Out On the COurse
At first, we started running all the quads at
once but soon found that it would lead to a lot
of carnage in a short amount of time. While
the door and window openings looked huge
when we laid out the course, when four quads
were heading for them at breakneck speed
and hitting them at the same time, well, the
openings became quite small very quickly. So
after the first race, in which everyone crashed,
we started running two quads at a time, and this
lowered the in-flight damage. Each race was
just about eight laps, and we were able to get in
a number of them during the day. We did bring
out a good amount of food and snacks but did
not have enough chairs and shade, which we
noted we should include on the next race.
Right: No matter how tall the gates seem, they all feel too
low to the ground when you’re racing.
Below: After each race, the pilot evaluates his drone and
prepares for the next flight.
Below right: That opening looks big, but it seems rather
small when you are flying at top speed.
ready, set, go!