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Old 08-08-2003, 05:08 PM
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Maynard Hill did some altitude records back in the 70's I think to somewhere above 20K+ feet. I believe he used the range tracking equipment at Wallops Island and Ham frequencies to get the power up. Was in the magazines back then. Might see if Model Airplane News has it in their archives. Tracking via high powered optics was the biggie and it took a couple different systems to maintain visual contact. You'd also want to make sure you're in restricted airspace at those altitudes.

Has to be certified by the FAI via AMA. They can give you the info on how to do the record, witnessing, & paperwork.
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