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Old Nov 03, 2007, 07:52 PM
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36" USAF UFO Video at NIGHT

As the title says. This video was shot this evening. Enjoy
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 08:37 PM
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nice...
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Scary!
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 02:04 PM
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Thanks guys. It was a fun project. I can not begin to explain how much cooler and brighter it is in real life. When this thing flys over you, it casts a large spot light on you. If you look up when it is over you, it temporarily blinds you.
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 06:42 PM
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How high do you estimate your UFO's altitude to have been?
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 06:45 PM
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This is my first night flyer that was maidened at a field with trees, powerlines, a school . I did not get it too high at all. Nov 17 we are having a fly-in at the field. I will place an altimeter on it adn report back
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 07:31 PM
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is there a thread on it somewhere?...
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 08:22 PM
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Here is the thread on my build:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761262

Here is the thread for all the UFO in general:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553823
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Old Nov 04, 2007, 11:06 PM
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thanks for the links...i'll have to try my hand at one of these...they're just too cool...
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Liq, that's Bound to jam the local switchboards with calls of "sightings" Just too Free Ken COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, now you'll have to tell us how you wired UP all those lights... Weeeeooooooooo
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 06:59 AM
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Quote:
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This is my first night flyer that was maidened at a field with trees, powerlines, a school . I did not get it too high at all. Nov 17 we are having a fly-in at the field. I will place an altimeter on it adn report back
Thanks for the quick reply. I am curious because I think you said it iluminated the ground when flying overhead.

The guy (glmurphy) in Orange County, CA, the one selling them "RTF" at the bargain price of over $1500 flew his between 300' and 400' up.
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 08:00 AM
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The guy (glmurphy) in Orange County, CA, the one selling them "RTF" at the bargain price of over $1500 flew his between 300' and 400' up.
That guy inspired me to make this one. I am using gpw's plans, but as you can see my RTF cost was nowhere near $1500. With a DX7 and a few used parts, my cost was $400. My UFO is completely overpowered, so it can be made for much cheaper. I am making a 21" night flyer now. I will document the cost of this one as well.

GPW - the wiring of the leds was done all in parallel and connected to servo wire that is plugged into an open slot on the rx. It is not that hard wire them, however it is time consuming. I will post an upclose view in the ufo thread later today.
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 08:02 AM
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300' and 400' is not that high. I am sure I can easily achieve that height. I will give you a report after the Nov 17 flight at the flying field. I flew on of my planes (non UFO) to 950 before it got really tiny. That plane was much smaller than this UFO. The LEDs are incredibly bright. I have no doubt that they will be visable at 300-400'
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Been thinking about getting me two of these to run two chaser assemblies in reverse 'round the perimeter of my UFO.

http://www.rainbowkits.com/kits/cl-1p.html

BTW, what type of foam did you use on yours, it looks too smooth to be FFF.
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