Remember the jetpack guy from a few months ago? If so, the mystery could have just been solved, and it’s a lot stranger than you think. Apparently, this is not a real human at all, just a remote-controlled mannequin shaped like a real human built by Ralph Kayser. It features a duocopter design with KK 2.15 flightboard, powered by two 250Kv engines that draw power from a 10S 3000mAh Lipo battery. Read more for the videos and additional information.
How much does this human-sized drone weigh? A mere 10.7-pounds, which means it can easily fly to 3,000-feet, or where the American Airlines pilot reported seeing it in Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles International Airport. What’s stranger is that a China Airlines flight also reported a similar sighting at 6,000 feet, seven miles northwest of LAX.
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Mike Bumberger, our LEAP [Law Enforcement Assistance Program] Agent shared that the FBI interviewed the American Airlines pilot that made the jetpack sighting. The pilot said what he saw was exactly like the drone in the YouTube video [above],” said John Blanco, the Aviation Safety Manager at the Los Angeles Flight Standards District Office.