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12-07-2018 10:56 PM  3 days agoPost 1
GM1

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Congratulations to the pilots selected to represent the United States at the 2019 World Championships in Germany.
F3C
Nick Maxwell
Mike Goza
Tim Diperi
Chris Diamanti

F3N
Jamie Robertson
Ben Storick
Nick Maxwell

Since AMA does NOT pay our way, we need to raise funds to help pay for our trip. Any contributions will be appreciated and will help. We have started a GoFundMe page. It is tax deducible and any funds raised will go toward the two Team's expenses.
Go to:
https://www.gofundme.com/usa-rc-hel...n?member=925356

Gordie Meade
Team Manager

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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12-08-2018 03:10 AM  2 days agoPost 2
eeeeky

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Im all for supporting the cause.. But what on earth are you trying to raise $50,000 for?!

Lets Fly!

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12-08-2018 03:15 AM  2 days agoPost 3
GM1

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8 guys at about $6K each. That's entries, travel, hotels, rental cars, and food. I've been to the last 5 WCs and it's been about $5k each and the WCs in Austria were more. I think Germany will be about the same as Austria. Aany money we raise and have left over will go to the 2021 Teams.

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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12-08-2018 08:19 AM  2 days agoPost 4
wjvail

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When and where is the contest? I fly to Germany often. I might might make an effort to stop by.

"Well, nothing bad can happen now."

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12-08-2018 12:55 PM  2 days agoPost 5
JLF92677

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Ballendstadt, Germany August 3-10 2019

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12-08-2018 01:24 PM  2 days agoPost 6
X-Cell Man

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To help anyone to understand the cost. Airlines is one of the major cost. If you haven't flown lately, oh boy! They bend you over. Usually one carry on and one baggage (under the belly) here is where they get you. Any additional baggage is big fee. Also each has to be under max of 50 lbs. Plus a certain size or more fees. So each pilot has 2 machines plus parts, tools etc.
Now we are using Lipos batteries. Not sure if you can have them on a plane. So do they have to buy them when they are there or ship ahead of time. So that is another cost. Hotels.. if there is a special event going on the price goes up. Good luck finding motel 6 at 40 bucks. It all adds up fast. Nothing is free.
Good luck Team USA!!!
Dan

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12-08-2018 01:49 PM  2 days agoPost 7
wjvail

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JLF92677
Ballendstadt, Germany August 3-10 2019
Ballenstedt? Is that a train ride out of Berlin or Dusseldorf?

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12-08-2018 02:43 PM  2 days agoPost 8
doorman

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Go Fund Me
I can't believe that only a hundred bucks have been collected since Oct...
We all need to support our hobby and this type of event will help keep our hobby alive and well.... there is no minimum, and it all adds up.... come on and give a bit...

Stan

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12-08-2018 06:47 PM  2 days agoPost 9
X-Cell Man

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What happens if they don't get enough donations?
Do the team have to pay there own way? I hope not! I'm with you Stan. These 6 people (4 pilots) are representing us USA!! We need to support them and our hobby that we love. At least for me. If you can spend $50- $75 a carton of cigarettes a every week, or sitting in the bar spending $50, then why can't you donate what you spend or what you can. They are going to be sacrificing there time practicing and spending time away from their family to represent us our hobby. So give what you can and wouldn't be nice to see them standing on the podium knowing you helped them get there. Put yourself in there shoes. That you had support from your fellow pilots that donated what they could to help you get there. I know I would be grateful!
We need to keep this hobby I love alive before it dies. Give what you can. Show them our support.
Thank you
Dan

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12-10-2018 12:58 AM  23 hours agoPost 10
GM1

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Funding
To answer the question: If we do not raise enough money to cover the trip, the guys take it out of their own pocket.
To give you an idea of expenses. In Austria 2015
Airline
$1872
Shipping for two oversize boxes
$827
Hotel for two weeks at $135/day
$1890
Entry Fee
$850
Car rental
$1132
Food
Whatever you eat but
$500 is close
We would like to reimburse travel, shipping, hotel, fees, and rental car as much as we can. I am funding uniforms and hats at no cost to the Team.
Gordie

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12-10-2018 10:00 AM  14 hours agoPost 11
wjvail

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For a total of $7,071. Multiply by 8 and you get $56,568... Seems about right. 8 guys and their models in Germany for 2 weeks...

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