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Im writing a book about drones so I can dispell the *fear* from a public and gov that knows nothing about it

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gaver Jul 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Iv covered history, i want to cover safety, what its capable of (good and bad), ramifications, ect... if there is something you feel is important and may be catagorized in this id love for someone to…Continue

causes-how can we help the world?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emery c. Chandler Jan 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The following topic is to discuss how we can use our drones for the good of other people. ideas rang from fighting crime, search and rescue, ect...  any ideas or topics can be started here.Continue

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so im new to the blimp process and im confussed on the outdoor envelope material

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Apr 8, 2013. 4 Replies

so iv been making plans on first building an outdoor blimp thats just very simple. iv heard of polyeurothane and iv heard of a pvc laminated fabric...where does one get this stuff? how much does it…Continue

looking for good blimp materiel for an ACUAV

Started Dec 27, 2012 0 Replies

so iv go a design on the table to create a sturdy, high endurance uav blimp thats an airborn aircraft carrier for MAV's and small drones. Iv got multiple ideas but I really need ideas for materiel.…Continue

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Emery c. Chandler left a comment for FRANCIS NELSON HENDERSON
"so wow i did not kow it was an old model in a way, wow. thanks for the reply and info- iv been working on a model visually similar for a long time, but I currently lack the resources needed to cut the balsa. I appreciate the response! Fair flying…"
Nov 15, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on F. C. Bearsch "Tearig"'s blog post Focusing 100% Digi-DNA development on UAVs/Drones/and all Remotely Piloted Vehicles
"very cool, im curiouse to your landing gear, your rendering does not show it- or maybe it does and im not seeing it. Looking forward to your product!"
Nov 15, 2014
FRANCIS NELSON HENDERSON left a comment for Emery c. Chandler
"2013-12-22_BlueBird_Dimensions.pdf Hi Emery,  The model airplane you asked about is made of balsa with some Plywood hard points and epoxy-fiberglass skin strength added in the wing-motor-landing gear areas.  The fuselage construction is…"
Oct 19, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on Kei Takahashi's photo

While HIEN is flying

"aahh the famous vrill. electromagnetism to fly ( supposedly)"
May 18, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Paper-thin Arduino for a DIY blimp
"wicked cool, I love this!"
Apr 22, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on BirdsEyeView Aerobotics's blog post Introducing the FireFLY6!
"beyond awesome!"
Apr 12, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on CliffN's photo

2014-03-15 20.47.42

"aircraft frame?"
Mar 17, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post Breaking News : The Black Ops Drone is on AIR and it's Sexy :)
Mar 10, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on Harry Arnold's video

Detroit building fire at East Ferry Avenue and Chene - Detroit Drone aerial video

"I dont mean to be a downer and all, your fantastic at flying.  But I would have choosen another time and place to fly, not during an emergency operation, and would never fly through power lines . Its just not safe. "
Mar 9, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on Andrew Ferrara's photo

UAS Technology Club - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

"embry huh? I was accepted to that college, I was going to go AE, but just did not have the funds to do so. Enlisted instead, but with in the next two years im going to try again. "
Mar 7, 2014
Emery c. Chandler replied to M. Danner's discussion Which UAV system to go with? in the group Agricultural UAVs
"something that will help lower your cost is using a foamboard airplane, its light, rigid enough, if wrecked simple to build again and would allow you to learn your platform before making the other one with the expensive gear.  You need…"
Mar 6, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on wayne garris's blog post Camera bay doors coming soon for techpod.
"now thats cool, very impressed"
Mar 5, 2014
Emery c. Chandler replied to Aaron Harris's discussion Need help choosing airframe for a UAV/ surveillance airplane or multi-rotor
"Over an hour? thats a "holy smokes batman" kind of crazy but lets try. first, you want it for surveillance, hobby drones are not good for surveillance as we dont have an imaging system thats good enough to be used for operation and…"
Mar 1, 2014
Emery c. Chandler replied to Josh's discussion Rookie needs advice
"Hi I am very familiar with experimental airlines (love his videos). Now iv only built one plane of his and Iv never hooked up arduno or anything but what I can say is your math seems right. Now with that said the other half of this equation is how…"
Mar 1, 2014
Emery c. Chandler commented on X-Winder's blog post Drones Exercise for Smuggling into W-Va Prison
"an aerostat would work as a great counter measure get an FAA permit to strap flare cartilages to them with an aiming device. But must be FAA approved first and only used by the prison."
Feb 28, 2014
Emery c. Chandler replied to Will's discussion I'm a cop and need help making a drone, as well as some info
"they can be, for sure dont fly over large crowds, you can get cut up, but thats the norm in all rc or drone vehicles."
Feb 25, 2014

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About Me:
I do rc, want to do fpv and larger scale drones. I am an amateur aircraft designer with several textbooks and a RDS Software.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
my squadron came to me one day and told me they wanted a SAR UAV. It was to be a cross between a U-2 reaper and a A-10. In the end there were two designs. The FAA's regulations prevented us from building it. Now im working on a long range,cheap, crash resistance, easy to replace cargo carrier. I want it to be able to fly 5 miles parachute a 14 oz bottle of soda and fly back. Iv got other stuff in the mix, some really good ideas, others...not so much but im stubborn.

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Old History with new twists: lessons from world war two for drone cargo concepts

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:00pm 11 Comments

I taught History for my cadets In civil air patrol for all four years of High school, and I did do some teaching on the subject of how the Army used transport gliders. Back in the Day the Army made several gliders that could be towed by DC-10's,  piloted by an Army Airborne officer or sergeant, land on rough terrain at the same time as others, take punishment, and be…


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At 5:45pm on January 26, 2013, Robert Coleman said…
Well they are blue and I had the place that prints all the stuff on the city police cars print them for me. They could not get the details I wanted in the Badge but the rest was great are you wanting to fix one like that. If so I have an extra set of decals I can send you but they do not have the sparkles in them. They are blue.
At 7:41pm on October 19, 2014, FRANCIS NELSON HENDERSON said…


Hi Emery,  The model airplane you asked about is made of balsa with some Plywood hard points and epoxy-fiberglass skin strength added in the wing-motor-landing gear areas.  The fuselage construction is simple on a flat table top, however the wing was built on a custom made gig.  The  dimensions are attached.  A Clark-Y airfoil could be a better choice the the symmetrical air foil I used.

Following is a link to the full photo after conversion from Veco .61's to electric power.  It has plenty of power at 18.5 Lbs and still flies very nicely.

Photo of Pilot and plane after 40 years

Photo of landing approach

Youtube Mission Planner screen capture of flight

The airplane originally flew in 1974 at Vandenberg Air Force Base where I carried up an Air Weather Service Radiosonde - photos seen:

Link to Photo 1

Link to photo 2

Link to photo 3.

Best Wishes,


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