Bigfoot, Watch Out! Remote-Controlled Airship with Infrared Camera to Aid Researchers

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Sasquatch might need to brush up on his stealth skills pretty soon, because a custom remote-controlled helium-filled airship will be performing aerial grid searches with a high-tech camera setup, looking for evidence of bigfoot in sighting hotspots across the U.S.

Sasquatch might need to brush up on his stealth skills pretty soon, because a custom remote-controlled helium-filled airship will be performing aerial grid searches with a high-tech camera setup, looking for evidence of bigfoot in sighting hotspots across the U.S.

The Falcon Project is getting a boost in their coverage of suspected bigfoot areas, because their custom-built 45 foot long airship should be ready by next spring. The ship, which is being designed and built by Remote Aerial Tripod Specialists, Inc. (RATS), will use two helium-filled bodies, joined by a gyro-stabilized camera platform, which will be capable of taking thermal/infrared/HD video footage across its search grid.

The Aurora MK II will also be outfitted with carbon dioxide detection equipment for detecting animal exhalations, as well as equipment for recording infrasound. The airship, which has an expected top speed of 35-45 mph, will be launched and remotely piloted from a motorhome that will serve as the command center until the device is at cruising altitude. Once the Aurora reaches altitude, it will perform an aerial grid search via autopilot over areas up to five miles away from the command center.

“The unmanned 45′ dual airship is equipped with a proprietary propulsion system that can carry the airship at speeds of 35-45 mph and maneuver with the degree of precision necessary to track a fast-moving animal. The construction, instrument integration, and flight training is being provided by Remote Aerial Tripods Inc. of Canada, with Stephen Barkley as lead designer of the Aurora Mk II. The airship, gyro-stabilized camera mount, and ground operations equipment have been designed specifically for the requirements of this task. The sleek, quiet, never-before-used technology eliminates the noise produced by conventional aircraft and on the ground investigators, allowing stealthy approach to wary reclusive species. The challenge of locating a solitary, nocturnal far-ranging, intelligent primate is demonstrated by the dearth of definitive photographic evidence. The Falcon Project offers a novel approach employing the latest technologies.” – The Falcon Project

Find out more: The Falcon Project.

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