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Mysterious drone swarms over Colorado and Nebraska, something smells funny

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

There is a branch of the Air Force that pilots drones from Des Moines Iowa. I will not say where that location is in the Des Moines metro because im not sure if even I was supposed to know, but I do know a person who is involed with navigating them. In my discussion with them they described the groups role at the time involved drone swarming. If i recall correctly, ordinary consumer grade drones cannot fly for hours, so it is very likely these in the news are not consumer grade equipment. Especially considering the estimated size too.




posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

I fly drones full time as a profession. I’ve consulted for DJI, Aerobotics (an Israeli Defense company) and Flyabilty in Switzerland, just to name Few.

Consumer lever drones, yes your flight times and distances are fairly close.
But Industrial level drones are a whole different level.
Aerobotics has a drone that is a tethered unit that will stay airborne for over 2000 flight hours.
With Flyability, I worked on their VTOL drone - currently unreleased.
Vertical take off and landing combined with a fixed wing, allows for flight times to be exponentially increased.

My Event38 fixed wing has a 90 km transmitter with a 2.5 hour flight life per battery.

My point being is that the drone tech doubles in complexity daily... on an industrial level.
Companies like DJI want consumers to think a 9km flight radius is the new big thing.
Then next year it will be 10km, and so on.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Chickensalad

Just because they don't show up on "a flight radar" doesn't mean they aren't planes.



Looks like he said they DID show up on radar, but no transponders so not identified as planes since all planes have transponder beacons/transmitters.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

Reading the comments on YouTube, it appears someone found that they are 5G Latency drones.
Flying the grid testing the hardware.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

As to how noise is perceived by the observer on the ground, it is greatly influenced by wind, if there is any.

It is a fascinating story though, and thanks to whoever posted it.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

Wouldn't it be ironic if drones could use swamp gas as fuel?



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: porschedrifter

Reading the comments on YouTube, it appears someone found that they are 5G Latency drones.
Flying the grid testing the hardware.


That does make sense, what you suggest. That is how it would work.

I'm against the 5G, but there is a new tower up here in my town, about a mile or so from where I live. So they are beginning to introduce it.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed



I know one guy in western neb was watching a couple of them and had a flight radar pulled up and the objects he was watching were not planes.


I took it to mean he could see them with his eyes but not on flight radar.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: porschedrifter

Reading the comments on YouTube, it appears someone found that they are 5G Latency drones.
Flying the grid testing the hardware.


I knew 5G had to be involved!




posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 03:54 PM
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Destruction of property afaik.

a reply to: KawRider9



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

The hovering pretty much proves they are not planes though. Helicopters are obviously able to be identified in both sound and visually.

But so are drones, they whine, especially in mass. These are officially unidentified flying objects until someone shows proof of picture or sees they are drones.
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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

That's actually crazy. Just researching this today I found a lot of new stuff that wasn't possible just a few months ago in drone tech. Crazy.

What's the top speed though on these drones? These people said they were chasing them at speeds of 70mph. With the larger drones capable of hovering (ruling out fixed wing drones) what generally is their top speed? As far as I could find they are not much faster than 30-40mph?

I'm just a lowly DJI Mavic Air pilot. Going for the test soon though!
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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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If these are supposed drones, its probably just DARPA testing their swarm programs where they been openly seeking to develop such technologies for several years now.

Either that or those NAZI's hiding inside the Earth with the dinosaurs are slowly making their way out in remote areas.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 05:59 PM
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The top speed is dependant on the AGL the manufacturer’s decide on.
The higher they go, the larger the area their sensors can map at once, but also the higher wind speeds that need to be combated.
The VTOL drone I was playing around with, was able to reach speeds of 150 km/hr.
It’s original purpose was to conduct large crop health checks.
But like I said, the tech is constantly improving.
I honestly couldn’t tell you a solid speed figure that can be reached.
Its all dependent on the drones intended purpose.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 07:51 PM
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edit on 1-1-2020 by filthyphilanthropist because: Irrelevant. Self-removed to avoid thread drifting



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 10:23 PM
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Interesting. Well the 5g latency comment is ruled out on YouTube. They would all need to be legally registered with FAA, 107 licenses and permits for night flying. The FAA has officially stated they have no idea who or what it is and they are working with the authorities.

Military also officially said it's not theirs.


originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: porschedrifter

The top speed is dependant on the AGL the manufacturer’s decide on.
The higher they go, the larger the area their sensors can map at once, but also the higher wind speeds that need to be combated.
The VTOL drone I was playing around with, was able to reach speeds of 150 km/hr.
It’s original purpose was to conduct large crop health checks.
But like I said, the tech is constantly improving.
I honestly couldn’t tell you a solid speed figure that can be reached.
Its all dependent on the drones intended purpose.

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:35 PM
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Okay, I'm still unsure about the "drone" label.
"UAV" would seem more apropos with their larger wingspan operational range - more like witness reports.
Military drones haven't been discussed....

ganjoa



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:14 AM
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originally posted by: Traptomisprime
a reply to: porschedrifter

Read some one on godlike said their probably looking for wep caches because they might be planning to take the guns away in those states.


Cant speak for CO, but knowing how they lean when they vote it might happen. But I can tell you, living here in NE, that wont happen and good luck trying it.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: porschedrifter

FWIW, Military always says its not them.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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This Colorado based drone company offers industrial inspection services.
Colorado Drone Inspections

I wonder if they are responsible for this.



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