Greetings fellow R/C model helicopter enthusiasts,
My Name is Greg Jackson, and I am a Team Member for the 2017 USA F3N Model Helicopter World Championships Team. This post is inspired by a previous Team USA F3C campaign. The 2017 F3N World Championships are scheduled to be held July 22 – 29, 2017 in Wloclawek, Poland.http://www.fai.org/ciam-events/ciam...alendarId=10641http://rcheli-wchs2017.pl/
The US F3N Team pilots are Jamie Robertson, Nick Maxwell and Greg Jackson.
The US F3N Team needs your help to raise sufficient funds to support this important trip. While the F3C team will receive support from AMA, the F3N Team will not receive any support since this is the first year. It is important for this year's team to do well so that future teams might receive support from AMA. Therefore, the team relies completely on outside contributions. There is a strong possibility of the US Team placing extremely well with the wealth of talent. It is my hope that more awareness will be raised for RC helicopters, and hopefully bring in more hobbyists to support the industry.
There will be multiple options; become a named sponsor, or make a straight up cash donation with no strings attached. For convenience, donations can be made through AMA.
I also implore you to copy this posting into an email to send to all your R/C model helicopter family of friends so they get the word too. Not everyone is on the forum(s) or FaceBook!
Additionally, if you think your club would be interested in making a donation, or know of a prospective corporate sponsor, please let me know via PM or email at F3N2017@gmail.com
and I will contact them personally.
I will be very transparent. Each dollar will be accounted for and used only for World Championships: travel and lodging, registration fees, shipping costs for equipment. After championships, if there is anything leftover whatsoever, a donation will be made to a charitable cause. Here is an idea of the costs:
Airline tickets: $1750 (hopefully less)
Registration Fees: est. $700
Car rental: $750 each
Model and battery shipping unknown
It looks like Nick and Jamie will be covered, so I am probably the only one in a dire situation to get there.
Stay tuned for further updates…
2017 USA F3N Team