Perfect thanks Webdr
That's not luck... Congratulations!
As far as the speed in the final dive, Im not sure as I dont have an airspeed indicator. The best part was hearing it singing as it descended... sounded like a hotliner
The entire dive was power off.
I already said on youtube, but i got to say here too... i am astonished, really!
Do you have a GS recording? Speed could be roughly calculated from altitude change over time. 8800ft/min is 100mph. It would be pretty cool seeing video of the wing taking that abuse.
Nice Matt, I was eyeing those cloulds at lunch yesterday....perfect clould day.
I have to join the masses here in applauding that video. Clearly it's spectactular footage but what I think is resonating with many of us is that you captured something there that all of us in this hobby are driving towards. It's hard to put a finger on it exactly, but soaring among those clouds is nothing short of magical. Next time you are up there, give my regards to Lando.
I've been debating playing hooky tomorrow and taking my Zeph up (weekends have been packed with kids' baseball and softball games) and this video may have clinched it. Thanks for sharing.
I agree Bill.....I need to finish up my Zeph so I can get up there too. The clouds that day in Atlanta were perfect.....almost stationary and blowing way up tall with the heat of the day.
If I could recommend any prop for the ZII with my power combo, it would be an APC 10x5. Many people use the 10x7, which was what I started out with. However, I was pulling almost 50 amps at WOT with the Hacker A30 8XL and 4Sx5000. Top speed was around 73mph. In contrast, the 10x5 pulls 40 amps at WOT and top speed is around 83 straight and level. I timed my climb to 6000 feet and it was right at 3 minutes; 2000 feet per minute.
nice data! thanks man. i went one further and used a 10x8 - it was pathetic haha. 10x5 smashes it