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Nov 10, 2017, 09:23 PM
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New altitude record for maned glider


Really cool video of new altitude record set in September. Looks like they used the whole coast as a slope Thatís some serious lift
Perlan 2 Glider Altitude Worldrecord (14 min 14 sec)
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Nov 11, 2017, 01:30 AM
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amazing!!!!!!
Nov 11, 2017, 01:39 AM
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Cool, so what altitude did he get to?
Nov 11, 2017, 03:06 AM
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52,172 feet

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Nov 11, 2017, 09:41 AM
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Nov 11, 2017, 09:53 AM
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This is quite the project. I heard that Airbus was a sponsor for this undertaking. The idea was to ride the wave lift that feeds the solar vortex that goes up over Antarctica. They had a goal of 90,000 feet, but conditions have to per perfect for that. The sailplane design took into account the thin air.
Amazing.

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Nov 11, 2017, 11:12 AM
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That is amazing! Beautiful video.


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Nov 11, 2017, 11:16 AM
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Wasnt the space shuttle a glider?

Just sayin'

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Nov 11, 2017, 01:56 PM
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WOW---what a beautiful view!! Looks like a new model plane coming soon!?
Nov 11, 2017, 02:27 PM
around Colombia
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It's available now: http://www.logo-team.biz/perlan2.html and https://tun.ch/perlan-voll-gfkcfk-m1...-10000829.html
If I remember right, the plane is built in Bend, Oregon; Greg Cole of http://windward-performance.com is involved.
Once atmospheric wave conditions are right down there in Calafate, they hope to go to 90k feet.
Steve, I'm with you on the mane... the best spelling Czechs in the whirled cannot replace basic orthography skills... : )
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Nov 11, 2017, 03:56 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by droydx
Wasnt the space shuttle a glider?

Just sayin'

Andy
I stand corrected: The Shuttle was a "Lifting Body".

Andy


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