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Wow, what a year for gliders (or is it sailplanes?)! First we have little RC gliders getting into the transonic territory and now manned gliders are exceeding even military altitude records! Simply amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Perlan II Sailplane
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Very cool.
Also makes me wonder why more companies do not use high aspect wings like Diamond does and use less power.

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In cockpit video from the latest record flight. Awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRhKlVC ... e=youtu.be


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https://futurism.com/perlan-2-glider-record-airbus/amp/


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 Post subject: Re: Perlan II Sailplane
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"an altitude of 76,000 feet …. broke the high-altitude human flight record, last set by Lockheed Martin’s U2 spy plane in 1989" For pity's sake, is there no fact-checking in journalism anymore? Humans have flown higher than that in rocket planes and jets since the 1950s. Besides being iconic, the U2 is significant only because it's subsonic, like the Perlan II. Other than balloons, every human flight that's gone higher has been supersonic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_altitude_record


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yep, everything that i've seen coming from the Project itself specifies subsonic or the U2 specifically when talking about that "record". Frankly if thats the biggest error in a news article about a project like this I'm thinking they're doing OK...


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The weather so far has not been terribly cooperative for this years campaign, but they are at the moment surfing up around 49,000 feet.

http://www.perlanproject.cloud/VirtualCockpit.html


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It's incredible what they're doing. I get the 'virtual cockpit' on my cell phone and get to keep up with every mission. Wish they had a live video/audio feed. I'm sure that would soak up quite a bit of energy they need other places.


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Pretty cool video from the backseat of Perlan II as it soars past 66000ft. Whisper quite in there, almost eerie. Must have been a cool ride.

http://youtu.be/pRhKlVCgujE

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Pretty cool video from the backseat of Perlan II as it soars past 66000ft. Whisper quite in there, almost eerie. Must have been a cool ride.

http://youtu.be/pRhKlVCgujE



Looks cozy.


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Pretty cool video from the backseat of Perlan II as it soars past 66000ft. Whisper quite in there, almost eerie. Must have been a cool ride.

http://youtu.be/pRhKlVCgujE

Been there, done that. But still major league cool to do it without an engine!
And it is definitely cool. OAT at that altitude is around -70 C.

Just relooked at the display and it shows -59 C. A little warmer than where we usually flew.


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