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|04-10-2013, 10:10 AM||#1|
Thanks for the Support!
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: USA, OH, Aurora
Gritter wins 2013 RCGroups.com ETOC with the Futaba 8FG Super
Again, super happy for RJ and all the 2013 RCGroups.com ETOC pilots. The flying this year was INSANE!
April 5-6, Toledo, Ohio
Team Futaba member RJ Gritter wowed the crowds at the 10th Annual RCGRoups.com ETOC (Electric Tournament of Champions). Pilots from all over the world were at this two-day event. ETOC has two components. Each round has a Known segment in which each pilot must fly the same sequence of maneuvers with exact precision. The second part is the Freestyle segment, in which each flight is choreographed to music. RJ won the first Known round and jumped to an early lead.
After the first day, only seven pilots remained. RJ and fellow team member Devin McGrath both made it into the semifinals. Both pilots flew different, specially modified aircraft in each round. Their Known round aircraft featured twin co-axial counter-rotating propellers and special air brake- like devices on the trailing edges. These allowed the aircraft to fly very slowly and consistently in any attitude.
Their Freestyle aircraft had variable pitch propellers and thrust vectoring in the yaw axis. As a result, RJ and Devin performed incredible maneuvers, backing up vertically from the floor to the ceiling and dancing their aircraft while flying virtually in place. The contest was very close. Only three pilots
remained, but it was RJ and another competitor who were closest in overall points. RJ’s flying was
awesome throughout, but his choice to fly the final Freestyle routine with a brand-new music mix and maneuvers clinched the win. RJ pulled off several absolutely incredible maneuvers. His airplane literally danced to the music to secure the 2013 ETOC Championship!
Of course, his Futaba 8FGS transmitter performed flawlessly during the entire competition. Hobbico and Futaba congratulate RJ Gritter on becoming the new ETOC Champion!
RJ's FINAL FREESTYLE
RJ's FINAL SEQUENCE
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Last edited by SleepyC; 04-10-2013 at 10:23 AM.
|04-10-2013, 11:52 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: High Prairie, Washington
You deserved it RJ! Congratulations buddy!
Daniel Holman - Horizon Hobby - Extreme Flight RC - Desert Aircraft - Fromeco Scale Avionics - Vess Propellers - B&E Graphics - DW Foamies - RC Sport Flyer Magazine
- May God bless you all!
|04-11-2013, 12:13 PM||#11|
Bad-ass Super Contributor!
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Claremont NC USA
Congrats RJ !!!!
Was the IMAC Southeast Regional Director 09-10
|04-11-2013, 03:26 PM||#13|
Wah wah wee wah!!
Thanks for all the support, everyone!!
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