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02 April 2022

Global 3D 2022 pilots announced

The Master and Expert pilot list is now published by Global 3D for 2022. There will be 12 pilots in the Masters class and 24 in the Experts class. The night flight pilot list not published yet, that list expected to be announced later.

Global 3D had to skip two years because of the pandemic, this is why the event is eagerly anticipated this year. The pilot lists look very interesting, although the official list has many alien portraits. These alien pilots forgot to send pictures of themselves, we tried our best to fill up the gaps - and we could. 

Asia is very significant at the Master pilots, whilst the Experts class is dominated by Germans.

Master pilots

CD aka Sakkarin Kongthon, Kenny Ko, Kan Poonnoi, Marik Wiehenstroth, Robin Lipke, Luca Pescante, Mariano Suare, Ryan Chiu will compete in the Masters class this year again, but we will miss the shows from Kyle Stacy, Tim Kostrotz, Peter Hsiao and Chatchawit Kamsawang as they aren't nominated this year. Rasmus Jakobsen will not compete among the Masters, because he will sit in (or in front of) the judge tent. 

Vava Boonmala, Henrik Clausen, Marius Gehle - they were the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Experts class last time - stepped up into Masters class. And finally Nick Maxwell will compete too against the Masters.

Henrik Clausen (25)
Germany

  • Sponsors: XNova, Tron Helicopters, Gens Ace
  • Helicopter: Tron 7.0, Motor: XNova 4525, ESC: YGE Aureus 135HV, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Kan Poonnoi (21)
Thailand

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Egodrift, GDW Servo
  • Helicopter: XLPower, Motor: Egodrift, ESC: Hobbywing, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Kenny Ko (25)
Taiwan

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Egodrift, Hobbywing
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700V2, Motor: Egodrift 4530HT, ESC: Hobbywing Platinum 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Luca Pesante (25)
Italy

  • Sponsors: Align, Bizmodel
  • Helicopter: Align T-Rex 700X, Motor: Align BL850MX, ESC: Align 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Mariano Suarez (23)
Argentina

  • Sponsors: Scorpion, Mikado, Savox
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Scorpion HK 4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Marik Wiehenstroth (22)
Germany

  • Sponsors: Mikado, Scorpion, Gens Ace
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Scorpion HK 4530, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Marius Gehle (21)
Germany

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Egodrift, Spirit Systems
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Egodrift 4525HT, ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 200, FBL: Spirit GTR, Transmitter: Jeti DS12

Nicholas Maxwell (32)
United States

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Scorpion Power Systems, Nick Maxwell Products
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Scorpion HK 4235, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Futaba CGY760R, Transmitter: Futaba

Robin Lipke (23)
Germany

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Optipower, KST
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: XNova 4525, ESC: YGE 135 Saphir, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Ryan Chiu (19)
Taiwan

  • Sponsors: Gaui, Scorpion Power Systems, FullyMax
  • Helicopter: Gaui X7 FZ, Motor: Scorpion HKII 4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II+ 200, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Sakkarin "CD" Kongthon (18)
Thailand

  • Sponsors: Mikado, Scorpion Power Systems, ManiaX Power
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Scorpion HK 4530, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus 300, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Vava Boonmala (19)
Thailand

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, KST Servo, Scorpion Power System
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Scorpion HKII-4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Expert pilots

This list changed a lot since the last Global 3D. There are fewer Asian pilots than last time. Wessel Haast (8th in 2019), Lukas Vacek (12th in 2019), Samuel Jensen (13th in 2019), Pascal Lipke (14th in 2019), Matthew de Wilde (19th in 2019), Lilian Many (20th in 2019) will compete again this year, but many names will not appear. We definitely will miss Rachel Plant as the only lady among the competing pilots last time, and sadly, there's not even one female pilot on the lists.

Instead of Aaron Cole, the United Kingdom will be represented by Ethan Williams and Callum Henson. 

There are two new countries on the list: South Korea and Hungary. There was no Hungarian pilot competing in this sort of event since 2011 when Jozsef Mojzes finished at the 22nd place in Masters and Andrew Rozen got the 11th place in Experts of the 3DMasters 2011. Krisztian Nagy will compete in Hungarian colours.

Andrei Tripolt (18)
Austria

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Egodrift, Gens Ace
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Egodrift 4530HT, ESC: YGE 205, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Cade Cinpompa (25)
United States

  • Sponsors: Miniature Aircraft USA, HeliDirect
  • Helicopter: Miniature Aircraft 730E, Motor: Kontronik Pyro 750, ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 160, FBL: Futaba CGY 760R, Transmitter: Futaba T16SZ

Callum  Henson (21)
United Kingdom

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Scorpion Power System, Midland Helicopters
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Scorpion HKII-4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl00A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Carl-Henning Siebert (17)
Germany

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Egodrift, KST Servo
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Egodrift 4530HT, ESC: YGE Aureus 135, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

David Gerster (21)
Switzerland

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Egodrift, GDW Servos
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Egodrift 4525HT, ESC: Hobbywing 200A, FBL: Brain2, Transmitter: Spektrum DX9

Ethan Williams (21)
Wales

  • Sponsors:ATModels Align-TRex.co.uk, XLPower, ManiaX
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Egodrift 4525HS, ESC: Hobbywing 200A, FBL: Mikaod VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Florian Neuner (21)
Germany

  • Sponsors: Egodrift, Gens Ace, Savöx
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Egodrift 4530HS, ESC: YGE Aureus 135, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Gabrielle Rovere (28)
Spain

  • Sponsors: RB1-RC, Heli-Professional, Egodrift
  • Helicopter: Soxos Strike 7.1, Motor: Egodrift 4530HS, ESC: Hobbywing 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Gian Marco Chinanglia (41)
Italy

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Egodrift, Spirit Systems
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Egodrift 4530HT, ESC: YGE 205 HVT, FBL: Spirit FBL System, Transmitter: JETI DS12

Joel Franz (22)
Switzerland

  • Sponsors: 1ST-RC
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Egodrift 4525HT, ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

June Lin (19)
Taiwan

  • Sponsors: Tron Helicopter, MKS Servo, SupraX Connector
  • Helicopter: Tron 7.0, Motor: Scorpion HKII-4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Lukas Vacek (28)
Czech Republic

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Spirit Systems, MGM Controllers
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Scorpion 4530, ESC: MGM TMM 18063, FBL: Spirit GTR, Transmitter: Jeti DS12

Lilian Many (15)
France

  • Sponsors: Heli-Professional, Kontronik, ManiaX
  • Helicopter: SoXos Strike 7.1, Motor: Kontronik 750-56, ESC: Kontronik Cool Kosmik 250A, FBL: Demon Axon, Transmitter: Futaba

Marlon Braun (19)
Germany

  • Sponsors: Nexspor, Mikado Model Helicopters, XNova Motors
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: XNova 4525, ESC: YGE 205 HVT, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Matthew de Wilde (18)
Netherlands

  • Sponsors: Miniature Aircraft USA, Gens Ace, Spinblades
  • Helicopter: Miniature Aircraft 730, Motor: Scorpion HKII-4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Mirko Gabrielle Menna (15)
Italy

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Scorpion Power System, FR Power
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Scorpion HKII-4530, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Krisztián Nagy (30)
Hungary

  • Sponsors: Egodrift, ManiaX, Theta
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Egodrift 4530HS, ESC: YGE 205HVT, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Pascal Lipke (29)
Germany

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Optipower, YGE
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: XNova 4525, ESC: YGE Aureus 135A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Paul Gondras (23)
France

  • Sponsors: FR Power, Helidigital
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: FR Power 4725, ESC: Kontrojnik Kosmik 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Samuel Jensen (20)
Denmark

  • Sponsors: Oxy Helicopter, KST, Spinblades
  • Helicopter: Oxy Flash, Motor: Scorpion, ESC: Hobbywing 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Sebastian Pöllmann (33)
Germany

  • Sponsors: Miniature Aircraft USA, Optipower, Egodrift
  • Helicopter: Miniature Aircraft MA Seven, Motor: Egodrift 4525HS, ESC: YGE 135, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Steven Bätzler (20)
Germany

  • Sponsors: XLPower, Kontronik, Spinblades
  • Helicopter: XLPower Specter 700 V2, Motor: Kontronik 750, ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 250HV, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Wessel Haast (22)
Netherlands

  • Sponsors: Scorpion Power System, Optipower, HeliGear
  • Helicopter: Mikado Logo 700, Motor: Scorpion 4525, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

YoungBin Lee (16)
Republic of Korea

  • Sponsors: SAB Heli Division, Scorpion Power System, XPERT Servo
  • Helicopter: SAB Goblin RAW 700, Motor: Scorpion 4530, ESC: Scorpion Tribunus II 200A, FBL: Mikado VBar Neo, Transmitter: Mikado VControl

Sponsors and brands changed a lot since the last Global 3D. Align almost vanished off the list. Mikado is overwhelming the FBL and transmitter palettes, whilst YGE got much stronger against Hobbywing in ESC platform. Egodrift and Scorpion dominate the motor scene, Kontronik is less visible than last time. Only 4 pilots will use XNova motors: two among the Masters and two among the Experts.

The real competition on helicopter platform will be taken in place between SAB and XLPower as they will present the majority of the helicopters.