Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

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Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Bre901 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 am

On August 26, Perlan 2 broke the altitude record set last year: Jim Payne and Morgan Sandercock reached an altitude of at least 62,426 feet (19,227m) from El Calafate (AR)

The release took place at 42,500 feet (13,090 m), it sure helps to have a stratospheric towplane :wink:

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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Crakob » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 am

this is by wave riding, right?
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Bre901 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 pm

Crakob wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 am
this is by wave riding, right?
Yes, in or close to the polar vortex.
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Bre901 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 pm

Bis repetita : right now they just reached 20 km (pressure altitude)
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Bre901 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am

Perlan 2 was one of my suggestions for future gliders, maybe they would be interested in widening their communication actions by supplying a 3D model from their CAD (they surely have one).
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by OXO » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:51 am

Bre901 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am
Perlan 2 was one of my suggestions for future gliders, maybe they would be interested in widening their communication actions by supplying a 3D model from their CAD (they surely have one).

Only if YOU make it.

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Post by Bre901 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:03 pm

76 000 ft (~23400 m) today !
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by EDB » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:39 pm

Wow..!
When will they soar to Mars..? :lol:
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by kharmon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:38 pm

Mars would make a great landscape.
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Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Post by Bre901 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:12 pm

I read somewhere that at the altitudes they fly, the air density is about the same as close to the ground on Mars,
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