Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Low Speed Flight Competition

Winners - FAI World Championship for Model Helicopters

Sport: Aeromodelling - F3C - Helicopters
Title: FAI World Championship for Model Helicopters
Type : World
Date:  18.08 - 28.08.2011
Location: Cascina Bianca, Calcinatello - Italy

Final Results :

F3C - Overall
1st : Hiroki Ito          JPN
2nd : Hashimoto Manabu    JPN
3rd : Nonogaky Yasuichi   JPN

F3C - Junior
1st : Choi Won Ho        KOR
2nd : Sardelli Lorenzo   ITA
3rd : Heikkil'a Juho     FIN

F3C - Team
1st: Japan
2nd: Italy
3rd: USA

The full results can be found at the following address :

FAI congratulates the Winners and thanks the Organisers of the

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2011 F3A W/C`s SA Team – Team Managers Report

The team of Andre` Stockwell, Pierre Marais and Marc Wolffe was selected following due
process and confirmed towards the end of October 2010.

This was the most experienced team in recent years with the members having each
competed in at least two previous world championships.

The revised selection process increased the preparation time available, which benefitted the
team as some early setbacks required new models to be acquired and prepared, as well as
increasing the available training times.

In addition to the training program we were able to have multiple International Champion,
Wolfgang Matt, visit, do some training of the team and compete in our 2011 Nationals. The
team members were able to match his performance and we were confident of a good
placing at the W/C`s. ...

The full report is here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

World Jet Masters

Dear All,

It is now 7h50 Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. Last night was the closing ceremony and banquet at the USAF Museum.

The results were announced and Dylan Roberts achieved a 4th place overhaul in the 20kg class which I think is a phenomenal achievement. He competed against the 42 top jet pilots in the world after he and his plane was battered by the storm and also dealing with a horrible cold. Well done Dylan we are really proud of you!

With a semi-scale plane Mark managed a 28th place, his flight scores were brilliant but was obviously let down by not scoring a good static score.

Everybody will start traveling back today and tomorrow, so we see you back in South Africa.

Kind Regards,

Marthinus JF Potgieter

Congratulations to Dylan for a job well done under difficult conditions.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

KZN Pattern Association, League round -- 24 July 2011

 Head shaking and a few interesting comments.. More here.

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