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This is Ivan Pudge Rodriguez best pilot I know and teammate at Overdose Racing
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Look what I found . . . . Way to go Horizon.
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Thanks to the 14+ people who attended ED Camp4 Mock competition. We finally got all the school sponsors together in one room. Francis clocked a 12.4 closely followed by Brett (Rotor Droner) with a 14.7. Quest students have been flying for months now and they should be even closer to the pros.
Daniel is researching the SIT conference on Feb 11th. If the costs are an issue, we will target something late January and set it up as a separate ED Camp focused exclusively on Drone Challenges (great idea Dan). We will dial it up another notch: full PA system, timing, registration, music cranking, full light show, etc. It will be a complete event with the focus on getting teams to the line quickly with minimal time between heats (called throughput). Objective is 10 flights per student (focus on stick time).
Registration, open practice, Pilots meeting, Challenges, Fast Lap Competition and quick Performance Camp. Students will help setup & design the course. Targeted length of 4 hrs + setup. 10-2.
What we learned:
1) X2 & X3 need separate courses. Students can compete in multiple classes. We will run X2 for now as an individual class (8.5mm motors). We will go with 2 student teams for X3 class for now to encourage schools that are just getting started to bring their team regardless of size.
2) No need for age classes at the moment. Within six days of flying a student can get very good regardless of age. The five most important factors are stick time, stick time, stick time, natural ability and coaching.
3) People did well in the challenges (knocking cups for time credits). This was harder than it looked.
4) Inductrix needs hot glue beads on the top to keep from switching channels on hard surfaces.
5) 3 Inductrix's seem to be the minimum needed for a school: 2 primaries and one backup (even though you could get by with just one).
6) Next event will have only 2 teams per heat (2 competitors per team). I will bring goggles so don't worry if you don't have receivers. Chairs and landing areas will be clearly marked.
Team 1 Raceband 1 5658 and R5 5806.
Team 2 Raceband 3 5732 and R8 5917.
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Craig from Ilaps stopped by last week to help with some circuitry design for the Xponent system. He dropped off some sensors to try for the micros. Of course we then did a little flying with Rotor Droner. Craig, we will have you back over during Christmas break for the full blown X2 3 story course complete with Ilaps timing and Livetime. View image/video1 week 1 day ago.
Sat should be busy with a dozen people coming out to help. Bring your Inductrix and especially 90mm if you got them. We will setup 2 areas: the usual 4 station "learn to fly" and a full LED course with challenge stations. We will rotate between the two areas so sometimes you are doing training and other times helping with our "Objectives". I supply all the Horizon stuff (courtesy of Horizon Hobby) for the training stations so don't worry about your gear getting beaten up by others.
I will get there by 7:50, and will need help unloading the car and getting through the gantlet of doors. The first hour is hectic.
1) can X2 & X3 share the same challenges/ course?
2) How long should a heat be?
3) what is the correct gate sizes?
4) Proper vtx channels
5) Dry runs of challenges
6) Basic operational flow / timing / scoring
7) Prop guard durability
Nic is bringing his New Trier HS team and several other GDX guys will make up another team so this should be a good test.
This will probably be the last "train the trainer" event. We have reached over 500 teachers from hundreds of schools. It is now time to transition over to competitions.
Stan will be there so if you need to buy anything let him know. I have a couple of 220mah on order. He carries qx90s and the SciSkys plus bats, etc.
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Ill be hosting on my youtube channel a live give-away of the aeolus pro 5" frame on 11/29 @9pm-930pm
It derived for the original aeolus 5"; just a lot less wind drag & carbon for those gram pinchers, like myself!
We went through lot of prototypes and finally came out with this final version. This is such a stable ride, never was a fan of stretched untill I flew this.
So the way to win is by:
1. liking atmospheric adventures fb & ig pages
2. subscribing to my youtube channel @riofpv.
Then ill proceed by doing a live stream on youtube; yall will comment a number 1-1000; ill pick someone by a random number generator. And if the number isnt picked ill pick the closest one to the number. Live feed will start@9pm. @9:30pm ill stop taking comments; which is when winner will be chosen, via youtube comments. View image/video1 week 1 day ago.