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Jun 20, 2013, 10:01 PM
Aussie F3K Team

2013 Aussie F3K World Championships Team Thread

Hi Everyone,
This thread will follow the Aussie F3K team for the the upcoming World Championships in Denmark 22nd - 27th July 2013.

The team consists of Marcus Stent (Machineman), Hugh Blackburn (Floquet) and Jon Day.

We also have a facebook page here..

You can follow our local League and competitions here ...

We would like to thank all the sponsors and people who have helped us raise funds to get to Denmark (it is a long way) and a big thank you in advance to all those who support us in the future..THANK YOU!

Our sponsors and supporters so far are:
LSF (League of Silent Flight) Australia and all the LSF Jerilderie flyers for their fantastic contribution to the Jerilderie F3K Auction where we raised $1,600
MAAA (Model Aeronutical Association of Australia)
Model Flight
Model Engines
NNE (Narre North Engineering) Winches
The Jerilderie Caravan Park
The Jerilderie Collony Inn
The Jerildrie Budget Motel

We have Aussie F3K T Shirts (3 colours) and Caps for sale for $40 and $15 respectively and postage in Australia is $6 and International postage anywhere in the World is $15. We have chosen high quality 'Bizwear Ice Tees' and 'JB' branded T Shirts and the size measurements (we have all sizes) are available here ...
If you would like to buy a shirt to support the team then please send me a PM with your size and I can get it organised. Payment can be made through Paypal, Internet or Direct Deposit. We will also have them at the World Champs to swap and sell.

Thanks in advance for your support and enjoy following our journey!


Marcus, Hugh and Jon
Last edited by Machineman; Jun 24, 2013 at 09:55 PM.
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Jun 20, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Cool guys! Best of luck with fundraising and of course the World Champs!
Jun 20, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Hey, I'll do that. Spent a lot of time in WA in the goldfields, never did get to fly with the guys in Perth.

PM on the way

Jun 23, 2013, 05:32 PM
Hugh Blackburn
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BTW, Jon's home is up on the hill behind us in some of these images. A beautiful spot.

And again thanks to Shona for supporting our efforts.

Jul 22, 2013, 03:52 PM
Aussie F3K Team
Hi all,
Pre Worlds Danish Swing is over. It was flown in cyclic difficult conditions and was great fun. The Danish are running a great event.
Mixed results for the Aussies..
5th Marcus
44th Jon
53rd Hugh.
Full results at

First Day of the Worlds and
14th Marcus
41st Hugh
54th Jon

Last edited by Machineman; Jul 22, 2013 at 04:01 PM.
Jul 22, 2013, 07:59 PM
Remember... Fly for fun!
Well done on the 5th placing Marcus!

Wishing I was there
Jul 24, 2013, 03:46 PM
Hugh Blackburn
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The Aussie Team is having a great time. You can follow along here..
Jul 24, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by floquet
The Aussie Team is having a great time. You can follow along here..
Keep up the great work Team Aus. Jon, Hugh and Marcus.

Not much to follow there (FB), yet. Hoping it will burst forth with anecdotes, factoids and pictures when the preliminary rounds are done.

Jul 24, 2013, 05:17 PM
Walter Roos
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Flipping Machineman's Photo :

BTW You guys have a bunch of fans in the USA.

Jul 26, 2013, 04:30 PM
Aussie F3K Team
Hi all,
Updates and pictures here...
Aug 01, 2013, 05:09 AM
Aussie F3K Team
Sorry for the few updates, with the Aussie team only going with 3 pilots it meant that I was both pilot and TM and it was a lot of work. It also meant I did not have the time I had last time (only TM) to give more updates. They were long hot days and these events really are a marathon of physical and mental endurance, so getting an update on facebook at 11:30PM each night was all we could manage.
I'll post some more thoughts and info in the 'unofficial thread', as it has some more legs than this one.
We all had a magnificent time and Erik and his team of helpers and timers did an absolutely outstanding job. If they did an Olympics it would be the best ever!
I want to thank my team of Hugh Blackburn and Jon Day for their friendship and support and for smiling the whole way through. We did our best.
Thanks everyone for your support and for following along, our Facebook page was taking plenty of hits.
Last edited by Machineman; Aug 01, 2013 at 06:19 AM.

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