"@Andrew: I agree, I'm just afraid that someone who doesn't see it that way might see videos like this and draw the conclusion that these are dangerous weapons that need to be illegal for everyone but the military.
@Matthew I'm all for…"
"Göran, what's the difference between a foam UAV that weights a kilo or two and a Canada goose that weighs a couple more? The risk from wildlife is an accepted risk for manned flight, even when cruising in the flight levels, and…"
"When I see stuff like this I think "maybe this hobby should be regulated after all"
It's sad but the stupidity of a few will deprive the enjoyment from the rest who have the decency to use their common sense. Even if this is illegal…"
"Also, as far as I understand, the highest ceiling anywhere in Australia for class G is FL180, so this effectively puts a limit on Australian-based altitude record attempts without talking to CASA. (and good luck with that...!)"
"My apologies, I think I may have mislead everyone. The first third is the easy bit. The next third is much more difficult and the final third is incredibly difficult. So a third of the way in altitude but far from a third in terms…"
""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."
So you are less than 1/3 of the way to a record set by someone 43 years ago.…"