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!
Just a reminder, registration is still open (after a brief oops on our part) for the NH Techfest USDRA Race on October 24th. Got a rig you want to fly? Bring it along! Want to see others take their turn out on the turf? Sign up!
If you are attending, please register, it’s important we have an accurate count of pilots and spectators!
While we were out at NAFPV2015, we had the fun of having our Mobius Actioncam fall off the drone in mid-flight. Fortunately, it landed near some of the other pilots, and they returned it to us. Thanks guys!
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.
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!
Looking forward to flying with these guys more in the months ahead!
We’ll be live-tweeting on @usdroneracing throughout the weekend as the USDRA goes to the NAFPV2015 event in Stephentown, New York. Make sure you follow us on Twitter for all the best pics, videos, and chatter from the big event!
Check out Mochaboy’s video giving a heads up for for how the event will be running…