Peregrine Speed

Share and compare your speed in a straight line or closed circuit on the Peregrine Speed ranking list in a verifiable way.

Fastest recorded speeds per model and class



Speed in a straight line


Flag Model Date Distance Altitude Density Altitude
Speed in km/h Speed in mach
Pilot Model Name Model Type Model class Location Club City Country
Monday, 23 September 2019 200
811
337,95
Emil Henrico Dolphin Jet Turbine NASAFI PRF Pretoria South Africa
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 200
1548
305,55
Wayne Willcox Qaudron q40 pink Fixed Wing Nitro/Gas Pretoria Radio Flyers Bela Bela Valke Thabazimbie South Africa
Saturday, 10 October 2020 200
100
241
292,4
0,23635
Laurent BOURGON Comet EVO 6500 Helicopter Electric Campovolo Ventolina Aigle Comtois THISE France
Saturday, 17 August 2019 200
1548
203
Andre van Huyssteen Furious 200 Fixed Wing Electric Pretoria Radio Flyers PRF Pretoria South Africa
Saturday, 13 July 2019 200
1548
155,85
Fanie Swart BLACK Thunder Nitro 700 Helicopter Nitro/Gas Pretoria Radio Flyers PRF Pretoria South Africa
Friday, 24 May 2019 200
1548
64,85001
Andre van Huyssteen RC Buggy Car Nitro/Gas Pretoria Radio Flyers PRF Pretoria South Africa
Friday, 07 August 2020 100
244
666
283,35
0,22636
Laurent BOURGON Comet EVO Training Helicopter Electric Aigles Comtois Aigle Comtois THISE France
Saturday, 01 June 2019 100
1548
106,15
Jason Adams Thunder Car Electric Pretoria Radio Flyers Team Phacet Johannesburg South Africa
Sunday, 08 March 2020 100
1548
1369
63,25
Andre van Huyssteen RC Buggy Car Nitro/Gas Pretoria Radio Flyers PRF Pretoria South Africa

Speed in a closed circuit

Flag Model Date Distance Altitude Density Altitude
Speed in km/h Speed in mach
Pilot Model Name Model Type Model class Location Club City Country
Monday, 23 September 2019 200
811
98,9
John Bowles Fusion 200 Fixed Wing Electric NASAFI Weskus Radio Flyers Vredenburg South Africa
Monday, 23 September 2019 200
811
68,1
Carlo Steyn TDR Helicopter Electric NASAFI Indoor Flying Club Cape Town South Africa
Sunday, 08 March 2020 100
1548
1638
27,4
Andre van Huyssteen RC Buggy Car Nitro/Gas Pretoria Radio Flyers PRF Pretoria South Africa

Peregrine speed ranking list

List the fastest R/C models in speed ranking order. Aeroplanes, jets, helicopters and cars speed are recorded over 200 meters. Different classes are used for the different propultion systems like electric motors, nitro/gas motors, turbines or sail (wind).

Fastest Times at Speed locations

List the fastest time recorded at the registered locations.
Each location has its own challenges like altitude, weather, wind, runway length etc. The fastest jets might not be able to take-off or land at a specific location. This list provides the maximum speed reached at each location for the different classes and model types.

Speed measurements

Measure the average speed of R/C models over a set distance.
2, or 4 cameras are used to measure speed.
To measure speed in a straight line, 2 or 4 cameras can be used, and 2 cameras are used to measure speed in a closed circuit. To use Peregrine-speed to measure according to the FAI standard, a 4 camera system is used, while for normal events a 2 camera system is fine. To register your speed on peregrine-speed.com you need to setup 2 Peregrine-speed stations 200 meters apart. For flying models, the system should be setup that it will only record your speed when flying above the minimum height of 5 meters and below the maximum height of 35 meters. A peregrine-speed station consist of a windows 10 (Note-book/pc or mini pc) with a peregrine combined camera and gps connected via usb3. When setup, you will fly past the cameras in both directions, at least once in each direction and your average speed will be recorded, which you then can export to the peregrine-speed.com website to share with everybody. The event organiser will ensure that the models that are publised are the models that are flying and that result integrity is maintained.

Peregrine Speed Equipment

The equipment used will depend on the type of event

Speed in a straight line with a pre-stage

For this event type four cameras stations are required. Only 2 camera stations will measure the time and the other two camera stations are used to verify that the pre-stage entry was done correctly. The camera stations used at the pre-stage entry points can be slower.

Speed in a straight line

Only two camera stations are required for this event type.

Speed in a closed circuit

Two camera stations are required for this event type. No camera setup changes is required between speed in a straight line and speed in a closed circuit. It is easy to fly both diciplines at the same event, as it is only the evnt type at the base station that changes.