Wes Collins
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  • Athens, GA
  • United States
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About Me:
Hot air airship designer and steam enthusiast
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Building 20' scale flight test model of thermatic dirigible using helium as lift for test.
Hometown:
Athens, GA

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Airship Colossus Drone Carrier Design is Complete!!

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 6:30pm 37 Comments

As you can see, my airship design has reached a much more advanced stage.  I will be constructing a balsa/lightweight plastic 20' flight test test model in my 2 car garage over the winter.  Once the airframe passes some tests not conducted in a computer generated wind tunnel then hopefully it will be on to building an even bigger one.  This finished Colossus will measure 160'…

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The Airship Revolution is brewing. Starting with UAVs

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am 12 Comments

Hello diydrones, my name is Wesley and I'm an airship designer. Most of my work is in manned thermal dirigibles, but I am also working on traditional gas lifted designes as well. There is another member here, Ahmed, who has inspired me to post my own blog on this sublject as he has developed a bungee activated rail-launch system for HTA (Heavier-than-Air) Drones which I…

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