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VinceG
24-05-09, 18:27 PM
See this thread.... (http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?1063-Vince-Joins-the-10-000-foot-club)

VinceG
25-05-09, 09:59 AM
My little 582 took for ever to get there. I think the best we got over 7k was about 300 feet per minute, that was with the bar out, bench pressing for britain at 50mph. When I relaxed my arms and just powered up at 6000 rpm we were getting maybe 100 fpm.

GA AVIATOR
01-01-10, 15:13 PM
Seems that to get to 10,000ft you really need a 912s !!!!

Looking at some pics from Betty Boop on a climb up to 10,000ft I was amazed at the climb performance :p

Passing 8,300ft it was still getting 700fpm (5000rpm/29MAP) @ 140kmh IAS ( 75kts/86mph) which is actually 161kmh CAS =87kts/100mph :rolleyes:

Level at 9,400ft it stabilised the cruise speed at 4930rpm/28MAP at 175kmh IAS (94kts/108mph) which is actually 203kmh CAS = 110kts/126mph

Betty Boop can reach 13,000ft no problem 1 up !!!

VinceG
01-01-10, 15:28 PM
My new 912 quantum would get there in no time I'm sure... it does 1500 FPM one up and about 900 FPM two up.

Carl Bayliss
03-01-10, 18:30 PM
Bob Calvert who still holds the UK weightshift solo altitude record (25,206ft) plus time to climb to 3000m and 6000m records did it in 1984 in a Puma Sprint with a Robin 2 stroke....who needs a 912??

VinceG
03-01-10, 18:55 PM
Solo is a lot different than 1 up Carl. Mine was with Max in the back :-)

Did he use forced oxygen? Any info? It's time that record was broken me thinks :-)

andy dixon
03-01-10, 20:02 PM
your on your own vince.............................well you would be wouldn't you

it's that curviture of the earth bit and the space shuttle under flying you that bothers me............can't you just go to the D.F.S. sale like everyone else !

Ginge
03-01-10, 21:51 PM
Solo is a lot different than 1 up Carl. Mine was with Max in the back :-)

Did he use forced oxygen? Any info? It's time that record was broken me thinks :-)

You could be right I guess Vince but according to the records bit on the BMAA site it is 24258 set in 2008 on an aircraft powered by a 914, see

http://www.flymicro.com/records/

There are a lot of UK records up for grabs though as you will see, go on, go for, it you know you want to:devil:.
I would have thought that maybe some of our SSDR types with their low weight and choice of modern wing designs would snaffle the without power records with some creditable performances.

Ginge

Carl Bayliss
03-01-10, 23:48 PM
I was refering to GA Aviator's post... my old 912 Blade did 10,000 two up easily....my GT makes mince meat of the Blade's time. Bob Calvert knew many gliding tricks. He permitted a 503 Raven for my uncle a few years ago, was up just under an hour on the check flight and used about 3 ltrs of fuel....