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This got me wondering about the RC heli self-build thing. Whats the chances of sticking a black triangular piece of material (card/wood/plastic) under a RC heli, all you'd see is a triangle and it could spin all it wants without you ever seeing the heli itself.
Originally posted by Allred5923
Very interesting vid. I was watching quite closely for approx. a dozen times to get a profile that would allow one to see some details, and I found one area as a possible vantage point of this.
At 17:30, the object tends to Vere off in an "Away From" travel of the camera, if you look at it with zoom, you can See control surfaces and what seems to be some kind of induction vents at the sides and the front point.
Occurred : 3/24/2008 22:15 (Entered as : 03/24/08 22:15)
Reported: 3/24/2008 10:22:41 PM 22:22
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Duration:30 sec to 1 min
Large triangular delta wing looking 10 to 15 lights not bright dull and dim it moved very fast.
I need to tell you about what I just seen at 10:15pm central time March 24 2008. I live in Sioux Falls SD and had just gotten home. I do not smoke in the house so i go out on the deck in the back yard to smoke. at night I'm always looking at the southern sky and looking at the stars when the weather permits.
At first I thought this thing was a cloud when I seen it out of the corner of my eye. But when I looked strait at it my heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. Then I thought it might of been a plane with no landing lights on coming in to the airport.
Then my eyes focused on it more and I thought it looked like a hang glider or a stealth bomber but this thing had a lot of dim blue/grey glowing lights on it at least 10 maybe 15.
This thing came in from the south east and swung in and up to the north it did not get right over head looking up I'd say it got to an 75 to 80 degree angle off the horizon.
I cant tell the distant but it looked fairly high up. If you hold a ruler out at arms length it was 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide from what looked like wing tip to tip it looked big!
From the time I first seen it to the time it faded away in the northern sky only took 30 sec to 1 min. IT WAS AMAZING!
I am going to work on some drawings of what it looked like and the path it took,
Oh yeah it did not move like you would think some thing shaped like a stealth bomber would it looked like it was kind of side ways.
Originally posted by EngTR
cx, this point doesn't really help much but, just to put your map insert into perspective of viewing it from above, you have to rotate it by 90 deg clockwise making the (current) top of the picture the east direction. But your overlaid points are spot on.
This is an ariel view of the dual carraigeway (yellow roads) titled "Milbrook Road West at the bottom of the image there. For orientation purposes, as you follow the road up the page, the docks are on your right, city centre is further along the yellow road.
If i can talk you through the image and match it with the video, it will show you why i believe this is the area in the vid.....possibly.
At the bottom of the image is the the red circle numbered 1, as you can see there is a pedestrian walkway/bridge which i believe to be that at 0:21 on the vid.
As you go along the road, on the left is the next red circle numbered 2. This is the turnoff for Freemantle, the signpost for which you can see is shown at 0:29 on the vid.
Then lastly, the third red circle numberd 3 is Freemantle church, just a couple of hundred yards from that turnoff. This i believe is the church at 0:36 on the vid.
The spire shape seems to match too, the Freemantle "Christ Church" is the one i'm thinking of below....
The sequence of these landmarks on the map, compared to the video, certainly seem to match, but as i've said before this is just a best guess nd would dearly love the guy to come forwar to put me out of my misery with the location.
Also, the concrete road sidings/crash barriers are exactly the same on the vid at 0:35 as you can see all ong that road if you zoom right in on Google Earth.
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