IRCHA’s inaugural FPV X Race was held during
the IRCHA Jamboree. Hosted by MultiGP, three
categories were raced: Mini Quad Spec, Mini
Quad Open, and Pro Quad Unlimited.
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video feed from a camera mounted on the front of the model.
“The pilot uses either video googles or a screen to fly the
model along a course which includes gates and/or other
obstacles. The models are generally 250 to 300mm-size
quadcopters, but may differ in size or configuration depending
on the race rules.
“The 2015 IRCHA Jamboree included the inaugural
running of IRCHA X Race. Racers from all over gathered
together at Site 1 of the AMA field to race their FPV
multirotors. The site provided ample room for a large, well-set-up course, along with plenty of room for racers to set up a
pit area, and even camp. BuddyRC and MultiGP had vendor
booths at the site, providing parts and expertise to the pilots.
“The event attracted professional pilots and amateurs alike,
with attendance high enough to provide constant action.
The racing was divided into separate classes to accommodate
everyone. Many racers put in their first-ever laps at this event,
and curiosity from nonparticipants was constant. LCD screens
and spare googles were set up to allow spectators to see what
the pilot saw.
“A special thank you goes out to Chris Thomas
of MultiGP, and Wes Johnson and Doug Tussing of
BuddyRC for their hard work during this event. See
you at the second annual IRCHA X Race during the
Thanks Dan. This sounds like an exciting new
segment of the hobby and something that I need to
The One Competition
And, of course, there is The One competition.
This event is the brainchild of Andy Panoncillo, who
claims that he came up with the concept during
the early morning hours of a sleepless night. The
competition consists of seven pilots—the first six
earned their spots by either winning The One event
the previous year, or taking first or second place at a
major competition in the current year. The seventh position is
chosen by Andy and his team.
In a nutshell, the competition is seven pilots and seven
flights competing for $7,000. The judging is broken down
into three segments: 30% of the pilot’s total score will come
from the technical portion as scored by the judges; 50% of
the pilot’s total score will be based on the freestyle portion as
scored by the judges; and 20% of the pilot’s total score will
be based on crowd input as measured by an audiometer and
normalized based on the highest decibel reading.
The seven pilots for the 2015 competition included Jamie
Robertson, Tal Roglit, Ben Storick, Dunkan Bossion, Nick
Maxwell, Kyle Dahl, and Kyle Stacy. All brought their best
flights and the competition was close! When all was said and
done, Kyle Stacy was declared the 2015 The One champion.
Kyle is the first pilot in the event’s history to have back-to-back wins.
After the sun went down on Friday, the parties and the night
flying began. Both were amazing.
27 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015