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02-04-2010 02:01 PM  8 years agoPost 21
heliVoY

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records are taken with an average of both up and down wind passes ... so its not all about just the top speed down wind ...

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02-04-2010 03:56 PM  8 years agoPost 22
AirWolfRC

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The AMA has a problem. It likes to control things but fails to exercise reason.

The TAM-5 Atlantic crossing, http://www.barnardmicrosystems.com/...crossing_II.htm was made by an autonomous model and set a world FAI record and the AMA immediately banned autonomous flight right after the event. The past AMA president, Dave Brown, actually made the landing in Ireland.

Now they arbitrarily impose a 200 mph limit on turbines, but not on rockets, and absolutely nothing for engineering qualifications of the builder.

It looks like the AMA is more interested in control than trying to get more young people into the hobby.

I call that stupid.

The FAI (international body) still sanctions such records.

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02-04-2010 04:53 PM  8 years agoPost 23
shawmcky

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Are they worried that these aircraft could be used as a weapon delivery system in this case perhaps?The world has become pretty paranoid about this type of thing.One hell of a flight for a small aircraft.

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

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02-04-2010 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 24
AirWolfRC

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As I already said,

I call that stupid.

If a person wanted to, they could go on line and order everything they needed to do whatever the wanted to.

The AMA is dillusionary if they think they can control that.

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02-04-2010 05:10 PM  8 years agoPost 25
SSN Pru

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I think the AMA's insurance underwriter is driving these decisions.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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02-04-2010 08:25 PM  8 years agoPost 26
GimbalFan (RIP)

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The deal is the glider can't duplicate it "on demand". The conditions have to be just perfect and the Guiness people have to be there to witness it.. Having your buddy on a slope with a radar gun post it on youtube doesn't count..
Lets see the guy duplicate the jet record during the next hurricane. You are fooling yourself if you believe the jet record setters were not waiting for perfect conditions as well...
Excellent point.

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02-04-2010 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 27
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Curious about Spencer Lisenby's DS models, I emailed him and got a quick reply. I'll be ordering his 60" version as soon as it's available -- around May.

It'll have a one-piece wing, but he's contemplating offering a two-piece option.

His 100" Kinetic DP uses hardened steel wing joiners. Lighter weight CF joiners are also available to make flying more enjoyable on light wind days.

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02-04-2010 10:49 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Griffin

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The 60" is on my wish list too. Once we make the move to TN I'm sure I'll be able to find plenty of places to do some slope soaring.

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02-04-2010 11:12 PM  8 years agoPost 29
sfhawk

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Used as a weapon!? My boss just had a letter from local police questioning how secure his two seater turboprop speed machine is regarding its usefullness to a terorist! He also has a transit van that if he had the wish he could fill with fertiliser and diesel-far more dangerous yet no cause for alarm from plod...have some sense.

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05-30-2010 12:05 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Taipan

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New DS record! Just type '445mph' into Google.

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05-30-2010 12:29 PM  8 years agoPost 31
GM1

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Guys, there is a dramatic difference in setting an OFFICIAL FAI world record than having someone with a hand held radar gun ping you on the way by. The process for a record attempt is very specific and the timing methods needed for the record to be official involve watchs not radar guns.
Ken Jennings just set an FAI World record with his electric helicopter but the record speed was less than I have flown with my Blackshark on the radar gun (116 downwind)and no where near what Nick Maxwell has done with his electric on a radar gun (137mph). But Ken's record was done as per FAI rules and after certification is official where my run and Nick's run while cool are dramatically unofficial.
Gordie

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05-31-2010 02:23 PM  8 years agoPost 32
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Just type '445mph' into Google.
...he flew a stock fully moded KINETIC 100 to this new almost absurd speed.
Awesome news. Makes ya wonder what the upper limit might be with the ideal airframe matched to the ideal slope and wind conditions. 500? 600?

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06-01-2010 04:56 AM  8 years agoPost 33
Taipan

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'stock fully modded' Isn't that an oxymoron?

I think they were saying that mach 0.8 could be the limit & impossible to break the sound barrier - way too much drag.

445mph is about mach 0.6.

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06-01-2010 05:20 AM  8 years agoPost 34
nitro fun

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here it is

Watch at YouTube

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03-03-2011 01:08 AM  7 years agoPost 35
Taipan

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The WR is now 468mph or 753kmh, insane! http://www.rcspeeds.com/aircraftspeeds.aspx?rpt=LL

Watch at YouTube

Unfortunately you can't see the glider breaking the WR unless you download the HD vid.

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03-03-2011 05:59 AM  7 years agoPost 36
Spitfire1

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1 minute 18 seconds you get a glimpse of it if you pay close attention.

Aprox 1 minute 54 seconds also, going much faster.

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