HomeNEWSMultiGP NEWS – The World of Drone Racing Episode 1
Published on April 24, 2017
Drone Racing News For All You Dronalots
Drone Racing News
Everywhere. Every point. Every picture. Every championship. Every issue. Every place. Every minute.Every angle. Every person from the moment you start your day. We’re there for you as news breaks throughout the day. We’ll make sure you get the full story. “Pilots goggles down thumbs up! Pilots arm your quads. As we go live on the tone in less than five.” Every celebration. Every time. Every reaction. Every city. Every country. Every story. Everywhere. MultiGP News. Hello and Welcome. I am The Wizard of the five eight channels. The manipulator of cycles and heats. Devoted to America. Champion of the principles of freedom. The pilots know me as the fastest in go-karts. The organizers know me as the one on the mega-phone. And I’m known in the North East as the guy on the bike! It’s an upcoming sport that’s getting tons of recognition. I’ve been flying rc for about two years now. I’ve been all over the world Dubai. Drone racing is quickly becoming a thing in the sporting industry. Pilots fly these aircraft using just a controller and a pair of first-person view goggles.
Most pilots are a part of the MultiGP drone racing league.Which sets up races for them to compete. It has over 15,000 registered pilots worldwide including Australia, Asia, Europe, and South Africa. Joining MultiGP is given me a really good opportunity to meet a group of people that are into this sport it was really hard to find a group of people flying multirotors let alone know what they are and even give you any kind of assistance in the beginning and you know starting out just four months ago I went from not knowing anything to now I’m out here flying with some of the top guys. The competitive nature of drone racing brings out the adrenaline and pilots and sometimes it’s between families. So yeah, I race with my son Davis D.
It kinda makes a good combination and I think I build better than he does but he flies better than I do so we kind of bounce off each other that way. This trending sport has already been picked up by the younger generation and the high demand for it may one day put it front and center at the Olympic Games. This isn’t online. There’s no glitching there’s no I guess there’s no cheating you have to race with all of your skill and all of your talent and put it all on the line in order to get good and to win Live, from the MultiGP headquarters this is MultiGP News with your host Chris Thomas. Every week we start off with the four biggest headlines in the multi-rotor industry called the morning quad.
Let’s get straight to our first big headline Viva Las Vegas. The road to Las Vegas has begun. We’re excited to have this year’s MultiGP Champion to be crowned in sin city in October and that process begins with more than 70 regional qualifiers leading up to our 14 regional finals. You can find more information about this at multiGP.com Moving on to our second topic let’s talk about some technology. Emax has recently announced its baby hawk. It is an 85 millimeter brushless quad it runs on 2s batteries comes with a built-in camera and just needs a receiver to fly. Check it out on Emaxmodel.com Tiny drones are making big news in Fort Collins Colorado at the tiny whoop proving ground.
For this intergalactic championship pilots came from around the world as far as Canada and some of the biggest names in fpv were at this race. The Final Four consisted of Christian Petersen known as “fpv provo” taking first. Jordan Temkin also known as “Jet” on DRL taking second. Chris Garza known as “garz” taking third and mr. whoop himself Jesse Perkins taking fourth. Congratulations to Christian and his recent win and we look forward to seeing you defend your championship next year. And finally for our top 4 news stories of the week the mini mayhem race being held just outside of Lafayette Louisiana by the Acadiana fpv chapter run by Shannon Broussard will be hosting a team built race what that means is pilots will be competing to complete 200 laps. They’ll be seven teams made up between four and five pilots and this course designed specifically for teams will require these teams to run constantly changing batteries and retrieving quads when they crash it should be a very exciting race so we look forward to the live stream and if you’re in the area make sure you stop in and watch and now for your regional series update as we move into the 2017 regional series we are going to provide you with weekly updates on chapter standings and regional qualifiers right here on multi GP news the very first qualifier in the country took place in naples florida on sunday held by south florida multi-rotor and even though it’s a new chapter twenty of the state’s fastest pilots turned out for their first shot at the regional finals.
Drone pilots gathering from all around the state to kick off the first florida regional qualifiers in Naples. Alot of people have gone a lot faster this year so I got my work cut out for me. I’m in a heat one, race one group one. Got to be ready to go. Game face is on. The event organized by the South Florida multi-rotor chapter getting pilots a chance to compete with some top pilots in the state. It’s major intimidating it’s also awesome to see because you can’t progress unless you got people better than you so it’s uh it’s amazing it’s intense.
The track giving pilots a platform to test their skills and speed Jeremih one of the chapter organizers designing this track. The sense that semi designed it around the finals bits. Saw some final elements and took our own and put it together in that sense and about three hours later Illustrated design and the pilots couldn’t be more happier once they saw it and really were just expecting something fun but it looks really fast and really tricky.