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L. E. A. D. ~ League of Empire Airship Designers

League of Empire Airship Designers

ATTENTION:  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND ALL BYSTANDERS.

Location: Mother Earth
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Apr 7

About L.E.A.D.

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.

The motivation for this group grew out of the Discussion Thread Building an actual Airship Prototype (thank you Dr. Ironbeard).

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?

 

Discussion Forum

Big Ships

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by Captain Apr 7. 3 Replies

For the big dreamers amongst us.GO FOR IT!Continue

Small RC Models

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by A D Cruize Sep 15, 2013. 15 Replies

The first step for anyone who is serious should be to build a working model that is as small as practical. The small size makes many of the buoyancy issues more difficult.Continue

Aeronefs

Started by John Campbell. Last reply by John Campbell Aug 7, 2013. 8 Replies

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

Tags: Models, Helicopters, Verne, Airships

Business, Finance and Legal Issues

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by Captain Aug 6, 2013. 6 Replies

Much of the original thread was focused on these.Continue

Technical Challenges and Solutions

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by Draco Feb 23, 2013. 18 Replies

Try to avoid business issues and decorative ideas.This is about getting a payload off the ground and keeping it there.Continue

The Gentleman Explorer´s Touring Air-Yacht (prototype)

Started by Dago. Last reply by Dago Nov 19, 2012. 8 Replies

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

Medium Sized Airships

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by Dago Nov 18, 2012. 12 Replies

Something that might lift a payload of several hundred kilograms.

Advertising and Marketing

Started by John Kuczwara. Last reply by Jahred Tahara Sep 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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

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Comment by Captain on March 20, 2014 at 8:30pm
Comment by A D Cruize on January 1, 2014 at 10:25am

Excellent post, Captain!

Great video.

Comment by Captain on December 30, 2013 at 2:55pm
Comment by Captain on December 6, 2013 at 4:26pm

http://www.isopolar.com/a-short-history-of-airships-in-the-arctic/

A short history of Arctic exploration by airship. 

Comment by Captain on July 30, 2013 at 9:16pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jVS2AqD2I

A pull cord might have been comforting but remembering the key would have been best.  

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