Sci-fi Novel - Underground City - Part 18
Tamra was appointed commander-in-chief by the council to replace Amara, who died during her last mission. Tamra was a technocrat executive who cared about information, considered intelligence a vital issue, wondering exactly how many robots and guided mines the tyrants had above. What was their production capacity? What were their strengths and weaknesses and, more importantly, what were they aiming for? It was also an important question whether there were any other robotic species, such as a three-wheeled truck, they had never been aware of their existence. The operation to remove the three-legged demons from the surface of the city should be planned taking into account the strength of the enemy. Tamra saw the expedition to earth as the will of her friend and former commander, Amara. Amara had sacrificed her life for this purpose, and Tamra had to finish what Amara started to do to bring full independence to the people of Yerşehir. Omay, who was initially abstained on earth expeditions, also began to believe that they could defeat the robots in time. She predicted that the numerical superiority was in Yerşehir. Moreover, Hader's recent rising popularity could only be offset by a victory against the robots.
After the visit to eastern Rome, Emperor Valens sent one of the three aircraft he used to travel over the Bosphorus. For this non-engine air vehicle to be able to take off, it had to be pulled with a rope like a kite. According to Dominus, the inventor of the plane, Emperor Valens was taking advantage of dozens of oars to make sure that he would float over the Istanbul Strait. Although some foreign officials claimed that Emperor Valens had made this gesture to mock the people of Yerşehir, Commander Tamra thought that this strange aerial vehicle could be used for intelligence purposes. Yerşehir engineers liked the wing and tail designs made by inventor Dominus. The wings of seagulls and the triangular tails of the fish were imitated and magnified. Wings were produced using the arms of many bats that were light and durable; the most critical problem was that the aircraft had to be pulled, which constrained the expected speed and efficiency of the aircraft.
Two electric motors and batteries were added to the plane. The propellers mounted on the wings would have produced the wind that should have hit the plane. The cells were placed under the fuselage of the aircraft, and the wheels were inserted under the aircraft. It was nice to see in the tests that the plane that was modified was rising from the ground in the Hippodrome. It was time for the aircraft to be tested in the open air, but some problems had to be overcome for such a test. It was clear that the wings of the aircraft would not fit into the tunnels that connect the stables to the Earth, so the mechanisms that allow the wings to be folded in two and to be opened automatically when they come out of the Earth were added. The other problem was more difficult to overcome than the first one. The emergence of any citizen of Yerşehir on Earth was dependent on the approval of the assembly and, given the previous losses, it seemed impossible to obtain permission from the Assembly on this matter. While watching tests performed in the Hippodrome, a puppy enthusiastically barked and tried to attack the plane, inspired the team. A mine attack destroyed cows and sheep in the stables, and the shepherd dogs in the city were unemployed, and these animals were released out of the gates of the city. But surely there were those who did not like the Earth and returned. Large shepherd dogs had a weight equivalent to adults, and their body temperature seemed reasonable to be used for testing.
As a result of additional tests in the Hippodrome, the aircraft with fine settings was brought to one of the barn outlets and pushed outwards. The aircraft whose engines were operated started to move on the plateau on the city with the shepherd dog. It quickly accelerated and rose to the sky a few meters before it fell down the cliff at the end of the plateau. From the camouflaged tower, which was raised from the surface of the city after the attack of the robots, it was understood that the plane was proceeding smoothly. As planned, the plane, raised about twenty meters above the ground and glided into the horizon, disappeared a few minutes later.
With the help of Dominus, the design of a new aircraft called Flying Fish in the armed forces hangar has begun. This name was given to the plane because it was similar to the Flying Fish pictures that Dominus brought and showed to the Yerşehir engineers. The aircraft was completed and tested in a few months, but the president of the assembly, Hader was opposed to carrying out intelligence flights. President Omay has taken full responsibility and applied to the parliament to obtain permission to conduct intelligence-driven flights around the city. In the vote, traditionalists led to the rejection of the bill, albeit by a small margin. It was argued that Omay could lose her presidency at any time. With a vote of confidence in Parliament. President Omay took part in the new tests in the Hippodrome to demonstrate her commitment to the subject, and during the trials, she piloted Flying Fish herself.