Control-Line Model Aircraft World Speed Record

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vAw1CC4A3g]F2A World Record – Control-line model aircraft speed.

On Saturday 13 October 2001 at Fairmile Common near Cobham in Surrey, UK, Paul Eisner made an attempt on his existing World Record for Control Line Speed (1.0 to 2.5cc) which he had held at just over 194 mph since 1987. In unseasonably warm conditions (24C) the best run of the afternoon registered a provisional speed of 208.28 mph. This beats his existing record by the considerable margin of around 14 mph. The model is powered by an Irvine 15 “special” and uses a single-blade carbon fibre prop – as is usual with models of this type. More details and photos on my website at http://www.flyrc.org.uk/record/contro…

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