The plans are here and were supposed to stay secret (Dudes: It’s a public site.)
The plan is to fly several multirotors at night time (in your respective time zone) at a time that many people are awake / out on the street, with lights on the aircraft, far away enough from people not to be caught but close enough to cause UFO sightings.
Of course, every chap who owns a multirotor, a strip of leds and is willing to hover for a bit in the darkness, should chime in on this. If done properly, we could pull off a worldwide prank that causes UFO sightings all over the world and causes an apocalypse-like idea in all the media.
I say GO FOR IT, just keep aware of airspace laws in your area. The original idea came from here:
In the office we had a little discussion about how news papers will report on anything. Cutting a long story short the result of our discussion was that we spent some time concocting a plan to make our Tricopter look like a spaceship.
While we were flying we captured some pictures of the tricopter in flight using a cell phone camera. We then thought we would help the story get a little traction by tweeting the picture at the local paper (Stroud News & Journal). Success! The reporter retweeted the image and interest started to grow. Next we set up an email address to use and sent a report of a UFO to the editor of the paper.
It was TOO easy. The local reporters ate it up, they said. No checking. So yes, the newspapers WILL report anything and leave readers to decide what it is. It’s very likely, a hoax. But for some odd reason, people don’t think hoaxes are the most likely explanation.
Already signed up for 8PM flights are tricopters, quadcopters and RC planes in the U.S. – Arizona, California, New York, Massachutsetts, Washington/Oregon, Indiana and Ohio – South Africa, Netherlands, Australia-NSW, Paris, France and Cheshire, U.K.
Not many will read this post compared to how many you will fool. So, have at it, Gentlemen. Please send us your links from the local papers on the results of your experiment. Good luck on creating mass panic.
April 5, the invasion begins. Look for the blue lights.
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