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|Aaron Skippings - photo by J Patten|
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|Tiro Racing team collecting their awards last month at the F1 in Schools World Finals|
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We were delighted & honoured to receive a VIP visit from Sapporo Precision Inc., makers of the magnificent EZO Bearings, this week. What a wonderful way to mark the 30 years of association between our two companies! We are proud to be their official UK distributor of precision miniature & thin section bearings - click HERE to see their catalogue & full range & view a feature on their product range below.
EZO representatives Mr Kobayashi (president) & Mr Aicha &
at SMB with our very own MD Chris Johnson.
|Ian with his valuable 10th place in the German leg of the Euro Heli Series, gaining World Cup points...|
|The Tiro Racing team meeting with quite a familiar face recently... 😄|
|Ian's JR Sylphide|
|some JR pre-competition servicing...|
I managed to get some flying in over the winter, although not as much as I would have hoped and the helicopters were performing well. I did however decide that it might be good to get a helicopter that I could fly the F3C Schedules and be able to source parts if I needed them. Having weighed up the various options, I decided on the SAB Urukay. It had proven to be a good competition helicopter over the past few years and SAB had just released the latest version, the SAB Urukay Carbon.
|The SAB Urukay's 1st flight|
We set off early to catch the Eurotunnel, I had planned that we had to do 700 miles on day 1 which would allow me to stop off and take day 2 a little easier. We stopped overnight in a lovely B&B near Ulm in Germany before heading to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria the following morning.
|Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria.|
|All the pilots together 😄|
|Ian Emery (left) piloting & his pal Steve Roberts (right) calling for Ian...|
We were really looked after by everyone involved in organizing the event and members of the MFC Jauntal Club in St Stefan. I managed to finish in a very respectable 8th place given the company I was in. Most of the pilots there would be competing in the World Championships in Poland in July.
|Brilliant results - well done Ian!|