Invitational / Freestyle: Matthew Stringer
Aircraft: Carden Extra 300 124" Pro (IMAC) / Extreme Flight Slick 580 (Freestyle) / Krill Extra 330sc 41% (IMAC Backup)
Radio: Futaba 18MZ
Engine: DA200-M / DA-120 / DA200-L
Servos: Futaba 9157 / Futaba BLS 177
Prop: 30x13L / 27x11 / 32x12 Falcon
Batteries: Thunder Power 2s 3800 25c
Sponsors: Thunder Power RC, Futaba, Desert Aircraft, Y/S Engines, Hacker Brushless USA, BJ Craft, F3A Unlimited, Hobbico, Falcon Props, Pure Tech Products, Cool Power, TAS Foamies, Smart Fly, and my Mom and Dad.
Other Info: My name is Matthew Stringer, I am 22 and have been flying RC models for the past 12 years. I started competing at the end of the 2008 IMAC season and fell in love with the excitement of RC Aerobatic competitions. I have been fortunate enough to have had many sponsors help me out over the years assist me with fulfilling my personal goals I set out. The hobby has been a big part of my life for the past decade and all the wonderful people I have met over the years have really helped me out to realize what I can pursue in the future. I would not trade any moment of it for the world.
For the past 2 years I have been pursuing my college career, maintaining a 3.9 / 4.0 GPA and have now completed 3 associates degrees ( Political Science, Geography, and Mechanical Engineering ). In 2013 I switched my focus from IMAC to Pattern and set out a new goal to someday qualify on our USA Worlds Team for FAI/F3A. It has been quite the journey so far and I have learned a lot about the other side of precision aerobatics that I can bring back and apply in the IMAC contests.
My most memorable contest finish was the 2012 Tucson Shootout when I won in the Unlimited Class by going 10/10, winning every round of the contest with a borrowed airplane. It was not only the year I graduated to the Invitational Class which was one of my RC career goals I had set out for, but I also became the only pilot of any class to win the Tucson Shootout not losing a single round and ending the contest with a perfect score.
2016 Clover Creek Freestyle Invitational 7th
2016 USA FAI/F3A Team Trials 7th
2015 Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Invitational Class 7th Place
2014 ASAA 3rd Unlimited 1st Freestyle
2014 USA FAI/F3A Team Trials 7th
2013 Futaba XFC 8th place ,
2013 US Nationals F3A Masters Champion ,
2013 F3A Masters D7 Regional Champion,
2012 Tucson Shootout Champion Unlimited (perfect score of 10,000 all rounds won 8,000 after the two round drops) ,
2012 Clover Creek Invitational class 7th place,
1st place SW Unlimited Champion 2012,
2011 Tucson Shootout Unlimited 3rd place
1st place SW Unlimited Champion 2011,
1st Place Unlimited SW Regional Finals 2011,
ETOC Finalist 2010-2011
1st Place 2010 Clover Creek Invitational Advanced,
1st place 2009 Tucson Shootout Intermediate,
2009-2010 EF Expo Indoor Champion,