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Post  John Goddard on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:35 pm

Cameraman Glen bought a crazy bit of kit and (brave boy) entered a comp on Sunday
So Cameraman John stepped up to the oche.....

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Post  ian1954 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:41 pm

That is some "glider"!

I hadn't realised how windy it was - I assume it was windy from the background noise.

How did the wings stay on?

Twas silent when you showed the clip to me on your phone.
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Post  andrew on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:17 pm

I believe Dynamic soaring holds the speed record for the fastest RC airplane at 468 mph. Notice that the fellows timing the plane are sitting behind a wall of rocks!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rfoxjNg-eg0
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Post  RknRusty on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:58 pm

That's incredible. I was surprised beyond belief the first time I watched a glider moving so fast. I would have never guessed it could be done. I had it in my favorites already, and am paused waiting for it to buffer so I can watch it fullscreen now without pauses.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:10 pm

Yep, i remember seeing that, i had forgotten how fast it was!

Its kinda like how a ukie will 'spool-up' doing consecutive loops down wind on a windy day. I did this in one of my very first contest, I splattered my plane so hard the Fox skipped across the pavement for 50-75 yards!
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