As we all know being caught over 100mph is an automatic ban. Fortunately whilst speed testing Scott’s newly decorated Viggen EDF we clocked a top speed of 96 mph. A technical issue with the launch mechanism which caused damage to the nose, and shifting of the battery possibly over the GPS unit so it didn’t detect correct meant that although we think this speed was beaten it was not correctly measured.
The first run had an on board camera, and here is the GPS track
And the onboard for run 1
Below is the speed vs altitude for each of the runs, as you can see run 4 does not appear to show correct data.
Adding onto this I did do some further calculations based on the longitude and latitude registered on the device, although the speed was not logged, the position appears to have been. Below is the graph which show this calculation appears to be very close to the measured speed, although the calculated speed does not take account of vertical speed, only horizontal speed.
This show a top speed of 126 MPH! Although of course if the speed isn’t being logged correctly, the altitude does look like it is not being logged correctly here, so the position is also not confirmable. But as an unofficial top speed 126mph isn’t bad!
Based on the same calculation of distance moved between each recorded point, the points are always 1 second apart, so the distance travelled can be calculated and so then of course the speed