This has been a very close race in our 2nd Annual RCHeliResource Visitor’s Choice Awards. Last year I think we called it the Viewer’s Choice but I think Visitor’s is more appropriate title as this is not television ….yet.
The amount of votes and interests in this years’ survey was overwhelming. We put some new categories together at the last minute and definitely some things got missed but we promise that next year we will do nominations in advance to ensure that no stone is left unturned. The largest omission we noted was the omission of the FUEL category which we apologize for. There were also several brands left out of many of the other categories as well as some notable pilots. We had no idea of the amount of steam this has picked up since last year. This year we had almost five (5) times the votes we did last year. Seems as if people are taking this survey seriously now. As noted in the survey itself, this survey is not scientific. It does not definitively say what brands/pilots/products are best. It simply is a popularity contest that will allow our industry marketing professionals to evaluate their marketing effectiveness. On top of that I am sure a good product will play heavily in these results. It should be noted that a low tally does not mean a company/brand/product/pilot is bad or unfavorable. They just may not be popular in the RCHR visiting audience. While we promoted this survey heavily outside of RCHR it may have not reached everyone who may have wanted a vote to support their favorites. As you can see from the map below the worldwide support was pretty even in the English language countries.
There were definitely some upsets and surprises in the results this year. Without further a due here are the results.
|No Opinion / Not Listed||10.75%|
|#3 Thunder Tiger||6.04%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||7.18%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||34.79%|
|#2 Scott Gray||10.28%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||19.89%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||27.95%|
|#1 OS Engines||47.98%|
|#3 YS Engines||14.56%|
|#1 Castle Creations||33.80%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||26.65%|
|#2 Thunder Power RC||17.18%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||31.09%|
|#3 Insane Canopy||9.31%|
|#1 RC Heli Magazine||48.63%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||33.38%|
|#2 Model Helicopter World||11.05%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||15.30%|
|#1 Alan Szabo Jr||21.59%|
|#2 Tareq Al Saadi||19.76%|
|No Opinion / Not Listed||11.11%|
|#3 Bert Kammerer||5.71%|
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