China AVIC UAV Cup - International UAV Innovation Grand Prix

This five day event was a large national event featuring UAV’s of all kinds with teams from many top universities and companies in China.  The unmanned aircraft had tasks to complete, and land autonomously on a mock-up aircraft carrier next to the runway. 

The event was held at the National Air museum in China.  It is a very large and purpose built facility with thousands of aircraft on display.  Many rare Russian and Chinese aircraft were scattered about the grounds.  Very interesting to see! 

I was invited on behalf of JR PROPO to demonstrate R/C heli flight at this event during the air show and breaks during the event.  Fellow team JR pilot Ido Segev from Israel, now living in Australia also joined to fly giant scale airplane demos.  He’s an awesome pilot, and just won the 2011 Euro XFC competition.  We flew single and dual flights to music during the half time breaks of the competition for about 1500 spectators and a panel of military generals.

I flew Vibe90SG FBL nitro, and Ido flew a Hangar 9 3.1m Sukhoi.  I really enjoyed flying with Ido.  We managed to put together a pretty awesome dual flight written down on a napkin in short order…  The Air Force
General of China was present and commented how he really enjoyed our dual flight (heli + airplane) display!

JR PROPO now has a China office and is doing a great job introducing JR radios and helicopter products to the Chinese r/c market.  It was a privilege to join their staff and be a part of this event.


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