2016 Raffle Winners

The Giant Super Raffle is now open with more than $11,000 in prizes for you to win!
Soaring USA was the first company to donate an F3J model with a competition X3 and we are having this model fully built by one of the best model builders in the country – Pat McCleave. Thanks for your contribution to the team Pat. The model will then be trimmed out and setup by a Team Pilot for the lucky winner. Yes – this Super Grand Prize model will be complete Tx and all.

Kennedy Composites and Barry Kennedy have donated a Competition Supra and this model will also be completed RTF for the raffle winner. Both the Xplorer and the Supra will be fitted out with Airtronics SD10G radios and MKS High Voltage Servos. These are two magnificent SUPER GRAND prizes but there are lots more – in total more than 75 prizes to be won. The raffle draw will take place “live” on the RCGroups official thread sometime in August 2016 after the teams return from Slovenia World Championships.

The extreme generosity of the many donor companies in the soaring community makes this fund raiser possible so please support them by visiting their websites and purchasing sponsors goods. The tickets are now on sale! Please check back here regularly as the list of prizes is still growing. You can buy tickets from here and they are priced according to the chart below. The tickets are generated electronically online after your purchase and the ticket numbers will be emailed to you.


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• 1 for $5.00
• 3 for $10.00
• 7 for $20.00
• 20 for $50.00
• 50 for $100.00
• 125 for $200.00
• 400 for $500.00
• 1000 for $1000.00


Tickets are available to purchase via credit card now.


X3 3800 Lite ST
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 1. Won by Ticket Number 40804 Jim Frahm

    – THE SAILPLANE – The all new X3 Xplorer ST Lite 3.5 from Bob Breaux of Soaring USA. There is no more winning sailplane than this sweet model. And the lucky winner is in for an unprecedented BONUS as this model is going to be a complete RTF prize fitted out with the finest servos on the planet from MKS Servos USA (see below) and an Airtronics SD10G radio that is simply world class. (See Below) The Model will be fully BUILT by legendary Pat McCleave (thank you for your contribution Pat,) and then Test FLOWN and flight modes dialed in by a US Team Pilot, before being shipped to one very lucky winner. A completely finished World Class F3J model set up ready to fly by the best in the country. What more could you ask for. Never has there been such a Grand Prize as this.

    The New X3 3800 F3J Lite features a brand new airfoil and lighter Spread Tow lay-up than ever before. This new Lite layup offers improved torsional strength, improved overall stiffness, and a significant reduction in weight!! The Spread Tow Lite Lay-up is the choice of the top contest pilots around the world due to it’s amazing strength to weight ratio. Nikolay at NAN Models has been working hard on the production of this new model for some time, and once again, he has come up with a winner! Thanks Bob… Your support of soaring in USA is simply amazing.

    Wingspan 149″
    Wing Area 1176 sq. in.
    Airfoil NAN F3J
    Length 64″
    Weight 61 oz


SD10G
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 1 – Ticket Number 40804 Jim Frahm
    THE TX. – The Airtronics SD10G from Airtronics and Hobby People
    is the most popular Tx in use in USA today for Soaring Pilots. Its amazing programming capabilities and faultless performance make it the first choice among the best pilots in the country.
    The Airtronics SD-10GS is a dedicated 2.4Ghz FHSS High Performance radio system designed to give every modeler, competition or sport, Glider, Aircraft, or Helicopter, a radio that is easy to use, powerful, flexible for any application, and yet very affordable. The performance of this radio is simply amazing. The SD-10GS is also a favorite among Pattern/F3A competition flyers and now it offers even more V/R controls, more switches, higher quality look, professional feel. The SD-10GS was developed by Sanwa’s best and brightest computer programmers in concert with top-level pilots from Sanwa Japan and Airtronics USA. From F3J and F3K World Champions to 3D Helicopter Experts, from AMA Hall-of-Famers to Pattern Nats Champs, the team who developed the SD-10GS for you are the most dedicated and experienced modelers in the world today. This competition-level radio is at home in the hands of a glider pilot and F3A aerobatic champions alike.

92184
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 1 – Ticket Number 40804 Jim Frahm
    THE RX. – The RX861 (92184) 8-Channel 2.4GHz FHSS-3 Receiver from Airtronics and Hobby People
    is designed for use with Airtronics FHSS-3 compatible aircraft transmitters. It uses the same technology as the industry-leading Airtronics 92104 10-Channel 2.4GHz FHSS-3 receiver, just in a smaller package perfect for smaller sailplane fuselages. This receiver takes advantage of the Airtronics Safety Link feature, adjustable Receiver Battery Voltage Fail Safe and the extremely high frame rate that makes you feel more connected to your model than ever! In standard Airtronics fashion, this receiver features a push-button binding procedure, dual antennas for easy installation and flexibility, and it’s all packed in a small, lightweight setup. This receiver is ideally suited for gliders and features: • One-Touch Binding • Dual Receiver Antennas • High Frame Rate, Low Latency FHSS-3 Technology • Frequency/Modulation Type: 2.4GHz/FHSS-3 • Nominal Input Voltage: 4.8v ~ 7.4v • Weight: .46oz (13.0gr) with Case • Dimensions: 2.05 x 0.87 x 0.60in (52.0 x 22.0 x 15mm) • Programmable Fail Safe Support • Rx Battery Voltage Fail Safe: 3.8v ~ 4.6v Adjustable • Can use a 4 Cell to 6 Cell Ni-MH, or a 2S Li-Po or 2S A123/Li-Fe battery pack.

MKS Servos
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 1 – Ticket Number 40804 Jim Frahm
    THE SERVOS – MKS Servos USA
    are providing a full set of the finest High Voltage glider servos on the planet to fit out this fabulous X3 Xplorer. The servos from MKS will be the latest available in the wing servo range. MKS are used now by more competition pilots than any other simply because there is no servo more precise or better. Nearly all USA Team pilots in F3J, F3B and F3F use MKS for this reason. Once you have tried MKS, you will know you have tried the very best!
    Never has a glider servo been so accurate and tight! This is what we all have been searching for!
    Most MKS wing servos have a full CNC Aluminum case that has been milled to the highest of tolerances. Watch this space for an update of the exact servos to be installed in the prize model later in the year.


Supra Expert
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 2 – Ticket Number 35665 Brett Sutton – SASS –
    THE SAILPLANE – The New Vladimir Models Supra Expert! –
    Barry Kennedy of Kennedy Composites has supported the USA Soaring Teams without exception for many years. You can win the tried and proven Supra Expert model fully built, fitted out with Legendary MKS Servos, and Airtronics SD10G TX and 6 CH Rx Radio and the model fine tuned by a Team Pilot. Your model will be ready to fly programmed and sorted by an expert. There has never been an RTF Supra raffled like this before! Barry is 100% behind the F3J team and we are so proud to have Barry and Vladimir supply us with one of the finest model designs on the planet. Vladimir Models creations have won all over the world and Joe Wurts has not only assisted in the development of some of the finest sailplanes available but wins consistently with them also. Please thank Barry for bringing in these great models and for his kindness and support.

    Wingspan 134″
    Wing Area 1075 sq. in.
    Airfoil AG 40/ AG 41/ AG 42/ AG 43
    Length 66.9″
    Weight 53.1 oz

SD10G
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 2 – Ticket Number 35665 Brett Sutton – SASS – THE TX. – The Airtronics SD10G from Airtronics and Hobby People is the most popular Tx in use in USA today for Soaring Pilots. Its amazing programming capabilities and faultless performance make it the first choice among the best pilots in the country.
    The Airtronics SD-10GS is a dedicated 2.4Ghz FHSS High Performance radio system designed to give every modeler, competition or sport, Glider, Aircraft, or Helicopter, a radio that is easy to use, powerful, flexible for any application, and yet very affordable. The performance of this radio is simply amazing. The SD-10GS is also a favorite among Pattern/F3A competition flyers and now it offers even more V/R controls, more switches, higher quality look, professional feel. The SD-10GS was developed by Sanwa’s best and brightest computer programmers in concert with top-level pilots from Sanwa Japan and Airtronics USA. From F3J and F3K World Champions to 3D Helicopter Experts, from AMA Hall-of-Famers to Pattern Nats Champs, the team who developed the SD-10GS for you are the most dedicated and experienced modelers in the world today. This competition-level radio is at home in the hands of a glider pilot and F3A aerobatic champions alike.

92184
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 2 – Ticket Number 35665 Brett Sutton – SASS –
    THE RX. – The RX861 (92184) 8-Channel 2.4GHz FHSS-3 Receiver from Airtronics and Hobby People
    is designed for use with Airtronics FHSS-3 compatible aircraft transmitters. It uses the same technology as the industry-leading Airtronics 92104 10-Channel 2.4GHz FHSS-3 receiver, just in a smaller package perfect for smaller sailplane fuselages. This receiver takes advantage of the Airtronics Safety Link feature, adjustable Receiver Battery Voltage Fail Safe and the extremely high frame rate that makes you feel more connected to your model than ever! In standard Airtronics fashion, this receiver features a push-button binding procedure, dual antennas for easy installation and flexibility, and it’s all packed in a small, lightweight setup. This receiver is ideally suited for gliders and features: • One-Touch Binding • Dual Receiver Antennas • High Frame Rate, Low Latency FHSS-3 Technology • Frequency/Modulation Type: 2.4GHz/FHSS-3 • Nominal Input Voltage: 4.8v ~ 7.4v • Weight: .46oz (13.0gr) with Case • Dimensions: 2.05 x 0.87 x 0.60in (52.0 x 22.0 x 15mm) • Programmable Fail Safe Support • Rx Battery Voltage Fail Safe: 3.8v ~ 4.6v Adjustable • Can use a 4 Cell to 6 Cell Ni-MH, or a 2S Li-Po or 2S A123/Li-Fe battery pack.

MKS Servos
  • SUPER Grand Prize Number 2 – Ticket Number 35665 Brett Sutton – SASS –
    THE SERVOS – MKS Servos USA
    are providing a full set of the finest High Voltage glider servos on the planet to fit out this fabulous X3 Xplorer. The servos from MKS will be the latest available in the wing servo range. MKS are used now by more competition pilots than any other simply because there is no servo more precise or better. Nearly all USA Team pilots in F3J, F3B and F3F use MKS for this reason. Once you have tried MKS, you will know you have tried the very best!
    Never has a glider servo been so accurate and tight! This is what we all have been searching for!
    Most MKS wing servos have a full CNC Aluminum case that has been milled to the highest of tolerances. Watch this space for an update of the exact servos to be installed in the prize model later in the year.


Hangar9 ASW20
  • SUPER Prize Number 3 – Ticket Number 42797 Thomas Culmsee
    Horizon Hobby
    have supplied a fantastic giant scale 4.7m Hangar9 ASW 20 for you to win in the raffle. This beauty can be built as either electric launch or aerotow and is an excellent flying Sailplane. She has the true scale outline of the full-size ASW 20 and has a beautifully molded Fiberglass fuselage with a high-gloss painted finish. The Foam-core wing construction is fully sheeted with balsa and finished with UltraCote® film covering. Utilizing Carbon-fiber wing joiners and spar caps the flap and aileron control surfaces are pre-hinged. The model is is ready to accept electric spoilers and electric retract (sold separately.) A Scale decal set is included and a complete high-quality hardware package provided. This glider thermals very well, has long legs and is strong enough to do mild Aerobatics. This giant will catapult any sailplane pilot into Giant Scale Soaring.

    Wingspan 185.5″
    Wing Area 1623 sq. in.
    Airfoil SG1202
    Length 89.5″
    Weight 19.5 lb

Strike II GravesRC
  • SUPER Prize Number 4 – Ticket Number 37911 Dan Ahern SLNT
    John Graves and GravesRC.com
    are exclusive distributors of the STRIKE II – the most desirable mini F3K sailplane in the world. John has provided one lucky raffle winner a complete STRIKE II state of the art carbon F3K model along with 4 Dymond D47 servos, Dromida Lipo battery, 4 Ch Taranis Telemetry Rx and 18 Ch Taranis Plus Tx. John has also included a set of genuine Strike II wing bags. This is a complete kit to set you up with a competitive contest ready F3K model. The STRIKE II is 1m span and the complete airframe comes in at just 72 Gram and under 135Gr flying. The Strike launches to plus 50m and has very similar flying performance to its 1.5m cousins. A superb carbon hand launched glider and world class quality and performance.
    Strike 2 F3K gliderThe Taranis Radio has amazing features such as Full Telemetry RSSI alarms (warns you of signal reception problems before disaster can strike), Haptic Feedback – vibration, 16 channels, 60 model memories, 64 mixers, 9 flight modes, 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches, Voice or custom sound alerts and USB and SD card slot for system expansion and this isnt all. The telemetry options are also amazing. Check it out at John’s GravesRC.com Online Store. The 4 D47 Dymond Servos are also just perfect for this model and have great specs such as Torque 16 oz.in, Volt 4.8, Weight 4.7g Size 17 x 8 x 22mm, Type Analog.

Tornado F3F RCRCM

  • SUPER Prize Number 5 – Ticket Number 34086 James T. Johnson
    The very accomplished sailplane manufacturer RCRCM
    have kindly provided the US F3J Team with a Tornado – a new F3F french design.
    Matthieu Barrabes of France designed the TORNADO for RCRCM! This glider has been designed in order to obtain a high-performance f3f glider that is fast, stable and has very good grip in turns. The Tornado planform is rather atypical so that the TORNADO is recognizable at first glance! RCRCM Tornado F3F
    Here is a very attractive competitive Slope model for all you F3F fans out there to win in the US Team Raffle.
    RCRCM is a strong company in design and manufacturing, and that’s why Matthieu approached them to produce the TORNADO. The Tornado is raffled with one caveat. The winner must collaborate with me to produce a build manual for RCRCM. We will require a full set of build photos taken by the raffle winner.

    Wingspan: 2914mm
    Length: 1490mm
    Wing area: 53.5 dm2

    The US F3J Team wants to thank the whole RCRCM team for their kind donation and their work producing this excellent model!

PQ68-4

  • Prize Numbers 6 Ticket Number 44841 Daniel Myers
    and Prize Number 7 won by Ticket Number 33531 Alan E. Jones
    – The PlaneQuiver II is renowned as the very best Sailplane Bag on the market. Mike Seto of Plane Quiver
    has generously donated a boat load of his fabulous products starting with 2 of his famous PlaneQuiver II 68″ model bags.
    PlaneQuiver is the strongest available with lots of added reinforcement to extend the life of the bag while providing maximum protection for the sailplanes. Double stitched and reinforced liners throughout especially in the high stress areas of the bag like the handles and the storage hook. This bag has been carefully engineered to be durable, strong and flexible with unmatched workmanship.

    • Built in Fuse Sock on top of the quiver eliminates dragging the tail fins on the ground during transport.
    • Extra width has been added if you choose to store more than the recommended two planes.
    • Storage: You can hang the wings and fuses together with reinforced hangers, double stitched patch and the strap is pre-looped so it is much easier to hang.
    • New light weight design without sacrificing durability and quality and ID Window added to identify contents
    • Has two stab pockets and four padded separators providing six full length sections to store one, two and three piece wing configurations.


PQBPIII.2

  • Prize Number 8. – won by Ticket Number 38681 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation

    Mike of Plane Quiver
    has also supplied one of his legendary Plane Quiver Back Packs. Same durable construction and material as the popular Plane Quivers but with a more flexible design to accommodate most wing configurations including scale gliders. Designed to make those long hikes to flying sites easier while protecting your models and keeping your hands free.The Plane Quiver Back Pack III is light, comfortable and flexible.

    Unique Features:
    – Removable Scale Fuse pouch and Dual Fuse socks to secure two fuses on the side
    – Large open top design to accommodate various wing configurations
    – Four large padded wing pockets and padding on the bottom – closed cell EVA foam
    – Padded shoulder straps and waist belt to evenly distribute the weight
    – Large generous pocket for transmitter, ballast, etc..
    – Able to connect a shoulder strap and carry it as a traditional type bag
    – Reinforced straps to hang the bag if desired
    – Special straps on the bottom to carry whatever, chair, coat, ballast bag, etc.


PQTS1

  • Prize Numbers 9 through 13. won by Ticket Number 42004 Michael Gardner, won by Ticket Number 35620 Duane E Beck, won by Ticket Number 31194 Garry Ogilvie, won by Ticket Number 43396 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 39386 Rick Johnston
    – And to top it off Mike of Plane Quiver
    has generously provided 5 sets of his TD Tail Socks along with 5 x $50 gift certificates to spend in his store. So you not only get a sample of his excellent workmanship with some great TD covers but $50 towards one of his famous quivers as well. Mike is also throwing in Free Shipping with this deal within CONUS. (and $25 toward International shipping.)
    Plane Quiver Tail Socks are constructed with the same high quality materials and workmanship as the bags. These version are the largest specifically designed for Cross-tail TD models. Material is the same durable reinforced nylon material used in all the Plane Quivers. Special Features: Velcro straps keep the socks in place and secure. Two 1/4″ foam inserts ensure that the straps are throughly protected. Reinforced stiching makes these strong and durable to provide years of service.

PhoenixLite200

  • Prize Number 14. – won by Ticket Number 44059 Jim Frahm –

    The Phoenix Edge Lite 200 ESC from Castle Creations has the same amazing features and functionality of the Edge series but the Edge Lite offers a slight weight reduction for big sailplanes and applications that are tight for space or weight. Simply put, the same brawn with less body – Phoenix Edge Lite.
    Input voltage: MIN: 2S LiPo MAX: 8S LiPo
    Max continuous amperage at full throttle: 200 amps
    BEC voltage: User selectable choice from 5 to 8.4 volt output
    BEC output amperage: 5 amp peak.


el130

  • Prize Number 15. – won by Ticket Number 37476 Anker Berg-Sonne ESL Donation

    The Phoenix Edge Lite 130 ESC from Castle Creations
    is the perfect big model ALES solution for a motor controller. The white auxiliary wire can be used for helicopter governor gain input adjustments mid-flight, serve as an audible beacon after an “unexpected landing”, act as an RPM output for 3-axis gyros that support RPM sensors, be used as an ESC arming lock (coupon for free Arming Lockout Key included) or as a receiver arming lock. Combined with the data logging capability the Edge series of controllers offer, users can enjoy unparalleled versatility.
    Input voltage: MIN: 2S LiPo MAX: 8S LiPo
    Max continuous amperage at full throttle: 130 amps
    BEC voltage: User selectable choice from 5 to 8.4 volt output
    BEC output amperage: 5 amp peak

el100

  • Prize Number 16. – won by Ticket Number 45064 Scott A Gifford

    The Phoenix Edge Lite 100 ESC from Castle Creations
    The Phoenix Edge series is intended for use in helicopters ranging from 450 to 800 size, and fixed wing aircraft up to 1.20 size and larger. As always, the Edge series of controllers offer industry-leading software functions, data logging, and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (free with included coupon).
    Input voltage: MIN: 2S LiPo MAX: 8S LiPo
    Max continuous amperage at full throttle: 100 amps
    BEC voltage: User selectable choice from 5 to 8.4 volt output
    BEC output amperage: 5 amp peak

el75

  • Prize Number 17. – won by Ticket Number 37691 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation

    The Phoenix Edge Lite 75 ESC from Castle Creations
    The Phoenix Edge Lite 75 is a light weight brushless speed control. Features a Battery Eliminator Circuit (BEC) which eliminates the need for a receiver battery. FOR BRUSHLESS MOTORS ONLY. As always, the Edge series of controllers offer industry-leading software functions, data logging, and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (free with included coupon). Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Castle Link USB adapter included in package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software. Castle Field Link Programming Card (sold separately) compatible for select functions.
    Input voltage: MIN: 2S LiPo MAX: 8S LiPo
    Max continuous amperage at full throttle: 75 amps
    BEC voltage: User selectable choice from 5 to 8.4 volt output
    BEC output amperage: 5 amp peak

el50

  • Prize Number 18. – won by Ticket Number 36459 Jim Monaco

    The Phoenix Edge Lite 50 ESC from Castle Creations
    Ideal for 450 class helis and .25-.35 fixed wing aircraft. Programmable using Castle Link USB Adapter, CSEM6301. User programmable white auxiliary wire can be used for governor gain input adjustments, serve as an audible beacon after a crash, act as an RPM output for 3 axis gyros that support RPM sensors, and used as an ESC or receiver arming lock. One year limited warranty through Castle Creations beginning at date of purchase.
    Input voltage: MIN: 2S LiPo MAX: 8S LiPo
    Max continuous amperage at full throttle: 50 amps
    BEC voltage: User selectable choice from 5 to 8.4 volt output
    BEC output amperage: 5 amp peak

CCBEC 10

  • Prize Number 19 through 23. won by Ticket Number 32663 John Kennedy, won by Ticket Number 35599 Orlando Buzzards, won by Ticket Number 43279 Thomas Culmsee, won by Ticket Number 37821 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, won by Ticket Number 31618 Steven Bixby – – 5 lucky winners will each receive a 10Amp BEC from Castle Creations Our Battery Eliminator Circuits are small devices that eliminate the need for a receiver and servo battery pack. They draw higher voltage from the motor batteries and drop it to a voltage level that is suitable for your receiver and servos. This is required in applications which draw high power for multiple servos or use more than 3S motor packs, as most ESCs with linear BECs are not designed for these applications. The CCBEC 10 has adjustable output voltage from 4.8 to 9 volts.

Frank Tiano Enterprises Zap

  • Prize Numbers 24 through 33. won by Ticket Number 37501 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, won by Ticket Number 31979 John Marien, won by Ticket Number 41078 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 41561 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 34323 Rick Johnston, won by Ticket Number 44533 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 39437 Rick Johnston, won by Ticket Number 42852 Thomas Culmsee, won by Ticket Number 32908 Scott Myers, won by Ticket Number 30391 A E Anderson – – Zap Adhesives are world renowned premium model products and Frank Tiano Enterprizes have kindly donated 10 fantastic adhesive kits including ZAP Thin CA, ZAP Medium CA, ZAP a Gap Thick CA, ZAP Rubber Toughened CA, Zap Foam Safe CA and ZAP Kicker and spray. The kits are in a convenient plastic tray and simply perfect to have with you at the flying field for field repairs or stored on your work bench for when you need the best adhesives for your next build. Frank Tiano also has provided the US Soaring Team with extra adhesives for use as team supplies in Slovenia. Please visit Franks website and check out the great range of Zap adhesives available.

  • Prize Numbers 34 through 48. won by Ticket Number 41620 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 33121 Greg Hine, won by Ticket Number 36231 Dave Pearson, won by Ticket Number 42231 Adam Nelson, won by Ticket Number 38346 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, won by Ticket Number 32440 Paul Sherman, won by Ticket Number 45723 Donald Richmond, won by Ticket Number 30332 David Beach, won by Ticket Number 40461 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 39810 Warren Day, won by Ticket Number 39001 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, won by Ticket Number 32342 David Webb, won by Ticket Number 30336 David Beach, won by Ticket Number 43908 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 34610 Rick Johnston
    – – Paul Naton of Radio Carbon Art
    has not only provided awesome graphics for the Team USA Logo but here he really “puts his money where his mouth is” by supplying for the F3J Team raffle 3 downloads of each of his top 5 Video training sets. They include:- Electric Sailplane Clinic, Soaring Essentials Clinic, Hand Launch Master Class, Soaring Master Class and Thermal Soaring Clinic. Thats a total of 15 lucky winners of some of the best soaring training available on the planet. Pauls video sets are filled with soaring wisdom that is simply a “must view” for any serious RC soaring pilot. The Soaring Master Class series can take your skill level from mediocre to extraordinary. Paul also has many other training videos available for download and to purchase as DVD’s. Check em out on his website.

$50GiftCert

  • Prize Numbers 49 through 53. won by Ticket Number 43982 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 33660 Alan E. Jones, won by Ticket Number 45859 Scott Fintel, won by Ticket Number 38812 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, won by Ticket Number 37671 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, – Cliff Whitney of Atlanta Hobby has always supported the FAI Soaring teams and this year is no exception with Cliff fronting 5 X $50 Gift Certificates to spend at his online store. Cliff has the largest range of multi-rotor craft in the USA with everything from a beginners “drone” to the best aerial camera systems that money can buy. Cliff is an authority on these craft. Call him and chat about the wide range of quad-copters he has available. .

product-rf7_5-gpmz4520-2

  • Prize Number 54. won by Ticket Number 34853 David Slinkard
    Great Planes and John Graves of Graves RC
    have come together to provide a lucky ticket buyer with the Worlds best RC Flight Simulator. It’s the state-of-the-art controller that has made RealFlight the #1 sim, with 8 channels for direct, no-setup access to all functions, the convenience of QuickSelect™ that eliminates the need for a mouse of keyboard, and a built-in interface for using your own R/C transmitter. Because it’s manufactured by Futaba, the InterLink Elite is incredibly realistic and easy to use. It’s versatile, too, with digital trims and 8 channels for direct access to all RealFlight features with no setup required. The controller is dedicated to RF7.5, so you save wear and tear on your transmitter…and no batteries are required to keep the controller charged and ready.

AceWingCarrier Glider Bags

  • Prize Number 55. won by Ticket Number 39122 Mark Williams SLNT
    Roy Frey of ACE Wing Carriers
    has provided a fabulous new Slimline Glider Bag in Red and Black. This single Compartment Glider Bag 60″ has one zipper and has two or three dividers and a Stab pocket. The bags have incredibly Durable Construction. Ace Wing Carrier is one of the strongest bags on the market with lots of added reinforcement to extend the life of the bag while providing maximum protection for your gliders.These bags have been carefully designed to be durable, strong and to provide the protection you would expect in a glider bag.
    The workmanship on these glider bags are unmatched by any other bag available on the market today.

DRL-3000

  • Prize Number 56 won by Ticket Number 41556 Jim Frahm – has been provided by the great company DREMEL. The Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool is the workhorse of the Dremel brand. New enhancements such as the EZ Twist “integrated wrench” nose cap allow you to switch between accessories without the Dremel wrench. The 360 degree grip-zone improves balance and comfort while the improved venting and redesigned fan makes the 3000 run cooler and stay comfortable for longer duration jobs. This kit comes with a storage case, 1 attachment and 24 accessories for a versatile tool ready to complete any task. An absolute must in any modellers workshop.

PlaneStand2

  • Prize Numbers 57 through 59 won by Ticket Number 41354 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 30420 A E Anderson, won by Ticket Number 31342 matthew w chuck, –
    are simply a work of art! Dimitre Avramov has generously donated three of his ‘own design’ and very desirable 1/2″ Birch Plywood Glider Stands.
    Each stand comes apart quickly and stores flat for transportation and once assembled this smart looking device comfortably supports 3 sailplanes off the ground. Dimitre’s son Stoil is a junior on the USA Team and we are very thankful for this excellent donation.PlaneStand5

Knitted woolen slippers

  • Prize Number 60 – won by Ticket Number 45507 Steven Bixby –
    Amy Poole (a long time F3J exponent)
    has some amazing knitting skills and has donated a beautiful pair of her knitted woollen slippers. These beauties are Mens Large size and I am sure they will be appreciated next winter by the lucky raffle winner. Thanks Amy for contributing some of your hand made wonders.

Tailwind400

  • Prize Numbers 61 through 63. won by Ticket Number 42155 Adam Nelson, won by Ticket Number 44431 Jim Frahm, won by Ticket Number 34425 Rick Johnston – – Curtis Suter of Tailwind Gliders has donated one each of his three very informative building DVDs. – Curtis is a very accomplished full size pilot and expert model builder and has given back to the hobby of RC Soaring by compiling these great technical videos to help make you into an expert builder too. 1st up is “A beginners guide to Cutting and Bagging Foam Wings.”
    2nd is “A Beginners Guide to Composite Pod and Boom Fuselages” and 3rd is Curtis’s newest creation “DLG and ALES build – (Using Fundamental Composite Methods.)” Thank you Curtis for giving back to the community.

  • Prize Numbers 64 through 73. won by Ticket Number 35768 Brett Sutton – SASS, Ticket Number 44857 Daniel Myers, Ticket Number 38121 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, Ticket Number 43989 Jim Frahm, Ticket Number 38625 Henry Bostik SLNT Donation, Ticket Number 45810 Rick Rogahn, Ticket Number 42544 Jody Miller, Ticket Number 34882 David Slinkard, Ticket Number 35095 Orlando Buzzards, Ticket Number 35740 Brett Sutton – SASS
    – Ten (10) Super Chutes –
    Mr Kite, (aka Craig Christensen) not only manufactures the best Soaring winch chutes available but he continues to sponsor FAI Soaring and for that the soaring community should be truly grateful. If it wasn’t for the kindness and absolute commitment of sponsors like Mr Kite we couldn’t compete at a world level in F3J. Check out the amazing range of colors he can make chutes in. And he has donated 10 (ten) of his Super Chutes where the lucky winners can choose their colors and design. Thank you Craig.

  • Prize Number 74 won by Ticket Number 35419 Orlando Buzzards
    – A fabulous Winchdoc Pulley – WinchDoc, (aka Douglass Boyd)
    manufactures the very best soaring winch turnaround pulleys on the planet. This is the “go to” pulley of the US F3J team and the quality is outstanding. According to Jim Monaco, “The Rocky Mountain Soaring Association have 6 of these for the RMSA club winches and they are flawless…” The Winchdoc pulley uses a 3″ low mass delron needle bearing sheave. It’s all machined aluminum and anodized to prevent oxidation. Two bolts pop it apart for cleaning and lubrication. The machined halves are cut so that the line can not get around the sheave sides and so that the line does not wear on the side plates. Thank you Douglass.

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  • Prize Number 75 won by Ticket Number 44745 Jim Frahm
    – ARCUS 2 RTF Sailplane –
    – from Tower hobbies This RxR (Receiver Ready) Arcus M Glider from ST Models has a Retractable motor system. (The LiPo battery and charger are NOT included and must be purchased separately.)
    FEATURES – Construction: CAD-designed molded EPO foam with carbon fiber reinforcement
    Power System: Pop-up retractable motor pod with brushless motor
    Landing Gear: Retractable main gear with doors
    Propeller: 7×5
    INCLUDES – RxR Arcus M Glider with Brushless Motor, Propeller and Instructions
    REQUIREMENTS – Radio: 4-8 channel w/receiver, at least 7-channel recommended
    Battery: 3S 1300mAh LiPo, Charger: To match selected battery, Charging bag and field equipment
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Wingspan: 87.4″ (2220mm)
    Length: 39.4″ (1005mm)
    Flying Weight: (930-1025g)
    Wing Area: 444 sq in (28.6 sq dm)
    Wing Loading: 10.6-11.7oz/sq ft (32.5-35.8 g/sq dm)

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  • Prize Numbers 76 through 79. won by Ticket Number 45324 Robert Morrow
    won by Ticket Number 44378 Jim Frahm
    won by Ticket Number 40073 David Beach
    won by Ticket Number 42506 Jody Miller
    – Four X $25 Gift certificates from –
    Tower Hobbies. This company is always a supporter of Soaring events and still carry one of the largest ranges of RC model products on the planet. Thank you Tower Hobbies for supporting the USA team.

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