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VelociDrone Spring Wildcard Series - Week 1 Recap Last week the first-ever VelociDrone Spring Wildcard Series presented by MultiGP qualifier kicked off to launch the 4-week series. Pilots from around the globe are competing in VelociDrone, the official SIM of MultiGP for their chance to earn a coveted Wild Card Slot at the 2020 MultiGP Championships plus additional prizes for top finalists.
2020 MultiGP Series Global Qualifier Track Diagram This creates one side of your track. You now have 2 lines of stakes. You know these 2 lines of stakes are parallel, and exactly 72.1′ from each other. Congratulations! You've just made a grid. Get your gates ready because it's time to place the gates and flags.
How to Calibrate Betaflight Power Sensors Almost every modern flight controller running Betaflight includes many sensors these days such as a current sensor and voltage sensor. Often these sensors come calibrated from the factory, but they are either not accurate, or require recalibration for your unique setup.
Drone Racing League Launches Online Academy To rev up remote learning, the Drone Racing League has unveiled DRL Academy, an innovative STEM program featuring online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering, and unmanned aircraft technology.
CSI From Above: Drone Mapping vs. terrestrial laser scanners In the drone industry, it is taken nearly as gospel that small uncrewed aircraft systems will allow people to do their jobs better, safer, and faster than whatever the traditional method happens to be-especially when it comes to public safety.
Dodgeball Drone You won't believe the agility of this drone from researchers at the University of Zurich! It uses event cameras and special algorithms to cut its reaction time down to 3.5 milliseconds!
ThereCraft Delivery Drone This flying-wing drone, dubbed "YCS17," has a compartment for transporting items and a release mechanism to drop its payload. This type of aircraft can fly faster and for longer distances than a pure rotor-propelled drone. Your email address will not be published.
MultiGP has an app! RaceSync now on App Store. RaceSync is the official app of the MultiGP Drone Racing League. It allows users to find and participate in local drone races held by MultiGP chapters worldwide. Over the last few years we have heard many requests for a dedicated app to make joining local races less cumbersome.
VelociDrone Spring Wildcard Series presented by MultiGP In this uncharted territory of lockdowns and quarantines, Velocidrone and MultiGP are very happy to be able to bring you the first ever MultiGP and Velocidrone crossover series, and it's coming in hot!
Drone Racing League Wraps 2020 Online Simulation Tournament next week World Drone Racing Championships. US Drone Racing Association. Drone Classes. Put Your Race Event in our Calendar. State-by-State - Where to Get Started in FPV Drone Racing. Your Drone and Drone Racing Glossary.
Drone Video Compilation Here is a compilation of drone video's that show drones doing very cool video shows. These are published by Vivien on twitter.
FPV Drone Footage of Tiny Whoop Race in Denver A brief video by FPV_EvilMunkey with footage of the race last Monday in Denver. FPV_EvilMunkey is a team Pilot for Alien Whoop and Sponsored pilot. He races whoops, freestyle 5 inch, and long range FPV. Drone Nationals. World Drone Racing Championships.
MultiGP Statement on Coronavirus In proactive response to the unpredictable circumstances regarding the spread of the Coronavirus and adhering to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number of events sanctioned or produced by MultiGP have been postponed until further notice.
From Novice to Pro: Start your drone career! The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International will host a webinar, "From Novice To Pro - Turning Your Drone Hobby Into a Career," on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3 p.m.
XPONENTIAL Postponed Due to the coronavirus outbreak, AUVSI's Xponential show has been postponed. Here is the press release from AUVSI:.
UTT Design Contest Now Live Over the last couple of years the community has increasingly requested that we allow community submissions for our season track designs. We have been listening to your requests and are rolling out the first crowd-sourced track design that will become a part of the official 2020 season.
Support for UK Drone Startups Free business support and research grants are open for applications from start-ups innovating in drones or other autonomous systems. The Westcott Business Incubation Centre is part of the Space Cluster on the Westcott Venture Park near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Making Money in Agriculture In these terrific videos, the Roswell Flight Test Crew explores the use of drones in agriculture with Doctor Gregory Crutsinger of Scholar Farms. An ecologist by training, Greg worked previously as a professor at the University of British Columbia before moving to Silicon Valley to advance the use of drones in agriculture.
Ten Times the Endurance! This new technology could increase the endurance of a fixed-wing UAV by ten times compared to using batteries alone! How? Mesodyne's technology converts fuel into electricity with heat and light as intermediaries.
Terra Drone Tests Ground Penetrating Radar Terra Drone Indonesia is testing a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar, with PT Airborne Geophysics Indonesia and the Bandung Institute of Technology Geophysics Lab. Ground Penetrating Radar is one of the tools needed to model soil structure.
2020 Global Qualifier Track Guy Wire Clarification After much discussion online by the MultiGP Tier 1 council and a discussion today by the MultiGP Officers and Directors, the decision has been made to waive the guy wire requirement on the 2020 Global Qualifier Track. On Friday, The 2020 Global Qualifier Track design video was released that included guy wires.
This Racing Drone Keeps Up with Golf Shots Last week, Ross Beck launched his custom-made XHOVER racing drone to capture a tee shot from drive to landing on a par-3 green, flying at speeds up to 85 mph. With production startup Motion State, Beck filmed several golfers at Avalon Links, piloting the FPV drone behind tee shots to create tracking footage that observers compare to a video game.
TBS Source One - Budget Build Although on the heavy side, this build is by no means slow, and many beginners can get into the air, race and be competitive at locals as well as get some insane freestyle footage. I hope you had fun following along with this build.
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