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Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:50 am
by Bre901
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

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 am
by Crakob
this is by wave riding, right?

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 pm
by Bre901
Crakob wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 am
this is by wave riding, right?
Yes, in or close to the polar vortex.

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 pm
by Bre901
Bis repetita : right now they just reached 20 km (pressure altitude)

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:26 am
by OXO

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am
by Bre901
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).

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:51 am
by OXO
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.

:lol:

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:03 pm
by Bre901
76 000 ft (~23400 m) today !

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:39 pm
by EDB
Wow..!
When will they soar to Mars..? :lol:

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:38 pm
by kharmon
Mars would make a great landscape.

Re: Perlan 2 : new (unofficial) altitude record

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:12 pm
by Bre901
I read somewhere that at the altitudes they fly, the air density is about the same as close to the ground on Mars,