Pilot: Raquel Bellot
Started RC: 2003
Sponsors: Freakware, Align, Area51-RC, BeastX, Optifuel, Horizon Hobby, Kontronik, Voltz, ReactorX, Fusuno, and SpinBlades
Q. When did you start with RC Model flying and why?
A. 8 years ago my father showed me how to fly RC Helicopters. I started with a Raptor 50 and a Kyosho Caliber 50. For the last 3 years I have concentrated on 3D flying which is what I like to most.
Q. What RC Helicopters have you flown?
A. After doing my first hover and flights with the Raptor 50 and Caliber 50, I tried many other models like the, Hirobo Freya Op 90, Raptor 90, JR Vibe 90, X-CELL Stratus 90, AVRO 90, the complete range of Align... I have had a lot of different brands and models!! I started flying 3D with a T-Rex 600 Nitro, trying my first inverted flights, Pie Dish, Hurricane, kaos... As I got better skills I needed a bigger and better helicopter, it was just when Align released there T-Rex 700 Nitro. Since that moment I only fly with that model and it's the one I like the most!
Q. Who supported you back then and who supports you now?
A. My best sponsors have been my parents! They helped me whenever I needed. My commercial sponsors started to see me from early 2008. Flightpower was my first sponsor together with Torsion Blades, they asked me to do some demo flights for them at 3DMasters 2008. After that I got a lot more sponsors. In 2009 i entered the official Align Team as well as the Freakware team (my best sponsor). At this moment I fly for a lot of brands like: Align, Freakware, BeastX, Optifuel, SpinBlades, Voltz, ReactorX, Hacker, Castle Creations, Lynx and Fusuno. All of my sponsors are a big help with my passion for RC Helicopter flying and they offer me the possibility to continue and experience competitions and events all over the world.
Q. What International Events have you attended so far? (Highlights):
A. There have been many:
»3D Masters 2008,2009,2010
»Align FunFly Taiwan 2009,2010
»Alpine Heli Smackdown 2009,2010
»Heli Smackdown on The Beach 2010
»Munich Heli Masters 2009
»HeliFoz Brasil 2010
»Zone UK 2011
Q. What is your favorite -Event?
A. IRCHA, Zone & Align Funfly
Q. What have been your Best Results?
A. They are:
»3DX Spain 2009 4th
»3D Masters 2009 1st night flying competition
»Zone UK 2011 4th
Q. What Helis do you own:
A. I have the complete range of Align Helicopters, but I always fly with the T-Rex 700 nitro & electric.
Q. Describe your Style of Flying:
A. Soft 3D flying with a ladies touch!
Q. What is your role in Team SpinBlades?
A. To help in the development of the blades as well as showing them all over the world.
Q. What is your goal for the coming Season?
A. To continue travelling to international events, see other countries and cultures and live the adventure is this hobby!