Chukcha
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Pilotles Drones Pictures

Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:33 pm

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'...

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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:39 pm

They are aircraft and are therefore accepted.
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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:39 pm

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
 
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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:06 pm

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.

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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:55 pm

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.


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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:51 am



Quoting Ghostbase (Reply 3):
Will A.Net reconsider the Lockheed D-21 drone?

As the D-21 is not reusable, it was removed from the list. However, you can always sneak one in like I did:

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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:02 am



Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
They are aircraft and are therefore accepted.

Apparently, it is not that straightforward Smile. I posted a similar question about a year ago and received a flat "no".

Then I saw a couple of drones in the DB and thought that something must have changed. And as we can see, it did:

Quoting Dlednicer (Reply 2):
After a bit of debate...

David,
Thanks for your detailed answer. I have a few pictures of the IAI I-View; looks like it is not making the cut.

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RE: Pilotles Drones Pictures

Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:06 pm

Hi All

We've got some rule changes coming up. They are already in effect and they will be published shortly when a comprehensive acceptance/rejections guide will be put on the site

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