Allan's place

Flight times

I utilise electric launch these days, and my DX8 is programmed to allow a 30 second launch period after which I thermal till landing. The 30 seconds gives a good launch (with both the Radian and Diamond) that equates to about the best standar bungee launch you'd hope to get. In flat air a glide to land would be around 4 mins at best. Flights over 5 min have encountered lift and 10+minutes I consider a good flight. Here's a list of sample flights that made it over 10 mins:

  • Radian Pro

    • 15 Jul 2013 - 28:20
    • 16 Jul 2013 - 14:33
    • 13 Jul 2013 - 11:48
    • 08 Sep 2013 - 11:46
    • 22 Sep 2013 - 11:40
    • 05 Oct 2013 - 11:33
  • Radian

    • 22 Sep 2012 - 37:47
    • 05 May 2012 - 32:00
    • 05 May 2012 - 31:00
    • 12 Aug 2012 - 25:50
    • 22 Sep 2012 - 23:15
    • 21 July 2012 - 22.11
    • 06 May 2013 - 19:22
    • 06 May 2013 - 18:45
    • 23 Mar 2012 - 17:54
    • 23 Mar 2012 - 14:40
    • 07 Oct 2012 - 13:40
    • 23 Mar 2012 - 13:24
    • 22 Sep 2012 - 13:15
    • 13 Oct 2012 - 12:51
    • 21 July 2012 - 12:50
    • 18 Nov 2012 - 12:19
    • 08 July 2012 - 12:15
    • 08 July 2012 - 12:05
    • 13 July 2013 - 11:40
    • 24 Mar 2012 - 11:12
    • 21 July 2012 - 11:01
    • 07 Oct 2012 - 10:32
    • 24 Mar 2012 - 10:16
  • Diamond

    • 06 Jul 2013 - 20:25
    • 06 Jul 2013 - 18:22
    • 25 Feb 2012 - 17:30
    • 25 Feb 2012 - 13:30
    • 15 Sep 2012 - 11:40
    • 01 Jun 2013 - 11:30
    • 27 May 2012 - 10:54
    • 11 Aug 2012 - 10:12

My chieftan 100s glider launched from bungee acheived sever 1hr+ flights in Europe in the 1980s