Wennerholm

Drifter and high altitude

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It was very difficult to reach high altitude with this aircraft. I performed a vertical T/O from LEBB and then it was just to hang on.

 

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This is after you jettisoned your rocket booster.

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And froze to death in short sleves :biggrin:

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Good gawd... you can see the curvature of the earth from up there... 🤣

The pilot would have long since died of hypoxia and/or hypothermia, and that lawnmower engine would have gasped it's last breath tens of thousands of feet below...

Seriously, it looks like the view from the cockpit of an SR-71..  

 

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When Milviz releases their SR-71 we'll all get to go up there and much faster.

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At T/O I use the special external rocket booster delivered with my Drifter. Sadly the plt. lost consciousness and later died in the hospital due to low pressure. If you want to try high altitude flying I can recommend the X-15A from Extreme Prototype. I always survive in that A/C. I going to purchase Milviz SR-71! 

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