The Sebring Drone Race is first ever

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Sebring Expo has teamed up with MultiGP, 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!

Sebring Drone Race 2017

The Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo is a 13-year annual recurring event that draws over 30k in attendance over four days.  Best known for its sport aircraft and air show demonstrations it will now also be known for its incredibly challenging and exciting drone racing competition.

To find out more about Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo:  https://www.sportaviationexpo.com/

Sebring Expo has teamed up with MultiGP, 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!

EVENT DETAILS: Sebring Drone Racing Challenge 2017 (3-day event)

Race Specifications/Classes:  Open Class racing:

- 6” Props Max

- 4S battery (HV Allowed)

- Both 25 and 200mw VTX Required (Must be able to change power/channels quickly)

Race Format:  Practice will provide 3 minutes of racing, on a tone start.  Qualifiers will be seeded in groups based on fast-laps from Practice.  Qualifying will commence on a tone start, and will afford 2 minute rounds; and track each pilot's fastest-three consecutive laps.  Seeding for Championships will be each pilot's best fastest-three consecutive laps effort from all rounds of qualifying.  The Championships will be 3-lap heads-up races on a tone start and be a double-elimination format, with either the top-32 (Heats of 4, 2 move "Up" and 2 move "Down") or top-64 (Heats of 8, 4 move "Up", 4 move "Down") based on entry numbers (to be announced prior to Qualifier #1)

Important Race Participation Requirements:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drone Pilot Registration: You must have a valid current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot Registration Number affixed to your airframe if your aircraft is more than .55lbs as defined in the FAA Drone Pilot Registration requirements. Review Requirements & Register Here: http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Membership: We will be requiring a valid current AMA membership for all pilots who wish to fly at any of our organized open public racing events Register Here: https://www.modelaircraft.org/joinnew.aspx

RACEBAND VTX: A minimum 32 Channel "RaceBand compliant" VTX is required.  Each pilot is required to furnish both a 200mW and 25mW VTX or power selectable VTX and be prepared to expeditiously change channels/bands with ease.  Initially, 200mW is the desired VTX, though 25mW may be a possible power rating.

VTX Antenna: Channel polarization will alternate by seat, therefore it is required that each pilot provide both LHCP and RHCP antennae and compatible VTX, while capabilities will be accommodated as best as possible by race administration.

Transponders: We will be utilizing RSSI or VTX Timing therefore individual transponders will not be required.

NOTE: Come prepared or you will not be able to race!

We hope to see everyone there!

Sebring Expo Staff

MultiGP Staff

FPV Racing Events Staff

FPVlive.tv Staff

DATE: Thursday January 26th

  • Pilot Check In & Tech Inspections:  8am-10am
  • Practice Rounds Group A:  10am-1pm (3min timed managed open practice)
  • Lunch Break: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Practice Rounds Group B:  2pm-5pm (3min timed managed open practice)

DATE: Friday January 27th

  • Pilot Check In & Tech Inspections:  8am-10am
  • Qualifier Rounds Group A:  10am-1pm (2min timed managed rounds; estimated 3-4 rounds)
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Qualifier Rounds Group B:  2pm-5pm (2min timed managed rounds; estimated 3-4 rounds)

DATE: Saturday January 28th

  • Pilot Check In & Tech Inspections:  8am-10am
  • Qualifier Rounds Group A&B:  9am-12pm (2min timed managed rounds; estimated 1 round)
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Championship Race: 1pm-5pm (2min heads up races)

Venue Type:  Outdoor  

PLACE: 128 Authority Ln, Sebring, FL 33870

Here is an aerial image of the location: https://goo.gl/97pzYZ (Course Design will be posted later)

Registration (must register for practice and race at MultiGP.com for all three days):

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  • Alex Rodriguez
Comments 2
  • Jostechuav
    Jostechuav

    Wow, never heard of this drone racing, and 30K people attending is quite huge. I know its already over, may be next year if we get a chance we will try.
    I don’t think we have such a large drone racing event in oz.

  • Skynex Global Drones
    Skynex Global Drones

    Fantastic, detailed post.

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