Sent our first airship out for 17h last night to the 2nd zone, came back with 7 Bamboo Weave, one of the items needed to research more stuff on the schematic board. You need:
-Buy FC workshop (800k?), access from private chamber door
-Buy flight credit from resident caretaker in a housing area. Costs FC company credits (like FC buffs)
-Buy ceruleam tanks (gas); these are venture tokens basically. cheap, also costs FC credits
-When crafting airship parts you will need a party of 4 DoH (level doesn't matter) for turn-in process to advance. Arbitrarily.
You can make it hit multiple areas in one trip (up to 3), just makes it take longer to come back. At level 2 it'll take just under 24h to come back from zone 1 and 2 at the same time.
There is some kind of part capacity that goes up with its level so you can't give a brand new airship the best parts.
Can't check its stats mid-venture so not much else to say atm. Get that rolling so your tech tree can get up and running.
For those who haven't yet, this is the total mat list for your first 4 Bronco parts:
Invincible, the stage 2 airship type, needs Garlond Steel (60 bsm) and Cedar Lumber (60 crp), so those might be good things to focus.