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Me and my Align Models
Align Trex 700E V3 DFC

My name is Ian Contessa, you may have already heard of me from the online helicopters forums.  
For those of you that haven't, below is a little insight into my modelling history.

I have been flying RC models now for over 37 years, both fixed & rotary wing and in that time have owned a varied selection of models ranging from micro electrics, to full on competition F3C to 3D machines and even turbine powered models! Throughout the years I have gained experience in FAI F3C & 3D competitions, in the past regularly competing in the British Nationals and also attending many model shows and events.

I am sponsored in the UK by Robbe SchluterUK, flying the Align range of machines & Midland Helicopters.

Due to being in the hobby for a great many years I have vast experience of being able to setup an RC model without the aid of a computer radio, a skill which nowadays makes for a much nicer flying model combining the best of both old and new techniques.

In more recent years I have gained a lot of experience in flybarless models, with the Align 3G & 3GX being a speciality and I currently fly Mikado Vbar's on my larger machines. Throough the school I have gained experience with other FBL unit's as well.

Any make or size of model can be tailored to suit you, help and advice on what model to get is also available.

RC models helicopters is a passion as well as a hobby for me.

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