F2A World Record - Control-line model aircraft speed.

  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 1, 2009
  • *Update May 2016*
    At the 2016 Control Line World Championships, held in Perth, Australia, Paul won the F2A World title with a speed of 304.3km/h, adding the World title to the European Championship title that he currently holds after winning it in 2015. Congratulations Paul!
    As promised some time ago - a re-edit in higher quality from my original tape.
    On Saturday 13 October 2001 at Fairmile Common near Cobham in Surrey, UK, Paul Eisner made an attempt on his existing World Record for Control Line Speed (1.0 to 2.5cc) which he had held at just over 194 mph since 1987. In unseasonably warm conditions (24C) the best run of the afternoon registered a provisional speed of 208.28 mph. This beats his existing record by the considerable margin of around 14 mph. The model is powered by an Irvine 15 "special" and uses a single-blade carbon fibre prop - as is usual with models of this type. More details and photos on my website at http://www.flyrc.org.uk/record/contro...