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Align All Electric FunflyAug 21, 2005 Sunday

Taichung, Taiwan - Electric heli 3D freestyle, obstacle course, airplace pylon race. 3D invitational.

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08-03-2005 07:05 PM  12 years agoPost 1
steph280

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This is Align (maker of T-Rex) first international competition. The event will be held on August 21, 2005 in central Taiwan. If you have never been to Taiwan before, come see why this island was called Formosa (Portuguese for "beautiful island") while enjoying probably the first all electric heli competition in the world.

There are actually two events occurring that day: one a general fun fly open to the public, second a 3D invitational. There are already some well known attendants such as Jason Krause, Erich Stolz, Duncan Osborne, and Stephen Gerrard.

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Align International R/C Competition

Date: August 21, 2005. 9:00AM.

Location: DongShi Riverbank Park, Taichung, Taiwan

Demonstration Events:
F3A, F3C, Glow Powered Heli 3D Freestyle, and TOC Demonstrations from International Competitors

Contest Events:

1. Electric Helicopter Fly-to-Music 3D Freestyle
First Place Prize: US$2000
Second Place Prize: US$1500
Third Place Prize: US$1000
-Limited to 400 sized Align T-Rex 450X/XL, 325mm or smaller main rotor, 11.1v lithium polymer battery.
-Special travel/board reimbursement of NT$2000 for top 3 contest winners from past F3C/3D events.
-Duration 5 minutes.
-Please provide choice of music on CD.
-Repair, Parts Replacement, heli substitution not allowed once flight starts.

2. Electric Pylon Race
First Place Prize: NT $15000
Second Place Prize: NT $10000
Third Place Prize: NT $5000
-Speed 400 powered, not limited to Align products
-Most laps around 100 meter pylon course within 3 minutes wins.
-Repair, Parts Replacement, plane substitution not allowed once flight starts.

3. Electric Helicopter Obstacle Course (Limited to 400 sized Align T-Rex)
-All contestants who complete the obstacle course within 2 minutes will receive NT$5000 + brand new T-Rex 450XL kit.
-Prize limited to one per contestant.
-Repair, Parts Replacement, heli substitution not allowed once flight starts.
-Obstacle course similar to what's shown in this video clip, but with only 65% difficulty.
http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/mpeg/jtv001.wmv

- Free registration. 
- Participant may enter any or all 3 events listed above.          
- Lunch and drinks provided for contestants and friends/relatives.
- Free Align T-shirt and hat for pre-registration prior to August 17, 2005. Pre-registration available on http://www.align.com.tw, or at any Align branch offices in Taiwan.
- Free Align T-shirt for walk-in registration with Align products. Limit one per person.

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Glow Powered Helicopter 3D Freestyle Invitational.

Event:
1. Special Helicopter 3D Freestyle Competition(Flight to Music)
First prize   US 2,500
Second prize US 1,500  
Third prize   US 1,000 
- Not eligible to participate in 3D contest for general public

Organized by Align Appliances Incorporated. (暫譯
Co-sponsored by Taiwan Model Aviation Association. (暫譯

-Purpose: To promote the sport of model aviation through competition and demonstration.

- Location and Time:
August 21, 2005, 8:00AM at DongShi Riverbank Park, Taichung, Taiwan

- Contest Rules:
1. Glow or Gas Powered R/C helicopter. Glow engine from 30 to 90 class, gas engine within 35cc.
2. No metallic main or tail rotor blades allowed.
3. Gyro only allowed on rudder.
4. No external aid allowed on cyclic and collective controls.
5. One rotation per contest.
6. Contestant order will be drawn prior to beginning of contest. Order may be rearranged upon approval of event organizer.
7. Flight duration: 5 minutes, starting from liftoff.
8. Contestants need to provide music of choice on CD/VCD/DVD. If none provided, a standard music will be used.
9. Constants must hover the helicopter from preparation area and land at starting area. During this maneuver, rudder may not rotate past 180 degrees, height may not exceed 2 meters.
10. Should flameout occur on the way to starting area, contestant has a change of restarting within one minute. Otherwise the contestant will be moved to end of line.
11. Should any component detach from the helicopter during competition routine, contestant must land the helicopter immediately for inspection. The contestant may restart in this case, but only one instance is allowed.
12. Point Standards:
  1. The number of routines performed: 30%
  2. Difficulties of routines: 30%
  3. Rhythmic coherence: 30%
  4. Completion of maneuvers: 10%
13. Points standing will be announced after all contestants have completed their flights.
14. Judges will be Taiwan Model Aviation certified individuals appointed by event organizer.
15. The CEO of Align will be designated as head of judge. Any protest to rulings must be brought out prior to placement announcement.
16. Prize:
1ST USD 2500
2ST USD 1500
3RD USD 1000
17. Registration deadline: August 17, 2005.
18. Please include full name, helicopter make, frequency used, and contact information (cell phone if available).
19. Online registration available.
20 Registration through FAX: +886-4-23811610
21. For information please contact Mr. Wu: +886-4-23820067, +886-9-17627869


Some Well Known Confirmed Participants:

Jason Krause (US)
1st place 3DMasters 2002
1st place XFC 2003
1st place 3DMasters Masters class 2003

Erich Stolz (US)
1st place Northwest Freestlye Championships 2000
1st place Night Flying-Phoenix 2002

Duncan Osborne(UK)
1st place 3DMasters Masters class 2005

Steven Gerrard (UK)
3st place 3DMasters expert class 2005

Stuart Mott (UK)
1st place 3DMasters sportsmans class 2005

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08-03-2005 07:21 PM  12 years agoPost 2
stevengerrard

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i am really looking forward to flying in Taiwan...

what a opotunity.......


thanks for the invitation....

See you in a couple of weeks
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Steven Gerrard

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08-04-2005 08:28 AM  12 years agoPost 3
craneyum

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That course looks real cool, but I think you best take a few of them there trex things as spares Steve.
Also thats one hell of a promo just look at the prize money to be won.
Bound to break some helis practicing for this one best get some spares in .
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08-11-2005 06:04 PM  12 years agoPost 4
steph280

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The 3D freestyle has been moved to a day earlier (Saturday).

They have posted a list of the international contestants.

Steve I notified them of the error in your name.

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08-17-2005 05:39 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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Align has revealed pictures of their version of the obstacle course.
[IMG]http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/modules/ipboard/index.php?s=&act=Attach&type=post&id=53688[/IMG]

Size reference to T-Rex. Bigger than I thought so it should be easier.
[IMG]http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/modules/ipboard/index.php?s=&act=Attach&type=post&id=53690[/IMG]

The cage for meatgrinder (fans).
[IMG]http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/modules/ipboard/index.php?s=&act=Attach&type=post&id=53692[/IMG]

Model of Taipei101 tower.
[IMG]http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/modules/ipboard/index.php?s=&act=Attach&type=post&id=53693[/IMG]

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08-17-2005 06:29 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Erich

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Looks like fun........can't wait

Leaving tonight!


Erich Stolz
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08-17-2005 09:09 PM  12 years agoPost 7
stevengerrard

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sure does look interesting


we fly thursday dinner...Cant wait

See you at the weekend Erich

Steven Gerrard

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08-21-2005 06:35 PM  12 years agoPost 8
harveyhugo

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anyone know the results of this comp???

2 x Trex 600N, 2 x Synergy N9

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08-22-2005 12:49 AM  12 years agoPost 9
steph280

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they havent posted result yet, but unfortunately Duncan suffer a glitched related crash, possibly due to interference from another radio.

Pictures here .

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08-22-2005 06:36 PM  12 years agoPost 10
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08-22-2005 06:38 PM  12 years agoPost 11
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Erich is saying "no don't take my picture!"

Or is that a waive?

Erich

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08-22-2005 06:50 PM  12 years agoPost 12
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08-22-2005 08:16 PM  12 years agoPost 13
David Dutrieux

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Hello Steph280,

I think crash3 is one of mine :-)))

Thanks for video of Steven, battery of my camera was done juste before it !! Steven's fly was very amazing and precis on the music.

David

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08-22-2005 10:02 PM  12 years agoPost 14
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David you flew the obstacle course? Must be extremely tough since nobody went through that S-shaped cage.

Yeah I thought the music was dubbed by the guy who took it, but then realized it was synched to the heli flying. That's probably the best fly to music routine I've seen. I have never seen Steven fly until now, very impressive indeed!

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08-22-2005 10:41 PM  12 years agoPost 15
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I think I was trying to take a picture and wave at the same time

Having a great time over here. They really did an incredible job with the event. The people have been super nice to us. The Align staff did an amazing job organizing everything. They worked so hard to make sure everything ran smoothly and everyone was taken care off.

Steph280, you should've come over, you're very well known here

I think David and I were the only ones to make it through the first fan blade. No one made it through the S-bend. I tried the course 4 times with 2 machines. Suprising how much abuse these little T-rexs can take. Just broke blades and a couple of small things each "crash".

I'm going to try and sort my photos and put some online before we leave today. I've got lots of "non-event" photos of everyone to share


Erich Stolz
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08-23-2005 02:56 AM  12 years agoPost 16
David Dutrieux

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Steph280 yes I flew obstacle course, 4 times
Result... obstacle 4, T-REX 0

As Erick, I'm realy surprise to see how T-rex can abuse, just broke little parts, as blade holder, fly bare lever mixing.

I didn't flew S-Bend, I just would like to try fan blade, for fun.

David

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08-24-2005 09:14 AM  12 years agoPost 17
stevengerrard

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thanks to everyone from Align for inviting us to such a great event,,,

every went great...

it was nice to meet so many new people..

does any one no how to download the vids posted..they dont work when i click on them..

Regards

Steven Gerrard

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08-24-2005 05:01 PM  12 years agoPost 18
steph280

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Steven,

They moved the video link. I have since updated it. try again.

Stephen

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08-26-2005 04:46 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Erich

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Finally got all my Taiwan pictures sorted out.

There's a link on my site.... www.rcheliflight.com

More pics from AndyW.... http://www.trakrac.com/Taiwan2005/


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08-22-2006 02:34 AM  11 years agoPost 20
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