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CANCELED - DronePortal 2018

Drone Nationals organised by Drone-Racing Belgium

Sint-Truiden

26-05-2018 10:00 27-05-2018 03:00

DronePortal 2018 in a nutshell

  • The biggest DMX controlled LED track in the world
  • All-inclusive formula: your entry ticket includes lunch, dinner (both delivered to your table), 2 drink tokens and a free Red Bull
  • Accessible to everyone: 3 tiers of competition (with a winner in each tier)
  • NightFly until 3am
  • Spectator entrance is free

 

 

Address (zoom in on the map to see the exact location)

DronePort
Lichtenberglaan 12
3800 Sint-Truiden

 

 

Planning

  • 10u00        Doors open / Tech check
  • 11u30        Briefing
  • 12u00        Lunch break
  • 13u00        Round robin
  • 19u00        Dinner break
  • 20u00        Double eliminations (for each of the 3 tiers)
  • 00u00        Finals (for each tier)
  • 00u30        NightFly
  • 03u00        The end

 

 

Food and drinks (tokens available for purchase at 2 euro)

  • Snacks (1 token)
    • Salted crisps
    • Paprika crisps
  • Sandwiches (1 included with your entry ticket; you can order extra's at 3 tokens during the technical check)
    • Smos Ham
    • Smos Cheese
    • Smos Cheese & Ham
    • Martino
    • Veggie
  • Pizza’s (1 included with your entry ticket; you can order extra's at 7 tokens until 16:00)
    • Margherita
    • Bolognese
    • Carne Hawaï
    • Quattro Stagioni
    • Salami Al Fuoco
    • Tonno
    • Vegetale
  • Drinks (1 token) (2 tokens and a free Red Bull included with your entry ticket)
    • Water
    • Cola
    • Fanta
    • Red Bull

 

 

Technical rules*

  • No overcharging (HV LiPo allowed)
  • 25mw 5.8 ghz video immersion Tramp HV or TBS Unify only
  • 5740, 5780, 5820, 5860, aka Fatshark F1, F3, F5, F7
  • Capable of setting your own channel properly, we have a wandstation available for people with TNR.
  • Obligated LED
  • 1 - 4s LiPo (HV LiPo allowed)
  • 1 - 5”
  • Set failsafe to drop
  • No turtle mode (to protect cables)

 

 

Round Robin rules*

  • 4 pilots per heat
  • 3 minutes per heat
  • 3 minutes to change/ retrieve quads from track/ prepare quad for start.
  • Not clearing the track within the set 3 minutes will result in heat disqualification. ( for clearing pilots this is the last flown heat they are clearing from, for starting pilots it’s the heat they were preparing for.)
  • Fixed VTX channel 5740, 5780, 5820, 5860, aka Fatshark F1, F3, F5, F7 during rounds
  • One point per completed lap in 3 minutes from start.
  • Fastest lap per heat grants extra point
  • No reruns.
  • Down is down. Using turtle mode will result in current and next heat disqualification. This is to protect our cables.
  • Midair collisions do not grant reruns or penalties.
  • Missing a gate will make the lap invalid / Turn back for missed gates
  • Crashing into a gate, causing it to fall over results in reduction of 2 points.
  • Pilots can only be accompanied by one spotter or team member in the pilot zone. Multiple team members in the pilot zone without permission from Race Marshall will result in pilot disqualification.
  • No reruns.

 

 

Qualification rules*

  • Pilots divided in 4 groups of 8 per class based on Round Robin results. 
  • Exequo will be settled by fastest lap.
  • Class A - D will all do double elimination of 5 rounds.

 

 

Double Elimination rules*

  • 4 pilots per heat
  • All start at the same signal
  • Missing a gate will make the lap invalid / Turn back for missed gates
  • Midair collisions do not grant reruns or penalties.
  • Down is down. Using turtle mode will result in disqualification from elimination. This is to protect our cables.
  • Pilots will fly a number of rounds based on the average number of rounds flown in their class during the Round Robins. 
  • 3 minutes for pilots to get ready for the start and 3 minutes for landed or crashed pilots to retrieve their gear from the track. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 
  • Pilots can only be accompanied by one spotter or team member in the pilot zone. Multiple team members in the pilot zone without permission from Race Marshall will result in pilot disqualification.
  • Finalists must finish the race for ranking. If no finish for 1 and 2, rerun, if no finish for 3, this place is decided based on laps flown in entire tournament with fastest lap to solve exequo.
  • Winner per heat is the one who crossed the finish first, then second, third and fourth, or based on number of laps flown during heat with fastest lap to solve exequo.

 

 

General rules*

  • Plugging in your drone without Race Marshall permission ( in waiting or pit zone) will result in disqualification.
  • Flying outside will result in disqualification and ban from future events. There is an active airport nearby.
  • Getting caught powering up a drone with LiPo and props on outside the safety of the flying zone will result in disqualification and ban from further participation at the event.
  • Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in disqualification. Being disrespectful to event crew as well.
  • Approaching the Judges directly instead of a Race Marshal to solve your issue will result in disqualification.
  • Overcharging will result in disqualification from the event.
  • Do not charge outside the charging area.
  • Do not solder or glue or sticker on your tables. We know where you sit. So don’t swap places. 
  • Soldering at the designated soldering table.
  • Please put your trash in the bins. (Don’t litter)
  • Stickering, altering, moving or purposely damaging the decorations will result in disqualification and waking up in a ditch.
  • No reruns for video issues. We offer Clearviews, but you are welcome to use your own when in distrust. 
  • No extension cords or dividers in the provided sockets for charging and soldering area.
  • Use a coaster when soldering; Don’t damage the tables. Remember the ditch.
  • No consumption of own brought foods or drinks inside the event zone (pit / audience.) Except for water.
  • No smoking inside the building/ event zone. You’ll get extinguished.
  • When a pilot is clearly under the influence of any substance (for example; drunk) the Race Marshal will disqualify him or her from further flying/ participation at the event.
  • Keep an eye out for random people walking in the PIT zone.
  • No weapons, drugs or own brought liquor permitted on the event zone.
  • General unsafe behavior will result in disqualification and removal from the event zone.

 

* all rules are subject to change up until the start of the event

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Pricing

  • Price for DRB+ members: € 40.00
  • Price for non-DRB+ members: € 80.00
  • Price for spectators: FREE

Details

  • Environment: Indoor flying and pilot area
  • Distance to parking: 26 - 50m
  • 220 Volt: Available in separate location
  • Food available: Yes
  • Drinks available: Yes