Speed Model

Having just broken the record for crossing the English Channel with a model helicopter, I was looking out for other records I could attempt to bring attention to my business.  One idea was to break the speed record for a helicopter in level flight. To attempt this I decided to build my own machine, making it as sleek as possible.  It was 3.5 inches wide and was powered by a tuned Weber 60 glo motor.

As with all speed attempts, it is the average of two runs that creates the record.  On the day of my attempt I performed the first run which was above the record, however on the second flight the model went out of control and crashed.  We later found out that it was interference from the airfield's landing lights which they had put on for maintenance as I was on the second run.

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