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Thread: New long range distance record: ‎86.93km

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    New long range distance record: ‎86.93km

    That's right. Long range record, bitches Distance from pilot to plane 86.93km LOS. Video was getting pretty weak towards the end, so we decided to do an unplanned landing. Helicopter rescue pilot piroflipper was the ground chase crew and used his little TRex 250 to locate the downed zephyr (video faded as we approached the LZ, approx. 50m above ground). Damage is minimal, one winglet ripped off on landing. We had sufficient battery to go another 70km, but towards the end RiSCyD had to hold the grid antenna by hand, the video wasn't too good, and we were going further "downhill" and losing LOS. All in all, we're pretty happy with our third try at long range. We've learned a lot during this flight and will use it to do some more long range flying, but probably next year.

    Time to celebrate. Here's the video.



    PS: Yes, lawmate 500mW. No tuned antennas. I think it's time to do some IBCrazy stuff
    Last edited by Trappy; 11th April 2011 at 04:08 PM.

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    WOW! Not much more I can say, other than WOW!

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    Thats very impressive. Congratulations!

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    Incredible wow video please

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    I'm enjoying the ride TBS, awesome work.

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    Holy crap
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    The Kraken has been unleashed!!

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    chapeau bas!

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    Most impressive!!! I know you guys hate doing this boring range stuff, but boy, you guys have the terrain for it.

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    Holy cow, thatīs a pretty awesome flight for sure! Congrats... Iīll go open a beer right now and celebrate..

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