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Old Aug 30, 2012, 09:47 PM
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17,900'... 1:1 Scale PIK-20B...
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:09 PM
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2,000 feet Cessna 182 and various rc gliders
3,000 feet or so Schweizer 2-33
35,000 feet or so something from Boeing
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I think that 1:1 stuff is cheating guys
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Well there was that night back in 76. a few doobies and a pint of Wild Turkey
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:05 PM
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More evidence of a mis-spent youth Mark?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 04:13 PM
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I recorded 1,298 feet, today, with my Ivory Girl.

Span is 116" and I was pretty comfortable flying the model ... but it is basically a vintage design, so it does stay the right way up, without any pilot' input.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 09:14 AM
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My youth was not mis-spent. A lot of valuable lessons were learned and great experiences were had. I only wish middle age was as valuable and fun.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 02:29 PM
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My youth was not mis-spent. A lot of valuable lessons were learned and great experiences were had. I only wish middle age was as valuable and fun.
It is as valuable just not as much fun as the Wild Turkey and other things days. . . . .
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 11:40 PM
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7500ft altitude. 10000ft density altitude.

But I'm guessing OP meant AGL: 250ft AGL. ;-)

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Old Sep 02, 2012, 01:35 AM
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No need for guesswork ... the clue is in the thread's title.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 03:13 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=33

not gliders and not mine.... but this should answer the altitude question...
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 03:56 AM
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There's a Spanish chap who flies an electric-assist glider out to about 45 km. He climbs to 12,000' or so ... mostly using thermals. He has to climb in order to maintain LoS for the telemetry.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 08:44 AM
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No need for guesswork ... the clue is in the thread's title.
When one lives and flies at altitude, the question comes up because different altitude definitions make a big difference. "how high" has 4 distrinct answers off the top of my head.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Hi there,

I"ve been blessed with good corrected vision, even @ 60 I've recorded just over 3000' with my 3.1 M Grafas, and I could still distinguish the cruciform shape. I'm quite sure I've had my 2.8 M Proxima II a little higher than that

Cheers!
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Hi!
My best is 700m with a 2m homemade sailplane - in thermal. Measured by HK altimeter. Under white clouds, the visibility was very good.
My friend with an Easy Star reached 700m 2 years ago. He wanted to go higher, but i sad: i don't want to loose my new HK How High gadget, so he stopped. It was a powered flight.
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