6th Annual – Heli meeting, Alessandria, Italy

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Earlier this year in Alessandria, Italy there was the 6th Annual Heli only FunFly! This is one of the countries only Helicopter specific fun flies, certainly the largest, and it gathers heli pilots from around Italy and neighboring countries. The … Continue reading

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14th Annual “Hot Start Heli FunFly” 2019 in Olympia, Washington

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This summer in Olympia, Washington there was the 14th Annual “Hot Start Heli FunFly” This event was put on by Robert Blyden. It was a great event for family, friends, guest, spectators and all RC Helicopter enthusiasts to enjoy the … Continue reading

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RC Boat World Championship 2019 Treviso – Italy – FSRE

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Scorpion Power System makes Power Systems for all forms of the hobby including competitive boat racing! Recently there was the 2019 FSRE World championships in Treviso, Italy. We had Scorpion representatives Jacek Dzwonkowski and his son Mateusz Dzwonkowski in attendance! Check … Continue reading

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Lee Martin Racing blog: BRCA nationals 1/10th series.

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National season over! Finishing in the top 3 at every round attended, this years national season would be a tough one as international commitments meant that we had to miss 2 rounds. Thanks to the flawless and fast Scorpion power … Continue reading

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Pilot Profile – Sakkarin “CD” Kongthon

If you have been following competitive RC helicopters this year then you probably have heard about a pilot from Thailand with the name “CD”.  If you haven’t heard of him then I’ll tell you that he is the current World Champion of 3D RC Helicopters! Maybe you heard the name, but let me tell you a bit more information about 16 year old Sakkarin “CD” Kongthon
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His Name

His actual name is Sakkarin Kongthon, But in Thai culture is is often common for them to choose a sort of “nick name” which is easier to say, and also easier for people from western countries to understand. Sakkarin’s nick Name was simply “CD” and so in the RC world he has come to be know just as “CD”. When CD was young, Commentator Nik Johnson embellished on this and gave him the nick name “Compact Dude” which he became know as since he was very young and small at the time.
As he has grown up and matured, his nick name has morphed from “compact dude” to now “Crazy Dude” due to his increased size and increased level of flying!
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His History

CD started flying when he was just 6 years old in 2009. He first started coming on to the competitive RC helicopter scene 5 years later in 2013 when he competed at 3DX China.
He continued competing in many competitions such as 3D Cup France, 3D Asia Pacific, and Global 3D.
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Over the next few years he worked his way up from advanced class to masters and then up the rankings until in 2018 he was a fierce competitor in masters class. At the same time CD became very accomplished in drone racing as well.
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In 2018 at Global 3D he was leading in the contest the whole event, but in the finals it Kenny Ko barely out scored him and CD ended in 2nd. Not discouraged CD came back the next year to Global 3D and won every single round of the contest and earned the title of undisputed “World Champion”. Since Global 3D he has continued his reign by competing at Rotor Asia Masters 2019 in Chengdu China and again winning every round and holding his title.
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At the moment CDs flying style, control, and innovation is a head above the rest! We look forward to seeing what more he can do!

His Sponsors

Currently CD Sponsors are

Helicopter – Mikado
Motor – Scorpion Power Systems
ESC – Scorpion Power Systems
Servos – XPERT RC
Batteries – ManiaX
Blades – VTX
Radio/ FBL system – Mikado

Also CD has a sponsorship from Singha which is a Thailand Beverage Company

His Competition Helicopter
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Airframe – Mikado Logo 700
Motor – Scorpion HKII-4530-540kv
ESC – Scorpion Tribunus 300A SBEC
Radio – Mikado Vbar Control Touch
Servos – XPERT KD1 And KD1T
Blades – VTX 697
Battery – 12s 5800mah
FBL – Alu Case Vbar NEO
Headspeed – 2180RPM
Pitch – +/- 14.5 deg
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Rotor Asia Masters 2019 – Day 2 – Results

Today was Day 2 of the Rotor Asia Masters 2019, which is the largest RC helicopter competition in China currently. This competition has drawn about 35 competitors from countries all over the world including, USA, France, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, and of course China. There are 3 levels of classes. Basic, Advanced, and Master Class. In Masters class there is Peter Hsaio, Vava Sasikkana, Marik Wiehenstroth, Sakkarin Kongthon, and Myself. All of us are Team Scorpion Pilots!
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Going into day 2 the Scores were as follows.

Basic

1st – Lertrat – 1000
2nd – Checky – 966.67
3rd –  Ren Rui – 931.11
4th – Toon – 897.98
5th – Pichitchai – 873.33

Advanced

1st – Ryan Chiu – 1000
2nd – Heng Kichana – 988.24
3rd – YoungBin Lee – 943.1
4th – Kuno Kang – 943.14
5th – Ding Ze Has – 921.57

Masters

1st – Sakkarin Kongthon – 2000
2nd – Marik Wiehenstroth – 1945.3
3rd – Kyle Dahl – 1941.2
4th – Vava Sasikana – 1833.99
5th – Peter Hsaio – 1829.91
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This day there would be 2 more rounds of freestyle for the Basic and Advanced pilots, then the Masters class flew 1 Round of Freestyle and 1 round of Music. Luckily in the morning it was a bit overcast so the weather was a bit cooler which we all enjoyed.
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The competition started at 9am with the Basic Pilots and there was no dramas. Following them was the advance pilots. There were a few crashes and failures but all pilots used there yellow cards. The only drama was that Youngbin Lee from Korea who was placing very well crashed also on his Yellow Card flight. This effectively put him out of the competition since there are no drop rounds.
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After this there was the Masters Freestyle flights. Peter Hsaio of Taiwan started off the round with a very good flight. Then was Sakkarin Kongthon from Thailand who was putting down an amazing flight, but then he ended up crashing from being to low about 2 minutes in. This forced him to have to use his yellow card. His Re Flight was also good, but of course lost some effect since CD could not push his model as hard anymore because he had no more yellow card. Then Marik from Germany flew his flight. Marik had used his yellow card already the day before on his freestyle following his spectacular crash. After him was Vava Sasikana from Thailand who pushed his Goblin Kraken to the limits trying to make up some points and improve his placing! His flight was spectacular! Last to go was me. I was having a very good flight but unfortunately due to the extreme heat at the event I pushed my model a bit to hard and ended up not being able to complete the flight. This forced me to use my yellow card as well. My re flight was successful though. After this round all Masters finalist were still in the running.
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After this there was the final round of freestyle for the Basic and Advanced level pilots. Since this was the last round all pilots were pushing their models and their skills to the maximum! What this also meant was that there was quite a fair few of spectacular crashes!
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Then there was the last music round of the Masters. Going in to this round 4 out of the 5 pilots had already used their Yellow cards so it was still anyones bet as to what could happen. Since all rounds are counted, if any pilot crashed or had a failure he would be out of the contest.

Luckily all pilots flew and finished there flights and they were some of the most spectacular I ever saw! A we find videos we will for sure post them for you!

Following this there was the Speed Cup. The speed pilots would fly 2 rounds. There was 8 pilots and they all flew both rounds. Speed flying can be very risky and often have some crazy crashes but luckily no pilots had any problems or failures!
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Then there was a new special event for this competition. Danny Wang called it the “30 Seconds Challenge” What this was was the Master Level Pilots could go out and do a single maneuver for 30 Seconds and try to win over the crowd with their single most impressive move. CD started off the competition with some very low and aggressive pro tic tocs that also rotated around he vertical axis. The crowd loved this! Then Marik flew and did a very tight rolling circle maneuver which was very technical and entertaining. Then was my self who did a sort of horizantle 8 maneuver with low pull outs which the crowd seemed to love! Then Vava went doing a tumbling hurricane which was very aggressive. Lastly was Peter Hsiao who did some low pyro rainbows in a circle.
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After this the crowd voted for who they wanted to win and it was a tie between Myself and CD! So Danny decided to do another round to determine the winner. CD went first with doing a very tight nose down funnel with pitch pumps. Then I went and just did a very high nose dive with rolls. After this the crowd voted again and nominated CD to be the winner! CD won a extra 1000rmb for this!

Then we went straight into the award ceremony. There was some good prize money on the line. Over 32,000 RMB up for grabs!
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Before the Award ceremony started they gave some special awards to influential people of the event. There was awards for the owner of the flying club, also Tom Khosit from Tom Motor, Anny Chen from Gaui, for supporting and bringing lots of competition pilots to the event. There was also awards for Danny Wang himself for organizing the event, and also to Jake Shen for helping Danny.

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The results were as follows.

For Speed cup there was a tie for 1st between Ryan Chiu, and Peter Hsaio. They flew the same helicopter so it makes sense that they had the same speed!
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For Basic.
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For Advanced

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For Masters
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After the awards there was the infamous Victory flights for the winners of each round! The basic Pilot flew great and survived the flight. The advanced winner Heng Kitchana heli lasted about 30 seconds before doing a full speed overspeed into the ground! The CD did a amazing flight that lasted till the end of the flight then he crashed in the autorotation!
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After the awards there was a huge raffle which people could buy tickets to enter into. There was donations from many sponsors including Scorpion, Mikado, SAB, Gaui, etc etc

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Congratulations to all pilots! And also to all Scorpion Pilots. Out of the top 5 in all classes nearly all were flying Scorpion Power Systems!

I had a great time at this event! Well done to Danny Wang for organizing such a great event! Can’t wait till next year!

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Kyle Dahl

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Rotor Asia Masters 2019 – Day 1 Review and Report

Saturday the 24th marks the start of the largest RC helicopter competition in China.

Rotor Asia Masters 2019
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This even which is hosted by Danny Wang is in its 3rd year and with every year it seems to get bigger and better. This year there are more international pilots, more sponsors, and more prize money! The weather is hot and humid which makes tough conditions for the pilots and models but it is nothing we can’t handle!
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The amount of preparation and work put in to the event by Danny Wang is very evident as the feeling at the event is one which is very professional and official. Also the flying facility is really something impressive. It has a huge grass runway, along with a hanger to store models, restaurant, cafe, and bathroom facilities!
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The competition has different levels for basic Pilots, advanced pilots, and then Masters/ International Class. There are pilots such as Marik Wiehenstroth from Germany, Sakarin Kongthon and Vava from Thailand, Peter Hsaio and Ryan Chiu from Taiwan, myself from the USA, and many others from France, Korea, Australia and more. The format will be 2 flight format, Music and Freestyle. However one interesting point was that in the freestyle, before starting the flight, all pilots had to do one set maneuver. A 4 point tick tock which they were judged on how precisely they did it, and then this would be added to your score.
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Today we all arrived at the field and were shocked at how many spectators there was. The event was very busy with many people eager to see the RC helicopters fly. There was an opening ceremony which also had dance performances and presentations. We all felt very welcomed at this event. Following the opening ceremonies there were some sponsor demos from Mikado, Gaui, and SAB.
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Then there was a lunch prepared for all pilot which was very good typical Chinese Spicy food!
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After this the competition started. First to fly was the Basic Pilots who flew there freestyle round. This consisted of a lot of local pilots from China and also surrounding countries such as Thailand and Malaysia. Following them was the Advance class who also flew there freestyle flight.
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After these 2 rounds then there was the Masters Class. Masters Class would fly 2 round. The first being the Freestyle, then followed by the Flight to Music.
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Peter Hsaio from Team Gaui and Team Scorpion, started the round off and had a very good flight going, but unfortunately towards the end he had a Mechanical Failure which resulted in a crash. This forced him to have to re fly using his yellow card. However his yellow card flight was very good and will keep him in the competition.
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Next was Sakkarin CD Kongthon from Team Mikado and Team Scorpion. CD is the current World Champion of RC Helicopters having won Global 3D earlier this year. He delivered a very high charged and aggressive, yet innovative and technical flight! One of the best I ever saw!
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Following this was Marik Wiehenstroth of Team Mikado and Team Scorpion. Marik had a amazing flight going but unfortunately it ended abruptly about a minute in when he had his Spindle Bolt come out! Causing the blades to eject and then spectacularly free fall to the ground! This was caught on camera by Dan Smyth. Check out the link here! Marik also used his Yellow card and did a good flight so he is still in the running.
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After this was Vava from Team SAB and Team Scorpion. Vava did a great flight. He is a great up and coming pilot from Thailand.
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Lastly there was me who flew my Logo 700 with Scorpion Power System. I was very pleased with the flight I did and was happy that I had no issues!
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Immediately after this we all put fresh batteries in and got ready for the Flight to Music round. All pilots flew clean rounds with no crashes!

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As of the end of the event they had not posted Scores yet for the Masters Class so we will see tomorrow how the finishing is and will see how it changes in the finals!

I will report back tomorrow with more results.
Kyle Dahl

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1st Annual Full Pitch FunFly – Gloucester, UK – June 12-14

England has always been an important staple in the RC Helicopter scene. They were known for hosting the most prestigious RC Helicopter competition, 3D Masters, back in the 2000’s and to this day it hosts a large number of local competitions and breads many competitive pilots! Additionally many of Englands RC Helicopter events are also usually mini competitions for local pilots to compete in.
However, what England didn’t have a lot of was just “Fun Flys” with an emphasis on FUN. That is until now!

This year on July 12-14, England hosted the “Full Pitch Fun Fly” in Gloucester which was put on by Rob Bingham, and George Jones who are well known in the RC Heli scene for there helpful nitro tips, and equally their hilarious banter and good fun. Rob and George had become good friends of mine so when they invited me to come to their event I was for sure ready to go!

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The event was held in a private farmers field about 10 minutes from town, which was exactly what you look for in a RC helicopter flying field, a BIG open piece of grass. Rob and George had even moved down the grass around the flight line and pilot stations. I showed up to the event on Friday morning and there were several people already there at the event with their caravans set up. I quickly got my helis out of my case and built up and ready to fly.

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Other pro pilots in attendance were Aaron Cole, Stu Smith, and Ethan Williams who were throwing down some very entertaining flights for the attendees. The day went on and in the night the fun continued with some food and drinks in typical British fashion.

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On Day 2, Saturday, which was the main day, I arrived at the field and saw that the number of attendees had ateleast doubled. There were many cars and caravans and pilots on the flight line. The weather was perfect with good sun, scattered clouds, a slight breeze but mainly, NO RAIN! Was the best weather you could ask for in England. There were 3 flight stations on the field with people lined up all day long ready to get some flights in.
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One of the nicest things which Rob had organized was a huge event BBQ on Saturday night. The meat was fresh from the farmer who’s field we were on, and so the whole event was treated to fresh burgers cooked on site! The line was long cause everyone wanted some food after a long day of flying, but there was plenty to go around, and more!
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After this there was the event Raffle which had donations from many companies! Rob had reached out to many people and had acquired a huge tail full of raffle prizes from about 18 different event sponsors. Including helicopter kits, charging cases, batteries, blades, fuel, and of course some donations from Scorpion Power System.
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As the sun went down a few bon fires got started and everyone gathered around to stay warm and watch some great night flying by Aaron Cole and a few other pilots. The night didn’t end till around 1am and by then we were all tired and ready to go to bed.
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On Sunday morning it was a very relaxed atmosphere at the event. People were flying still but mostly just relaxing and enjoying the time at the event. Towards the evening people started packing up and heading out and in the night I left to catch a train back to London where I would catch my flight back home.

All in all this was a fantastic event. It was the very definition of what a “FunFly: should be. Relaxed, entertaining, good company, and good location. I certainly can’t wait to go back next year and I hope I’ll see more of you there next time!

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OXY 5 MEG – Ircha Debut and Review

OXY 5 MEG

A few months ago OXY helicopters debuted their new 550 size model called the OXY 5. This model was unique in that it was designed to work from 500mm blades all the way up to 570mm blades. Additionally it could use either 6s or 12s power systems. Read our article about the power system options of the OXY 5 here.

OXY 5 Review with Rasmus Jakobson

Just before Ircha 2019 OXY released that they were going to be showing something new at the event. It would be called the “OXY 5 MEG” . MEG is the abbreviation of “MEGA”. What they showed at Ircha was a Stretch Kit for the OXY 5 which would allow you to use 625mm blades.

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This is something which OXY is known for. On all of their models typically they release a standard version of the kit, and then additionally a Stetch kit for users who like a bigger rotor disc feeling.

Oxy 2 190mm blades – Oxy 2 Stretch 210mm blades

Oxy 3 250mm Blades – OXY 3 Stretch 285mm blades

Oxy 4 325mm Blades – Oxy 4 Stetch 350mm Blades – OXY 4 MAX 380mm Blades

And now

Oxy 5 550 Blades – OXY 5 MEG – 625mm Blades

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The new OXY 5 MEG is perfect for a Scorpion Power System. Team OXY and Team Scorpion pilot Rasmus Jakobsen showed his power system of choice at Ircha and it is as follows.

Motor – Scorpion HKIV 4035 – 500kv
ESC – Tribunus 130A
Battery – 12s 3500mah

There still seems to be sparse videos out about this helicopter but for those who saw it at Ircha in person, they saw that it was one POWERFUL helicopter! Obvisouly very light and strong design. We did find one video however from Ircha of Rasmus flying it under the lights.

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Congratulations OXY on what seems to be a very nicely designed helicopter! If you are considering getting one, then make sure you consider putting a Scorpion Power System in it!

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