Fall 2017-Spring 2018

This newsletter covers the work on the Jefferson Jyrodyne prototype and 1/10th scale drones from July 2017 until the end of April, 2018. The next issue will be the last of the series. Further references may be found on website, jeffersonjyrodynes.com.

I do some blogging now on an irregular basis on the website about […]

Ruminations of the Inventor

The Need for Steerable Ballistic Parachutes

All this quad/sex/octa copter crap is catching on. In countries with so few pilots you would expect a few colossal mistakes along the way, and we are sure seeing it with the new Chinese products being touted.

The mistakes are classified, but available to those that think it’s looking […]

Winter 2017

This newsletter issue represents the 10th year of publication of the Newsletter!

This newsletter covers the work on the Jefferson Jyrodyne prototype and 1/10th scale drone from the beginning of 2017 until the beginning of April, 2017.

In January, the Air and Space Museum was visited. The Army personal ducted fan is depicted below. The […]

Fall 2016 Newsletter

This newsletter covers the work on the Jefferson Jyrodyne prototype and 1/10th scale drone from the end of October until the end of December, 2016. While short, this one describes a major milestone – the rollout of the basic structure of the full sized Jefferson Jyrodyne on its landing gear.

The big news is […]

Spring 2016

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Winter 2015

This Winter 2015/2016 newsletter covers the work accomplished from late November through March of 2016.

Full-sized Ringspar

Work in the hangar is restricted in the winter due to cold weather, other than organizing all the parts and equipment transferred from Mathis Field in November of 2014. Setting up shelving and performing rust prevention have […]

Spring 2015

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2013/2014

Hangar Update The planning commission meeting on the Mathis Airport rezoning has been delayed two months; one for a lack of quorum during the holidays, the other for the Snowaggedon we had here in January. Engineering drawings for the dismantling and reassembly are well along, with the new roof trusses designed where needed for the […]