Possible experimental military aircraft?

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Unread post11 Apr 2010, 15:23

A guy on another forum took this picture from his porch some days ago.

I took the picture. On my porch, as the object hurtled through the sky above my front lawn. It's segmented and has little wings hanging down from the back end. Nothing I've ever seen before.


I asked about the location.

Central florida. South of the Ocala National Forest Bombing Range.



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Any idea about what this thing is?
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Unread post11 Apr 2010, 15:26

Something doesn't look right about it, like its a hand-sized model or something tossed up in the air. The focus doesn't look right. What kind of lens did you use?
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Unread post11 Apr 2010, 18:55

madrat wrote:Something doesn't look right about it, like its a hand-sized model or something tossed up in the air. The focus doesn't look right. What kind of lens did you use?


I asked the person.

I used a GE A835 digital camera. It shoots up to 8 Megapixels, but I had it turned down a bit.


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Unread post11 Apr 2010, 19:00

Its odd that the camera information seems to be scrubbed from the pic. Did you screen shot it then post it here second hand?
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Unread post11 Apr 2010, 20:39

madrat wrote:Its odd that the camera information seems to be scrubbed from the pic. Did you screen shot it then post it here second hand?


Nope, it's directly from tinypic.com
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Unread post12 Apr 2010, 12:01

At best it would be a homemade RC X-15-like model buzzing around the neighborhood. Otherwise I think somebody was pulling some legs ;)
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Unread post12 Apr 2010, 12:55

geogen wrote:At best it would be a homemade RC X-15-like model buzzing around the neighborhood. Otherwise I think somebody was pulling some legs ;)


Yeah, it has some resemblance to X-15. But the X-15 seems more slim than the one in the picture.

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