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06-05-2012 07:43 PM  6 years agoPost 1
FloridaHeli

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June 3, 2012

From: http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/new...t_206775-1.html

By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief

While the FAA has spent years trying to figure out how to accommodate unmanned aerial systems in the nation's airspace, if you want to perform a video stunt involving a remote-control helicopter and two Cessna 150s at one of the Philippines' commercial airports, all you have to do is ask. An outfit called Heligraphix has released a video showing what it says is the formation flight of one of the Cessnas with a particularly capable RC helicopter while the model was being controlled from the aircraft. They also claim it's the first time its been done.

While that's remarkable in itself, what's also unusual is that the stunt appears to have been performed at the former Clark Air Force Base, on Luzon Island. The U.S. Air force abandoned the field in 1991 and it became Clark International Airport. In the video, the apparent organizer of the stunt announces that they intend to call the tower to "shut down the international airport" while it is being performed. The RC helicopter is shown launching from a runway and keeping pace with one of the Cessnas (with its flaps partly deployed) for a two-minute flight. Clark International Airport is in the video credits and the video includes a disclaimer that all necessary permissions were obtained.

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06-05-2012 08:02 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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I think that the Australians have done that before .
About 15 years ago they flew one from Tasmania to the mainland over Bass strait .

Graeme

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06-05-2012 08:39 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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06-05-2012 09:07 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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LONGEST FLIGHT OVER WATER BY A MODEL HELICOPTER

On Dec. 18, 1999, Michael Farnan (Australia) flew his JR Vigor model helicopter a distance of 39.8 miles across Port Philip Bay, Victoria, Austalia. The helicopter was controlled from a full-sized helicopter flying alonside it, and took 40 minutes to complete the distance. It had a total takeoff weight of 18 lb. 12 oz.

SOURCE: Guinness Book of World Records 2001, page 78, under category "Toys."

If you happen to have this book there is also a picture of the actual flying and Michael on page 78............

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http://www.horizonhobby.com/article...distance-record

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06-05-2012 10:28 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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There you go ! , Aussies did it first . Sort of puts a qick hop down the road for a couple of minutes in perspective .
Graeme
Quote :-Tasmania to the mainland of Australia. This involved flying 300 km but because of the vast distance, we intended to do some island hopping. Previously the world record for flying a model helicopter over water was 64 km.

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