AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

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AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

Postby drew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 am

The AMRS Records Committee would like to formally recognise Warren McKay for smashing the current AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record! Warren flew his 54mm minimum diameter rocket "Light Sabre" to claim this record.

The new K impulse single motor altitude record flight of 7,721m / 25,331ft AGL was launched at Westmar, Qld on 27 September 2019. Altitude was confirmed by an onboard BigRedBee GPS tracker/transmitter. Warren used a CTI K300 for this flight and also flew with two onboard Raven Altimeters. Peak velocity on the first Raven unit was 1,892 ft/sec / Mach 1.68.

With this flight Warren has set quite a benchmark for the K Impulse single motor record. That said conditions on the day were less than optimal with very windy conditions. Recovery was due east 4.7km from the launch site!

Congratulations Warren on your new AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record!

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Re: AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:18 am

Congrats on the flight and record Warren 8)
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Re: AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

Postby SpaceManMat » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:15 am

Very nice Warren. 8)
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Re: AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

Postby air.command » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:44 pm

That's an outstanding effort Warren! Congrats on the record flight.
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Re: AMRS K Impulse Single Motor Altitude Record broken!

Postby stdulek » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:27 am

Very nice, Warren, and congrats on topping my altitude record made at Thunda 2019.
The CTI300 is a great motor to do that.
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