Cheering crowd at 3D Masters 2010

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“Chop, chop, chop”, “LOWER” and “Kill IT” is some of the shouts you can hear when you are at a RC Helicopter event. At the 3D Masters event this year i was fortunate to sit with the Danes, being from Denmark that was obvious. We had a great time and the cheering was just making it more fun for us and i think for the pilots, they seemed to like a recognition.

At the moment there is a thread on Runryder discussing the cheering and the noise the crowd makes, some like it some don’t. I like it, i think it makes the event more relaxed and enjoyable for all.

To show you my point watch this video from 3D Masters Venlo 2010 :)

We use an expression: “Talk him down” and that is part of it to, it proves if the pilot is good.

The longest chicken dance ever

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When your at a 3D Master event like i was i Venlo this year there is a lot of things going on all the time, and when you are trying to get some of the good stuff down on video you can’t get lucky all the time, but this time a had a bit of luck with me. We where watching a flight when all of a sudden in the other end of the field a helicopter was doing a chicken dance.

At the time i didn’t have my camera in my hands but the dance was just going on and on, and i got most of it on camera, check it out here i am guessing there is a lot of rebuild after this dance:

Three Dee Henseleit Helicopters mid air collision

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At the 3D Master there was a lot of demo flight from different vendors, but one of the most chocking this year was the two Three Dee, Henseleit Helicopters doing a mid air collision, as i wrote in my previous post one was hovering or flying slow and the other was flying full speed into the other helicopter. Resulting in a ground impact 200 meters down the flight line and it was cached by the safety net.

You can see my video here:

You can’t see the grund crash on my video but on this video from Runryder you can see how the helicopter is caught by the net. At the end of the video

RunRyder Video

The 50/50 at 3D Masters 2010

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Finally got one of my videos don, this is one of the videos you are going to see from with a little twist, it is not the sponsored and cool edited video, but this will give you an impression of what is also going on at an event like 3D Masters.

Krunder from Krunder Aerospace Denmark had a change to show the crowed his self designed 50/50 helicopter, a helicopter with two 50 engines.

On this video you can see Sebastian Duus smacking it around. And you can see some of the issues you have with a twin engined helicopter. :) Read more about the 50/50 here

Best victory flight 3DM 2010

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Here is an example of a victory flight from a pilot i think we can expect more from in the future, this is in my opinion the best victory flight at the 3D masters 2010, first Curtis Youngblood came out his helicopter died after a few minutes attempting to fly around a tree and Nick Smackwell last 30 sec. then he crashed.

But Gael Laminard winner of the expert class, his victory flight was cool he did all the right things without a crash. Check it out

I am working on my videos, but until then check out my photo from 3D masters 2010