Archive for April, 2013

Families That Fly Together, Stay Together!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2013 by mikegoesflying

We’ve got a lot of families flying together at Team Airtronics. The hobby is a great family activity and a great hobby for kids of all ages.

One such family on the team are the “Lloyds”. David, Dave, and Christie are all actively flying and modeling at their local club (VVRCF) and events in So-Cal! From pylon racing to scale, this is one active hobby-family!

In Dave’s words.. “The family that flies together, stays together.”. We couldn’t agree more!

These pics are from the Hemet Scale Master’s Qualifier, hosted by the Hemet club and headed up by Curtis Kitteringham.

The family, with at trophy, at the end of the Hemet Qualifier!

The family, with a trophy, at the end of the Hemet Qualifier! David won his category and both Dad and son qualified for the Masters in October!

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Chris Wolfe Wins Local Scale Masters Qualifier

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by mikegoesflying

This just in from Chris:

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Hi Mike,

I just wanted to send a quick note about the Hemet qualifier this past weekend.

I brought the Mirage and pulled off first place Expert finish with it, qualifying for the Championships in October! 🙂 Static score was 99.25 with an average flight score of about 91. It was a fun weekend with some pretty good ATX representation there (there were 4-5 ATX shirts including myself).

I’m already planning the trip to Woodland-Davis for the championships, should be fun!

I had originally planned to bring the NTJets Panther and compete in Pro-Am Pro as I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get the flight time out of the Jet Hangar Mirage. On a whim I brought it out on one of my practice days and to my surprise I was able to get a full competition routine out of it. So, I immediately changed my focus in that direction. We did have to keep tabs on my time aloft, but it worked out great.

I have a different setup in mind for the Scale Masters Championships that should help get some additional endurance out of the airplane and also save some additional weight.

I just wanted to say thanks to you and Airtronics for the support. Let’s see if we can give them a good run at the Championships!

Chris

(Note that several Airtronics Members Qualified and/or placed at this event including Tim Cardin, David Lloyd and his Son too! Congrats to all of the competitors and to the Hemet club for hosting the Qualifier again this year.)

David Klein Set F3B Record Flying the SD-10G Radio!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by mikegoesflying

David Klein – Team Airtronics Member –  Sets Record.

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David Klein F3B Record Holder, with Freestyler 4 and Airtronics SD-10G Radio

David Klein F3B Record Holder, with Freestyler 4 and Airtronics SD-10G Radio

From David:

I thought I would shoot you a quick summary from the weekend. It was insane.

This was the third year for the Gator F3B contest held in Cocoa Florida March 1st-3rd. It was the second year in a row that it was the first contest of the world cup series. Attendance was up this year, with teams from Germany and Chile, as well as the US F3B team; 23 pilots total. All of our practice paid off as the US team did well flying distance, and I was lucky enough to finish first after 6 full rounds and an additional speed round. Other highlights included smashing the previous world record for F3B speed set by Pasi Väisänen in June 2008 of 12.68 seconds. I set the new record with a 11.90 second flight with my Freestyler 4 outfitted with 6x 94761 servos and a 10 channel FHSS-3 receiver. Dillon Graves won the sportsman classification of the event flying my old Freestyler 4.

So a big win and a new World Record for Team Airtronics

Thank you guys for all of the support!


David Klein

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Team Airtronics Wins at Basin Racing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 1, 2013 by mikegoesflying

 

SD-10G choice for winner at the Basin!

Chuck Andraka and Dan Thordarson

Team Airtronics Wins at Basin Racing

Team Airtronics was represented at the George Finch Memorial Races at Sepulveda Basin March 23-24, 2013, by Chuck Andraka and Dan Thordarson. On Sunday, Chuck won the AMA 426 Q500 class, while Dan came in third and set fast time. The Airtronics SD-10G radio, with its extremely low latency in FHSS-3 mode, provides an edge in this high speed racing. In addition, we were able to call for several novices in AMA 424 and 426 classes, supporting the future of our hobby and spreading good will on behalf of Airtronics.

Chuck, Dan, and Sam