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OT - New World Record RC Airplane Speed 548mph

Postby Dave_5280 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:36 am

The power of the wind pushing this glider is amazing!


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Re: OT - New World Record RC Airplane Speed 548mph

Postby joriws » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:20 am

Dynamic soaring videos are insane. Having gliders fly without engines much faster than rc jets do.

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Re: OT - New World Record RC Airplane Speed 548mph

Postby evan » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:40 am

Wait, this is doing 548mph in circles?

"The theoretical average load is around 60-70G but due to the nature of making imperfect circles with large corrections in turbulent air, the actual max load is probably around 90G. Data logger was not used on this flight but we have measured other flights and have recorded as high as 120G in the air!"

This is screaming for an onboard camera!



Found 2008 footage doing only half the speed:


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Re: OT - New World Record RC Airplane Speed 548mph

Postby zloilyoha » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 am

Dave_5280 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:36 am
The power of the wind pushing this glider is amazing!

Insane speed and perfect piloting!


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