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X 12-13-2003 02:47 PM

World record
Does anyone know what the World Record for longest distance flight for an amateur remote control airplane?


CafeenMan 12-13-2003 03:38 PM

RE: World record
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.

michpittsman 12-13-2003 04:38 PM

RE: World record
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

Tall Paul 12-13-2003 08:15 PM

RE: World record

X 12-14-2003 10:19 PM

RE: World record
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?

MinnFlyer 12-15-2003 07:38 AM

RE: World record
Here are some links to other threads about it, they have lots of links to the stories:



Cactus. 12-15-2003 01:45 PM

RE: World record
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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