Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Spooky Quiet UAV

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by expedite, May 31, 2015.

  1. expedite

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    About 10 PM Fri night my wife walked out of the house to get our dogs and yelled in to me that my bird was over our house--thinking it had returned from a mission. I wasn't flying .. when I went out I saw a much larger than a P2 UAV that was very quiet hovering approximately 200 yards out from my house at approx 150 feet.. I ran in got the bird and had it in the air within 2 to 3 minutes.. this video shows our house at the beginning and end for reference and the uav that had all white lights with a couple blinking. I got within 50 yards or so when it retreated.. Couple things-- We live among thousands of undeveloped acres of a wildlife management area and a national forest. I routinely fly 5 and 6 mile recon flights that go over the few neighbors I have. Either I have pissed those folks off with my flights and they have hired someone to give me a taste of my own medicine, it's the Feds, or as my son suggested a UFO.. Anybody out there have anything like this happen and thoughts on what kind of drone this is? I have now repurposed my bird from recon to combat dog fights. I will be sending to Hunch for repairs soon.
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    It looks like a fairground in the distance to me, if I keep looking at it long enough I'm sure I'll see the Eifel tower. I really don't know what you expect anyone to say what they think it is because it's too dark you didn't get close to it, you could be 50 yards or 50 miles away from it???
    You'd probably get better entertainment if you post it on some looney ufo page?
     
    TeamYankee likes this.
  3. expedite

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Dude-- You're supposed to look at this before you go to the pub not after!
     
    Mal_PV2_Ireland likes this.
  4. Mal_PV2_Ireland

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    Haven't been to the pub all weekend, waiting till lunchtime tomorrow. Nothing better than bank holiday Monday beers in the afternoon :D
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  5. GoodnNuff

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,909
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Washington State
  6. Clipper707

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    It's clearly an MQ-1 Predator UAV with Hellfire missiles. Kind of dark, so hard to verify but I thought the starboard Hellfire had your name on it.
     
    Mal_PV2_Ireland likes this.
  7. IflyinWY

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    The "Theys" are watching you... :eek:
     
    dirkclod and Mal_PV2_Ireland like this.
  8. ianwood

    ianwood Taco Wrangler
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    4,910
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Location:
    Lost Angeles
    Did it look at all like this:

     
  9. sky reaper

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Arizona
    Now that's pretty cool.. definitely a ufo!!
     
  10. GoodnNuff

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,909
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Washington State
    To be honest my first thought was that you two must be neighbors!
     
    dirkclod likes this.
  11. 750r

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    Pa, USA
    Ian
    Did you put the new whisper props on your bird :D
     
    LuvMyTJ likes this.
  12. delirious

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    143
    I just lost 33 seconds of my life. Nice.
     
  13. ianwood

    ianwood Taco Wrangler
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    4,910
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Location:
    Lost Angeles
    If your time is that precious, you should probably not waste it on obnoxious comments.
     
  14. delirious

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    143
    this is true.....but I was on my coffee break
     
  15. dirkclod

    dirkclod Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,632
    Likes Received:
    5,696
    Location:
    Amory Mississippi
    Ya Got Me.jpg