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TRIANGLES with a glow on the front

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posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 05:36 PM
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very interesting sighting. i have nothing to add that hasn't already been mentioned.

if that's two Wichita birds you saw I'd be interested to know what airforce bases are near your location. and also could point that we have a robust capability in that birds mission.




posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Righteous Penroc! I soooo hope this turns into an 140 page epic of the sorts all the usual suspects are discussing.

ATS Aircraft forum=Internets kind of hidden jewel. Well, at least for people that only go to ATS, Reddit, and Cornhub.

Just claiming a seat.



posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR
And direction they were heading..Maybe navigation training or working with joint assets?



posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Reminds me of something similar seen in NC. Going north on 95 near Smithfield, flew almost to our right. Had two huge exhaust plumes, probably about 1 1/2 years ago. Flew in early evening about 730 pm, couldn't really make out details, but basic shape, edge & 2 huge exhaust plumes.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: Kirbykerbal

as far as i know there is no major air bases around me doing t.s stuff. they were un escorted as far as i could see, and they weren't moving overly fast just going along into the darkness away from the sun.

strange



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 12:32 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: penroc3
i saw a group(2) of largish flight triangles as the sun was going down. the way they were heading was away from the setting sun, but their front leading edges had a 'glow' is the best way i can describe it.


they were silent and had dual contrails.


any idea what i saw?


As someone mentioned before..Plasma actuator splitting the air in front to reduce drag is what that is. When cranked up to max they wil create a vacuum in front of the craft where friction is almost nil.


Thinking about it a bit. Suppose what you say is true, and that is a feasible thing to do. Suppose nextly, the plasma actuator was, instead of pointing 'forward' from the nose of the craft, turned more upward above the craft, creating a low pressure zone immediately above its hull. Wouldn't then that function as, literally, suction?

And what else floats? A duck! So if it has a net weight no more than a duck....



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 12:44 AM
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originally posted by: mbkennel

originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: penroc3
i saw a group(2) of largish flight triangles as the sun was going down. the way they were heading was away from the setting sun, but their front leading edges had a 'glow' is the best way i can describe it.


they were silent and had dual contrails.


any idea what i saw?


As someone mentioned before..Plasma actuator splitting the air in front to reduce drag is what that is. When cranked up to max they wil create a vacuum in front of the craft where friction is almost nil.


Thinking about it a bit. Suppose what you say is true, and that is a feasible thing to do. Suppose nextly, the plasma actuator was, instead of pointing 'forward' from the nose of the craft, turned more upward above the craft, creating a low pressure zone immediately above its hull. Wouldn't then that function as, literally, suction?

And what else floats? A duck! So if it has a net weight no more than a duck....


What kind of a duck, European or African?



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: Forensick

Don't know, what is this plasma duck?
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posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: Forensick

the real question is what is the average airspeed velocity of a plasma duck



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 03:45 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Shouldn't that plasma duck be glowing purple?..



posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: mbkennel

originally posted by: yuppa
As someone mentioned before..Plasma actuator splitting the air in front to reduce drag is what that is. When cranked up to max they wil create a vacuum in front of the craft where friction is almost nil.


Thinking about it a bit. Suppose what you say is true, and that is a feasible thing to do. Suppose nextly, the plasma actuator was, instead of pointing 'forward' from the nose of the craft, turned more upward above the craft, creating a low pressure zone immediately above its hull. Wouldn't then that function as, literally, suction?

And what else floats? A duck! So if it has a net weight no more than a duck....


I would like to think about this a bit more from a physics perspective.

First consider a plasma device that just "pushes air out of the way", say to reduce drag. Well, if that device is mounted on your airplane, then ultimately the force required to push that air out of the way is transferred to your plane, right? If you push air out of the way, whether it's by your fuselage or by an EM field, you feel the corresponding push-back.

So this would not seem to reduce drag much... Well, it could reduce or eliminate turbulences and allow you to control / remove the boundary layer, so there's a drag reduction, but you can't get out of the fact that you're pushing air out of the way, one way or the other.

Now, could you have (say) a blimp, and some EM device that evacuates the air above, creating a partial vaccuum and enhancing your buoyant lift? I guess I don't see a problem with that.

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posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: clay2 baraka

i think you can get different colors with different energy levels and mixes of gases being ionized, natural or pumped



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