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505 mph DS passes at Weldon, CA 04-12-18

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  • 505 mph DS passes at Weldon, CA 04-12-18

    Team PowerBox Systems Americas ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

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    Wow, never would we have thought this could be done. The wind was really howling in SoCal Thursday, knocked over a bunch of plants at my house, I was thinking the slopes were cranking.

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    • #3
      How much stress is on that glider?!?!? Wow.

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      • #4
        Actually, I believe the current claimed record is even higher than that. In April 2017 Spencer Linseby was claimed to hit 519 mph! You can see one of the whole threads here:

        https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...w-world-record

        If you like you can skip to the video here:

        https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6&postcount=38

        BTW, the reason I said claimed is there doesn't appear to be an official body ready to validate these claims and hitting the proper conditions just right is plain (plane?) luck. Also, I read a comment that at points of the circuit loads are estimated to be in the 112 G range. Never the less, pretty awesome stuff both gliders were hauling!
        Mark

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