Chukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2021 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
Saw a couple of recent photos of pilotless drones in the DB. So, are they now accepted? The thing is, I have a couple that I would like to upload, but I had thought they would get rejected for 'motive'...
Dlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 552 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW DATABASE EDITOR
After a bit of debate, we have decided to allow pilotless, reusable aircraft into the database. Right now, there is a tentative cut-off where only such aircraft weighing more than 1,000 lbs are accepted. Here is a preliminary list of acceptable pilotless, reusable aircraft: http://home.comcast.net/~anneled/UAVlist.html
Ghostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
Will A.Net reconsider the Lockheed D-21 drone? This was carried by the A-12 as project 'Tagboard' and later the B-52H as project 'Senior Bowl'.
There is just one photo which has been in the database for some years now taken by AirNikon yet my several attempts to upload photos since have been blocked using the ubiquitous 'Motive' rejection. I cannot believe that I have been the only uploader given how many are now preserved in the USA.
As a comparison A.Net was perfectly happy to accept the Gyrodyne QH-50C Dash which was a drone conversion of the H-50 flown from destroyers for anti-submarine warfare, being armed with two Mark 44 acoustic homing torpedoes.
The D-21 really was the Grandaddy of the current recon drones and, IMHO, as such deserves a place on A.Net.
Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2888 times:
Good to see some are being accepted now and if I remember rightly the one I had accepted in September 2002 was by Johan for its historical value. Much of what we see today becomes history all too soon and lost if sites don't take up the challenge to preserve all aspects of aviation. Of course the line has to be drawn somewhere and models should be left for the modeling web sites to record.