Jesenik, Czech Republic
February 23, 2017, 2:50 pm
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sunrise: 6:47 am
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2017 Raffle Prizes

We are exceptionally fortunate to have so many generous sponsor supporters in the RC Soaring community. They are contributing an amazing array of RC and soaring goodies for you to enjoy. The Tickets are available at the Team Store and the more you buy the better the odds of your success. The raffle draw will take place after the Worlds in August. We would particularly like to thank all of our very generous sponsors and encourage everybody to visit their websites and support them. They are the backbone of our hobby and without them we would not have such wonderful toys to play with.
Click here to buy Raffle Tickets.
Tickets are now available according to the following chart:
• 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

Bookmark this page, return regularly and scroll down to see the thousands of $$$$ in prizes and their donors. Please make sure you visit the sponsors online stores also.

Soaring USA Logo

  • Prize No. 1 donated by Soaring USA
    is a secret which will be revealed here shortly. Bob is a phenomenal supporter of our hobby and we would never be able to compete on the World stage without his amazing help.


  • Prize No. 2 donated by Graupner USA is an amazing MZ-24 PRO 12 channel radio as being used at the 2017 World Championships by Team pilot Tom Kiesling. The Graupner MZ- 24 Pro has everything from Voice Announcements to built in Telemetry. mz24pro



  • Beautiful ruby-red color
  • Machined-Aluminum quad bearing 4096 resolutions gimbals
  • External accessible stick tension adjustments
  • Real-time SD-card data logging of critical flight information
  • Balanced weight distribution of radio with comfortable rubber hand grips
  • External DSC port for flight simulator connections or third party devices
  • External data port for optional Bluetooth
  • 5000 mAh LiPo battery
  • Updateable firmware with Graupner Firmware Update Studio


  • Mz-24 PRO Transmitter
  • One GR-16L 8ch Receiver
  • Two GR-12L 6ch Receivers
  • 5000mAh LiPo Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB PC Interface Set, Cable and Adapter Wire
  • SD Card Adapter and Case
  • Micro SD Card
  • USB Adapter Wire
  • Neckstrap
  • Instruction Manual

    Bright colors, voice announcements and a TFT touch screen is what makes the Graupner mz-24 PRO one of the most versatile radios on the market, and at a price that can’t be beat! Experience a new level of connection between you and your model with 12 channels and built-in real-time voice telemetry. Colorful menus and displays make usability easy to navigate through the menus and setup options with the touch of your finger or a stylus. Traditional navigation keys provide an old-school experience if you prefer to push physical buttons.
    This a a “state of the art” radio with many more features than we can mention here. Go to this Graupner Web Page to learn more.


  • Prize Numbers 3 through 12. – donated by Zap Adhesives and Frank Tiano Enterprises are 10 fantastic Team Zap 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 with lid 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 Jesenik. Please visit Franks website and check out the great range of Zap adhesives available.


  • Prize Number 13 – A fabulous Winchdoc Pulley – donated by WinchDoc, (aka Douglass Boyd) manufactures the very best soaring winch turnaround pulleys on the planet. This is the “go to” pulley of the US F3B and F3J teams 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.


  • Prize Numbers 14 and 15 – A Fabulous Super Chute – donated by the famous Mr Kite, (aka Craig Christensen) who has been making the very best RC Soaring chutes in the world right here in good old USA. Both the USA F3B and F3J Soaring Teams have been using the “Underdog” chutes as our official Team chutes for the last 3 World Championship cycles as there is no equal manufactured anywhere in the world. The Underdog chute is much smaller than the MrKite Superchutes in our raffle and are designed to the minimum requirements the FAI requires for competition. The raffle prizes are actually the larger SuperChutes (the best MrKite makes)and are made by Craig from the finest materials and of the highest quality and are perfect on any winch or bungee. Thank you for the years and years you have supported the USA Teams Craig.

    3 DVDs

  • Prize Numbers 16, 17 and 18 – The excellent and very informative Build Videos donated by Curtis Suter and Tailwind Gliders. Curtis is a very dedicated RC Soaring pilot when he isn’t at 20,000 above the Rockies piloting passengers somewhere in USA. You may have seen some of his excellent “office” photos taken from amongst the clouds that Curtis often posts on FaceBook. The lucky winners of these prizes will each receive a DVD. DLG and ALES Build. A Beginners Gide to Composite Pod and Bomm Fuselages. A Beginners Guide to Cutting and Bagging Foam Wings. Thank you Curtis for creating these fantastic resources and thank you for supporting the USA F3B Team with this kind donation.

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