Press release: Helicopter competition 3D Masters

The 3D Masters Model Helicopter Competition for 2010 was held in Venlo, the Netherlands as guests of the Jupiter Flying Club. By all accounts it was a magnificent success, with messages of congratulations coming in from Entrants, Sponsors and 3D Fans.

The event began on Friday after registrations in the morning with the Experts Set Manoeuvres followed by the Masters Set Manoeuvres. A small shower of rain delayed completion of the Masters round, but it concluded in time for Demonstration Flights during the evening and then Night Flying practice.

Saturday was a perfect day weather-wise and began with Experts Music, followed by Masters Freestyle and then Experts Freestyle. The Synchro Competition took place during lunchtime – this competition was pioneered by 3D Masters in 2009 and has grown to become a massive attraction at the event. The prize goes to the Team making the best score of the weekend. Saturday was rounded-off with the Night Competition, won by Petr Novotny with a special prize for Alon Barak for staying up late to entertain us all.

Sunday began with Masters Music and this was then followed by the Finals Rounds, Set Manoeuvres and Freestyle with the Music scores being carried forward from the preliminary rounds. The second half of the Synchro Competition was again well-received. The Masters Freestyle Round was interrupted briefly by rain, but completed to everyone’s satisfaction. The rain then held off through the afternoon Demonstrations but then the heavens opened for the Awards Ceremony, easing again for the Victory Flights. The winners and positions for every round are to be found in the attached spreadsheet.

Judges for 3D Masters were Jeremy Morcom, Kevin Targett, Nigel Fraser-Ker, Chris Walton and Mr Curtis Youngblood. All have judged at previous 3D Masters Events and at other 3D competitions around the world.

2010 marks the 10th Anniversary of 3D Masters, having evolved enormously from a small event on a Rugby Field in Northampton to a huge international event attended by pilots from 24 countries and spectators from many more. Web hits on the 3D Masters weekend were logged from 97 countries worldwide, so there is very considerable interest in our sport.

Having attended every single event, Jeremy Morcom and Nigel Revill were presented with the ’10 Years Award’ a solid Optical Glass Trophy bearing the 3D Masters Logo, a Globe and the Figure 10. Only 5 of these Awards were produced, two more going to the Jupiter Club and Jeff Barringer, the final trophy went to an English Fan who was able to prove that he had attended every one also.

The results:

No Name Level Score Overall Place
316 Kyle Dahl Master 684.50 1
306 Daniel Katzav Master 677.25 2
315 Jamie Robertson Master 660.50 3

3DX in China

 3DX was accepted as the World 3D format and now this ambitious and exciting project will bring joy in China.

3DX China 2010 will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5 – 7 November 2010 at the Formula 1 Power Boat Park in Shenzhen, the Peoples Republic of China. Shenzhen is located very near to Hong Kong, with the International Airport only a few km away. While 3DX is THE acknowledged World 3D Format, 3DX China will be the first event in China, with the intention of promoting the format throughout China in the future. Building on the proven 3DX (3D Masters) formula, Chinese pilots will enter for Expert and Sportsman Classes and will fly Set Manoeuvres and Freestyle. The International Class is intended to be an opportunity for International Pilots to show World Class 3D to an appreciative Chinese audience, with invited pilots from the World’s Best. This Class will fly Set Manoeuvres, Freestyle and Flight to Music.

 The event will be high-profile; invited Judges include Mr Curtis Youngblood from the USA, and Jeremy Morcom and Russ Deakin from the UK, all long-established 3D Masters Judges and pilots of international repute. In addition to the 3DX Competition, there will be organised Demonstration Flights in a ‘Smackdown’ environment throughout the weekend plus an unofficial Night Flying Event and BBQ on Saturday Evening.China is the World’s most important developing market for Aeromodelling, and 3DX China is intended to provide Sponsors with an opportunity to talk and do business. We will be organising a Symposium on Friday 5th November, which will bring together companies who sponsor 3DX China, the World’s Press and invited Chinese Businessmen who have an interest in developing the Aeromodelling Trade throughout China. 3DX China 2010 is the most important 3D Event since the advent of 3D Masters. The Organisers have the resolve to build year-on-year to become the definitive 3D competition within China, promote other events in China, and to present an associated Marketing opportunity to its Sponsors.

3DX Ukraine final results

The 3DX competition in Kiev/Ukraine took place over the weekend of 9-11 July, with 12 pilots from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus as well as 4 judges from Ukraine and Russia.

The competitions were well organised and made some excellent flights

1st Place: Anton BEREZHNOY

2nd Place: Sergey PLAKHOTENKO

3rd Place: Leonid NAZARENKO

3D World Heli Competition

3D Masters, the premier 3D World Helicopter Competition, will take place in Venlo, the Netherlands July 23-25 2010.

The event promises to be huge, with more Competitors, more Sponsors, more Demonstration Pilots, more Competitions and more Tradestands than ever before.

All you need to is to go online at to find out more. Note: the online tickets will not be available after 17th July 2010 so hurry up and get one or more!