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Old 12-13-2003, 02:47 PM
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Does anyone know what the World Record for longest distance flight for an amateur remote control airplane?

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Old 12-13-2003, 03:38 PM
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Depends on the category of plane. Non-stop without refueling? Sailplane? Etc. I don't know any of the records, but there are bunch that would fall in that category. In fact, I think a team just flew a plane across the Atlantic.
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Then you have closed-course distance, cross-country distance, etc. The world records are sanctioned by the FAI in Paris, and about the only spec I can quote is the airplane has to weigh less than 5 kg (11 pounds) with fuel....JIM
Old 12-13-2003, 08:15 PM
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http://records.fai.org/models/
Old 12-14-2003, 10:19 PM
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Thanks for the info from one and all. I'm designing an RC that will pilot itself for extreme distance using a GPS hooked to a palm pilot and digital attitude controls. I've got the Palm programmed and can easily control the servos, now I'm working on a design -- doing some experiments on fuel consumption so I know my fuel capacity.

Looks like someone did it from Canada to Ireland. I think I can do better.

Anyone have any links to any storied for this guy who did the longest flight? Maynard Hill.

Was going to use a standard wing, but now I'm thinking about a single engine channel wing with control and fuel in nacelles hung under on either side of the channel. Thoughts?
Old 12-15-2003, 07:38 AM
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Here are some links to other threads about it, they have lots of links to the stories:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_22.../tm.htm#222665

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...tm.htm#1064080
Old 12-15-2003, 01:45 PM
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best bit is, now it's been done it's been banned lol at least in the US of good ole A

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