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NAIA Observer (2010)
Get around easier, spy out your enemy, and attract all the chicks with this stunning and sexy hover-aircraft, the Observer!
About this creation

To celebrate the anniversary of The Brick Dimension's acclaimed NAIA Observer aircraft, a 2010 version of the popular creation is here!



Charlotte: “Greetings, MOCpages! Today I am here with Air Command Lieutenant Charles Gabriel Jeremiah who will be introducing us to the third generation of the magnificent NAIA Observer!”

Charles: “Thank you, Ms. Jetson. And please, just call me Charles.”



Charlotte: “So, Charles, tell us about this peculiar contraption sitting behind us.”



Charles: “Well, the National Aerospace Intelligence Agency has been much acclaimed for its two original Observer models. The one behind me is their most recent design, the Observer III. It’s expected to immediately supersede all current Observer models in operation thanks to incredible enhancements in design, technology, and functions. The Observer is a light, single-manned hover-aircraft that can be used by the high-class businessman to get to work faster, the handsome daredevil for an exciting show, or the military for high-tech, safe, and effective reconnaissance or scouting missions. Models are currently being developed for police forces and firefighting services as well.”



Charlotte: “That sounds pretty cool, Lieutenant – er, Charles.”

Charles: “Right you are, Ms. Jetson.



Charlotte: “So, why don’t you tell us how it works?”

Charles: “What, the Observer or the way I look so manly standing here with this pose? Oh, the Observer? Ahem, well . . .”



“. . . the Observer flies with the aid of two magnificent turbine engines specially designed for a wide variety of functions and flight maneuvers. The Observer can lift vertically into the air and travel at impressive speeds. The aircraft is quite large for being single-manned but justifies itself with its tremendous power and amazing performance. The Observer can be used to carry light loads or even tow small vehicles.”



Charlotte: “So what gadgets make the Observer so outstanding?”

Charles: “Well, compared to its predecessors and competitors alike, the Observer boasts impressive performance standards and maneuverability.



“Looking at the back, you can see that this particular Observer, designed for military use, features an agglomeration of all kinds of fascinating tools. The antennae on the ends of the “wings” contain radar technology as well as an abundance of sensors that give the pilot information concerning air temperature, atmospheric conditions, etc., etc. Our most recent Observer models feature special “discs” on the back, which are essentially radar dishes that also act as coverings for cool sophisticated technology underneath.”

Charlotte: “What ‘cool sophisiticated technology’ are you talking about?”

Charles: “Oh, I’m afraid it’s all top secret, Ms. Jetson. Military stuff, ya know.”

Charlotte: “Mm hmmm. Top secret. That’s what they all say. That’s why I never date anybody working for the military.”



Charles: “Anyway, allow me to show you how the pilot flies this baby.”



“The unfortunate pilot is strapped onto the Observer’s belly like a piece of bubblegum to the bottom of the lunch table. He controls the aircraft in very unique ways; for example, he makes the aircraft turn directions by rotating the throttles he is holding with his hands. He can perform every manual function by manipulating his hands and fingers on the throttles. Some functions are even performed by moving the neck. Yep, it’s a tough deal and requires a lot of training. If you ever get an itch flying this baby, you better not try to scratch!”



“Once the Observer is in the air, the engines rotate and the contraption leans forward to fly at high speeds horizontally. You might be wondering how the pilot sees where he’s going. Well, it just so happens he can’t. That’s why he uses a virtual reality screen on the inside of his helmet visor. Dozens of tiny cameras are installed all over the Observer and transmit an image to the pilot’s visor so he can see where the thing is going. The screen also gives information concerning the speed and altitude at which he’s traveling, any alerts or signals, and stuff like that. The pilot may turn off this virtual reality screen at any time to look through his visor with his own eyes. The software is so advanced that one can still fly the Observer at night or in bad weather. NAIA engineers are currently developing heat/motion detectors to install into the helmet as well. It’s pretty neat.”

Charlotte: “Does the helmet have an x-ray or laser-beam feature? I sooo would want one!”

Charles: “Eh, I think not . . . and wait, why would you want an x-ray-view helmet?”













Charles: “Okay, well, I think it’s time you’d want to see the Observer in action. As you can see, this incredible craft can fly nearly horizontally at high speeds. The engines rotate according to how the body is positioned to keep it level in the air, even when it makes sharp turns or even turns upside-down. Though slower than an actual airplane, it is much more versatile and maneuverable.”





Charlotte: “Well, that is indeed quite impressive! So, can you tell me some of the secrets of all the gadgets that the Observe hosts? Pleeease? It’ll enthrall the audience!”



Charles: “Well, okay. Here are two nifty diagrams that give you a general idea of just how fancy the Observer is. We’ll start with the basics (the green-lined photo):

“As I described earlier, the pilot’s helmet visor alone is a complicated little device (1). By seeing everything with his visor, he can control the craft using his helmet and various functions on the handlebar/joysticks (13). As for the craft itself, special vents (2) not only control the heating/cooling systems on the aircraft but absorb and filter air before lift-off to provide the pilot with a decent supply of oxygen in the event of high-altitude flying when the pilot would be unable to breathe through the air around him. Behind the pilot is a little container where the pilot can keep a small travel bag and a first aid kit. An extra chamber featured on military Observers can contain a hand weapon. Law requires all Observer pilots to have an accessible parachute, usually strapped onto the pilot himself or located directly behind his “seat.” The turbine engines (3) are specifically designed to efficiently manage a great deal of maneuverability through a great variety of treacherous atmospheres. The two engines (4) are not mechanically connected and can rotate at different angles to provide exceptional movement abilities. Because such actions are a little too complicated and require too much concentration from the pilot, the engines symbiotically function electronically via a computer brain inside the Observer. Special fins (5 and 8) not only provide extra lift and efficiency during high-speed flying – that is, functioning like little wings – but they contain special instruments to detect atmospheric conditions. Radar “rods” (6) contain technology allowing the Observer to transmit large amounts of collected data – as well as information concerning the Observer’s global location and status, plus allowing the pilot to communicate – to a base via satellite communication. Besides just radar rods, a much larger dish (9) performs the same job but to a greater capacity with greater efficiency. Underneath this large dish is the heart of the Observer: its computer “brain” that operates nearly half of the Observer’s in-flight functions without pilot control. Flying the Observer is simply too complicated to be completely handled by a pilot. With a combination of an excellent “brain” and efficient communication devices to base, the Observer can even be partly controlled by operators at headquarters. This comes in handy in the event of an emergency situation, as base controllers have the ability to shut off the Observer’s engines, perform a variety of safety-procedure functions, and even land the Observer if the pilot becomes unconscious. Speaking of landing, the Observer lands upright on a tripod-configuration of legs: two stout supports (10) and a specially-configured tail (12). The tail not only acts as the third leg but also functions as a vertical stabilizer, similar to a tail of an airplane. The Observer’s “feet” (11) are designed to be able to absorb tremendous shock upon landing and stay intact even on very hot or cold surfaces. NAIA even went as far as to include miniature inflatable flotation devices inside the legs that pop out in the event of an emergency water landing.”

Charlotte: “Wow, that’s pretty detailed! It’s good to know some people actually do research and design their airplanes and stuff professionally.”



Charles: “You know it, babe – er, I mean – Ms. Jetson! But that’s not all; we haven’t even gotten to the cool stuff found on military Observers! On to the blue-lined diagram:

“Otherwise used as an extra air intake device, the ominous nozzle at the top of the craft (1) – in military variations – contains a forty-pound V-shell canon capable of firing explosives during flight with impressive force. The normal air intake vents (2) previously mentioned, as well as parts of the engines (3), can also be customized to contain special chambers. In the event that an Observer is on fire, with a press of a button these chambers will release anti-fire liquid: a combination of water and other fire-inducing chemicals. Specifically for military purposes, extra radar technology – as well as magnetism and radar-frequency detection instruments – can be installed (4). It should be plain to see that an Observer, even an ordinary one, is a complicated and consequently costly little machine! NAIA military Observers contain a basic, unelaborated parachute in a special compartment in the fins atop the radar dish (5) that can pop out in the event of loss of control. The parachute is not intended to save the pilot’s life, as it is way too small and basic to make very much difference and all pilots are required to carry their own personal parachutes anyway. It is rather intended to keep the craft itself from acquiring excessive damage upon impact. When the Observer is used in reconnaissance and other secret military missions, the parachutes are removed altogether as they would only serve as eye-catchers. Once again, the radar dish itself (6) – and surrounding components (9) – contain some extra-fancy military-specific technology. I’m already ranting too much, so I won’t go into any detail. Special rocket boosters (7) can be found at the bottom of the military Observer. They are not featured on the commercial prototype because they are too dangerous for the common user. They are only used in emergency situations where extra lift-off power is necessary. The two “buttons” facing outward are floodlights – I guess you could call them headlights – that are featured on all Observers, military or generic. Special lasers cunningly concealed on the joints of the legs (8) can beam powerful lasers in the direction the Observer is flying. The lasers literally slice through objects they encounter. These lasers, contrary to common belief, are not considered weapons; they were installed in the military prototypes to cut through power lines, small tree branches, and any obstacle comprised of materials ranging from paper and cloth to thin wood to – yes, flesh and bones. The lasers are NOT featured on generic Observers, as you can probably guess.”



Charlotte: “My, Charles, you ARE quite a ranter! That’s all so cool, though. Thanks for showing us around, Lieutenant Jeremiah!”

Charles: “My pleasure, Charlotte . . . eh, Ms. Jetson. It is indeed a fascinating thing . . .



Charles “. . . just like you are yourself, girl. Wanna go out some night?”

Charlotte: “I---”

Doug: “Charlotte, dang you! What are you doing around this freak? I told you to meet me for lunch at Marvin & Monk’s Mini Café for lunch! Who IS this nitwit anyway??”



Charlotte: “Oh Doug, sweety, this is Air Command Lieutenant Charles Gabriel Jeremiah, a leading representative of the National Air Command of Islandasia . . . sorry I’m late, I was in the middle of the most exciting interview!”

Doug: “L-l-l-lieutenant? Charley Gay Jerry what?--”



Charlotte: “Doug, shame on you! He’s a military commander, you imbecile!”

Steve and Sarah: “Oh, there y’all are! We’ve been lookin’ all over for you nerds! What are you doing with that space-suit-wearing beef-head?”



Charlotte: “Guys, watch your mouths, he’s . . . oh never mind . . .”

Steve: “Doug, you need to come right away! Pittsburg Steelers are playing the Titans right now on TV; you’ve already missed an epic turnover!”



Sarah: “Oh, Charlotte, dear . . . you need to come too! JC Penny’s is having a sale on those outlandishly amazing maroon purses!”

Charlotte: “Oh gosh, it’s about time! We can take my car--”



Doug: “I’m coming, guys . . .”



Doug: “Now listen, Mr. Gay Jerry whatever-your-name is: you stay off my chick, you here? Lay a finger on any digit of her cell number and I’ll have your back broken in two so your face touches your butt!”

Charles: “Yo, dude, cool it. First things first: you’re gonna spend some time in the slammer for eight years. But, I want you to know I don’t need a girl anyway.”

Doug: “Well, you’re certainly not gonna have MINE! So lay off!”

Charles: “As I was saying, I don’t need any old chick. I’ve got an Observer.”



Doug: “. . . touchée.”



Be sure to pick up a brand-spankin-new Observer for your wife or boss today! Don’t delay; sales don’t last forever. Though your Observer can’t compare to the might of a NAIA Thunderpedo fighter jet, its versatility can’t be compared to anything!



The NAIA Observer. Better than a girl or a 4x4 jeep combined ever will be.

See NAIA’s original Observers: The 2007 Observer and the 2008 Observer.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 27, 2010
Excellent build with an extremely in-depth explanation. Great photo-editing too!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2010
Cool build and great photoediting! But I think I like the one on the shag carpet the best!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2010
Yeah, my legos haven't been available (college application, and work on our house) so I haven't been able to build that much lately, I'm hoping to start again soon, I have a few projects in my head, which I am hoping to build soon.
 I made it 
  December 24, 2010
Quoting Maxim Schupack Great creation. Merry christmas to you :). Nice fighter jet BTW. I'll be sure to order a NAIA observer for my Bday (sorry, christmas budget is all gone XD). I'm sure Nova airline can find a use for an Observer (or 2) for ground operations at Maxim International Airport. Anyway, enjoy your holidays
You too, man! It's good to hear from you.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2010
Great creation. Merry christmas to you :). Nice fighter jet BTW. I'll be sure to order a NAIA observer for my Bday (sorry, christmas budget is all gone XD). I'm sure Nova airline can find a use for an Observer (or 2) for ground operations at Maxim International Airport. Anyway, enjoy your holidays
 
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