|Team USA competes and wins at the World Championship title against a field represented by over 30 countries.|
The Academy of Model Aeronautics International Modeling Center hosted the 2011 FAI F3A World Championship competition where the World’s top RC aerobatic/pattern pilots competed for the honors of World Champion. Team USA was represented by Team Manager Albert Glenn and competitors Andrew Jesky, Chip Hyde and Brett Wickizer. These pilots qualified at the USA Nationals competition by finishing in the top four places to represent the USA. Two of the USA team members, Jesky and Hyde, piloted electric models powered by Thunder Power RC Pro Lite 25C series batteries during both the USA Nationals and F3A World Championships.
The FAI F3A class of competition demands the utmost skill and precision as pilots perform complex, aerial maneuvers ranging in varying difficulty of K-factor. Eighty-seven pilots from over 30 countries competed during four rounds of rigorous competition in temperatures measuring upwards of 150 degrees Fahrenheit off of the runway. The preliminary results had thirty of the 87 pilots moving on to the semi-finals. All of the Team USA and many pilots powered by Thunder Power RC moved on to the semi-finals. During the semi-finals the top thirty completed an additional 4 flights for the opportunity to make the finals. The finals were represented by the top ten pilots. Six of the top ten pilots were flying electric powered aircraft. Four of the six electric pilots in the top ten relied on Thunder Power RC to power their competitive flights. Congratulations to the top ten pilots representing their respective countries and Team Thunder Power RC: Wolfgang Matt, Stefan Kaiser, Chip Hyde and Andrew Jesky.
After many rounds of grueling competition, Thunder Power RC comes out on top as the power of choice for the World Championship Team USA with pilots Andrew Jesky and Chip Hyde. Thunder Power RC was the power behind the top placing electric pilots in the individual class of competition with both Jesky and Hyde. Andrew Jesky took home the bronze in the individual class of competition with Chip Hyde finishing 4th overall. Thunder Power RC is proud to be the power behind the majority of the top ten electric pilots in the F3A World Championships. The number of electric-powered entries continues to grow and so does the number of pilots relying on Thunder Power RC. #1 in Performance and Reliability, the most trusted and winning LiPo battery ever used in national and world wide competition comes from the Thunder Power RC!
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