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NH Techfest Drone Race a Success!

At NH Techfest
At NH Techfest

Yesterday 10 pilots and tons of spectators turned out at the New Hampshire Techfest to have a race and show off the drones to kids and families attending the event. The morning was full of practice runs and course adjustments, with races happening in the afternoon. 3 full 5 lap races were held, with 3, 4, and 4 participants in each race. A great time was had by all!

Yvonne, the event coordinator for the Techfest, sent along a thanks:

I really want to Thank you and the USDRA for coming to do his demo. SO many folks were talking about your event and that included my good friend – an 80 year old MIT emeritus professor- who honestly said- I want one of those! Your group was very professional and put a good face on responsible drone usage!

USDRA Race at New Hampshire TechFest

The New Hampshire Techfest is hosting a USDRA Drone Race Day at Windham High School in Windham, NH during their event on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. This event is open to the public, and welcomes pilots of all skills and interests. The USDRA will be holding organized races, open demonstrations, ‘show and tell’, and other games.

Interested in attending as a spectator or a pilot? Registration is now open!

NAFPV 2015 recap. Awesome fun!

Last week the USDRA was happy to attend the North American FPV Meet in Stephentown, New York. I have to tip my hat to the NEFPV team for putting on a great event. The timeslots were managed well, the tag system for making sure FPV video channels were not being trodden upon, and the wonderful site and course made those days in the hills enjoyable, nighttime and day.

Did we have rain? Sure! But that just upped the silliness. Were there some destroyed rigs? Absolutely (including one dramatic LiPo fire!). Was there great racing? Definitely!

2015-08-16 NAFPV2015

Looking forward to flying with these guys more in the months ahead!