* General Information
- Name: Daniel Hiatt
- Age: 29
- Country: USA
- Pilot type: F3C
* Brief background of pilot
- How long have you been flying RC helicopters:
Almost 15 years now, competing for the last 10.
- How many competitions have you attended and how many have you won:
I attend most of the regional AMA/FAI precision helicopter events we have in the US annually as well as the US AMA Nationals before the IRCHA Jamboree in Muncie, IN. In 2010 I was selected as alternate pilot for 2011 US F3C World Championship Team. Placed 4th at the 2012 US NATS/US Team Trials and selected as team pilot for 2013 US F3C World Championship Team. I placed 2nd at the 2014 US NATS/US Team Trials and will be representing Team USA in Austria at the 2015 F3C/F3N World Championships.
- How did you become a SAB team member:
After the 2014 US Team Trials I was approached by Bert Kammerer who asked if I was interested in testing a Urukay for SAB for FAI contest use. I was excited to hear a new manufacturer was entering the market for precision FAI helicopters, and was honored to help with development. Not long after building and flying a Urukay (my first ever SAB helicopter) I knew I wanted to be a part of Team SAB Heli Division.
- What do you think about Goblin helicopters:
Unique models and blades designed by a dedicated team of passionate model helicopter enthusiasts. Whether you prefer sport flying, 3D, speed, or precision competition, SAB has a helicopter that suits your interest. I really like the main "backbone" design that supports all the important mechanics; very strong, precise, and easy to build and maintain. The 2-stage belt drive transmission is quiet and transfers power well. The "full-body" look presents wonderfully in the air. But the best part about SAB is they are a fantastic group of people never satisfied and always looking toward the future for even better performance!
* Describe your helicopter setup
My machines are guided by Futaba FASSTest radios and the CGY750 FBL system, controlled by Futaba BLS servos. Powered by Optipower Batteries, Castle Creations ESCs, and O.S. Brushless Motors.