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DronePortal 2017

Race organised by Drone-Racing Belgium

Sint-Truiden

29-04-2017 08:00 30-04-2017 18:00

After the huge success of DronePortal 2016, we are ready to go bigger and better this year. DronePortal 2017 is the must-see indoor drone spectacle of the year. Held on April 29-30th at the beautiful DronePort location in Brustem, drone racers from all over Europe will come fly their camera equipped drones though a fully computer-controlled RGB LED track (a world's first!) to find out who is the fastest of them all. 64 pilots will go head to head with their home-built drones.

 

We will provide big TV screens for spectators to see what the pilots see in their goggles and be immersed into the action-packed battle. People interested in drone-racing and/or novice pilots will have the opportunity to see the pros at work and even have a chat with them during breaks.

 

The goal for this event is to show people what an incredible sport drone-racing is, and how much the pilots have improved over last year. It will be a family-friendly weekend full of excitement.

 

Everybody is welcome. Entrance for spectators is completely free!

 

 

 

 

What to expect

  • netting between the track and the spectator area (safety first!)
  • fully computer-controlled RGB LED track (a world's first!)
  • a bunch of cool prizes for pilots AND spectators (including a 15 minute helicopter ride)
  • big screens with live video editing
  • food and drinks
  • hang out with the pilots

 

 

 

 

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

Lichtenberglaan 12
3800 Sint-Truiden

 

 

 

 

Spectators

Spectators are welcomed on Saturday as well as Sunday (we have food, drinks and live DJ on both days). However, if you can't make it both days, make sure to be there on Sunday at 15:00. That's when the most epic battles between the 16 best pilots will happen in our double elimination tournament. The big finale is planned at 17:00, followed by our grand tombola.

 

 

 

 

Planning

We will be qualifying 12 pilots on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Qualification scores are independent on Saturday and Sunday, so if you have bad luck or technical issues on Saturday you have a second chance on Sunday. Pilots that qualify on Saturday get the opportunity to fly our unique LED track in the evening. Awesome GoPro footage guaranteed.

 

Detailed planning is available at https://www.droneracingbelgium.be/files/droneportal2017/planning.pdf.

 

 

 

 

Spend the night at DronePortal

Need to travel quite far for DronePortal? Or just want the full experience? We have camping spots available for pilots (pre-order only) right next to the DronePort building. We have grass spots for tents and concrete spots for vans / mobile homes / caravans.

 

For details on how to pre-order a camping spot, please see our 'Upgrade your DronePortal 2017 experience' document at https://www.droneracingbelgium.be/files/droneportal2017/upgrades.pdf.

 

 

 

 

Food and drinks

We will be serving bacon & eggs (pre-order only) and pistolets (ham & cheese) for breakfast. Followed by hand-made hamburgers, double cheeseburgers and veggieburgers for lunch. For dinner, we serve freshly cooked pasta bolognaise and veggie pasta. All drinks (coca-cola, fanta, water, red bull, beer, etc) will be available at the same price.

 

We will be using food & drink tokens to make payments easy. Tokens are available for 2 euros each. Buying tokens in bulk will also grant you free tombola tickets. Pilots can pre-order food & drink tokens. Pre-ordering in bulk will not only get you the free tombola tickets, but also free bonus tokens.

 

For details on how to pre-order your tokens, please see our 'Upgrade your DronePortal 2017 experience' document at https://www.droneracingbelgium.be/files/droneportal2017/upgrades.pdf. A detailed pricelist is available at https://www.droneracingbelgium.be/files/droneportal2017/pricelist.pdf.

 

 

 

 

Rules

Rules are available at https://www.droneracingbelgium.be/files/droneportal2017/rules.pdf.

Pricing

  • Price for DRB+ members: € 10.00
  • Price for non-DRB+ members: € 20.00
  • Price for spectators: FREE

Details

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

Registration

Closed at 26-04-2017 21:00

Spectators
62

Jean Durieu Edwin Van Bunderen Erwin L. Christian Busch Kevin Haelterman Vince Irie Laurent Dedobbeleer Brax FPV joery vangeel (2 people) Markus Dicks Urvidice Wakker Vladimir Ivanov Timothy De Clercq Andy Peeters (4 people) Jan Stevens (3 people) Xavier S. Bart Cerneels (4 people) Bjorn Boekaerts Bernard Ramault (2 people) Bente Wiegman Jorn Haemers (3 people) Guido Smets (2 people) Michel De Meyer (2 people) Nathan Le grelle (3 people) Nathan Le grelle (3 people) robin milissen (4 people) Marc Derese Geoff Daelman (2 people) Nathan Le grelle (2 people) Mathieu Wittoeck (2 people) Sander Dg (4 people) Jozef Joghi (3 people) Dennio Fpv