Racing and Membership
How to set up your pilot record, register for and view results of Safety Third Races.
|First Time Pilots||
First Time Pilots
|Join the Team||
Join the Team
|Find Other Pilots||
Find other Pilots
|How to register for a race||
How to register for a race
|General Event Guidelines||
Helpful information about our events
Internet sites we use to coordinate our events
Why so many!
- Meetup is a huge social media site that brings people together to join groups unified by a common interest. The site has great features for member coordination, messaging, waitlist, group conversation, media posting, etc. We have over 800 members across all our meetup groups. Many of those folks have a passing interest and eventually come out and fly. Posting our events on meetup advertises our activity to the larger community of drone enthusiasts in addition to the core FPV Racers. Think of our meetup groups as our outreach to help grow the sport. In fact, the family of Safety Third Racing meetup groups is one of the largest FPV Racing Meetup communities in the world! We need to keep those meetups active so we continue to introduce FPV racing to everyone in the Tri State Area that want so to learn, build, and race!
- MultiGP is a kind of like a highly customized version of meetup just for FPV Racing. It has excellent features very specific to setting up FPV races, pilots, heats, scoring for events. Since we are one of the largest MultiGP groups, we use this site to register our pilots and award MultiGP points that are shared within the whole MGP community.
- Facebook - Hey enough said! Sometimes we post events on FB that link to the Meetup/MPG events to help advertize the events.
- Slack - If you are not on our slack, you are really missing out. Ask for an invite!
|First time attendees - Fill out this form https://goo.gl/forms/EFVTqsyFa6qCaNuz1|
|Event Guidelines here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cz28hKxQE2Vz_NIrxx8QoCy0MYG_5mJdTL81tKl6S3o/edit?usp=sharing|
Setting up your pilot record
|Creating a MultGP Pilot Record|
|Add a drone to your pilot record|
|Join the Safety Third Chapter|
Registering for a Race
|Safety Third Racing Guidelines|
|Joining a Race|
|Checking into a Race|
FORMAT A - Max laps to qualify racing heats.
|Free Fly Practice for early arrivals||Pilots queue up according to frequency and fly 1 pack or 2 crashes. 2 min breaks for arriving pilots to set frequencies.|
|Pilot Event Speech||Race Director outlines the schedule of events|
|Structured Practice Round 1||All pilots fly in 5-minute heats, field retrievals after crashing allowed, working out freq/equip issues|
|Structured Practice Round 2||All pilots fly in 2-minute heats, field retrievals after crashing NOT allowed, prep for qualifiers|
|Qualifying Heats||All Pilots fly in 3-4 rounds for 2 min heats. Completed laps are recorded and accumulated. Qualifying pilots (usually 8) advance to elimination heats. No Spotters unless the pilots arranges one.|
|Elimination Heats||Qualified pilots race for 3 rounds against each other for 3 laps. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are awarded 10,5,2 points respectively. You must complete 3 laps to qualify for points. Qualified pilots (usually 4) advance to semi-final heats. Heats are seeded based on the qualifying heats. Pilots must bring a spotter with them to the line.|
|Semi Final Heats||All points are reset. Qualified pilots race for 3 rounds against each other for 3 laps. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are awarded 10,5,2 points respectively. You must complete 3 laps to qualify for points. Qualified pilots (usually 2) advance to final heats. Heats are seeded based on the qualifying heats if more than 5 pilots are racing. Pilots must bring a spotter with them to the line.|
|Final Heats||All points are reset. Qualified pilots race for 3 rounds against each other for 3 laps. 1st and 2nd are awarded 10,5 points respectively. You must complete 3 laps to qualify for points. Pilots must bring a spotter with them to the line.|