545 mph with a glider !

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Thank you for posting this. Very interesting for someone that started RC in the 1950's when we had to build our own equipment.
This would have been beyond our dreams.
 

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Thank you for posting this. Very interesting for someone that started RC in the 1950's when we had to build our own equipment.
This would have been beyond our dreams.
Wow, built your own equipment? I’m impressed!

I starter pretty early, but not as early as you. I’ve flown reed, galloping ghost and escapement, but all of the equipment I used was bought by me, not built by me.
 
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Transmitter was a 5 Watt, CW, ground base , with a 9' ant and powered by a 6 volt car radio vibrator power supply for the plate and filament voltage running on a 6 volt car battery for simple escapement. Built everything from scratch except for buying the escapement. ( Bonner). Tube receiver with plate and filament batteries.
Belonged to the Pittsburgh, Pa RC club (ARCS) with Walt Good and his brother as members.
Had a article published on designing a POD circuit ( Pulse Omission Detector) for getting engine throttle control with an escapement when using Pulse rudder. Don't remember the year. Long time ago LOL.
 
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