I thought I'd go ahead and get started on the 2017 World Championship blog. I just got home from the US Nationals and Team Trials so I now know who is on the F3C Team.
Nick Maxwell Quest Futaba
Daniel Hiatt SAB Urukay Competition Futaba
Dwight Shilling Quest Futaba
Cliff Hiatt SAB Urukay Competition Futaba
I judged the F3C trials and it was a dogfight to see who made the Team, Congratulations guys.
We also selected the very FIRST US F3N Team
Nick Maxwell Minicopter Diabolo Futaba
Jamie Robertson Align Trex 700 JR (?)
Greg Jackson Synergy 766 Jeti
I also judged this and because of the K factors in scoring, we truly had no idea who won until it was announced. These guys were fun to watch and I have very high expectations for the WCs.
The World Championships are again in Wloclowik Poland where they were in 2013. I had a great time there in 2013 and we did well as a Team. That was Curtis Youngblood's last WC as he announced his retirement after finishing on the podium.
I will try to report on the team results at all the contests occurring between now and the WCs. I know we have the TCRC Championships in the Tampa Florida area coming in October and Usually three of the four team guys are there.
On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.