A 1000w diy flashlight turns a drone into a UFO. It’s easy to believe it’d be able to beam you up.
Last year, we saw perhaps the brightest flashlight ever made, a DIY 1000W beast composed of ten different lights which can throw out a combined 90,000 lumens. How do you improve on that? You make it fly.
By Eric Limer Popular Mechanics 10-17-16
That is precisely what the light’s creator, a YouTuber who goes by the handle rctestflight, did and the results are pretty spectacular. The DIY rig is heavy so it takes a serious octacopter to get it into the sky, but once it is up there and turns on, it looks like something straight out of a sci-fi flick.
It had to happen, right? Once we conquered the skies with our now-ubiquitous unmanned vehicles, the obvious next step was to send them plummeting beneath the waves as well. But how far away must the one drone that can do it all be? The king of air and sea, perfect for voyeurs or extreme sports bros who don’t want to be limited to just the sky? Not far at all, if this prototype from Rutgers University is any indicator.
Dubbed the Naviator, this next-level footage machine is already garnering not just press but heavy interest from the defense industry, for obvious reasons. […]
WDRB News (Ryan Cummings) reports that Kentucky trial judge Rebecca Ward dismissed state charges against William Merideth, who shot down a drone flying over his land:
Merideth said the operator was violating his privacy and spying on his family, but Hillview police arrested Merideth for firing his gun within city limits and charged him with wanton endangerment….
[Merideth] says [David Boggs’s drone] was hovering over his Hillview property and he thought it was spying on his family….
Boggs testified that flight data showed the drone was flying higher than Meredith stated. But Judge Rebecca Ward says that since at least two witnesses could see the drone below the tree line, it was an invasion of privacy.
The mystery of unidentified flying objects has suddenly become much more complicated and I’m very unhappy about it. The cause of the additional confusion can be explained in one word: drones.
The remote-controlled aerial devices are showing up everywhere. …
The evidence pool is being polluted by an ever-increasing presence of small, sophisticated flying machines that are totally terrestrial in origin. It won’t be long before drones become the default explanation for every shiny speck or glowing orb that traverses the wild blue yonder. They also present an array of new opportunities for UFO-related pranks and hoaxes. …
A commercial airliner narrowly missed colliding midair with a drone near New York’s LaGuardia Airport Friday morning, according to federal officials.
The pilot reportedly had to swerve upward over Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in order to avoid the drone as the plane neared the airport. The incident followed several earlier instances of pilots reporting they had had lasers pointed at them near New York airports.
“The flight crew of Shuttle America Flight 2708 reported climbing 200 feet to avoid an unmanned aircraft while on final approach to LaGuardia Airport at about 11 a.m. today,” the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The crew … reported that the unmanned aircraft was operating in the vicinity of Prospect Park in Brooklyn at an altitude of about 2,700 feet. The FAA will investigate.
Witnesses in Canada noticed strange objects flying in the sky near Esquimalt, British Columbia at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the night of Monday, April 27.
Two of these witnesses, Brian Cooper and his wife Melissa, were in bed watching a movie when they noticed two unusual objects zipping through the night sky. The couple raced to the balcony for a better view. Although one of the UFOs quickly vanished, the couple was able to use a cell phone to record video of one of the objects.
UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)
As they explained to CTV News, the UFO was a circular craft that was “as being as big as a Volkswagen, flying like a drone, except much faster,” and had lights that “spun in all different directions.”
Veralynn Weaver, the Coopers’ upstairs neighbor, also saw the UFOs.
“I’ve grown up on military bases and I’ve never seen anything like that,” she told CTV News.
The witnesses say the UFOs flew over nearby CFB Esquimalt naval base. The Coopers suspect the UFOs they observed are likely some sort of secret military vehicle, but they also entertain the notion that what they saw could be “proof of alien life.”
UFO over Esquimalt. (Credit: Brian Cooper/CTV News)
“I have never seen anything like this in my life,” says Mr. Cooper. “I’m a very skeptical person.”
CTV News inquired with the naval base about the UFOs. Although the base declined to view the Coopers’ UFO video, a spokesperson from the base confirmed that no military flights took place near the base on the night in question. Reporters also checked with local authorities and were told that no UFO sighting reports were filed that night either.
To check on the done possibility, CTV News showed the UFO video to someone familiar with drones, David Carlos of Victoria Air Photos & Survey. He is of the opinion that the object in the video is a “Multi-rotar, electric air vehicle.” But he is also careful to point out that, purely based on the video, it is impossible to make a conclusive identification.
Although Mr. Cooper dismissed the drone possibility because he thinks the UFOs he observed flew to quickly, it is important to note that some consumer drones are capable of flying extremely fast and can perform incredible flight maneuvers.