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F3P Indoor Spanish Championship – Murcia 2015

F3P Indoor Spanish Championship - Murcia 2015 With only half an afternoon of practice, a borrowed model from my friend Juanito from up North, almost by accident I came 3rd at the National Championships in the maximum category!

My First Jet Experience

My First Jet Experience! In 2009, I wasnt especially fascinated by jets. Mainly due to my lack of knowledge about them, and that the few flights that I had seen where nothing all that special. Nevertheless, my friend Oscar Moran asked me to go with him to Mallorca, to the shop Helimania (also JetCat Spain) as he had purchased his first jet powered model, a Boomerang Elan and the idea was for us both to go and learn about how they work, and learn how to fly them before going back home. On arrival we met with Toni and Sebastián who ran the shop. Sebastián explained to us in great detail how the jet engine worked (a JetCat P80) before taking us to the flying site. Due to Sebastián flying Mode 1, and us flying Mode 2, Sebastián had to fly first to show us how everything worked, before it being our turn, with no safety net! Knowing that throwing the radio back at Sebastián in case of an emergency wasnt an option, the conditions where not quite ideal, especially having to trim the model out due to the change of radio. Dispite the initial shock of having to perform the flight completely on my own, the take off was quite simple, and the feeling of flying a jet was amazing. I wasnt expecting to have this much fun! What an adrenaline boost! It felt like the elan was flying at amazing speeds, so much so that I could only fly circuits as otherwise it would have flown off into the sunset! Trying some basic aerobatic manouvers I realised that not only did jets fly fast, but could also perform aerobatics. Ok, I wanted one! Landing was fortunately easier than I was fearing, simply following the instructions given by Sebastian with “now add flaps”, “less power” etc… Next it was Oscar’s turn. This time at least having the model trimmed, with a few reccomendations by Sebastian and from me, he also was able to complete his first jet powered flight without a problem (begginer helping a begginer, always awesome!) In flight Oscar had the same feelings we did, that the plane flew great, but was very fast (used to flying aerobatic planes at least) We where both hooked on the rush of jet flying After a couple more flights, we couldnt wait for more. So much so that we decided to stay one more day in Mallorca so we could repeat it all the next day! From that moment on, I have never looked back, and now have the pleasure to own my own jet model, and fly for Jet Cat and Jet Cat Spain From then on, I haave a lot of fun with many more jet models after the Elan (a model that many get rid of too soon, as it is an amazing plane). I have had great fun flying models such as the Carf Flash, Ultra Lightning, the FeiBao Bae Hawk all of my friend Oscar Moran. Since then, now with my own Ultra Flash, powered by the JetCat P140RX I am loving jet flying, and have had the opportunity to fly many other fun models such as the Futura Tomahawk, some F15, Ultra Lightning, Viper Jet, Tutor…

Club Day Elche – 2013

Club Day – Elche 2013 As every year, we celebrated the club day with friends and neighbour clubs, here are some photos and videos: Día del Club – ElcheClub Day – Elche Como todos los años, tuvimos el día del club para pasarlo bien con amigos y clubs vecinos. Este año ademas tuvimos la oportunidad de disfrutar de los vuelos de Gibson Lopez, un joven promesa de Canarias! Aqui os dejo unas fotos y videos:

Bellota Jet-2013

Bellota Jet – Cáceres 2013 For yet another year, we have started the season at the Bellota Jet, with good friends and models. This year I took my brand new Extra 330SC Krill Model, but due to the few flights I opted to use it for just some sequence flights, and some simple manouvers, to at least show people how it looks in the air, and how amazingly precise it is. I also took the Pilot Edge 540 and as of course my Ultra Flash with JetCat P140RX, which every flight that I do I like it even more. And a great video of the master, Sebastiano Silvestri, with his new design, the AvantiS now available through Sebart And some more photos, from my friend Jose Puente, thanks for sending me these photos to share on my website: Bellota Jet – Cáceres 2013 Un año mas, hemos empezado la temporada en el Bellota Jet, con los amigos y nuestros modelos.Este año llevaba mi recién estrenado Extra 330SC de Krill Model, aunque debido a los pocos vuelos que llevaba opté por usarlo para vuelos de tabla y alguna maniobra suelta, al menos por enseñarlo. Ademas llevé el Edge 540 de Pilot y como no mi Ultra Flash con JetCat P140RX, avion que cada vez que vuelo me gusta mas. Y un video del gran maestro Sebastiano Silvestri, con su nuevo diseño, el AvantiS y disponible de Sebart Agradecer a mi amigo y gran fotógrafo José Puente, por enviarme estas fotos de su colección del Bellota para poder comprartir en mi web: /* Portfolio Options Configuration Goes Here*/ #gallery div{ margin-left: 0px !important; margin-right: 0px !important; padding-left: 0px !important; padding-right: 0px !important; -webkit-transform: translate3d(0,0,0); } .lg-info{ position:fixed; z-index:3; left:10px; top:10px; padding:10px; margin-right: 70px; min-width: 300px; max-width: 400px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5); color:#FFF; font-size:16px; } .lg-info h4,.lg-info h3,.lg-info h2 { color: white; text-transform:uppercase; margin: 0px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 17px; max-height: 40px; overflow: hidden; } .lg-info p { color: white; margin-top: 4px; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; max-height: 100px; overflow: auto; } /* Portfolio Options Configuration Goes Here*/ #gallery .tile:hover{ cursor: pointer !important; } /* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -*/ /* Tile Hover Customizations */ /* Customize overlay background */ #gallery .crp-tile-inner .overlay, #gallery .tile .caption { background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.50196078431373) !important; } #gallery .crp-tile-inner.crp-details-bg .details { background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.50196078431373) !important; } #gallery .crp-tile-inner .details h3 { color: #ffffff; text-align: center; font-size: 18px; } #gallery .crp-tile-inner .details p { color: #ffffff; text-align: center; font-size: 11px; } #gallery .crp-tile-inner .details h3 { margin-bottom: 0px; } (function($) { var tileParams = {}; if(0) { tileParams.approxTileWidth = 250; tileParams.approxTileHeight = 250; tileParams.minTileWidth = 200; } if(0) { tileParams.addBlock2Height = 80; } jQuery('#gallery').crpTiledLayer(tileParams); $( ".crp-light-gallery" ).each(function() { var id = $( this ).attr("id"); $("#" + id).lightGallery({ mode: 'slide', useCSS: true, cssEasing: 'ease', //'cubic-bezier(0.25, 0, 0.25, 1)',// easing: 'linear', //'for jquery animation',// speed: 600, addClass: '', closable: true, loop: true, auto: false, pause: 6000, escKey: true, controls: true, hideControlOnEnd: false, preload: 1, //number of preload slides. will exicute only after the current slide is fully loaded. ex:// you clicked on 4th image and if preload = 1 then 3rd slide and 5th slide will be loaded in the background after the 4th slide is fully loaded.. if preload is 2 then 2nd 3rd 5th 6th slides will be preloaded.. ... ... showAfterLoad: true, selector: null, index: false, lang: { allPhotos: 'All photos' }, counter: false, exThumbImage: false, thumbnail: true, showThumbByDefault:false, animateThumb: true, currentPagerPosition: 'middle', thumbWidth: 150, thumbMargin: 10, mobileSrc: false, mobileSrcMaxWidth: 640, swipeThreshold: 50, enableTouch: true, enableDrag: true, vimeoColor: 'CCCCCC', youtubePlayerParams: false, // See: https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters, videoAutoplay: true, videoMaxWidth: '855px', dynamic: false, dynamicEl: [], // Callbacks el = current plugin onOpen : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately after the gallery is loaded. onSlideBefore : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately before each transition. onSlideAfter : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately after each transition. onSlideNext : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately before each "Next" transition. onSlidePrev : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately before each "Prev" transition. onBeforeClose : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately before the start of the close process. onCloseAfter : function(el) {}, // Executes immediately once lightGallery is closed. onOpenExternal : function(el, index) { if($(el).attr('data-url')) { var href = $(el).attr("data-url"); } else { var href = $("#crp-light-gallery li").eq(index).attr('data-url'); } if(href) { crp_loadHref(href,true); }else { return false; } }, // Executes immediately before each "open external" transition. onToggleInfo : function(el) { var $info = $(".lg-info"); if($info.css("opacity") == 1){ $info.fadeTo("slow",0); }else{ $info.fadeTo("slow",1); } } // Executes immediately before each "toggle info" transition. }); }); jQuery(".tile").on('click', function (event){ if(jQuery(event.target).hasClass('crp-product-buy-button')) { return false; } event.preventDefault(); if(jQuery(event.target).hasClass("fa") && !jQuery(event.target).hasClass("zoom")) return; var tileId = jQuery(".tile-inner", jQuery(this)).attr("id"); var target = jQuery("#crp-light-gallery-item-"+tileId); target.trigger( "click" ); }); })( jQuery ); jQuery(window).load(function() {});

SXFC

SXFC – Elche 2013 Martin Pickering, champion of the SXFC 2013!! Competing against pilots from Spain, Portugal, and Israel! Second place Pedro Precioso, third place Pablo Consejo, both with very good freestyles! SXFC – Elche 2013 Martin Pickering, campeon del SXFC 2013!! Compitiendo contra los mejores pilotos de España, Portugal e Israel! Segundo Pedro Precioso y tercero Pablo Consejo ambos con muy buenas libres!

JetCat Airshow – GERMANY 2013

JetCat Airshow – GERMANY 2013 Thanks to an invite from Markus at JetCat, and with the support from JetCat Spain, we spent the last weekend at the most amazing show, the JetCat Airshow 2013, held at the MFM Mullheim in Germany. By far one of the best shows I have been to. From the level of flying from all the pilots, to the amazing planes, or the simply spectacular JetMan Yves Rossy. I took the Ultra-Flash with a JetCat P140RX and the Edge 540 by Pilot-RC, and spent the weekend surrounded by some of the best models and pilots in Europe, and with my own toys fly with them all weekend. There where all sizes of turbines, and many turbopropos and turbine powered helicopters. There where also some more traditional piston powered modelos, or even electric ones such as Sascha Fliegners 3m Sukhoi by Carf. We where able to see the Horizon Hobby team flying x6 Tomahawk L39 in formation, the Carf team, an array of 3m models by Tomahawk or Skygate, the amazingly finished models by Marc House, and much more. Due to the amount of amazing models we saw, it is almost impossible to write about it all, so here are some pictures instead. JetCat Airshow – GERMANY 2013 Gracias a una invitación de Markus de JetCat, y con el apoyo de JetCat Spain pude ir al JetCat Airshow 2013, celebrado en el club MFM Mullheim y es sin duda alguna uno de los mejores eventos a los que he asistido. Desde el nivel de vuelo de todos los pilotos, los increibles aviones, hasta el espectaculo increible de JetMan Yves Rossy o el show del hombre JetParapente! Llevando el Ultra-Flash con el JetCat P140RX, y el Edge 540 de Pilot-RC estuvimos el fin de semana rodeado de unos de los mejores modelos y pilotos de toda Europa, y nosotros con los aviones para disfrutar a tope de todo ello. Hubo aviones de turbina de todos los tamaños, bastantes turbohelices y turbohelicopteros, así como aviones mas tradicionales de motor de piston o incluso a bateria, como era el Sukhoi de 3m de Sascha Fliegner. Pudimos ver el equipo de Horizon Hobby de 6 L39 de Tomahawk volando en formación, el equipo de Carf, multitud de aviones de turbina de 3m como los de Tomahawk o Skygate, los increibles modelos de Marc House y tantisimo mas. Debido a la cantidad de cosas que vimos, es casi imposible relatarlo todo, pues que mejor que con unas fotos.