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Aug 30, 2012, 09:47 PM
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17,900'... 1:1 Scale PIK-20B...
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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
Aug 30, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I think that 1:1 stuff is cheating guys
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
Aug 31, 2012, 03:05 PM
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More evidence of a mis-spent youth Mark?
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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.
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.
Sep 01, 2012, 02:29 PM
Balsa breaks better
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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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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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Sep 02, 2012, 01:35 AM
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No need for guesswork ... the clue is in the thread's title.
Sep 02, 2012, 03:13 AM
I'd Rather Be Flying
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https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6&postcount=33

not gliders and not mine.... but this should answer the altitude question...
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.
Sep 02, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bogbeagle View Post
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.
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!
Glen
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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