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Old 04-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Smile Icon A5 Altitude records

Hi,

Altitude record was set with a height of 15,000 feet from me with the "Icon A5".

I disabled every flying Assistance and the HUD in the options.

Here is the picture of it: http://s7.directupload.net/images/120410/v32u5mnu.jpg


You could post your records here, but disable every flying Assistance and the HUD in the options! This is to give everybody the same conditions.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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The highest I was patient enough to get was like 12500 feet. That's pretty impressive. I assume disabling a bunch of the assists would probably help, but I bet you'd also want to find the right location maybe with an updraft off one of the volcano's or a thermal, maybe over the black of a lava field.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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The highest I was patient enough to get was like 12500 feet. That's pretty impressive. I assume disabling a bunch of the assists would probably help, but I bet you'd also want to find the right location maybe with an updraft off one of the volcano's or a thermal, maybe over the black of a lava field.
Yes, indeed it was very tricky to "feel" the wind and get the updrafts, I can tell you that disabling all of the assists make it not easier. I did start from the airfield and did fly that high in 2 hours. The last feet made me crazy, always at 14,999 feet I got a airhole.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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If someone is gonna do this, please, post a pic from the island beying seen from that height
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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This is as high as I got before I hit the wall of wind....again. She wouldnt let me break at least 14 http://steamcommunity.com/id/Asphalt...72366563805600
my landing after the altitude attempt in the Icon A5...man I love this plane http://steamcommunity.com/id/Asphalt...72366563784957


http://steamcommunity.com/id/Asphalt...72366563819617
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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I recommend to use other weather, the clouds on other weather looking impressive. I use the low and threatening weather, it is the before last weather option, try to use this weather option and fly in Sommer and dawn at 6:15am.

Look here in the video are the same clouds and at the same time, also from big height : http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2641893

*btw. Iam from germany...

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
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I recommend to use other weather, the clouds on other weather looking impressive. I use the low and threatening weather, it is the before last weather option, try to use this weather option and fly in Sommer and dawn at 6:15am.

Look here in the video are the same clouds and at the same time, also from big height : http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2641893

*btw. Iam from germany...
I realized at 10k I didnt have the best weather for this trick but at that point I was to far gone.

*.btw I lived in germany for 9 years...I miss it
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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If someone is gonna do this, please, post a pic from the island beying seen from that height

Here are some pictures from the island, I'm at 14,800 feet.

1. http://s14.directupload.net/images/120411/ocbaqfbg.jpg

2. http://s14.directupload.net/images/120411/odhgbeuk.jpg

3. http://s7.directupload.net/images/120411/ip9uaw34.jpg

4. http://s1.directupload.net/images/120411/zx4i8kye.jpg
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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I've managed to reach 16181 ft. Again, it seems that almost empty fuel tank is a way to go. I left the HUD on though, since it doesnt affect anything.
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...BAEA92645C535/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...6A73404721314/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...3ECD6D3B534CB/
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #10
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I've managed to reach 16181 ft. Again, it seems that almost empty fuel tank is a way to go. I left the HUD on though, since it doesnt affect anything.
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...BAEA92645C535/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...6A73404721314/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...3ECD6D3B534CB/
Gratulations for this great record, TheSwordUser! I know that it takes time to fly that high, how long did you need for it?

The HUD shows the "low altitude" warning and if I remember corect, than the HUD shows you the wind direction sometimes!?
The middle graphic, the cross steer shows you the middle, up and down and so on.

But still a great record from you, I bet you can do this even all disabled.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #11
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Gratulations for this great record, TheSwordUser! I know that it takes time to fly that high, how long did you need for it?

The HUD shows the "low altitude" warning and if I remember corect, than the HUD shows you the wind direction sometimes!?
The middle graphic, the cross steer shows you the middle, up and down and so on.

But still a great record from you, I bet you can do this even all disabled.
I flown w/o flying assistances enabled and in windless weather condition (common sense would suggest that if you were to fly with the wind, you'd go faster, and therefore a bit higher, that doesn't work in this game, in fact it makes everything more annoying).

...and yeah, forgot that mouse controls has this nice steer thingy in HUD, but w/o it I wouldn't be able to maintain constant rate of climb, I just wanted to see how high this plane can possibly go.

I didn't time the flight since I've been screwing arround here and there (doing something else on PC), but I guess it took arround 90-120 minutes of pure flying.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:03 AM   #12
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I flown w/o flying assistances enabled and in windless weather condition (common sense would suggest that if you were to fly with the wind, you'd go faster, and therefore a bit higher, that doesn't work in this game, in fact it makes everything more annoying).

...and yeah, forgot that mouse controls has this nice steer thingy in HUD, but w/o it I wouldn't be able to maintain constant rate of climb, I just wanted to see how high this plane can possibly go.

I didn't time the flight since I've been screwing arround here and there (doing something else on PC), but I guess it took arround 90-120 minutes of pure flying.
wind wont affect your rate of climb, unless you are talking up and down draughts
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