About Curtis

 Photo courtesy of: Michael Ramsey

Curtis Youngblood – Owner/founder of CJ Youngblood Enterprises Inc and Next D.  Curtis has been flying and competing with RC Helicopters since the early 1980s and is a Mutli-time World Champion and Multi-time 3D Champion (listing below).  He continues advancing his products and flying by competing in FAI competitions and 3D demonstrations around the world.  You can catch Curtis at one of the dozens of demonstration events he goes to during the year.

CJ Youngblood Enterprises Inc -  Started in 1993 with the original Muscle Pipe muffler.  CJYE has grown continuously to include many parts for the RC Helicopter market.  Including many different product lines such as our Muscle Pipe (mufflers), Radix (blades), ATG (governor), Mini G (gyros), Total G (flight control system). We are continuously developing and releasing new products for the heli market at large.

Next D-  A division of CJ Youngblood Enterprises Inc is a global corporation focused on the design and manufacture of the highest quality yet affordable RC Helicopters.  We have many products in the Next D line - the Rave (450 size but can take up to 350 blades) and the Rave ENV & Ballistic (700 size)  The Rave Ballistic 635 was the last helicopter we produced before we rolled out the world's first collective pitch quadcopter, the Stingray 500.  The Stingray uses variable pitch props and a revolutionary new flight control system (TG Multi) developed by Curtis and his dad to obtain sustained 3D flght.

 

Sponsors


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Major Contests


U.S. Nationals
USA

1983 10th
1984 10th
1985 3rd
1986 1st
1987 1st
1988 4th
1989 1st
1990 4th
1991 1st
1992 2nd
1993 1st
1994 1st
1995 1st
1996 1st
1997 1st
1998 1st
1999 1st
2000 1st
2001 1st
2002 1st
2003 2nd
2004 1st
2005 1st
2006 1st
2007 DNC
2008 1st
2009 2nd
2010 1st
2011 1st
2012 1st

 

 

 

World Championships
(held every two years)

1987 1st (Switzerland)
1989 3rd (USA)
1991 3rd (Australia)
1993 1st (Austria)
1995 2nd (Japan)
1997 2nd (Turkey)
1999 2nd (Poland)
2001 1st (USA)
2003 2nd (Japan)
2005 5th (Spain)
 

U.S. Freestyle Champion
(USA)
(no longer held)

1996-1998 1st
 

Gauntlet Champion
(USA)
(no longer held)

1993 1st
1994 1st
 

European Freestyle Champion
(Germany)

1998 1st
 

International Freestyle Champion
(IAM) (Japan)
(no longer held)

1997 1st
1999 1st
 

XFC
(USA)

2002 1st
2003 2nd
2004 1st
2005 1st
 

3D Masters
(England)

2002 1st
2003 5th
2004 1st
2005 2nd
 

Major Demonstrations


Tournament of Champions
(Las Vegas)

1988
1990
1992
1994
1996
1998
 

R.C. AeroPageant
(Japan)

1991
1993
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2002
 

Sandown
(England)

1994
1995
 

World Championships

1989
1991
1993
1995
 

Levens Cup
(France)

1987
1989
 

Hong Kong

1991
1993
2002
 

Australia

1998
2000
2002
 

Brazil

1996
1998
 

New Zealand

2000
2002
 

Sponsors


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