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originally posted by: gariac
The resolution is pretty poor, but I think the spot near Tikaboo is the Range 61 target. There is a photo of it in the link above. That is a live bombing range. I've watched them shoot up that target at night with what I assume was an AC-130. The IR tracers make it look like they are shooting with lasers.
I think the south gate shot is at the old Range 61 gate. That is where they used to have a repeater. I haven't been that spot in years, but my recollection is you get there by driving on Mail Box Road and forgetting to turn onto Groom Lake Road.
It could also be this gate, but I didn't notice the security camera.
The shot they got of Groom Lake is decent. At least you can see some buildings. I can see this kind of video annoying the Groom Lake powers that be. I thought there was a 400ft AGL limit, so the 1600ft shots are a bit dicey.
With current technology, the video of the base isn't very impressive. But a commercial grade drone with a DSLR might catch something flying at the base. Well assuming they fly during the day.
originally posted by: Macenroe82
I wonder if the security at A51 would be able to detect a small drone doing a 1 way flight with a DSLR camera streaming FPV live back to the pilot. Its quite a distance. But my drone has a up to 5 km transmitter distance in unobstructed conditions. Traveling at 17 m/s, it woulnt take long to get some decent footage. To bad im up in canada or i would test this
originally posted by: gort51
Nice shots, shame it just seems to go straight up and that's it.
Perhaps someone could send one near the Nellis AF base where the "Charles Hall tall whites", have their base and launch pads.
Well documented locations here...........with maps etc.
How about it Tech Droners?
originally posted by: SpeedFanatic
a reply to: gariac
The link you gave works fine but I still can't visit your site. I haven't been naughty but it's really possible that I'm using the server that other, less gently people used in the past. I don't know it happened when I changed my ISP.