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    GoFast : is the background moving relatively to the movement of the jet ? Or the camera only ?

    I think you've also got to consider the possibility that DCS might have bugs.
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    GoFast : is the background moving relatively to the movement of the jet ? Or the camera only ?

    9.4 TGT - is that the same as RNG though? You are at 25010 feet, looking down 24° below horizontal. 9.4 NM is about 57,000 feet. 25010/sin(24 degrees) is about 61500 feet. Are you over water there?
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    Fravor's Hypersonic UFO observation. Parallax Illusion? Comparing Accounts

    It was according to both pilots in the current recollections.
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    F-16 Pilot- Chris Lehto analyses Gimbal footage

    Is this still just based on a sequence of arcs for the plane track? I think that really needs to go down to frame-by-frame RoT, possibly with some per-frame error bars, to get a cone of possible movement (like the cones that illustrate the possible track of a hurricane). So then you've got the...
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    Why Doesn't The Military Shoot Down UFOs/UAPs in Military Airspace?

    Because you might be wrong, end up killing someone, and causing a massive scandal and/or international incident. Extreme, but highly relevant example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655 Iran Air Flight 655 was a scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas...
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    GoFast : is the background moving relatively to the movement of the jet ? Or the camera only ?

    Can you show your math here? Snowplow mode (a fixed camera angle) would make the ocean surface move at the same apparent speed as the jet, not useful for searching. I think it's in "Inertial LOS", which is intended to keep the Line Of Sight moving in such a way that it stays over a static...
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    Fravor's Hypersonic UFO observation. Parallax Illusion? Comparing Accounts

    Those balloons are HUGE though. They start out partially inflated, and expand to something like 400 feet across. - but only at high altitudes. Not a contender. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mj2pjByvUw
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    F-16 Pilot- Chris Lehto analyses Gimbal footage

    Thanks. It looks like it's doing the simple continuous rotation of the exterior gimbal, rather than the limited rotations suggested in the patents.
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    Fravor's Hypersonic UFO observation. Parallax Illusion? Comparing Accounts

    Unfortunately not. It was rather an impromptu interview, and I didn't get to (or remember) everything
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    GoFast : is the background moving relatively to the movement of the jet ? Or the camera only ?

    So, you're now saying you think the original analysis was correct all along? It's high and slow?
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    Fravor's Hypersonic UFO observation. Parallax Illusion? Comparing Accounts

    A longer discussion with Alex, in which she does not 100% reject my parallax illusion theory. Mostly going step by step though the Event Summary, and comparing it with her recollection, and explaining some of the terminology. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwZU6RiTEAw
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    Water Level Showing Mountain and Horizon Dip Due to Curvature

    The simple answer there is that their model is very loosely defined, and even then not self-consistent.
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    View of Snowdonia From Dublin - Mirage?

    This thread has diverged from the original topic and has been closed. New topics in new threads. Search first. If you just want to chat, use PMs.
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    F-16 Pilot- Chris Lehto analyses Gimbal footage

    I'd like to see what the ATFLIR pod actually looks like (from outside the plane) when tracking an object at 2° down from 54°L to 6°R. i.e. does it do a gimbal correction(s)/roll near 0°? I don't expect it precisely matches the real behavior, but it would be interesting to see how it handles...
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