun '16 2:58:49 AM ProfessorDetective
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Anime/SherlockHound'' has many examples, the biggest of which being Episode Five: 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' where Moriarty uses a pink, Pterodactyl-shaped biplane as a distraction for a jewel heist and Episode Ten: 'The White Cliffs of Dover' concerning a rash of sabotages with the Royal Mail's air service to Europe and sees the return of the aforementioned Pterodactyl.



** The steam-powered, wing-flapping aircraft of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are beautiful examples, including both giant war-planes and small [[FlyingCar commuter craft]]. Eventually, the castle itself becomes an example.

to:

** The steam-powered, wing-flapping aircraft of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are beautiful examples, including both giant war-planes warplanes and small [[FlyingCar commuter craft]]. Eventually, the castle itself becomes an example.
6th May '16 8:59:10 AM Piando
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The various steampunk-ish aircraft seen in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''TheLegendOfKorra'' are generally pretty plausible, but Asami's airship is as magnificent as it is impossible. It looks like the offspring of a blimp and a skyscraper, being mostly made of glass and metal and featuring an excessively huge and lavishly-decorated bridge. Eight comparatively small propellers attached to the back half of the ship (via huge and ornate metal frames) supposedly keep the monster airborne.

to:

* The various steampunk-ish aircraft seen in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are generally pretty plausible, but Asami's airship is as magnificent as it is impossible. It looks like the offspring of a blimp and a skyscraper, being mostly made of glass and metal and featuring an excessively huge and lavishly-decorated bridge. Eight comparatively small propellers attached to the back half of the ship (via huge and ornate metal frames) supposedly keep the monster airborne.
19th Feb '16 2:17:03 PM Sturmtrommel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/{{Gigantic}}'' each team of heroes arrive on the battlefield aboard a winged airship and re-spawn there if they die in combat.
This list shows the last 10 events of 194. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines