2016 MultiGP Championship Video

With hundreds of organized chapters representing thousands of pilots, the MultiGP Regional Series qualifies our nation’s top competitors for the annual MultiGP Drone Racing Championship.  This crowning achievement was held in Muncie, Indiana at the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ headquarters over Labor Day weekend and featured approximately 130 world-class pilots battling it out on three different courses.  Using advanced skills in both racing and technology, they navigated their custom racing drones at over 80 miles per hour, threading them through aerial gates, tearing them around turn flags and leaping them through the first ever designed Sky Bridge which launched them from five to two-hundred feet and back down through a series of eight elevated gates.  This action packed video offers a first person view into the excitement produced at our nation’s most comprehensive and competitive drone racing league championship and further insight into the exciting sport of the future, MultiGP Drone Racing.  The 2016 MultiGP Championship was proudly presented by Team Blacksheep.

 

 

New Race Classes For 2017

Tiny Whoop and Micro Race Classes For 2017

2016 was an amazing year for drone racing and MultiGP. One of the biggest trends of last year was actually one of the smallest: micro sized drones that fit in the palm of your had, affectionately labeled by the community as, “Tiny Whoop”. An idea that was started by Jesse Perkins has exploded across our community. These pocket sized FPV racers have captured everyone’s attention and make it possible race almost anywhere. As the weather got cooler in 2016, many U.S. pilots were chased indoors, and MultGP drone racing chapters started to hold “Tiny Whoop” races. These micro FPV races started to gain popularity across the entire league; from warehouses to indoor airsoft fields, micro FPV racing was establishing itself.

As technology becomes smaller and more advanced, it is producing in extremely competitive racing drones at the micro level classes. You have spoken, and MultiGP has been listening. We have been working hard over the last few months to create 2 new race classes, which were released on New Year’s Day. MultiGP has introduced these classes as a stepping stone for pilots to experience fun and competitive racing and grow through the classes. The Micro Class drones are very approachable for people new to drone racing and R.C. models; they are affordable, and you can race in your backyard with the same thrill and competition of full sized mini quads. Based on the popularity of these micro class racers, and due to the wide performance spectrum that they cover, MultiGP decided that the two classes were necessary.

The Tiny Whoop Class is a brushed motor only class, based around the very popular Tiny Whoop style of micro drone. Craft maximums are as follows: 1 cell lipo battery, 31mm propellers (must be surrounded by covers or ducts), 6mm brushed motors, 25mw video transmitter, 35 gram all-up-weight. MultiGP has also established a standard gate size (19” X 19”, or 361 sq.in.) for the Tiny Whoop class. While standard gates shapes are square in size, MultiGP has also added a square footage spec gate size of 361 square inches for Tiny Whoop gates to encourage creativity when designing gates. The community has created spectacular LED incorporated gates that light up their tracks with stunning colors and patterns to even further their adrenaline rush. This creates a micro race class that is approachable by anyone, and can be set up almost anywhere. A person with no drone racing equipment at all can purchase everything they would need compete in this MultiGP race class for less than a video game system. This is a perfect way for someone who is interested in drone racing to get involved in the fastest growing sport in the world without breaking the bank.

For those who want more power in a small package, MultiGP has also established a Micro Class. This race class has specs that allow for larger, more powerful craft. Craft maximums are as follows: 2 cell lipo battery, 66mm propellers (no cover or duct necessary), brushed or brushless motors – no size restriction, 200mw video transmitter, no weight restriction. Due to the increase in power and speed, the gate size is larger, too (30” X 30”, or 6.25 sq. ft.). While standard gates shapes are square in size, MultiGP has also added a square footage spec gate size of 6.25 square feet for Micro gates to encourage creativity when designing gates. MultiGP expects to see some serious competition in this class; with ability to fly brushless motors off of a 2 cell battery, there is the ability to build some serious pocket rockets.

MultiGP drone racing tiny whoop and micro race class specs

For more information, please go to our Race Class link on the MultiGP.com website. 2017 is going to see some serious competition, and it will come in all sizes. Get involved in Micro Drone racing today!

About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 375 MultiGP Chapters and 13,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com

To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

MultiGP Releases #UTT5

“The nautilus shell presents one of the finest natural examples of a logarithmic spiral”

 Can you calculate the Golden Ratio necressary to equal you becoming the UTT Champion?

MultiGP Universal Time Trial Tracks allow FPV drone racing pilots to compete against each other across the world by providing standardized local courses partnered with a global leader-board. Pilots attend their local MultiGP Chapter to participate and receive official results which are then entered into the MultiGP leader-board by their Chapter Organizer. The four current tracks, UTT #1, Tsunami (UTT #2), Bessel Run (UTT #3), and High Voltage (UTT4), have been widely popular among the MultiGP pilots. Today, MultiGP unlocks UTT #5, Nautilus.

MultiGP Universal Time Trial Track UTT5

MultiGP proudly released their 5th Universal Time Trial (UTT) track this week. Named “Nautilus”, this unique track features a logarithmic spiral, just like the shellfish of its namesake. Spiraling in on itself, the pilot must exit the center as efficiently as they can to navigate back to the first gate. This UTT design is sure to get the MultiGP pilot’s heart racing, and head spinning!

For a full Rules and Specifications sheet in .PDF format, Click Here.

Logarithmic spirals in nature:

Arms of a Galaxy

Hawk’s approach to prey

Insect’s approach to light

Hurricane storm bands

Nerves of the cornea

#MultiGP2016Recap

#MultiGP2016Recap – Year in Review

MultiGP Drone Racing National Championship 2016 2 drones

See MultiGP Racing At Night

NATIONAL: MultiGP Drone Racing saw unprecedented growth in 2016. The largest drone racing league in the world grew from 4,600 to over 13,000 registered pilots, and the total number of chapters doubled from January to December. “MultiGP is proud of our programming which is designed to unite the drone racing community with events that generate competition and lasting friendships,” says Michael Gianoutsos, Chief Marketing Officer of MultiGP. With close to 400 chapters nationwide, and 900 chapters worldwide, MultiGP is not only the largest drone racing group, but one of the largest grassroots racing organizations in the world. “It is very exciting to help grow a new sport”, said Chris Thomas (@Multi_GP), President and CEO of MultiGP. “Now our next milestone will be 4000 drone races.”

MultiGP was also part of major international drone racing news in 2016 as well. During an event in South Korea in November MultiGP’s founder, Chris Thomas, was present for a summit with over 2 dozen other international drone racing leagues. During this meeting these league organizers signed a Memorandum Of Understanding agreeing to form a unified rule-set for drone racing worldwide. This agreement, also agreed to by the FAI, further legitimizes drone racing as an official aerial sport, like skydiving or pylon racing. South Korea even mentioned the possibility of drone racing as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Winter Olympics (being held in South Korea).

2016 also saw MultiGP have a very successful race season, with an exciting lead up to the National Championship. On any given weekend, drone pilots from every state in the nation assembled to challenge each other to see who is the fastest pilot around. Points were tallied and tabulated throughout the year, letting pilots know where they stand in the ranks, leading up to the National Championships. The 2016 MultiGP Drone Racing National Championship was held in Muncie, In., at the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) national headquarters. Over 140 pilots turned out making it the largest First Person View (FPV) drone race of the year. Shaun “NYTFURY” Taylor was crowned the 2016 MultiGP Drone Racing Nation Champion, with Jordan “JET” Temkin coming in 2nd place, and Siddha “SIDFPV” Killaru in 3rd place.

MultiGP Drone Racing National Championship 2016 Group

  • Over 5,000 pilots nationwide; over 13,000 pilots worldwide
  • MultiGP race chapters are divided into 6 Regions, with 15 Regional Divisions
  • Almost 400 Multi GP race chapters nationwide, 900 chapters worldwide
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership required to compete
  • Standardized Universal Time Trial (UTT) tracks allows pilots to compete against other pilots from around the world
  • MultiGP constantly welcomes the general public to visit a race, and join a local chapter

 

About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 13,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

Click Here for a copy of this Press Release in .PDF format

A Message From Chris Thomas

A Message From Chris Thomas, Founder of MultiGP

MultiGP Drone Racing 2016 National Championship Chris Thomas

“In the last two years, FPV racing which is commonly called Drone Racing has grown from a select few groups to a fast growing new sport. I founded MultiGP in early 2015 and it has grown into an international group of these pilots and event organizers. Over 5000 races have been run with MultiGP since then. At first we focused on building a safe and effective way for people to run races locally. There are now over 300 active chapters of MultiGP around the world. Our next mission was to create a racing series that spanned America.
In 2016 we held a series of 60 drone races that fed into a Championship. The championship race was held in Muncie, Indiana and was the most amazing multirotor race I have ever witnessed. Shaun Taylor took first place with Jordan Temkin finishing second.
Now in 2017 it’s time to make this sport real. It has so much potential. The adrenaline you feel racing FPV is the same that other extreme sports produce but with one major benefit, you are not putting your own body at risk during the race. In addition drone racing is a perfect tool for educating and STEM. With the success of DRL on ESPN and other networks many new people are learning about this sport and thanks to the hundreds of MultiGP chapters they have a community to help them turn that interest into a sport they can play.
Now all that is missing is more pilots, more engaged educators, and a more funding for FPV racing. We have work to do but everyday we are getting closer. Thank you to everyone who has this same goal!”

 

About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 13,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

#MGPsebring17

Sebring Drone Race 2017

#MGPsebring17 Promo

Sebring Drone Race 2017 Track Flyover

Drone racing, the fastest growing sport in the world, is taking off at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January 26 – 28, 2017. Sebring Expo has teamed up with MultiGP Drone Racing, Urban Drones, FPV Racing Events and FPVlive.tv to bring you, the pilots and the spectators, an unbelievable experience in FPV Drone Racing. The top pilots in the country will be competing for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes with the 1st place winner walking away with the Title of Winner of the First Annual Sebring Drone Racing Challenge 2017 and $10,000 in cash!

This event will put the spectators in middle of the action, with a unique, fully enclosed area in the center of the racing course. This netted in area will contain several multi-view monitors, 65” flat panel TVs, and a huge 14’ X 7’ projection screen that will transport the spectators “into” the drones as they fly over and around the enclosed spectator section. Ride along as these high-tech race drones fly through challenging and unique (rumors of full-sized decommissioned aircraft on the course abound) race course specifically designed for this event. For those of you unable to make the event, FPVlive.tv will be streaming the event live, bringing the action to everyone across the globe. This race is being hosted by Urban Drones, sanctioned by MultiGP, directed by Joe Scully, and streamed live by FPVlive.tv.

Some of the fastest pilots around will be competing in the race. There are over 100 pilots signed up for this event, some coming from as far away as South Africa, and quite a few famous pilots from the drone racing community will be there. The $20,000 purse and $10,000 1st place has attracted the top pilots from around the world; pilots like Brian “BrainDrainx” Morris, Mackenna “McFly” McClure, Anthony “NUBZ” Rosario, Cody “CodeRed” Matson, Bapu “BAPU” Madhu, Chris “GARZ” Garza and Cain “MAD_AIR” Madere, to name just a few. Our MultiGP National Champion, Shaun “NYTFURY” Taylor, will be also be present to give the other pilots a run for their money. Based on the caliber of competitors that will be attending this race, the action will be fast-paced, and nonstop.

The action starts on Thursday, January 26th, with registration and practice sessions. The final race will start 1PM on Saturday, January 28th. Remember that those unable to attend can catch the action streamed live on FPVlive.tv throughout the event. If you are near Sebring Florida, stop by the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo and see the MultiGP drone racing action in person; it’s an event you won’t soon forget!

 

About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 13,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

#MGPhobbico Vusion Spec Race

#MGPhobbico – Hobbico Presents the Vusion Spec Race

#MGPhobbico

MultiGP is proud to announce that Hobbico, one of the nation’s leading hobby companies, will be holding the Hobbico Vusion Race at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January 25th – 28th. This event features a $5,000 prize purse, sponsored by Hobbico, that will put the top drone racers against each other using the new Hobbico RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Race Pack, an “all in one” drone racing package, being released by Hobbico.
This MultiGP Drone Racing sanctioned event will put the fastest FPV pilots around competing against each other on a completely level playing field. This will be a true Spec Class event; all the competing pilots will be using the Hobbico RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Race Pack. With all of the pilots flying the same equipment, this will be a match of pilots’ skill, not craft superiority! The Hobbico Vusion Race is just part of the drone racing festivities that will be taking place at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo.

Also taking place is the Sebring Drone Race 2017. This must-attend event will be hosted by Urban Drones, sanctioned by MultiGP, directed by Joe Scully, broadcast by FPVLive.tv and raced by the top pilots in the world! The grand prize is $10,000 and total cash and prize purse are estimated at over $20,000! This event is attracting the fastest FPV pilots in the world, like the current MultiGP 2016 National Champion Shaun “NYTFURY” Taylor. Pilots from as far away as South Africa will be present to see who walks away with the $10,000 first prize.

#MGPsebring17 Promo

These pilots will be flying over and around the exhilarated spectators, who will be sitting alongside the pilots in a unique fully-enclosed viewing area in the center of the race course. This area will also contain monitors, large screen TVs, and a huge projection screen to watch the pilots’ video feed. This one of a kind spectator area will put those that are present “in” the action! For those not in attendance, FPVLive.tv will be live streaming the entire event.

Click Here for more information on Hobbico’s new RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Race Pack

Click Here for more information on the Sebring Drone Race 2017

About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 13,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com
To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

Sebring 2017 Recap

Over 100 of the fastest FPV drone racing pilots converged on the U.S Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida last week for the Sebring Done Race 2017. This MultiGP sanctioned event had one of the largest prize purses (over $20,000) seen at a drone race, with a $10,000 cash first place prize. FPV pilots from as far away as South Africa attended the race for a chance at a podium spot.

The action got started as the pilots converged on Sebring for practice rounds, giving them ample opportunity to become familiar with the track. Much thought was put into the construction of the unique track that pilots competed on; from spectator areas, to track obstacles, this event was set up to entertain both the competitors and those watching the action. Gates, pylons, and even a few full sized airplanes were among some of the obstacles the pilots flew over, under, and around. The track also navigated over and around the completely netted in pilot/spectator area, putting those in attendance directly in the action! In the spectator area were also multiple monitors, large screen TVs, and a huge projector screen, allowing people to see what the pilots see as they pilot their drones at eye-watering speeds. For those not able to attend, FPVLive.tv broadcast a live stream of the entire event, allowing everyone around the world to tune in to the drone racing action.


Hobbico Vusion: Spec Race

The Hobbico Vusion Spec race was also held at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, showcasing Hobbico’s new “All-In-One” drone racing package, the Hobbico RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Race Pack. This was a “Spec” race event, with all competitors using the Hobbico RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Race Pack system. After some serious prop to prop racing, the Spec race champion were decided. Ivan “ENVYASTRO” Rodriguez won first place, Frank “REALEYEZ” Mainade, Jr. took 2nd, and Luis “WARRAGP” Guerra earned 3rd. Hobbico sponsored the race and provided $5,000 in prize money for the winning competitors.

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Up-and-Coming Female and Children Drone Racers

One thing that was apparent from the beginning is that drone racing is no longer a “Men’s Only” sport; we are seeing more competitive female pilots like Jamie “Bluejay FPV” Bonn, Megan “Drone Doll” Proulx, and  giving the guys a serious run for the podium. MultiGP also saw some Young Guns come into town for the Sebring Drone Race. Ashton “Drobot Racer” Gamble, the 11 year old phenom who took 2nd at IDE, almost made it to the finals. 2017 is sure to be the year to keep an eye on these up and coming pilots.

The action was nonstop from the beginning of practice rounds; the mood was friendly and light, but you could feel a buzz in the air due to the size of the purse. A $10,000 1st place is rare in drone racing, and every pilot brought their A game because of it. The pilots thrilled spectators, both in attendance and on the FPVLive.tv stream, with their skill and piloting ability. Crashes, near misses, and pilots’ passing each other going through the gates, had those watching the action cheering with excitement. As practice rounds gave way to qualifying rounds, the pack began to narrow down. Going into the Finals were the best of the best; these pilots overcame close to 100 of their fellow pilots, proving they had what it takes to go for the podium. When the dust settled after the final race, three pilots took the podium. Taking First Place, and the $10,000 prize, was Cain “Mad-Air” Madere. Second place, and earning a $4,000 prize, was Zach “FALCONX” Carlson. Chris “GARZ” Garza won 3rd place and $2,000.

FAA Involvement

This was also a chance for MultiGP and the sport of drone racing to share our professionalism with the Federal Government. Because the event was held at an active airfield, the Sebring Drone Race 2017 was also attended by members of the FAA, who were there to see how MultiGP conducts safe and entertaining drone races. One thing that MultiGP prides itself on is its knowledge of and respect for laws and regulations, as well as our unblemished safety record. Being able to share this firsthand with the FAA brings us closer to a mutually beneficial relationship between the two groups, further helping to legitimize drone sports in the United States and abroad.

The event was an overwhelming success, not only in the eyes of the pilots, but in the eyes of spectators and event organizers alike. The Sebring Drone Race 2017 was further proof that drone racing is safe, exciting, entertaining, and here to stay!



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MAD AIR Madere, Cain
FALCONX Carlson, Zach
GARZ Garza, Chris
BAPUFPV Bapu, Bapu FPV
NUBZ Rosado, Anthony
NUBB Sams, Blake
HUMBOLDT710 Traweek, Shane
ENVYASTRO Rodriguez, Ivan
DROBOT RACER Gamble, Ashton
KODY Knudtson, Kody
FPVPROVO Peterson, Christian
FALLO Cabanas, Rafael
NAVIHAWK Almaguer, Abel
RACEDAYQUADS Brennan, Tyler
JOHNNYFPV Schaer, Johnny
SWIFTY Ellis, Taylor
JERROD QUILLEN Quillen
RACER-X Golly, Noah
MARTYFLYZZZFPV Cheng, Martin
BRAINDRAINDX Morris, Brian
NYTFURY Taylor, Shaun
FLIPPINFPV Martin, Blake
RRUREADY Comeaux, Wes
CODEREDFPV Matson, Cody
MACCERS McDonald, John
ZOOMAS Zoumas, Steve
FREDPOT Potgieter, Frederik
EMDRONES Mella, Elio
BAZINGA Haley, James
MTR-FPV Porter, Max
CJHASS Hass, Christopher
ATTOMIC Herrera, Sergio
JAYOFPV Older, James
SPARKYFPV Olson, Michael
MMYPEZZINO Pezzino, Thomas
DR.C Conley, Darrin
COREYC Csaba, Corey
ETHANKLING Kling, Ethan
MONKEY Shane, Tristan
MADDUST Pantaleon, Harold
AK0490 Kuhns, Anthony
GAMBLAHFPV Ames, Travis
DOUGHBOY Doughman, CHRIS
BIRDDOGG Warren, Jay
RIOFPV Marrero, Mario
CAM_329 Haley, Cameron
DAVISD Drake, Davis
REALEYEZ Mainade, Frank
MCFLY McClure, Mackenna
DRONER Dearborn, Lucas
DIAL UP Lamb, Jacob
FLYINGTHINGS Figueroa, Nathan
KARNAGEFPV Fraga, Carlos
CITRAFPV Roberts, Sean
WREKSHOP Neumann, Kevin
CHARLIE_FPV Levert, Charles
ARMTROOPER Groves, Cooper
CHAMPINO Samuel, Ricardo
WARRAGP Guerra, Luis
DR. PYRO Marachi, Sergio
NEANIC marter, jonathan
BOSTONFPV Buckley, Thomas
SONNYFPV Dickerson, Sonny
AIR_BADGER Fignar, David
MASTERMND Groah, David
CLAYMORE Thurston, Byron
HAMM Shane, Tyler
MCNASHTYFPV Dennis, Dennis
DRONEDOLL Proulx, Megan
SLOW_POKE Perry, Christopher
RYLE MURPHY Murphy, Ryle
BOND Guelzo, Jeremiah
DOLMA FPV Marachilian, Andy
SURGICALFPV aicardi, sergio
MUHA.FPV Motsenyat, Daniil
PIVAN Figueroa, Pedro
SLAGER Slager, Josh
OMNIFPV
J_DREDD Mora, John
BURST de Sequera, Robert
GREG Schultz, Greg
SP4C3_C4S3 Guy, Ben
HAEGON Miller, Josh
STELLARHOPPER Verma, Vishal
JAXXWITT Witty, James
EAMDEFIANCEFPV Roper, Matt
VETFLYBY Gregory, Todd
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STEALTHFPV Thai, Chris
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HYPERNEIL Rivera, Neilberto
PYROFLY Denny, Joseph
XCOPTERPRO Clutts, Kendall
MAKERFPV Schlitter, David
EVENBBQ Lewis, Josh
THESTEVE Petrotto, Steve
TELIS Padilla, Aldo
BOOBOO Faron, Robert
ABERFPV Fernandez, Maximilian
NXGRAPHICS Mandujano, Will
K1NG King, Lonnie
PROGGOD Garrison, Preston
BLINDFURY Jackson, Marc
AEROMAKER Zivadinovic, Martin
FRETSMAN Prieto, Jose
CWB_FPV Walton, Charles
JUCIY JAY Logan, Jason
CAMM Hammond, Matthew

MultiGP International Open 2017

MultiGP Drone Racing Proudly Announces the 2017 MultiGP International Open

FPV’S Largest Fun Fly Festival

MultiGP International Open Flag

NATIONAL: This week MultiGP Drone Racing (www.multigp.com) announced the 2017 MultiGP International Open, being held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. This one of a kind event is an open invitation connecting the global FPV community, which is one of the fastest growing sports communities in the world. The MultiGP International Open will be a fun and educational time for all who will be in attendance, with “Fun Flys” open to all, multiple competitions (both racing and freestyle), workshops, and summit meetings during the event. This is guaranteed to be FPV’s largest Fun Fly Festival of the year!

MultiGP Drone Racing is pulling out all the stops to bring the world one of the most unique drone racing events of the year. Because of the vast size of the AMA Headquarters there will be a total of 8 FPV Flight Zones; 8 different fields set up specifically for the style of flying that will take place on that field (team racing, standard racing, freestyle, wings, spec, etc.). MultiGP understands that FPV Freestyle is as an important component of the sport of FPV as racing, and this year will be holding freestyle competitions during the International Open. Last year also saw the rise of team racing events, and MultiGP is proud to announce that there will be an FAI (the oldest governing body for air sports worldwide) approved World Cup event, which will be a team racing event putting the top FPV teams in the world against each other at eye-watering speeds. Other attractions will include a crash course gauntlet, a full vendor village with companies showing off their latest and greatest technology, an FPV Sports Summit, and various FPV related workshops.

  • 8 Challenge (FPV Flight) Zones
    • (3) UTT tracks, so a pilot can get ranked
    • (1) Team Racing Field
    • (1) Freestyle Field
    • (1) World Cup Track
    • (1) Spec Race Track
    • (1) Winged Race
  • World Cup Event (FAI Team Racing Event)
  • Team Racing
    • (4) Pilots plus (1) Pit Crew person or more
    • Incorporate a speed, agility, skills challenge
  • Freestyle Event
  • Crash Course Gauntlet
  • Vendor Row/Village
  • FPV Sports Summit and workshops

MultiGP International Open 2017 Quad

MultiGP Drone Racing understands that proper logistics and planning for an event of this caliber is crucial to its success. Trying to set up for a world-class event on the day of the event is not a recipe for success, so MultiGP set aside three days just for setup and breakdown of the International Open (two days of setup, preparation, and testing before the event; one day for breakdown after the event). This event is to show MultiGP’s appreciation for the FPV pilots of the world, and it is important that everything is in place and ready when they arrive.

Proposed Schedule of Events:

  • Day 1: Event commencement, Fun Fly and FPV Summit/Workshops
    • AMA HQ (private industry invite only)
    • Public workshops and discussions
  • Day 2: Fun Fly and Practice as dictated by the Regional organizers
  • Day 3: Competitions on the various FPV fields
  • Day 4: Competitions on various FPV fields, and closing ceremonies

An event of this scale and magnitude needs plenty of willing hands to be of assistance. MultiGP Drone Racing is looking for volunteers to help support the event, and will be coordinating logistics and operations with them 60 day in advance of the event. This is to make sure that there are enough volunteers, and that they are properly equipped with the knowledge needed to be effective in assisting. Please contact MultiGP Drone Racing for further details.

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About MultiGP Drone Racing:

MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 14,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com

To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP

Join MultiGP at Joe Nall 2017

MultiGP to Host Drone Racing & Flight Line at One of the

Nation’s Largest Model Aviation Gathering

MultiGP Joe Nall 2017

MultiGP Drone Racing is proud to announce that they will host and manage the FPV flight line at Joe Nall week from May 17th-20th. One of the largest radio controlled fly-ins in the world, Joe Nall week is expected to attract thousands of pilots to the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina. With a tradition that goes back to 1983, this annual event was renamed after Joe Nall in 1990. Attendants from all 50 states, and over a dozen international locations, will enjoy a week of radio controlled aviation excitement, with craft of all shapes and sizes taking to the sky.

We invite the curious, the enthusiast and the seasoned RC pilots to connect with us, fly with us and compete with us. This is a great opportunity to get an intimate and up-close perspective on what makes this emerging portion of the hobby so exciting,” said Chris Thomas, Founder of MultiGP.

MultiGP will setup a full-scale drone racing challenge course with air gates and flags designed for fun and competition. Throughout the day fun-fly participants will be given an opportunity to try their hand at FPV free flight above the tree line (fixed wing/multirotor) or running the challenge course below the tree line (multirotor). Each day a managed practice and/or qualifier will be run for those entered into the “MultiGP Drone Racing Challenge at Joe Nall” which will be held Saturday afternoon. Friday night will also be an evening of twilight LED-lit fun fly in spirit of the Joe Nall tradition of RC night flying.

The Joe Nall Week festival will take place from May 13th – 20th, and is held at the Triple Tree Aerodrome, 330 Mary Hanna Road, Woodruff, SC 29388.

For more details: http://www.multigp.com/page/JoeNall2017

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About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the largest professional drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 14,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the National Championship, Regional Series, International Open, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to www.MultiGP.com

To learn more about MultiGP drone racing, and how you can get involved, join us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultiGPCommunity/ and on Twitter – @Multi_GP