What is the highest RC plane flight?
The highest RC plane flight ever recorded was achieved by a team of German pilots in August of 2018. The team, led by pilot and engineer Peter Salzmann, flew an RC plane to an altitude of 8,811 meters (28,902 feet). This record-breaking flight was part of the “High Altitude Challenge”, an event organized by the German Model Aircraft Association (DMFV).
The plane used for the flight was a modified version of the popular Multiplex Funjet Ultra. The plane was equipped with a special high-altitude engine, a custom-made airframe, and a high-altitude fuel tank. The plane was also fitted with a GPS tracker and a camera to record the flight.
The flight began at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and the plane climbed steadily until it reached its maximum altitude of 8,811 meters (28,902 feet). The flight lasted for approximately two hours and the plane flew at an average speed of around 100 km/h (62 mph).
The record-breaking flight was made possible by the combination of the plane’s high-altitude engine, the custom-made airframe, and the high-altitude fuel tank. The engine was designed to operate at high altitudes and the airframe was designed to be lightweight and aerodynamic. The fuel tank was designed to provide the plane with enough fuel to reach the maximum altitude.
The record-breaking flight was a major achievement for the team and for the RC plane community. It demonstrated the potential of RC planes and showed that they can be used for more than just recreational flying. The flight also showed that RC planes can be used to explore the upper atmosphere and to conduct scientific research.
The record-breaking flight was also a major milestone for the DMFV. The organization has been organizing the High Altitude Challenge since 2011 and the record-breaking flight was the first time that a plane had reached such a high altitude. The success of the flight has inspired other pilots to attempt similar feats and has helped to promote the sport of RC plane flying.
The record-breaking flight was a major achievement for the RC plane community and for the DMFV. It demonstrated the potential of RC planes and showed that they can be used for more than just recreational flying. The flight also showed that RC planes can be used to explore the upper atmosphere and to conduct scientific research.