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"Drone" Racing with MultiGP
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Posted By: Colorado CJ, 05-06-2018, 04:03 PM

I am a staff member of "The Other Guys", a tier 1 chapter of MultiGP. MultiGP is an FPV quad racing organization. If you've seen DRL on ESPN, it is just like that. In fact, I've raced with most of the guys on DRL as most are locals and attend our events.

Every Saturday (when weather permits), we hold races with 30-50+ racers in attendance. We race 8 quads during each heat and I can tell you it is EXCITING. Chasing eachother around a course and trying to fit 8 quads through a 5'x5' gate at 60-80 m.p.h. is an adrenaline pumping experience. There are many midairs and bumping involved, but usually you can fly though it.

Racing FPV Quads is an out of body experience. Once you put on the goggles, you are no longer just sitting in a chair, but you are inside the quad. You forget your body and almost become one with the machine. It's just something you have to experience for yourself as it is too hard to explain. Along the flight line you will see people ducking and weaving their heads as they race through the gates. You become connected and its as if you really are in the quad itself. People have been known to fall out of their chair when they crash.

Anyway, yesterday we held a Cinco de Mayo Race. A huge course was set up and 37 pilots competed to see if they had what it takes to be 1st.

Here's a few photos I took from the event.

(I'm the bearded guy with his head in his chest)

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Nice job of capturing the excitement of your sport
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The guys piloting these drones must have exceptional coordination and fine motor control to maneuver the drones in such close competition. You got some great pixs of these small, fast objects in flight.

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