Wow - what a weekend we've just had at the AIR competition hosted by the White Horse club in Westbury, Wiltshire. After some seriously heavy downpours with thunder & lightning Saturday morning who would have guessed that the weather would turn & leave us reaching for the suncream!! Some seriously talented pilots took part in the competition including the AlignTRex.co.uk team consisting of Chris Newby, John Nobbs, Dani Rose, Ali Humphrey & of course Dave. Congratulations to Stu Smith, Pete Gray & Jim Saunders who won the Pro, Advanced & Sport Classes respectively. Awesome weekend! :)
All the pilots + guest demo pilot Dunkan Bossion, Helimasters Champion 2014
Posted on 22 Jul 2014
June certainly proved to be a VERY busy month. First Dave made the 9 hour drive to Scotland accompanied by good friend Scott Marshall to compete in the Scottish Nationals. As always the welcome was warm and a great weekend was had by all. Align T-Rex.co.uk were well represented and Dave and Dani Rose came home with an armful of trophies between them. Dave retained his F3N title & also won the Autospot. Dani came third in the F3N & the Clubmans competitions.
The weekend after the Scottish Nats we headed up to Weston Park for the Helifest competition. Another awesome weekend / competition. After a not so great first flight on the Saturday, Dave was putting in a truly awesome flight on the Sunday when his tail clipped the ground & he was down & out. Our youngest, Summer had a few flights herself during the funfly sessions & thoroughly enjoyed herself. Thanks to Grant Cooper & his team for a great weekend.
Finally on the 29th June we had the first F3N competition of the season at Cuffley MFC. What a jam-packed day that was with 12 pilots flying four rounds dodging showers in order to complete the rounds. Dave came 2nd overall & for the first time ever he beat Duncan Osbourn in one of the rounds (2nd Set Manoeuvres) & was within 4 raw points of Duncan's winning score in the Freestyle round. A great way to finish the month.
Posted on 30 Jun 2014
If you were at the Zone competition at Fleet Air Arm Museum last Sunday / Monday, then I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that it was the most exciting two days of 3D flying that I was ever lucky enough to witness. For those who weren't there, all I can say is you missed a humdinger of a competition. The top eight pilots flew some amazing flights to battle through to the final four.
After a surprise crash, 'I messed up' said the modest Nick Maxwell, Nick found himself flying against Luca Pescante for 3rd place. Both flew incredibly well but Nick pipped Luca to a podium place. The final battle between Jamie Robertson & good pal Ben Storick was epic in more ways than one. Ben certainly flew the best he had all competition in that final flight but Jamie, cool as ever, rose to the challenge. Despite clipping his tail blades about 2 minutes into the flight, he carried on to complete what was his most incredible flight of the weekend. It always amazes me how these guys up their game with each flight. A truly deserving champion. Jamie Robertson held onto his title of Zone Champion for the third year running. Can't wait for next year!
Dave is now busy preparing for the Scottish Nationals in Aberdeen which will be held over the weekend of 7/8 June where he'll be defending his title of F3N Scottish Nationals Champion. Then the following weekend we have Helifest to look forward to at Weston Park. This is going to be one busy season... can't wait!
Posted on 28 May 2014
Dave has been asked to guest on the next ROTORS!! RC Helicopter show which will air at 9pm next Tuesday 13th May. If you haven't yet seen one of these shows, they are well worth watching. The previous 3 shows are all available to view via YouTube. The trailer for next week's show can be found here:
Posted on 05 May 2014
Dave has been busy preparing his new competition machines for the 2014 season which will kick off on May 11th with the first F3N League competition at Raydon & District Model Aircraft Club in Suffolk. To find out more about the League competitions, check out the F3N UK Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/f3nuk
Dave was excited to fit the new v3 Spartan Vortex to his T-Rex 700E & was thrilled with its performance. Thanks to Phil Dall for the video he took of the maiden flight. Check out the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OykCxn3p4s
Posted on 30 Mar 2014