R/C Aircraft World Records
- Altitude: A radio-controlled model airplane owned
by Maynard Hill (USA) climbed to a record breaking altitude of 8,205m
(26,919ft) on the 6 of September 1970.
- Distance: In July 1995, Robert Rosenthal and Maynard
Hill (USA) set a model airplane closed-circuit record of 1,250 km
(776 miles). The longest flight in a straight line to a nominated
landing point was 737.9 km (458 miles 880 yds), by Maynard Hill and
Robert Rosenthal, from Bealeton, Virginia, USA, to Ridgeland, South
Carolina, USA in 8ht 43mins on 29 of August 1995.
- Speed: The overall speed record is 395.64 km/h
(245.84 mph), by a model flown on control lines by Leonod Lipinski
(USSR) in December 1971.
The record for a radio-controlled model is 390..92 km/h (242.91 mph),
by Walter Siatar (Austria) on the 10 June 1977.
- Duration records: Maynard Hill (USA) flew a powered
model for 33hr 39mins 15secs form 1-2 October 1992. - An indoor
model with a wound rubber motor set a record of 55mins 6 sec in December
1993. - Jean-Peirre Schlitknecht flew a solar-driven model airplane
for 10hr 43mins 15secs at Wetzlar, Germany, on the 10 July 1991.
- Smallest model aircraft: The smallest model aircrafts
weighs 0.1g (4/100 oz.). Powered by a horse fly, it was made by Don
Emmick of Seattle, USA.
- Largest model aircraft: The Largest radio-controlled
model aircrafts was a glider weighing 163.3kg (360lb) with a wingspan
of 7.77 m (25ft 6in) made by Melton Mowbray and District Model Club,