Bakersfield Multirotor

Drone Racing.

This page is dedicated to FPV Drone Racing Racing Information Bakersfield Multirotor (BMR) is not just about racing but a large part of it is and  this page will help with in understanding the requirements to race with BMR. If you are interested in Racing, you have came to the right place. We have listed basic information so you know what is expected and what may be required to race. Bakersfield Multirotor is a Tier 1 Chapter of a MultiGP MultiRotor Chapter. If you are trying your hand at FPV Drone racing, your first step is to join the Bakersfield MultiGP Chapter at; http://BakersfieldMultiGP.com

Requirements to Race with BMR

1. Become a Member of the Bakersfield MultiGP Chapter.  2. All Races shall use 5.8 GHz FPV Video Frequency (VTX) and shall NOT be greater then 200mw o Quality VTX Transmitters are required that read within 25mW +/- 5mW and 200mW +/- 10mW 3. All Participants shall be able to switch FPV Video Frequency (VTX) channels easily, no exceptions.  4. All Race Participants / Race Pilots are required to be an AMA Member. No Exceptions a. See Frequently Ask Questions on more information of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)  5. All Participants will be required to sign and hand in a Waiver and Release forms. 6. All Participants shall read, follow, and understand all AMA Safety Rules and understand our Disclaimers  7. All Participants shall list their AMA Member Number (or contact info) on their aircraft when flying outside Drone Race Classes… Bakersfield Multirotor are usually Bakersfield Open Class or as per MultiGP unless stated by the individual race specifications listed per the race. Standard Race Drone Class: Frame = No Restrictions Propellers = 3” Minimum to 6” Maximum Weight = No Restrictions Battery = No Restrictions Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 200mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Indoor or Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Motors = No Restrictions Micro Race Drone Class: Frame = No Restrictions Propellers = 2” Maximum Weight = No Restrictions Battery = 2 Cell Maximum. Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 200mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Indoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Motors = No Restrictions Tiny Whoop Class: Frame = Horizon Hobby Blade Inductrix stock and/or custom frames o Aluminum and Carbon Fiber allowed o Must include Propeller Guards Battery = No Restrictions Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz. 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Flight Controller = No Restrictions More Drone Race Information… Open Class: Any Ability may participate if full race if other classes are not used in assigned race. Fixed Time: 2:00 min. Approximate 1 or more practice rounds Approximate 3 or more Qualify race rounds Advance Mains or Brackets Scored by 1 round time and lap count (completed laps & total time) Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by god Qualify Rounds: Staggered Start Mains: Heads up start (no staggered start) Pilots must have AMA membership card present. Timing per  Frequency Timing and LiveTime FPV o http://BakersfieldFPV.com Most races will be timed with Video Frequency (VTX) Timing System. With every race, the system gets better and I learn how to run it better. As always, there are no guarantees as to so many types of builds the pilots bring to the races, we have some recommended guidelines you should follow to help the system pick you up on race day. If you really want the timing system to read; For Analog, we recommend, good antennas, Quality Transmitters ( VTX's), good VTX placements, VTS's running from 190mW to 220mW consistent and good builds, if 200mW is specified for the race you are signed up for. The little , single stands, dipole / whip antenna may not be a good idea. Once more, Use Quality Transmitters! For Connex, I recommend, sticking with manufacture specification on antenna placement, at least one horizontal mounted, both working antennas, no custom antennas and no direct antenna placements on the carbon fiber. Remember, just because you are getting good video with your build, does not always translate over to a VTX Timing system able to pick you up. Any time not read by timing system is the pilots responsibility and will not place you into Mains and will not win you the race.
Bakersfield Multirotor

Drone Racing.

This page is dedicated to FPV Drone Racing Racing Information Bakersfield Multirotor (BMR) is not just about racing but a large part of it is and  this page will help with in understanding the requirements to race with BMR. If you are interested in Racing, you have came to the right place. We have listed basic information so you know what is expected and what may be required to race. Bakersfield Multirotor is a Tier 1 Chapter of a MultiGP MultiRotor Chapter. If you are trying your hand at FPV Drone racing, your first step is to join the Bakersfield MultiGP Chapter at; http://BakersfieldMultiGP.com

Requirements to Race with BMR

1. Become a Member of the Bakersfield MultiGP Chapter.  2. All Races shall use 5.8 GHz FPV Video Frequency (VTX) and shall NOT be greater then 200mw o Quality VTX Transmitters are required that read within 25mW +/- 5mW and 200mW +/- 10mW 3. All Participants shall be able to switch FPV Video Frequency (VTX) channels easily, no exceptions.  4. All Race Participants / Race Pilots are required to be an AMA Member. No Exceptions a. See Frequently Ask Questions on more information of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)  5. All Participants will be required to sign and hand in a Waiver and Release forms. 6. All Participants shall read, follow, and understand all AMA Safety Rules and understand our Disclaimers  7. All Participants shall list their AMA Member Number (or contact info) on their aircraft when flying outside Drone Race Classes… Bakersfield Multirotor are usually Bakersfield Open Class or as per MultiGP unless stated by the individual race specifications listed per the race. Standard Race Drone Class: Frame = No Restrictions Propellers = 3” Minimum to 6” Maximum Weight = No Restrictions Battery = No Restrictions Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 200mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Indoor or Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Motors = No Restrictions Micro Race Drone Class: Frame = No Restrictions Propellers = 2” Maximum Weight = No Restrictions Battery = 2 Cell Maximum. Outdoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 200mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Indoor, Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz, 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Motors = No Restrictions Tiny Whoop Class: Frame = Horizon Hobby Blade Inductrix stock and/or custom frames o Aluminum and Carbon Fiber allowed o Must include Propeller Guards Battery = No Restrictions Video Transmitter (VTX) = 5.8 GHz. 25mW Maximum o 32 Channel Minimum Flight Controller = No Restrictions More Drone Race Information… Open Class: Any Ability may participate if full race if other classes are not used in assigned race. Fixed Time: 2:00 min. Approximate 1 or more practice rounds Approximate 3 or more Qualify race rounds Advance Mains or Brackets Scored by 1 round time and lap count (completed laps & total time) Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by god Qualify Rounds: Staggered Start Mains: Heads up start (no staggered start) Pilots must have AMA membership card present. Timing per  Frequency Timing and LiveTime FPV o http://BakersfieldFPV.com Most races will be timed with Video Frequency (VTX) Timing System. With every race, the system gets better and I learn how to run it better. As always, there are no guarantees as to so many types of builds the pilots bring to the races, we have some recommended guidelines you should follow to help the system pick you up on race day. If you really want the timing system to read; For Analog, we recommend, good antennas, Quality Transmitters ( VTX's), good VTX placements, VTS's running from 190mW to 220mW consistent and good builds, if 200mW is specified for the race you are signed up for. The little , single stands, dipole / whip antenna may not be a good idea. Once more, Use Quality Transmitters! For Connex, I recommend, sticking with manufacture specification on antenna placement, at least one horizontal mounted, both working antennas, no custom antennas and no direct antenna placements on the carbon fiber. Remember, just because you are getting good video with your build, does not always translate over to a VTX Timing system able to pick you up. Any time not read by timing system is the pilots responsibility and will not place you into Mains and will not win you the race.