THE WORLD R/C SPEED RECORD
|The World Glider R/C Speed Record is a subject that crops
up on a regular basis. The record that has passed into
R/C mythology; that of 242 mph (390 kph), was set in
1978, ignoring Dynamic soaring records of course. That's over 30 years ago! This
will be before many of
you were even born...
Although a magnificent achievement at that time, don't try to relate it to your own slope flying because the record was set over a 50 metre course and 6600 feet up an Austrian mountain at the end of an enormous dive! And, of course, the air is thinner (19% less) at that high above sea level.
If you want to read more, and see a 3-view of the model called the PFEIL (German for Arrow) there's a contemporary article on to download below. I scanned the 3 pages below (~800Kb) of the original since the original magazine is unavailable 30 odd years on. Click on the thumbnails.