Originally Posted by PeteSchug
I've specked out my Champ a couple of times and had full control. I think I sold a couple of Champs that day, and to glider pilots at that!
BTW, it was probably over 400 feet. I spun down and had to do that in two stages since it was drifting downwind quite a bit.
I have taken my Champ up to speck like heights. In the late evening dusk it was easy to see how high I could fly and still see it. Full negative and full rudder gives it a tight axial spiral downward. I used a RTF TX when I did this. I can't imagine losing radio control before losing sight.