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    "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    I am a staff member of "The Other Guys", a tier 1 chapter of MultiGP. MultiGP is an FPV quad racing organization. If you've seen DRL on ESPN, it is just like that. In fact, I've raced with most of the guys on DRL as most are locals and attend our events.

    Every Saturday (when weather permits), we hold races with 30-50+ racers in attendance. We race 8 quads during each heat and I can tell you it is EXCITING. Chasing eachother around a course and trying to fit 8 quads through a 5'x5' gate at 60-80 m.p.h. is an adrenaline pumping experience. There are many midairs and bumping involved, but usually you can fly though it.

    Racing FPV Quads is an out of body experience. Once you put on the goggles, you are no longer just sitting in a chair, but you are inside the quad. You forget your body and almost become one with the machine. It's just something you have to experience for yourself as it is too hard to explain. Along the flight line you will see people ducking and weaving their heads as they race through the gates. You become connected and its as if you really are in the quad itself. People have been known to fall out of their chair when they crash.

    Anyway, yesterday we held a Cinco de Mayo Race. A huge course was set up and 37 pilots competed to see if they had what it takes to be 1st.

    Here's a few photos I took from the event. Cameras used were a Pentax 645D with FA 45-85mm, D600 with Sigma 100-300mm and XT-1 with Takumar 50mm F1.4


    _CFA8354 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _CFA8358 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _CFA8359 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSC3153 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    _CFA8365 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _CFA8428 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSC3168 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSC3173 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    _DSC3183 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSC3233 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    (I'm the bearded guy with his head in his chest)
    _CFA8418 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSF0823 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    _DSC3260 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr


    _DSC3251 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    That looks both challenging and fun! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new gear.

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    How cool!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    Guys and gadgets (not a gal in sight). Great photos, though.
    Bill Poole

    "Speak softly, but carry a big camera."

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