Out On the COurse
At first, we started running all the quads at once but soon
found that it would lead to a lot of carnage in a short
amount of time. While the door and window openings
looked huge when we laid out the course, when four
quads were heading for them at breakneck speed and
hitting them at the same time, well, the openings became
quite small very quickly. So after the first race, in which
everyone crashed, we started running two quads at a time,
and this lowered the in-flight damage. Each race was just
about eight laps, and we were able to get in a number of
them during the day. We did bring out a good amount
of food and snacks but did not have enough chairs and
shade, which we noted we should include on the next race.
Above: After each race, the pilot
evaluates his drone and prepares for
the next flight.
Top right: That opening looks big, but
it seems rather small when you are
flying at top speed.
Right: No matter how tall the gates
seem, they all feel too low to the
ground when you’re racing.
Far right: First place for this race
goes to Michael Carmenaty.