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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by null69 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:40 pm

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Aerie is but a mere spec in the sky at that altitude... Needed some spotters to help keep an eye on it..
I reccomend an overcast day to do this, as the plane contrasts better againts the clouds.. IMHO
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by pietermu » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:33 pm

null69 wrote:987m
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Aurora Telemetry

Aerie is but a mere spec in the sky at that altitude... Needed some spotters to help keep an eye on it..
I reccomend an overcast day to do this, as the plane contrasts better againts the clouds.. IMHO
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by null69 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:31 am

In the Hartbeespoort area, close to the ridge.
Its "Cowboy Country" as far as full size aeries go.. so being close to the ridge lessens any chance of "Contact" hehehehhe
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Unread post by Cherokee1811 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:34 am

I've been to 8000 meters with my ultra micro s107 helicopter!
http://www.google.co.za/imgres?um=1&hl= ... x=50&ty=32

thanks guys hopefully i can do it again with a camera around.
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Unread post by foxbat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:41 am

Cherokee1811 wrote:I've been to 8000 meters with my ultra micro s107 helicopter!
http://www.google.co.za/imgres?um=1&hl= ... x=50&ty=32

thanks guys hopefully i can do it again with a camera around.
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by AndreVenter » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:09 pm

I love the smell of <<moderated - language>> in the morning ....

8000m ? That will put you on one of only 14 places in world that exceeds that height.

You would have to be on one of these, where the air is extremely thin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-thousander

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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by Align600 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:05 pm

This weekend passed we installed a HK Altimeter in 3D hype with a rorsie 46 and managed a whopping 1071m from the ground.
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by Align600 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:59 am

We will try a higher altitude when the weather is right.
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by cabeng » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:53 pm

Align600 wrote:We will try a higher altitude when the weather is right.
Please use a futaba for that :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by Aresti' » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:27 pm

I have been 736m high AGL with my E-flite Apprentice!! Line of sight, well didn't really see it any more. :roll: And had a GoPro on board. Oh and was sea level... :mrgreen:

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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

Unread post by Chrisvn » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:17 am

I stand to be corrected but Phillip, Schalk and their team from Hack4house in Pretoria did a similar project a year or two ago ... wil post the actual video ... far more "red tape" in SA for such an project ...

http://www.house4hack.co.za/high-altitude-glider-video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC6Tet-Jvew
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