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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:33 PM
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FPV Distance Records - By Airframe

Just wondering what the distance records are for the various airframes used in FPV. My hopes are that this thread could show what a finely tuned setup can get, and where the bar is set for a specific manufacturer or scratch based airframe. So please post your max if you think it's a contender for any airframe used for FPV. And, let me know which airframes to add and how best to categorize. We don't need to get into build specifics here... maybe a link to the build if there is one, or the video of the flight.

***New Requirement for posting. You must post your record topping data for me since I can't take the time to convert from meters and feet to miles and then kilometers, and add in your plane and all that. Each person is task with posting in TEXT for me the following in this format. If not in this format you won't be on the list. ;-)

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X8 = 18km/11.2mi. "Rsowder"

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Airframes (out and back, meaning, how far in ONE direction did you go, not the round trip total):

Flying Wing:
Zypher = 43.6km/27.1mi. "Trappy"
Windrider Scout Bee = 28.8km/17.9mi. "Sentry"
Maxi Swift = 20km/12.42mi. "Elcheapo"
X8 = 19.07km/11.85mi. "Rsowder"
Windrider Ele-bee 48" = 6km/3.72miles "hwat rc"
MS Composite Swift 2 = 5km/3.11mi. "airbagit13"
Xeno = 2.5km/1.55mi. "ZSimon"

Pusher Prop:
Skywalker : 40km / 24.8 mi "Team flying pirates"
Ursus(2500mm) = 50km/31mi "ilves"
Sky Surfer = 23km/14.29mi. "IDBBX"
Raven Rq11B NitroPlanes Version = 18km/11.18mi. "Neo360"
Easy Star = 18km/11.2mi "futurebreeze/costi_n"
Fpv Raptor 1600 = 16.7km/10.38miles "damoz"
Ursus = 15.5km/9.63mi. "catamar"
Hobbyking Long Range 168= 12.5km/7.76mi. "Eranmutai" & "i3dm"
EPP-FPV = 7.02km/4.36mi. "cody069"
Fox = 5km/3.1mi. "David22"
Hawk Sky = 3.4km/2.1mi. "Prelator"
Borjet =

Pusher Jet:
Funjet = 10km/6.2mi. "toyo"
Stryker = 6.43km/4.0mi. "Jumpjet101"


Park Flyer:
Parkzone Mosquito Ultra Micro = 1.2km/0.75mi. "chancesAU"

Standard Prop:

Escapade 68'' = 26.48km/ 16.45 miles "pixturethis"
Twin Star 2 = 25km/15.73mi. "Freccia"
E-flite Apprentice 15e = 8.88 km/5.52mi. "FPVgrunt"
Mentor = 7km/4.35mi. "lilphil26"
Slow Stick = 3.2km/1.98mi. "Reckless Bill"
Merlin =

Scratch Build:
Flying Wing = 8km/4.97mi. "mr.utopia" (Jaron's Intermezzo)
Park Flyer = 5.95/3.7mi "jkarnacki"
Scratchbuild = 3.54km/2.2mi. "DerekS" (what airframe?)
Scratchbuilt Twin= 3km/1.86mi. "signflyer"
Pusher Jet -
Pusher Prop -
Sail Plane -

Powered Gliders:
Fascination Top Model CZ, (3.6m) = 100km/62.13mi. "R. Montiel"
Grafas Top Model CZ, (3m) = 63km/39.14mi. "R. Montiel"
Arcus sport by Robbe (2.6m) = 36km/22.5mi. "gtrick90"
Phoenix Evolution (2.6m) = 30km/18.64mi. "catamar"
Cularis (2.5m) = 28km/17.4mi. "David22"
Art-Tech Diamond 2500 (2.5m) = 24.94km/15.5mi. "bah7566"
Easy Glider Pro = 23.5km/14.6mi. "David22"
Spectra Glider = 18km/11.18mi. "David22"
EZ Glider Clone (2m) = 10km/6.21mi. "mark hitchman"
Radian = 4.82km/3mi. "Pixturethis"
1.5 meter =
4 meter =
5 meter =
6 meter =
7 meter =
8 meter =
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:36 PM
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This one will probably not last long.

Easy star 3 miles out and then 3 miles back.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:40 PM
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This one will probably not last long.

Easy star 3 miles out and then 3 miles back.
Yeah, out and back is what I mean... Thanks sim_io
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:53 PM
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I've taken a easystar 15 km (9 miles) out and back.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Bracky, what's your record with the Stryker?
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Someone took a cularis 20kms. His name is cularis i think haha.

I have had my mentor 7 kms and back. It will get pushed as far as my nerves will go soon
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Heres one for ya's to break!
500meters with my parkzone mosquito ultra micro

What about 1.3km with a fox?
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 09:04 PM
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Bracky, what's your record with the Stryker?
-Dave
Just a little over 5 km when I climbed up to 11,000 feet. I've never done a distance flight with the stryker but am now itching to try.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Add 1.5,2,2.5,3,4,5,6,7,8 meter powered gliders to your list.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 11:08 PM
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10000 mah 4 cell cularis will get you 28+ km away and back

it penetrates well into wind and can take a heavy battery

It will glide 28+ km back

for sure the longest range set up on the list.

28 km away and back should take about 1.5 hour in total with that plane

don't ask me how I know
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 06:08 AM
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Hope to change this VERY soon - 1.5 miles on my FunJet.

Building a new antenna to replace the Yagi...
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 06:20 AM
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Epp-FPV = 6km


Pitiful I know but no one else put up


6km frsky.mov (2 min 12 sec)



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Old Apr 14, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Hawk Sky = 1.6km
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 07:44 AM
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EZG clone = 2 meter glider


10km

10 km out and 12 meters high (12 min 24 sec)


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Old Apr 14, 2011, 07:48 AM
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ez glider pro 23.5 km away and back

spectra glider 18 km away and back
http://www.electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma0540.html
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