posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 05:14 PM
Sorry, I did not get to read the whole thread. Please forgive me if someone else posted something similar.
I was at the park a few weekends ago. It was not windy & the sun was out. Beautiful day. There is a huge open grassy space with an equally huge
In the parking lot there were people doing nose-wheelies and various other tricks on speed bikes. All very cool.
We just returned to the car from riding our bikes. In front of us, this dude was starting up a remote-control helicopter. It was about 9-10 feet long
& had a blade rotation like what one would see on news choppers. The tail had the controller blade spinning. It took off rather quickly and went
pretty high next to immediately. It was brought down just as fast. He did tricks at heights within 50-300 feet.
I was astounded at what this thing could do.
The guy driving is a pro. I was seeing this thing do things that copters should not be able to do. Flying upside-down, flying SIDEWAYS. Going full
blast - nose dive and then pull up at the very last second. He was doing loop-de-loops - forwards and backwards! This thing was fast.
With the motor bikes close by, I could not tell if this thing was electric or gas powered. Too much background noise.
The thing looked very very real. Exactly like a news copter. Blue, with white markings. About the size of a mini-van in length, and maybe 4-5 ft high.
If there was any passenger alive such as mouse, dog, monkey, ant, human, whatever, I'm quite sure it could not survive the kinds of stunts this thing
was pulling. The tight turning radiuses combined with the large G-forces - would snap any observer's neck - and definately kill any occupants. This
was like watching a hockey game in the air. That's how fast this thing was able to move. Highly impressive.
The control of this thing was very precise. Granted the "driver" was not that far away and was able to see the thing at all times. It came as close
as 25-50 ft, and went off as far as 1 and a 1/2 football fields.
I personally saw this together with my 13 year old son. We stood there in amazement for about 5 minutes, then we had to leave to go home. Of course,
neither I nor my son thought to take video with our cell phones.
I think this guy's hobby is way cool. Given what I saw, it must be expensive to support. I also thought of the lethality (is that a word?) of this
thing should it crash, run astray or simply land on someone's head.
I'm not saying this is what the OP saw, but it can explain the "un-natural" manouvers that were portrayed in the OP's encounter. What I saw was