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Sep 15, 2020, 09:10 PM
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New New Zealand Record!! 539mph


New record at 539, had to elevator left at that speed so couldnt push for world record
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Sep 15, 2020, 09:11 PM
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Well done Alex! Smoking hot speed, so close to WR!
Sep 15, 2020, 10:18 PM
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HOLY SHIP!!!!

What hill?
The greenery in the back ground doesn't suggest Tekapo.
Sep 15, 2020, 10:32 PM
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Congrats Alex!! Look forward to more details!

Alex messaged me that he bumped up the elev throw and took a second flight but the air was bumpy and 'only' managed a 512 before deciding to land. Maybe the air will straighten out for another shot...
Sep 15, 2020, 11:16 PM
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Holy smokes, that is so fast!!!

Congratulations!

Chris
Sep 16, 2020, 01:05 AM
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So cool. Just awesome.
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Sep 16, 2020, 01:32 AM
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Awesome Congrats guys!!
Sep 16, 2020, 01:44 AM
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Congrats Alex,
Thats awesome bro.

You'll get there mate
Sep 16, 2020, 01:58 AM
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Congratulations from Germany, thatís awesome. Karsten
Sep 16, 2020, 02:50 AM
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Wow Alex,

congratulation!!! Hope to see more of that flight. Show us the full potential of that plane...
Sep 16, 2020, 07:01 AM
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Congrats Alex....

So close to the WR....

Robert
Sep 16, 2020, 10:11 AM
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Wowzer!!

Congratulations Alex.

Awesome flying (oops, you did it again )

This is now two +500 mph speeds within 8 months and same year of each other, you are killing it.

And of course with an amazing glider (Spencer must be so proud)

An incredible accomplishment and a new level of attainment

How did this 539 flight compare to your 510 flight early in this year?

Mehrdad
Sep 16, 2020, 02:52 PM
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Congrats Alex. Holy smoke.

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Sep 16, 2020, 06:04 PM
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Wind readings from yesterdays 500 day (bottom row) and today showing even windier

https://holfuy.com/en/weather/239
Sep 16, 2020, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by planekrazy
Wowzer!!

Congratulations Alex.

Awesome flying (oops, you did it again )

This is now two +500 mph speeds within 8 months and same year of each other, you are killing it.

And of course with an amazing glider (Spencer must be so proud)

An incredible accomplishment and a new level of attainment

How did this 539 flight compare to your 510 flight early in this year?

Mehrdad
Three 500 flights now. The 510 in Jan at Tekapo, then yesterday to 539, then a second flight to 512. Thats two 500+ sites in the area now. Three 400+ sites. Seven 300+ sites

539 was easier to get than the 510 earlier in Jan, but pilot workload was higher is rougher air yesterday. Airframe has has some mods since then which made it easier to fly too, CG moved back and wing tip weighting


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