IDRLC @ USVI St. Thomas (Open Class, Wing, Micro)

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Friday December 6th 2019 – Sunday December 8th 2019 in the US Virgin Islands. More details to come.


OPEN CLASS

Race Format for Selecting Winners

  • Qualifying rounds consist of the (3) fastest consecutive laps
  • Pilots are selected using the table system and if their respective frequency is open, they qualify to fly
  • Only one of their quads will be allowed on the line at one time (there is a 6 battery-pack limit per day and the participant will receive more if IDRL allows)
  • Semi-final round will include the top 50 pilots if there are 100 or less pilots in total; it will include the top 64 pilots if there are above 100 pilots in total
  • Participants may fly any drone from 1 inch to 8 inches of the propeller diameter, which is limited to propeller-driven drones
  • The Final Round will include the top 24 pilots on a double elimination bracket ending with the “The Iron Man” Rule: If any one pilot wins all of their races, they are considered “The Iron Man” and only need to win 1 race in the Final Rounds to determine “The Golden Round” 2

Spotters

You will be spotting for the heat prior to your flying heat. Please bring your drone with you with a fully charged battery ready to fly to the pilot staging area, once the heat you are spotting for lands you should be prepared to fly. Duties include:

  • Counting laps with fingers
  • Judging
  • Verifying pilot results
  • Keeping visual contact at all times of their assigned pilot
  • Emergency control of assigned pilot
  • Notifying Race Director of an unsafe situation

Race Rules

 

Qualifying Rounds

 

  • All gates and flags must be flown as indicated by the course map
  • A pilot flying out of bounds will be scored with a DNF (Did Not Fly)
  • All pilots are responsible for spotting the heat before their heat
  • Pilots not ready to race after the 2-minute timer will be disqualified for that race at the Race Director’s discretion
  • Pilots who false start will incur a 15-second penalty added to their fastest lap for that race (penalty is enforced after a warning)
  • If an aircraft fails to launch the pilot is out of the race
  • If a pilot loses video due to someone “plugging in on them”1, DVR (Digital Video Recording) footage will be reviewed and a rerun will be called at the Race Director’s discretion
  • Collapsed obstacles (gate, flag, etc.), fire on the track, people on the track, or any other unsafe condition will result in a restart at the Race Director’s discretion

 

Semi-Final Rounds

 

    • All Qualifying Round rules apply in addition to the below
    • If 2 or more aircraft don’t make it through the start gate, a restart will be called
    • Falling off a launch pad will be considered a false start
    • All false starts will result in a restart of that race
    • Pilots will be placed in a double elimination bracket
    • 6 remaining pilots will move on to Final Rounds
    • “The Iron Man” Rule:

 

  • If any one pilot wins all of their races, they are considered “The Iron Man” and only need to win (1) race in the Final Rounds to determine “The Golden Round” 2

 

Final Rounds

  • All Qualifying Round rules apply in addition to the below
  • If 2 or more aircraft don’t make it through the start gate a restart will be called
  • Falling off a launch pad will be considered a false start
  • All false starts will result in a restart of that race
  • The Golden Round:
    • First pilot to win (2) races is awarded 1st place and those after will be awarded 2nd through 6th place in the order in which they have finished
  • Tie Breaker Round:
    • If (2) or more pilots contest a finishing place the Race Director will defer to the timing system
    • If the timing system confirms a tie within +/- 0.001 seconds (rounded up) a 3-lap heads up tie breaker round will be conducted in order to determine the place that was tied

SPEC WING CLASS

Wingspan: 36″ +/- 1/2″ Does not include winglets
Airfoil: NACA 0014
Wing sweep: 12″ +/- 1/2″
Chord: central- 9″, tip- 6″ +/- 1/2″ (includes elevons!)
Root Chord thickness: 1.25″ +/-1/4″
Tip Chord thickness: 0.85″ +/-1/4″
Elevons: balsa or foam
Material: EPP, EPS, EPO, fan fold foam, or foam board (Foam board should be formed to airfoil requirements)
Motor: Cobra CP-2210 2200kv Motor
T-Motor AT2310 2200kv Motor
Battery:3s 2200 (Max Charge 4.2V per Cell)
VTX: 200 mW 5.8GHz w/ raceband
Vertical stabilizers: Winglets ONLY (new for 2018 season)
Winglets: ABS, coroplast, or foam (3D Printed materials such as PLA or PETG are also acceptable)
Servos and ESC: pilots choice
Prop:Cobra Motor- APC 6X4, T-Motor APC 6×4
Spars: manufacturers choice not less than 1/2″ behind leading edge Flight Controller:FC/gyros are not permitted

*VTX power and RC control frequencies stated may not be legal in your country. Chapter Organizers and Race Directors outside the United States should place power limits and control frequency restrictions based on their Country’s Communications Regulations.


Sprit of Spec-Wing Racing: All airframes will be competitively equal in order to provide an even competition base for all Pilots. 

**** ALL Spec-Wing airframes should conform to the Spirit of Spec-Wing Racing.

**** ALL Spec-Wings are subject to prerace and postrace inspections. (See Spec inspection process)

 

The following is a list of Manufacturers who have submitted Spec Wing Kits for inspection and have been granted Official FPVWRA “Spec Approved” recognition. Kits that have been “Spec Approved” are designed to and meet the Spec Class design. These kits have passed FPVWRA scrutiny, and as such should have zero issues passing tech inspections on race day. Spec Wings purchased through the FPVWRA Store will include a “Spec Approved” sticker that should be applied to the completed airframe, allowing the operator to breeze through inspections in seconds rather than minutes.

Video Aerial Systems

TBRC Wings

Ritewing (RiteSpec V1 and V3)

Wind Catcher RC

Flyingwings.co.uk

Race Format

  • Qualifying Rounds (Heads up racing first to x laps) Best 3 out of 5 Rounds
  • Semi-final Round will take the top 25-50 pilots depending on the number of pilots signed up (Under 100 pilots, top 25 go to Semi-final; if over 100 pilots, top 50 go to Semi-final round)
  • Final Round will be the top 5 pilots

Race Rules

  • Flight buffer zones will be established in which no pilot shall cross during the race (Crossing of any buffer zone constitutes an immediate disqualification and grounding of the pilot for the remainder of the event)
  • At NO time are pilots permitted to fly beyond the buffer zones
  • Race course design will ensure pilots are able to make any turns toward buffer zones at a safe distance in order to ensure the safety of spectators
  • All pilots are expected to maintain control of their aircraft at all times
  • The Race Director may at his or her discretion force an unsafe pilot to land their aircraft
  • In the event of a video or control failure, pilots will do their best to navigate their aircraft to a safe landing zone away from people
  • In the event of a fire, the race will be cancelled immediately and all pilots will either land or fly safely away from the fire, so that emergency crews can extinguish the fire
  • Races will be started from a 10 second countdown with all aircraft in the air
  • Pilots may launch their own aircraft or have a designated launcher
  • One failed launch per race is permitted provided the aircraft is airworthy and can be re-launched immediately
  • Time Penalties:
    • Missed Flag (must fly below top of flag) – 3 seconds
    • Missed Maneuver (i.e. split-S, Immelmann) – 3 seconds
    • Missed Gate – 10 seconds
  • Upon the completion of each race, pilots will land in the designated landing area in a timely manner so that the next race can begin promptly
  • Failure of a pilot to treat other pilots and spectators in a respectful manner may result in disqualification

Points:

Qualifying points shall be assigned as follows:

  • 1st – 10pts
  • 2nd – 7pts
  • 3rd – 5 pts
  • 4th – 3pts
  • 5th – 2pts

MICRO RACING

Requirements

25mw Power Output ONLY on Video Transmitter.

Frame: 65mm
Motors: Brushed or Brushless
Props: 31mm
Battery: 1s

Race Format for Selecting Winners

  • Qualifying rounds consist of the (3) fastest consecutive laps
  • Pilots are selected using the table system and if their respective frequency is open, they qualify to fly
  • Only one of their quads will be allowed on the line at one time
  • Semi-final round will include the top 50 pilots if there are 100 or less pilots in total; it will include the top 64 pilots if there are above 100 pilots in total
  • The Final Round will include the top 24 pilots on a double elimination bracket ending with the “The Iron Man” Rule: If any one pilot wins all of their races, they are considered “The Iron Man” and only need to win 1 race in the Final Rounds to determine “The Golden Round”
  • Spotters You will be spotting for the heat prior to your flying heat. Please bring your drone with you with a fully charged battery ready to fly to the pilot staging area, once the heat you are spotting for lands you should be prepared to fly. Duties include:
    • Counting laps with fingers
    • Judging
    • Verifying pilot results
    • Keeping visual contact at all times of their assigned pilot
    • Emergency control of assigned pilot
    • Notifying Race Director of an unsafe situation

Race Rules

Qualifying Rounds

  • All gates and flags must be flown as indicated by the course map
  • A pilot flying out of bounds will be scored with a DNF (Did Not Fly)
  • All pilots are responsible for spotting the heat before their heat
  • Pilots not ready to race after the 2-minute timer will be disqualified for that race at the Race Director’s discretion
  • Pilots who false start will incur a 15-second penalty added to their fastest lap for that race (penalty is enforced after a warning)
  • If an aircraft fails to launch the pilot is out of the race
  • If a pilot loses video due to someone “plugging in on them”1, DVR (Digital Video Recording) footage will be reviewed and a rerun will be called at the Race Director’s discretion
  • Collapsed obstacles (gate, flag, etc.), fire on the track, people on the track, or any other unsafe condition will result in a restart at the Race Director’s discretion

 

Semi-Final Rounds

  • All Qualifying Round rules apply in addition to the below
  • If 2 or more aircraft don’t make it through the start gate, a restart will be called
  • Falling off a launch pad will be considered a false start
  • All false starts will result in a restart of that race
  • Pilots will be placed in a double elimination bracket
  • 6 remaining pilots will move on to Final Rounds
  • “The Iron Man” Rule:
    If any one pilot wins all of their races, they are considered “The Iron Man” and only need to win (1) race in the Final Rounds to determine “The Golden Round” 2

 

Final Rounds

  • All Qualifying Round rules apply in addition to the below
  • If 2 or more aircraft don’t make it through the start gate a restart will be called
  • Falling off a launch pad will be considered a false start
  • All false starts will result in a restart of that race
  • The Golden Round:
    • First pilot to win (2) races is awarded 1st place and those after will be awarded 2nd through 6th place in the order in which they have finished
  • Tie Breaker Round:
    • If (2) or more pilots contest a finishing place the Race Director will defer to the timing system
    • If the timing system confirms a tie within +/- 0.001 seconds (rounded up) a 3-lap heads up tie breaker round will be conducted in order to determine the place that was tied