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This page contains text, photos and video from the 2007 FFT. Scroll down to view all content.

Read Chris Hockaday's write up on RCGroups.com about the 2007 FFT here:RCGroups 2007 Write Up!

Click on the link to view the FFT 2007 Press Kit:FFT 2007 Press Kit!

WOW... The 2007 FFT Guest & Sponsored Pilots list was fortunate enough to have some of the 'Who's Who' in R/C pilots, and was a crowd pleaser througout the event. Special thanks go out to these various team, professional, and guest demonstration pilots who performed at the 2007 RDRC Fly-For-Tots event this year:

The 2007 Demo pilots were:

-> Chris Hinson from Extreme Flight RC (3D Aerobatics)

-> The 95th Squadron's David Hayes (Scalemasters and Top Gun winning Thrush)

-> Robert Vess of Vess Aero

-> Justin Smith & Dan Wensell from Hobby-Lobby

-> Radio Active Airshows & their Flying Lawnmower Show!

-> Matt Richards with 3-D HobbyShop

-> Josh from K/C Hobby and his crowd pleasing Cub-Antics

-> Team Futaba's Elton Fairless (3D Aerobatics)

-> Team JR's Quique Somenzini (3D Aerobatics)

-> Team JR's Jeff Holsinger (w/his awesome Turbine powered Jet, Yak, & Heli)

-> Team JR's Joe Rafalowski (Turbine Jet, Top Gun Scale display)

-> Team JR's Jeff Foley (of Top Gun scale fame!) on a full-scale Stearman!

-> RJ Gritter & his unscheduled 1-wing-landing!




Supporters/Sponsors and Prizes for the 2007 Annual RDRC Fly-For-Tots Fall Fly-In

WOW... The sponsor and prize listing for 2007 was so impressive, we don't know where to begin this description!! Last year, the RDRC FFT event was the LARGEST event in NC! The '06 FFT boasted 137 pilots, two days LOADED with flying and hundreds of spectators, thousands of $$ in prizes, and raised $10,000 for Smiles for Little Faces (a Make-A-Wish sanctioned organization). Well, this year blew the '06 event away.... 201 PILOTs registered, we had $$Thousands$$ of dollars in prizes donated by our gracious sponsors, and FFT '07 raised $17,000 for the Victory Junction Gang charity!!!

NEW -> List of winners: Check the preformatted text near the bottom of the page for the winner listing from this awesome event!

This year, through the generosity of our awesome list of sponsors, guest pilots, and event participants, the RDRC Fly-For-Tots 2007 event was the largest, EVER. Our goal was to raise $15,000 for the charity this year, a tall order from last year, and it was far exceeded. ALL proceeds went directly to the Victory Junction Gang charity, none was retained by RDRC. The following companies GRACIOUSLY contributed prizes, supplies, services, advertising, and more to help make this the largest event in NC. Without them, we wouldn't have been able to host an event of the magnitude this was! Please patronize these sponsors whenever possible. Here are the businesses and supporters who helped make RDRC's Fly-For-Tots '07 an overwhelming success:

-> Dalton Aviation - Prizes
-> Desert Aircraft - Prizes
-> Duralite - Prizes and Product Showcase
-> East R/C - Prizes
-> Extreme Flight R/C - Prizes
-> Flying Giants - Banner ads and spolight on the event
-> Foley Mfg. and Hobbies - Prizes & Demos
-> Futaba/Hobbico - Prizes, Demos, Product Showcases, and Sponsored Pilots
-> Glenn's Hobby Corner - Prizes
-> Great Planes - Prizes, Demos, Product Showcases, and Sponsored Pilots
-> Hang-It R/C - Prizes
-> Hayes Hobby House - Prizes
-> Hobby-Lobby - Prizes, Demos
-> Hobby Masters - Prizes
-> Horizon Hobby - Prizes, Demos, Product Showcases, and Sponsored Pilots
-> Innovative Concept Group - Food and Drink for the event!
-> Jerry Pope - Prizes
-> John Knoy - Prizes
-> JR - Prizes, Demos, Product Showcases, and Sponsored Pilots
-> JTEC/Radiowave - Prizes
-> K/C Hobby - Prizes
-> King R/C - Prizes
-> Quique's Aircraft Co. - Prizes
-> Radio Active Airshows - Bringing their 48' FS-1 Flight Simulator trailer!
-> RB3 Graphics - Prizes and Custom Signs for the event!
-> RC Groups - Front Page Event Sponsorship and server space!
-> Right On Signs - Pilot Support
-> Scootworks - Prizes
-> Sew Busy - Prizes
-> Smart-Fly - Prizes
-> Toy Town Hobby Shop - Prizes
-> Vess Aero - Prizes, Demos, and Product Showcases


Here's a list of the AWESOME prizes from our contributors:

        {{{{{{{{{{{{ GRANDPRIZE }}}}}}}}}}}}
-> 35% Extra 260 kit - Dalton Aviation
-> DA100 Engine with mufflers - Desert Aircraft Inc
-> JR X9303 2.4 Ghz Radio System - JR/Horizon Hobby
-> 2 Vess Props to match combo - Vess Aero; Raleigh, NC

        {{{{{{{{{{{{ ...and more AWESOME Raffle Prizes! }}}}}}}}}}}}
**Duralite Power Systems**
-> 2ea. 4300mah 7.4V Li-Ion battery
-> 2ea. 6.0V Fail Safe Switched Regulator
-> 2ea. Digital Load Meter
-> 2ea. Two Port Charger

**East R/C**
-> 25% Yak54 ARF

**Extreme Flight RC**
-> "Vanquish" ARF/motor/ESC combo
-> "Edge 540" ARF/motor/ESC combo

**Foley Manufacturing & Hobbies**
-> Full-Scale Stearman ride

**Futaba/Hobbico/Great Planes**
-> Electra-Fly Folker Tri-Plane ARF
-> FAAST 6ch 2.4 ghz Radio SYstem
-> Hats/Shirts/Merch!

**Glenn's Hobby Corner**
-> Park Zone, Cessna 210 electric RTF

**Jerry Pope**
-> Great Planes Reactor-

**John Knoy**
-> 10'x10' Easy Up Canopies (2 units!!)-
-> RotoTool Kit with large selection of accessories!!-

**JTEC/Radiowave**
-> $1000 in Gift Certificates!

**Hang-It R/C**
-> XTRM Hangar Aircraft Storage System
-> Tail Slide Aircraft Storage System
-> Heli Pad Helicopter Storage System

**Hayes Hobby**
-> Hanger 9 27% Extra 260

**Hobby Lobby**
-> Lynx Electric Jet, fan unit, and accessory kit

**Hobby Masters**
-> Hanger 9's 1/4 scale J3 cub ARF

**Horizon Hobby**
-> Hangar 9 F-22 Raptor PTS ARF
-> E-Flite Extra 260 3-D Foamie
-> E-Flite Sobre 3-D Foamie

**KC Hobby**
-> Hanger 9 P-47
-> Gift Certificates

**King R/C**
-> Park Zone P-51

**Quique's Aircraft Co.**
-> 87" 50cc Yak ARF!!!

**Right On Signs**
-> RC Graphics Package
-> FFT Attendance Plaques

**SCOOTWORKS**
-> RDRC swag
-> Case of Amsoil

**Sew Busy**
-> Polo Shirts

**Smart-Fly**
-> Smart-Fly PowerExpander Sport Plus - Power Expander w/ignition cut-off
-> Smart-Fly PowerSystem Sport Plus - Power Expander w/ignition cut-off
-> Smart-Fly 5.2v Ignition Regulator (2 units!)
-> Smart-Fly BatShare Battery Equalizer
-> Smart-Fly Adjustable Voltage Regulator 5v - 13v

**Toy Town Hobby Shop**
-> Park Zone Freedon ARF

**Vess Propellers**
-> Various High Performance Props


Now... Here's the list of winners in a preformatted text layout:


Winner / Prize / Sponsor 

1 Neal Wall / 50-50 Raffle Cash 
2 Kirby Cranford / Electric Yak 54 ARF Airplane / Extreme Flight RC 
3 Manny Huysentruyt / Cessna 210 Electric Trainer / Glenn's Hobby 
4 Ronnie Weaver / Sobre 3D Electric Airplane / Horizon Hobby 
5 Wes Ryman / Futuba 6ex FAAST Radio System / Futaba-Hobbico 
6 Howard Posner / 22A Prop / Vess Propellers 
7 Manny Huysentruyt / Firebird RC Trainer Airplane / Toy Town Hobbies 
8 Dewayne Davidson / Rotary Moto-Tool Set / John Knoy 
9 Dan Exley / DVD / Flying Giants 
10 Don Green / Hanger 9 P-51D ARF Airplane / King RC 
11 Terri Meeks / EBT Trainer Airplane / 3D Hobby Shop 
12 Jeff Snell / Lynx DF Jet Airplane / Dustin Hedrick 
13 Josh Matthews / Reactor ARF Airplane / Jerry Pope 
14 Nick Jarmen / 32C Prop / Vess Propellers 
15 Mark Farmer / Extra 260 3D Electric Airplane / Horizon Hobby 
16 Mark Wille / Hobby Cleaner Kit / East R/C 
17 Rob May / Framed Aircraft Pictures / Gift, Toy & Hobby 
18 Ronald Graham / DVD / Flying Giants 
19 Chris Carnes / Edge 540T Combo ARF Airplane / Extreme Flight RC 
20 Dan Boudan / Lynx DF Jet Airplane with motor & fan / Hobby Lobby 
21 Don Gardner / Aerobird Swift Trainer Airplane / Beth Blinds 
22 Steve Herlacher / Great Planes Fokker Tri-Plane ARF Airplane / Hobbico 
23 Mickey Jones / Heli Pad Heli Stand / Hang-it RC 
24 Neal Wall / Wing & Fuse Rack / Hang-it RC 
25 Mike Boast / DVD / Flying Giants 
26 Dustin Hedrick / Bolly 21-10 Propeller / Troy-built Models 
27 Allen Grooms / DVD / Flying Giants 
28 Dan Exley / First Aid Kit / RDRC member 
29 Frank Marina / Pop-up gazebo tent / John Knoy 
30 Chuck Russitano / Tail Slider Airplane Rack / Hang-it RC 
31 Alan Arthur / Applebees Gift Certificates / Applebees Restaurant 
32 Marshal Sanderson / DVD / Flying Giants 
33 ? Murphy / DVD / Flying Giants 
34 Mike Then / Hanger 9 P-47 ARF Airplane / KC Hobby 
35 David Hogue / 23B Prop / Vess Propellers 
36 Cad Harper / RC Cleaning Kit / East R/C 
37 Dan Calhoun / Torque 570 Outrunner Motor / Extreme Flight RC 
38 Terry Campbell / Extra 260 3D Electric Airplane / Horizon Hobby 
39 Don Gardener / DVD / Flying Giants 
40 John Hite / Aerobird Swift Airplane / re-donation 
41 Mike Then / RC Power System / Smart Fly 
42 John Mave / RC Trainer ARF Airplane / Radioactive Airshows 
43 Phil Jackson / 23C Prop / Vess Propellers 
44 Ray Owens / DVD / Flying Giants 
45 Ronald Graham / Pop-up gazebo tent / John Knoy 
46 Phil Soper / DVD / Flying Giants 
47 Alice Elliot / DVD / Flying Giants 
48 John Stroebel / RC Power System / Duralite 
49 Joey Britt / 22C Prop / Vess Propellers 
50 Alex Porter / Yak 54 Electric ARF Airplane / Extreme Flight RC 
51 Randy Bunn / RC Cleaning Kit / East R/C 
52 Bryan Long / DVD / Flying Giants 
53 Gene Poole / Katana Electric ARF Airplane / 3-D Hobby Shop 
54 David Creech / 26B Prop / Vess Propellers 
55 Jay Benson / Hanger 9 Cub ARF Airplane / Hobby Masters 
56 Brady Maddocks / Propeller Clock / Vess Propellers 
57 David Hogue / DVD / Flying Giants 
58 Jay Benson / RC Power System / Smart Fly 
59 Zoe Fach / 22C Prop / Vess Propellers 
60 David Hogue / RC Cleaning Kit / East R/C 
61 Jonathan Scroggins / 27% H9 Extra 260 ARF Airplane / Hayes Hobby 
62 Heather White / Hanger 9 F-22 Raptor PTS Airplane / Horizon Hobby 
63 Herby Alford / 26A Prop / Vess Propellers 
64 John Barber / 25% Yak 54 ARF / East R/C 
65 Chris Campbell / 86" Quique Yak 54 ARF Airplane / Quique's Aircraft Co. 

66 Reid Elmore / GRAND PRIZE COMBO : 
- 35% Extra 260 Kit / Dalton Aviation 
- JR 9303 2.4 ghz Radio System / JR-Horizon Hobby 
- DA-100 Engine & mufflers / Desert Aircraft 
- Full RC Power System / Duralite 
- Two Vess Props / Vess Propellers



Discussion Threads on FFT '07! The following are a few online discussions underway about this event. Take a moment to pop into the following forums and help us talk it up! The specific discussion links are:
-> Flying Giants
-> Flying Giants photo flood thread...
-> RC Groups photo flood and event coverage!


More Photos from FFT '07! Check out all of the images from the 2007 FFT! The specific links are:
-> Pics @ Hobby-Lobby.com
-> Flying Giants photo flood thread...
-> RC Groups photo flood and event coverage!





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