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Highest Altitude with RC plane

Our fun RC record attempts.

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Highest Altitude with RC plane

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Attempt so far just under 700m
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Re: Highest Altitude with RC plane

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Goeie een Pieter, ons hoogste sover is 721m, maar dan raak die trainer 'n bietjie klein om te sien. Waarmee het jul Hettie so hoog opgevat?
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Se dit iets?
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2800' in 1995, Ugly Stick with 60 OS
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chrisnic wrote:2800' in 1995, Ugly Stick with 60 OS
2800 Ft or 853.44 m not too bad. I'll go for better again. With what did you check height?
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With a altimeter that records the highest altitude. Thats right 2800 feet
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Last Saturday....
Attempt 1; 95,6m
Attempt 2; 36,2m
Attempt 3; Whopping 131,3m.AGL i.o.w. 143,5 ASL + 131,3 AGL = 274,8m ASL :wink:
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pietermu wrote:Last Saturday....
Attempt 1; 956m
Attempt 2; 362m
Attempt 3; Whopping 1,313m.AGL i.o.w. 1435 ASL + 1313 AGL = 2748m ASL :wink:
That's almost 10 000'!!

How do you still see it and keep it under control?

{edit} ok 3000' agl but still, that's very very high to still see detail like direction and which side is up :)
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I've got eyes like a hawk Christo. :lol:
Wingspan is about 1.6m. see photo of plane to the top of the thead.
You really need to "feel" the plane while flying at altitude.
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Fanie dit lyk my ons sal die 206 moet op start vir 12000ft attempt. Ek sal hom saam vat vir daai een en jy wag vir hom op grond. :-)
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=D> Mmmm...... bring it on. I like it =D>
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4700 meters ? does fpv count ?
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It does count! Could you post pics of screen shots?
Would love to see the view that high!
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Hi Pieter

Where are you guy's trying this? Is airspace an issue?

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Isnt it illegal to be flying above 400' AGL? :roll:

As a full size pilot (but also an active modeler) I am not expecting any aircraft above that at registered airfields and not above 150' outside of registered airfields.
Sure, the chances are slim...but...

The records are a noble pursuit but I think you should approach SAMAA to register a restricted area for these to take place.
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