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  • #1313
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    Snowmeow
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    Searching for “artificial islands”, among a lot of sites that mentioned Republic of Minerva, Palm Jumeirah, Odaiba Airport and so on, i’ve found something interesting: Mega-Float. http://www.srcj.or.jp/html/megafloat_en/index.html

    In the site, it says that the structure of Mega-Float can be made in common shipyards and after towed umtil the desired place, where is later anchored.

    In these pictures, you may see the construction at the shipyard…

    …The towing…

    …Anchoring with a mooring device…

    …The assembling of the structure (In this case, an airplane landing field)…

    … And assembling done.

    Airplane landing field testing:

    Ready for testing!

    Other view…

    Airplane landing… Good! :)

    The GS Antenna

    Landing again…

    Exhibit of taking-off and landing.

    How about this?

    #11013
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    wohl1917
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    very impressive! Leave it to the Japanese to build Tom Swift’s “Ocean Airport”!

    < http://ocr.wikia.com/wiki/Oceanic_Citizens_Republic_Wiki>

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    I think that rough waves may be a problem against the Mega-Float concept. Nothing that floating (but strongly anchored) breakwaves wouldn’t solve. Once solved this problem, the Mega-Float may serve as an airport that may link the continent to the seastead platforms. To a casino, it would be a nice idea.

    #11038
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    I was thinking about something similar to link Rockall and Hasslewood Rock, to begin to build up an artificial island there. Could get quite sizeable.

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    #11183
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    Snowmeow
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    Here, some more pics.

    The landing field being assembled.

    Landing field done.

    Plane taxing…

    …After landing.

    Landing from the Pilots’ view. Nice!

    And a take-off. :) This was built in common shipyards and testes in Yokosuka Bay. It’s only fault: It was made of steel.

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    “A Dream you dream Alone, is a Dream you dream Alone; But a Dream you dream Together becomes Reality.” Raul Seixas

    #11381
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    Altaica
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    Snowmeow wrote:

    Nothing that floating (but strongly anchored) breakwaves wouldn’t solve.

    You don’t know much about break waters do you?

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    #11409
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    Snowmeow
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    Altaica wrote:

    You don’t know much about break waters do you?

    No, I don’t. I’m not an engineer, unlike the most of the people posting here, I presume.

    It was to I say “ballasted”, or “moored” instead “anchored”?

    Or did I say another silliness?

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    #11517
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    Altaica wrote:

    You don’t know much about break waters do you?

    Altaica, could you please explain?

    Eric Jacobus
    Office Manager / Communications Coordinator
    The Seasteading Institute

    #11520
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    Anonymous

    Snowmeow,

    There aren’t that many engineers on here. Most of us are critical thinkers, looking for a way to make a dream work. Self-educated dreamers, many of us are supportive and try cooperation, others are self-proclaimed experts that only bellow their one solution and irritate everyone else. I like my idea, but I can see how other ideas may, or may not be feasible.

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

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