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Old May 28th 05, 02:23 PM
Turbo Tiger
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Now a helicopter landed on top of Everest.



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Old May 28th 05, 03:28 PM
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On Sat, 28 May 2005 13:23:25 GMT, "Turbo Tiger"
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Now a helicopter landed on top of Everest.


A woman, asking for directions? :-)

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Old May 28th 05, 03:48 PM
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Ron Wanttaja wrote:
On Sat, 28 May 2005 13:23:25 GMT, "Turbo Tiger"
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Now a helicopter landed on top of Everest.



A woman, asking for directions? :-)


Got to be. A man never would have stopped to ask. :-)


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Old May 28th 05, 06:45 PM
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I have some articles on my website about the Mitchell Wing U2 holding the
record for a while

http://www.mitchellwing.com/Rowley%2...ing%20high.htm


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I can't find it but for what it's worth, I once read that a Mitchel U2 was
flown to about the same altitude over Germany. It's a cool little plane
but at 6'5", if I could fit in one, it would never get me off the ground
(even if I became anorexic and not F'ing likely either...)

Tony



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Old May 28th 05, 06:56 PM
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"dje" wrote in message
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In the US I believe they are not allowed above 17,999 ft.

From Ultralight news.com:

"A Falcon UL still claims the altitude record of 26,900'."

David

"Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired" wrote in message
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What is the altitude record for an ultralight?

Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired


Oh, you can get exceptions by prearrangement with ATC.
For example, there's a box over Sandia, near Albequerque, that can be opened
up, and several hang gliders have gone over 22,000 feet there, perfectly
legally.

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Old May 28th 05, 10:58 PM
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gilan wrote:
I have some articles on my website about the Mitchell Wing U2 holding the
record for a while

http://www.mitchellwing.com/Rowley%2...ing%20high.htm


I wonder if that design could be scaled up to somewhere around the sport
plane size? About 150 or 200% of original specification.

Tony
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Old May 29th 05, 03:04 PM
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The U2 already is ELSA size. If you made it 150% to 200% larger it would be
enormous!
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http://www.mitchellwing.com/Rowley%2...ing%20high.htm


I wonder if that design could be scaled up to somewhere around the sport
plane size? About 150 or 200% of original specification.

Tony



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Old May 29th 05, 07:05 PM
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gilan wrote:
The U2 already is ELSA size. If you made it 150% to 200% larger it would be
enormous!


I can't find any specs on the Mitchell U2 and the weight of the plane
meeting FAR103 makes me think it's rather small.

Do you know where I can get more info on the U2?

Tony
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Old May 29th 05, 08:47 PM
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"Anthony W" wrote in message
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gilan wrote:
The U2 already is ELSA size. If you made it 150% to 200% larger it

would be
enormous!


I can't find any specs on the Mitchell U2 and the weight of the plane
meeting FAR103 makes me think it's rather small.

Do you know where I can get more info on the U2?

Tony


Well, I googled for "Mitchell Wing" U2
and got a number of hits. That will bring up information on the B-10 and
A-10 as well.
The U2, at an empty weight of 320 lbs, would not meet part 103

Tim Ward


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Old May 29th 05, 10:56 PM
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The u2 almost is an ultralight.HP_10-22hp/34'wing
span/9'length/3'height/136 sq.ft./430 gross wt./200 mt.wt./top speed82
mph/75 mph cruise/23 mph stall/400' sea-level climb. LJ

Anthony W wrote:
gilan wrote:

The U2 already is ELSA size. If you made it 150% to 200% larger it
would be enormous!



I can't find any specs on the Mitchell U2 and the weight of the plane
meeting FAR103 makes me think it's rather small.

Do you know where I can get more info on the U2?

Tony


 




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