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Old Aug 11, 2009, 10:12 PM
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Who said Kiwi's can't fly!
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How high have you flown....

Took my 2m electric sailplane out yesterday and a friend put his altimeter on board so we could see how high she'd go.....
first go with around a two minute motor run showed 1261 feet and the second go ( longer motor run) showed 1701 feet... I only made the two climbs as it was 8am and frosty , my eyes were watering a bit and my fingers were frozen!
id been higher in thermals but was quite surprised to find it had reached such height... id have guessed it was about 1300 feet on the second run.
The model climbs straight up with its brushless motor so getting to altitude wasnt a problem but they do get rather small at that height.
Anyone else recorded some good altitudes from their sailplanes...? oh and yes I guess size does matter, its harder to see a 2m sailplane at 1700 feet then say a 3m one...

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