3rd Annual Steve Helms Memorial FunFly – 2019

Every year one of the best Spring time events is in Huntsville, Alabama. A few years ago the event was re named as the Steve Helms Memorial FunFly  after the passing of one of the hobbies great long time Icons, Steve Helms.

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This year the event had amazing weather and a great turn out! It was about 80 degrees and no wind nearly the whole event with a pilot turn out of about 65 pilots!

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I went myself as a representative for Mikado USA who is also the distributor for Scorpion in North America! In addition there was Scorpion Sponsored pilots Nick Maxwell and Mitch Marozas. One of the highlights on Saturday was the Pro Autorotation contest! Nick, Mitch and myself competed in it. The final round of the contest consisted of a “new” challenge. Basically all 3 of us had to climb to about equal altitude, and then at the same time we had to hit throttle hold, and then simultaneously “race” to the bottom and the winner was who ever could land on the pad first! All 3 of us tried our best, nearly mid airing but this was what made it entertaining for the crowd! In the end I managed to win the contest but we all had a great time doing it!

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Nick Maxwell entertained the crowd with his Diablo 700 with Scorpion HKII-4235-520kv motor and Tribunus 200A ESC!

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Mitch Marozas didn’t disappoint all weekend with his Gaui X7 HZ with Scorpion HKII – 4525-520kv and Tribunus II 200A ESC.
Here is a video from Mitch throwing down one of his flights posted on Scorpion Power System USA Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/scorpionpowerUSA/videos/402852870549744/

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Additionally there was one of our new up and coming pilots Brendan Hire there flying his XL Power 700. Also Brendan will be competing in his first competition this year at XFC 2019! Good Luck Man!

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I was there also with my Logo 700 with Scorpion HKII-4525-520kv and Tribunus II 200A as well!


The event had a great raffle with many donations from Amain Hobbies, Minicopter, Heli Direct, Kontronik, Peak Aircraft, HeliLids RC Hobbies, Synergy, Futaba, and Mikado USA.

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If you’re in the South East this is defiantly one event to go to for 2020! I know I hope I can attend again next year!

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