FPV Flightline and MultiGP Racing

All FPV frequencies must me check out at the FPV flight line tent.

This year, the FPV Multirotor line is back bigger and better. Once again, you will have a chance to rip through gates, and enjoy one of the fastest growing segments of the RC hobby.  Open to all registered pilots with a multirotor and on-board FPV gear, so be sure and bring your quads.
 If you have never flown through gates before, fear not!   This is a chance for anyone with a multirotor to see what all the fuss is about.  Everyone is welcome to come out and have some fun. 
A change from last year, we will be using Raceband channels this time.  This should make it easier on everyone.  Frequency control will be handled by pilot stations, with each station being assigned a frequency.  You will set your gear to the appropriate channel, and get in line for the corresponding station.  For other bands (900, 1.2, and 2.4) please see the flight line boss.  this year  Please make sure you have your VTX set to one of these frequencies before coming to the flight line. 
We also ask that if you are going to be doing any FPV operations anywhere on the property, PLEASE check in with the volunteers at the FPV line to coordinate your frequencies.  We would hate for anyone to have video issues due to miscommunication.  We will be glad to work with you and accomadate all reasonable requests.

 

MultiGP will Host Drone Racing & Flight Line at Joe Nall May Wed 17th- Sat 20th


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. Attendants from all 50 states, and over a dozen international locations, will enjoy a week of radio controlled aviation excitement, with aircraft 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.
For more details: http://www.multigp.com/page/JoeNall2017

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 

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Saftey, we do ask that all FPV pilots follow all AMA rules, and please be respectful of the other guests.  While flying down the roads and cart paths may make for exciting footage, unless you have permission from Triple Tree staff, and have taken the proper steps to insure everyone in the area is aware of and ok with what you are doing, please refrain from these activities.  We want to continue to include FPV in the lineup at Joe Nall, and your cooperation and responsible actions will help us achieve this goal.

We will also have an area set up with a couple of gates for those who just want to try it out, without committing to the full course.  All registered pilots are welcome to come try their hand, and make a lap.