The Crossroads of the Aether
On 24 September 1852, Jules Henri Giffard flew 17 miles in the first passenger dirigible (steerable airship). LEAD is being founded on the 159th anniversary of this auspicious event.
For starters, a few discussions will be set up to help with organization. They will be very general with the intent of keeping the number of discussion threads manageable.
Here are a few "suggestions" for behavior: (Sair Blades, please treat my plagiary as a high complement.)
1. BE SAFE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND ALL BYSTANDERS.
2. Be excellent to each other. Impractical ideas have a way of inspiring other ideas. Constructive comments are welcomed - personal attacks are not.
3. Try to contribute to the Group at least as much as you get from it.
4. The purpose of the Group is to facilitate widespread success.
5. Can we agree to post values in metric measures?
This Group is primarily for Airships, in the form of Dirigible Aerostats, but I would like to propose a subcategory of Aeronefs. The Albatros of Verne's Robur the Conqueror (1886) was an aeronef, a brute-force helicopter of massive size. …Continue
Well it is true that we have been finding lots of people interested in this project we should consider doing some active recruiting at Steampunk Events. This has two obstacles to overcome. First I tend to find out about events when people post…Continue
Hello Gentlemen and Ladies of refined class and dinstinction.You may have read my initial comments concerning operational parameters in the L.E.A.D. forum (under the medium airship category) regarding the very real, and very serious undertaking of…Continue