* General Information
- Name: Dave Dijkmans
- Age: 30
- Country: Spain
- Pilot type: 3D
* Brief background of pilot
- How long have you been flying RC helicopters:
I started flying helicopters late 2008, some other Spanish pilots told me about 3D Masters in Northhampton and I attended that event as my first RC Helicopter event ever. After the event I talked with Jeff Barringer and we decided to organize 3D Masters in 2009 in Spain at our golf course in Murcia. This is were I really started to get into the hobby and met many international pilots for the first time.
From here onwards I decided to start a business in the hobby and opened specialized RC Helicopter shop called AreA51-RC (website: www.area51-rc.es). In 2010 I started to travel to all the events around the world in almost every country you can imagine, from Taiwan, Brasil, Argentina, China, USA and in Europe as good as every well known event every year.
- How many competitions have you attended and how many have you won:
I basically attend as demo pilot and not such as Competition pilot although I competed in the 3DX Spain, Bulls Smackdown Nitro Cup and Night Flight, F3N Spain and some other competition around Europe.
Events attended in the last couple of years:
IRCHA: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Align FunFly Competition: 2010, 2011, 2012
3D Masters: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
HeliMasters: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Bulls Smackdown: 2013, 2014, 2015
Alpine Heli Smackdown: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
3DCup France: 2015
Zone Format: 2012
Helifest: 2014, 2015
AIR Competition: 2015
Many other Spanish events like, Furtivos Team, Helimaniacs, etc
- How did you become a SAB team member:
My interest for Goblin has been very big always and this year we decided to take distribution for SAB in Spain and to promote the brand even better it’s the best you fly and show the models every were I go. So I wanted to thank Stefano and Enrico to take me on board as an official team member.
- What do you think about Goblin helicopters:
I am a real Nitro fan so now with the new Black Nitro I am really happy with the design, the way it flies and the great support behind the team. This year I will flying the Black Nitro and Black Thunder everywhere I go! I am also preparing a special speed stock class model with the Black Thunder for Global 3D Speed cup competition this year in July.
* Describe your helicopter setup (that you are most familiar with)
* Some of your favorite pictures and videos of your flying
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