2013 Raffle Results

We have a fantastic group of sponsors supporting our USA Team to Germany and they have contributed 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 live on the online RCRN Radio show with Cliff Whitney in August after the World Championships. 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

Scroll down to see the thousands of $$$$ in prizes and their donors. Please make sure you visit the sponsors online stores also.


  • Prize No. 1 donated by Soaring USA
    is the Jiri Baudis FOSA (complete and ready to fly with electronics and all as below.) This model will be one flown by Tom Kiesling at the Worlds in Germany and after the contest is over, one extremely lucky raffle ticket holder will own one of the best F3B models available in the world today setup by one of our nations most accomplished pilots. If you fly Airtronics radio you will even get Tom’s radio setup to match. (Bob has also kindly promised to swap this model out for an X2 Xplorer if the winner prefers an F3J model.)
    The Fosa is the latest creation from a long line of champions produced by Jiri Baudis! The Fosa is like no other, pushing both the limits of design and construction to a whole new level. It was never thought possible for an F3B/F airframe to have such a high aspect ratio of 18.8 while maintaining stiffness. This new model is revolutionizing the scene by showing us all that the impossible is now possible. Dirk Pflug again designed the new section to obtain the best launching possible, and still retain the slippery characteristics needed for speed. The Fosa has a 2.4Ghz friendly nose and nosecone, and the wing is equipped with RDS on the control surfaces, making the linkage tight and slop free linkage, with no exposure outside of the wing (no drag!). The wing connects to the fuselage with Two large Joiners and the wing also has ribs for additional stiffness. The Fosa comes complete with RDS linkage, wiring harness, wingbags, 2 ballast sets (wing+fuse), making for a top quality model!

    Fosa and Xplorer

  • Prize No. 2 donated by Soaring USA
    is also a Baudis FOSA (or FOSA Lift) complete and ready to fly with MKS electronics and all. This model will be one flown by Darrell Zaballos at the Worlds in Germany and after the contest is over one extremely lucky raffle ticket holder will own Darrell’s championship model and the championship setup as well. If the winner happens to fly Airtronics radio they will even get Darrell’s radio setup to match. (Bob has also kindly promised to offer the winner a Brand New X2 Xplorer 3.5 or 3.8 if they would prefer an F3J model.)
    Wingspan is 128 in. Length is 60.4 in and Weight is 74 oz.
    In the last couple of years the Fosa has seen service in many F3J contests during windy events including the recent F3J World Championships in Sth Africa. This model is the perfect choice in windy conditions as it can move around with ease to find the best air while traditional F3J models are floundering in the wind. The bonus is that the Foas will out launch any F3J model as well in big wind. Many rounds of F3J competition have been won with this model as pilots appreciate it’s excellent flying characteristics.

    SUSA Polo

  • Prizes No. 3 and No. 4 donated by Soaring USA
    are two Soaring USA embroidered Polo shirts. These shirts are a high quality 50/50 cotton polyester pre-shrunk blend with Spot shield technology. The Soaring USA logo is embroidered very nicely on the left breast. This smart dressing shirt could be worn anywhere including those casual Fridays at work or your next game of golf.
  • SpotShield™ fabric repels water and most oil based spills.
  • Seamless body with two-needle hemmed bottom.
  • Welt knit collar and 1 x 1 rib sleeve bands.
  • Two-button placket with bottom box stitch reinforcement.
  • Pearlized buttons with durable cross-stitching.
  • Two color logo embroidered on breast.
    (This particularly nice model not included in prize draw.)



  • MKS Servos USA will donate two full sets of Sailplane servos to fit out the two Soaring USA FOSA Prize Models (Prizes No. 1 and 2)
    The DS6125 Wing and fuse servos are the perfect solution for all F3J and F3B models. Once you have tried MKS, you will know you have tried the very best! Never has a glider servo been so accurate and tight! Each of the models flown by Tom Kiesling and Darrell Zaballos will be fitted with these world class electronics and the winner of those two models will know their prizes have the best available servos in the world.
    The models will have the DS-6125 with it’s full CNC Aluminum case that has been milled to the highest of tolerances. Also supplied in these models will be the DS6125 Mini and the DS6125E.


  • Prize No’s 5, 6 and 7 donated by MKS Servos USA
    are 3 pairs of MKS 6100 Micro servos These servos are perfect for F3K models and are also seeing service as aileron and rudder servos in F3J Models. Lightweight, precise and accurate – you can’t beat MKS Servos for quality and value for money. Here’s the specifications:
    Dead Band 0.001ms (Default); Control System +Pulse Width Control; Working Frequence 1500μs / 333hz data: 850μs~2150μs; (RX) Required Pulse 3.0 ~ 5.0 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave; Operating Voltage 4.8 ~ 5.0 V DC Volts; Operating Temperature Range -10 to + 60 Degree C; Operating Speed (4.8V) 0.12 sec/60° degrees at no load; Operating Speed (5V) 0.11 sec/60° degrees at no load; Stall Torque (4.8V) 3.19 kg.cm (44.3 oz/in); Stall Torque (5V) 3.32 kg.cm (46.1 oz/in); 360° Modifiable YES; Motor Type Coreless Motor; Potentiometer Drive Direct Drive; Driver Type FET; Bearing Type 2 Jewel Bearing + 1 Bronze Bushing; Gear Type Chrome-Titanium alloy gear; Connector Wire Length 15.0 cm (5.9 in); Dimensions 22.5X10X23.5 mm (0.89x 0.39x 0.93 in); Weight 9.5 g (0.335 oz)


  • Prize #8 donated by Airtronics
    is an SD10G Transmitter system with 10ch Rx. Fast becoming the radio of choice for many world class soaring pilots, the SD-10G is a 2.4GHz 10-channel high-performance digital proportional computer radio control system designed to give both sport and competition pilots a radio that is easy to use, powerful, flexible and yet very affordable. Currently used by many of the US Team pilots and many more sailplane pilots around USA the SD10G uses Airtronics’ reliable 2.4GHz FHSS-3 technology with Safety Link, the SD-10G is ideally suited for competition fixed wing aircraft, sailplanes and helicopters.
    The SD-10G features 10 channels, a 10-bit computer and is as much as 10 times faster as some older competition systems. Featuring bullet-proof FHSS-3 (Frequency Hopping Technology), Airtronics 2.4GHz has already gained a reputation as a no-hassle, reliable spread spectrum solution, ‘fairly’ earning Airtronics/Sanwa Engineers, the nick-name “The 2.4GHz Specialists”. We could go on and on, but let’s make it quick and easy. Whether you fly for sport or compete at the highest levels in categories such as F3J Sailplanes, Pattern, IMAC, Scale, Indoor Foam, Micro Helicopters, or 3D (and that’s heli or plank) you’ll get the Advantage. You will see there has never been a radio like this in our hobby, a radio this advanced, this reliable and this fast


  • Prize #9 donated by Airtronics
    is another SD10G Transmitter system with 10ch Rx. Airtronics has been very generous with their donations and the F3B Team really appreciates their kindness. Team pilots Tom Keisling, David Klein and Darrell Zaballos each use the SD10G exclusively and this transmitter provides everything a contest pilot needs in programming a world class sailplane.
    The SD-10G was developed by Sanwa’s best and brightest computer programmers in concert with the most experienced pilots from Sanwa Japan and Airtronics USA. From F3J World Champions to 3D Helicopter Experts, from AMA Hall-of-Famers to Pattern Nats Champs, the team who planned and put together the SD-10G are some of the most dedicated and experienced modelers in the world today. We’ve worked with pilots for more than an year to ensure every detail, every nuance was developed for the modeler, both sport and competitor.
    You’ll find the SD-10G is incredibly user-friendly and easy to setup, yet allows for flexibility not found even in radios at twice the price. Sport pilots will find their model easy to setup. Advanced pilots will love the customizable features that truly make this radio unique. As modelers, we know performance is not free, but the team at Airtronics worked hard to ensure the SD-10G offers both industry leading performance and value. And the SD-10G is fast. In our side-by-side tests, we found no other 9- or 10-channel radios to be faster. The Sanwa high-speed computer chip works together with its unique high-performance 2.4GHz RF chip to ensure your inputs are translated at industry-leading speed to the servos. Your servos will feel faster, the radio will respond quicker and you’ll wonder how you ever did without.
  • 94761Z

  • Prize #10 donated by Airtronics
    is a 2 pack of 94761 Digital Mini servos. The Airtronics 94761Z Micro High-Speed, High-Torque, Metal Gear, Ball Bearing Digital Servo is the ultimate sailplane servo. This servo is also ideally suited for use on elevator and ailerons for pattern planes and anywhere else a small digital metal gear servo is needed.

  • Prize #11 donated by Airtronics
    is another 2 pack of 94761 Digital Mini servos. This servo features an Airtronics ‘Z’ connector, which is compatible with all current Airtronics receivers as well as current Hitec, JR and Futaba receivers. This Airtronics servo is safe to use with receivers that have a Nominal Input Voltage rating of 4.8v ~ 6.6v.

  • 94809

  • Prize #12 donated by Airtronics
    is a 2 pack of 94809 Digital Mini servos. The Airtronics 94809 Micro High-Performance, Metal Gear, Ball Bearing Digital Servo is ideally suited for 400-450 size 3D helicopters and 45-50 ounce EP aerobatic aircraft. This is a high-performance servo that will make your aircraft or helicopter fly more precisely than analogs at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

  • Prize #13 donated by Airtronics
    is another 2 pack of 94809 Digital Mini servos. Airtronics digital servos feature custom I.C.’s, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) construction and splined output shafts for easier control surface adjustments. Molded neoprene vibration isolators and injection-molded servo cases ensure superior strength and long lasting durability.


  • Prize #14 donated by Hobby People
    is a Hobby People AC/DC Li-PO TAZR Charger.The TAZR Multi-Chemistry charger is a high-performance, micro-processor controlled charger/discharger with built-in lithium cell-balancing. The TAZR is suitable for charging LiIo, LiPo, LiFe, NiCd, NiMH, and Lead Acid (Pb) batteries from an 11-18V DC or 100-240V AC power source. With a maximum internal circuit output power of 50W and a variable charge current of up to 6.0A, the TAZR is a versatile and easy-to-use charger that works with most batteries used in the hobby today. The TAZR also has cycling and discharging capability. XH balance ports are built-in, so balancing lithium packs is easy. And of course, adapters are available if needed.This is one of the most versatile chargers available at a price point that is simply amazing.


  • Prize #15 donated by Hobby People
    is an Airtronics Dual Transmitter Case.This Dual Aluminum Radio Case features three different sections. Two sections are able to hold two transmitters and the third section can hold various accessories, such as batteries and chargers. The inside of the radio case is lined with a soft felt-like material to prevent damage to your items. Airtronics radio cases are made from lightweight, durable aluminum and feature strong, heavy-duty locking latches, reinforced corners, a carrying handle and a precut foam insert that cradles your transmitter and other small accessories gently, yet securely. Keep your transmitter and accessories safe and secure in this Airtronics-branded radio case.

    Features: • Strong, Durable Aluminum Construction • Reinforced Corners • Heavy-Duty Locking Latches • Carrying Handle • Outer Dimensions: 18.75 x 7.5 x 13.75″ (476 x 191 x 349mm)


  • Prize #16 donated by Hobby People
    is a 4 pack of Hobby People HP-D11M micro servos. Hobby People is dedicated to bringing you the best values in R/C! The High-Power HP-D11M is no exception. This little DIGITAL micro servo is only 11grams in weight and yet has metal gears, huge torque, fast speed, and all at a price that will make you wonder why you considered anything else. There’s no need to sacrifice strength for cost!
    • Weight: 11g, .39oz • Speed @ 4.8V: .12 • Speed @ 6.0V: .10 • Torque @ 4.8V: 3kg-cm 42oz-in • Torque @ 6.0V: 3.5kg-cm 49oz-in • Dimensions: 23.2x12x24.8mm .92x.48x.98in
    Ever wonder what all those numbers in the HP servo names name mean? For the HP-D11M, they mean: HP = Hobby People D = Digital 11 = Weight in Grams M = Metal Gears. We put the most important specs in the name so you can look at the basic description of a Hobby People servo and you’ll know EXACTLY what you’re getting!


  • Prize #17 donated by Horizon Hobby and JR Radios
    is a DX18 Transmitter with AR9020 RX.
    • State-of-the-art glider software developed with the assistance of Sweden’s national F3B glider team – 10 flight modes (the most of any transmitter), the ability to modify individual characteristics for every servo in a glider, 5 wing types, 3 tail types, 2 throttle setups and much more. • Servo balancing for all 18 channels using a sophisticated 7-point curve mix. • Built-in servo sequencer that lets users program a complex string of control events they can activate with the simple flick of a switch. • 16 programmable mixes that allow the user to mix all 18 channels. • Pre-programmed servo setups for nearly every type of wing, tail and swash plate imaginable. • Enough on-board memory for up to 50 models with the ability to store settings in excess of 2000 more on the included SD card (limited only by the memory of the SD card). • The RC world’s only electronic pre-flight checklist. • 2048 resolution on the first 10 channels (which include the primary controls) and 512 resolution on the remaining 8 X-Plus channels
    Other Key Features:
    • 50-model memory • Built-in telemetry with vibe alerts • Extensive airplane, helicopter and sailplane programming • Throttle start or switch start timer • Region settings for global compliance • 16 programmable mixes • Flap delay and elevator compensation • 0 airplane wing types • 6 airplane tail types • 5 airplane and heli flight modes • Dual rates and expo • Active gyro trim • 7-point heli throttle curve • 7-point heli pitch curve • 7-point heli tail curve • 6 swashplate types • Swashplate timing • 5 sailplane wing types • 3 sailplane tail types • 10 sailplane flight modes • Global charging system • X-Plus™ technology expandability up to 18 channels • 11ms frame rate • Large LCD screen • 2048 resolution on the first 10 channels • Language selectable.
    If you want the best radio JR has to offer than this would be the one to get. The first hand held Tx system for RC Models in the world with 18 channels.


  • Prize #18 donated by Horizon Hobby is a
    Mystique 2.9m ARF by E-flite.
    Key Features:
    • Options available for electric motor power or pure sailplane flight • Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® and UltraCote Lite film covering • All-wood, plug-in wings with fully-hinged flaps and ailerons • Streamlined fiberglass fuselage with built-in vertical fin • Full-house sailplane control with adjustable wing camber • Large canopy provides easy access to equipment • Heavy-duty carbon fiber wing and stabilizer joiners • Two-piece full-flying stabilizer. The E-flite® Mystique™ 2.9 m ARF aircraft is an electric sailplane inspired by F5J-class competition and similar Limited Motor Run events popular around the globe. Like most sailplanes focused on performance, the Mystique 2.9 m sailplane delivers an outstanding RC soaring experience, even if all you’re looking for is a glider to enjoy on a lazy afternoon. Its impressive wing uses the versatile Selig SD3021 airfoil that’s proven to be excellent in model applications with lightweight, open-bay construction by offering good low speed characteristics, as well as the ability to move quickly from thermal to thermal. The contour of the molded fiberglass fuselage is sleek yet provides ample room for its pushrods to run internally and still have room for a powerful Li-Po motor battery.

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    Real Flight 6.5

  • Prize #19 donated by Hobbico and and Great Planes
    is the Great Planes RealFlight 6.5 R/C Flight Simulator with Interlink Elite Controller and Airplane Mega Pack with 36 Extra Airplanes.
    The most advanced RC flight simulator available in the world today. See more — with TrueView! TrueView provides the impact of full-spectrum daylight, so colors are brighter and truer, contrasts are sharper and details such as canopies stand out like never before.
    Key Features: • Multiple Camera Views • Water Takeoffs and Landings • Blade Stop Autorotations • More Equipment Options for Flying Sites • Multiplayer Options • Orientation Aids • Jet Pilot Figure • Custom Engine Sounds • Kill engine feature — choose which engine to disable • Custom Airplane Propellers • Custom Heli Blades • Random Color Scheme Option • Heli Grappling Hook • Shortcuts for selecting new flying sites or aircraft, user’s current favorites, and new aircraft/flying site combos • Built-in video player-with updated videos on essential flying skills • Screens for Faster Setup, slider allows user to modify graphics settings and see the results immediately • Spectacular physics for helis and airplanes with attention to hundreds of small details has produced the most accurate and realistic performance found in a simulator today • Smart Binocular Vision activates when aircraft reaches a set distance and fades away when not needed • Controller Calibration-controller sticks move as slider is moved so changes can be viewed instantly • Onscreen Camera Controls-cameras can be added or moved without leaving the screen-or using a menu.

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    RealFlight 6.5 Basic

  • Prize #20 donated by Graves RC and Great Planes
    is the Real Flight 6.5 RC Flight Simulator Basic.
    New RealFlight Basic gives modelers all of the essentials needed for an ultra-realistic R/C flight simulator experience. Along with an excellent variety of aircraft and flying sites to choose from, potential flyers will also enjoy the same flight physics that have made the full version of RealFlight the best selling sim for the past 11 years! RealFlight Basic features many aircraft and flying fields found in current versions of RealFlight G4.5 and Expansion Packs-not stripped down, low quality ones. The Basic controller is based on an actual transmitter-unlike those found on similarly priced flight sims. RealFlight Basic offers all of the fun, convenience and educational benefits of simulated R/C flying. Choose from 47 aircraft and 6 PhotoField flying sites. Easy navigation using the controller and QuickSelect menus. Picture-in-picture views of the transmitter and a zoomed-in image of aircraft can be toggled on and off. Control wind speed and direction. Showcases all of RealFlight’s unparalleled flight physics. 3D Flying Sites: Evergreen Airport, Gold Country Aeromodeler Park, Grass Flatlands, Great Planes E-Fest, Stone Creek Field, Superstition Airpark. RealFlight Basic includes 47 different aircraft ranging from gliders, sailplanes, foamies and 3D aerobats to electric and 3D helis
    Compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7. Local administrator access required

    RealFlight T Shirt

  • Prize #21 donated by Graves RC and Great Planes
    is a Real Flight T Shirt in XL.
    This is a X-L size Great Planes Realflight 6 T-Shirt. Like the Realflight 6 simulator, this Realflight 6 T-Shirt is loaded with realism no other flight simulator t-shirt can offer! Engineered for precision and incredible performance, the feel and response of this RealFlight 6 T-shirt will have you styling while you perform your radio controlled acrobatics on the simulator or out at the flying field.

    Goldberg Gentle Lady

  • Prize #22 donated by Graves RC and Great Planes
    is the Goldberg Gentle Lady ARF Sailplane
    • Construction: Balsa, and plywood • Wings: One-piece, all wood, attaches to fuselage with #64 rubber bands • Factory applied low-temperature covering • Color Scheme: Wing- Red, Yellow, and Orange w/White accent lines • Fuselage- Blue on Orange w/Yellow accent line • Tail- Stab is Orange & Yellow, Tail is Red • Building Time: Ready to fly in several hours. • Warranty Period: 90-days, limited. REQUIRES: 2 CH Radio, AA Batteries, #64 Rubber Bands, CA & Epoxy Glues and Tools.

    Graves Soaring goodies Package

  • Prize #23 donated by Graves RC is the Super Duper Graves RC Soaring Goodies Pack.
    This fabulous assortment of soaring goodness includes the following amazing prizes:
  • Zepsus Magnetic Switch which allows you to turn your model on and off without removing the canopy or nose cone and has no external protusions. It uses a terrific little magnetic switch which can be simply toggled on and off by swiping a miniature magnet past the nose of your model. Very Cool! The
  • Soaring Circuits ALES CAM switch . This programmable altimeter/timer can be preset at various launch altitudes and will switch off your motor at the preset altitude or 30 seconds whichever comes first. The altimeter is perfectly designed for the popular ALES contests.
  • 1 full set of Beautiful Titanium turnbuckles, and
  • full set Hayes steel pin clevises to fit out a full-house sailplane wing as well as
  • MM clear covers so you can show off your titanium bling, bling linkages. The goodie pack also includes
  • 5 rolls of 3M special trick (less stretchy) wing tape in your choice of Black, Brown, Clear, Gray, Green, Orange, Red, White or Yellow and finally to make a complete package the Graves RC Goodie pack includes
  • a Talking Timer to help you practice that landing routine. This is a great package of soaring essentials that will find a happy place in any Soaring Pilots den. Thanks to Graves RC – your soaring goodies superstore!.


  • Prizes #24 – #33 are 10 Super Chutes donated by the legendary Mr Kite of Super Chutes
    These chutes have been used by FAI soaring teams for many seasons and have been proven to be the best available. Made in USA. Custom Made Just for you. Made in the Colors You Want and Like. Made to Work Every Time. Made To Open. Made With 1oz Kite Ripstop. Made with Welded Steel Rings. Made to Last. Made With 125lb Test Lines. 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 7/8″ Rings. All Chutes shipped with rings unless Requested.
    All Custom Made with over 20 colors to chose from. Standard 16″ in Diameter Chutes for Winch or High Start. F3b is 10″ in Diameter.



  • Prize #34 and #35 are two Jack Pak Sailplane carrying bags in your choice of red or blue donated by John Marien and Jack Pak sailplane bags.
    These carrying Bags are large enough to be able to carry any of the sailplanes already donated to the F3B raffle. Quality material, sewing and design make this a sailplane bag that you will be proud to own. Each Bag Features: • 71” x 17” x 3” size will support 3.5m-4.1m sailplanes • Heavy Duty 600 Denier Nylon outer covering to prevent damage to your sailplane • Double layer of foam padding inside the shell of the carrying bag to further protect your model • Four internal compartments store your 3-piece wing and fuselage parts separately from each other • Internal dividers are removable to suit your needs or for ease of cleaning your carrying bag • Each internal divider is stuffed with a foam sheet to protect each compartment • One internal pocket to safely store your horizontal stabilizer halves, or V-Tail, safely from the other parts of your sailplane • The inside of the bag is a light nylon, tough enough to prevent tears and to protect your investment • One Heavy-Duty zipper goes around the bag so that it can open and lay flat on the ground for ease of access to your sailplane • Two Heavy-Duty zipper pulls, allow you to open the bag in the way that is most convenient to your style! • The carrying handle is wrapped around the bag to provide even pressure on your carrying bag for ease of transport either hand-held, or tossed over your shoulder • One end of the bag has a short strap for hanging your carrying bag by one end for storage • Comes in Red with black straps and lettering OR Blue with black straps and yellow lettering.



  • Prize #36 is an ELF hand-launch sailplane donated by Barry Kennedy and Kennedy Composites.
    Manufactured exquisitely by Vladimir Models of the Ukraine – The ELF is a small discus-launch glider ideal for sport flying while on travel or in your neighborhood park. The ELF is based on MIT’s Dr. Drela’s HLG glider design, the Apogee.
    Pod – Features a transparent yellow or white injection-molded pod. A custom carbon boom is connected into the pod, on which the receiver battery (a one-cell 240mAh LiPo pack with an integrated charging circuit), two servos and the receiver are mounted on. A removable nose cone allows for easy access to RC components.
    Wing – Carbon D-Box construction and carbon-capped balsa ribs combined with a vertical balsa grain spar provide a stout one-piece wing. The wing features the AG series of DLG airfoils designed and refined by MIT’s Dr. Drela. A carbon “T” launching blade that is capable of being installed on either wing, allows for comfortable launches. The wing is professionally covered in Violet, Blue or Red Oracover to provide strength and stiffness.
    Tail – The tail surfaces are composed of light-weight foam, which is reinforced with carbon, fiberglass and then vacuum-bagged. A one-gram miniature v-mount allows for the full flying stabilizer to give the pilot infinite pitch control. Carbon push-rods are pre-installed.
    Due to it’s low weight, with a scant wing loading of 2.77* oz./sq. ft. ready-to-fly, the ELF is able to sustain flight in the smallest and lightest of thermals.



  • Prize #37 is a Phoenix Ice Lite 50 ESC donated by Castle Creations.
    This is a Phoenix ICE Lite 50 amp brushless ESC from Castle Creations. This ESC has a 25.2 volts max input (20 NiMH/NiCad, 6 LiPo), is fully programmable, has heli features, is Castle Link compatible, has 5A switching BEC and Supports data logging. Recommended for electric sailplanes or weight/space critical applications. Key Features:
    25.2 volts max input
    Fully Programmable
    Ideal when weight or space is critical
    Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.6×1.0x0.5” (40.6×26.4×12.7mm)
    Max amps: 50 amps** (5 amp BEC)
    Weight w/Wires: 1.7oz
    Max volts: 25 volts, 6s LiPo, 20 cells NiCad/NiMh


  • Prize #38 is a Phoenix Ice Lite 100 ESC donated by Castle Creations.
    Phoenix ICE Lite 100 amp brushless ESC: 25.2 volts max input (20 NiMH/NiCad, 6 LiPo), is fully programmable, has heli features, is Castle Link compatible. Has 5A switching BEC. Supports data logging. Recommended for electric sailplanes or weight/space critical applications.
    Key Features:
    25.2 volts max input
    Fully Programmable
    Ideal when weight or space is critical
    Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.5×1.0x0.5” (63.5×26.4×12.7mm)
    Max amps: 100 amps** (5 amp BEC)
    Weight w/Wires: 2.9oz
    Max volts: 25 volts, 6s LiPo, 20 cells NiCad/NiMh


  • Prize #39 is a Phoenix Ice Lite 200 ESC donated by Castle Creations.
    This is the Castle Creations Phoenix ICE LITE 200 Brushless ESC. Welcome to the next generation of brushless speed controls from Castle Creations. Castle invented this class, and the Castle Phoenix ICE series is setting the standard. Phoenix Ice controllers offer incredible reliability and flexibility for any aircraft application and are raising the bar in the high voltage ESC market.
    Key Features:
    Ready to fly out of the bag, but users can tap into serious computing capabilities by connecting them to Castle Link software using a Castle Link or Field Link programming card.
    Comprehensive heli feature set, including direct entry governor mode, auto-rotation with bailout, and soft start capabilities to protect your gearing.
    Opto isolated throttle cable helps reduce radio interference
    Full data logging capabilities. Measure amp draw, controller temperature, motor rpms, battery voltage and ripple and more. Take the mystery out of electric flight!
    Dimensions (LxWxH): 4×1.37×0.8″ (101.6×34.9×20.6mm)
    Weight (without wires): 2.3 oz (65.2g)
    Max Amps: 200 Amps*
    Max Voltage: 25V – 6S LiPo or 20 Cell NiMh/NiCd



  • Prize #40 donated by Paul Naton and Radio Carbon Art
    is the Electric Soaring DVD Set. Get both of these highly educational Electric Sailplane Clinic DVDs Topics Covered:
    Motor Calculator Tutorial • Advanced ESC Programming • Motor Installations • Air Cooling • Thrust Angles • Firewall Fabrication • ESC Data Logging • Building Tips • How To Use ALES Switches • Motor System Testing • Fuselage Wiring For Electrics • Spinner Mounting • High C Rating Battery Monitoring

  • rcaessentials

  • Prize #41 donated by Paul Naton and Radio Carbon Art
    is the 3 DVD Soaring Essentials Set. These 3 DVDs will teach you everything you will need to know to prepare, program, tune, build and preflight most any glider or electric sailplane. If you are just getting started in soaring these are a must to avoid common mistakes. If you have been around for a while they are also an essential addition to improve on what you are doing. These three highly detailed educational DVDs will help you avoid common building, programming and set up errors that lead to poor performing gliders and preventable crashes. So if you are just getting into the sport, or just want to tune-up your skills, these essential training DVDs are a fast and proven way to learn. If you need more information about the individual DVDs, click the links for the DVDs Performance Tuning, the F3 Building Clinic, and the Radio Clinic.


  • Prize #42 donated by Paul Naton and Radio Carbon Art
    is the 3 DVD Soaring Master Class Set. With 6 hours of professional instruction from champion Mike Smith and other soaring pros. The Soaring Master Class series is the finest series of instruction films ever created for r/c soaring. You’ll learn everything from radio set up to winch launching and a hundred other valuable tips that will make you a better and safer pilot no matter what type of glider you fly. If you haven’t already watched these videos through a couple of times then you are simply missing out on being the best soaring pilot you can be. These DVD’s make the discipline of soaring more easy to understand with truly professional instruction. If you need more information about the individual DVDs, click here for info on the Master Class 1 DVD, here for the Master Class 2, and here for the Master Class 3.


  • Prize #43 donated by Darwin Barrie of Phoenix AZ
    is a 2 pack of 94761 Digital Mini servos. The Airtronics 94761Z Micro High-Speed, High-Torque, Metal Gear, Ball Bearing Digital Servo is the ultimate sailplane servo. This servo is also ideally suited for use on elevator and ailerons for pattern planes and anywhere else a small digital metal gear servo is needed. Darwin generously donated these servos to the F3B Team raffle after winning them during the giant raffle at the South West Classic in February. Thank you Darwin!



  • Prize #44 donated by Cliff Whitney of Atlanta Hobby
    is the brand new futuristic DJI Phantom Quad Copter. Just supply your own 2.4 Ghz transmitter, flight battery and charger. With it’s attractive and sleek appearance, as well as ease of flight, you will not want to put it down. The new Phantom includes a highly integrated design including the proven NAZA auto pilot flight control system along with built in GPS satellite module to make first time or advanced flight easy. The system includes an integrated GoPro Camera mount making aerial filming especially easy and the built in colored lights look very cool in the air and make orientation easy.

And there is still more to come.

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