aerial grand prix racing

Earn Points Throughout the Season

Pilots can win GP points at each race and the pilot with the most points after the last race of the season becomes the AerialGP Champion.

Compete in the Aerial Grand Prix

The AerialGP format is a series of races for local FPV multi-rotor racing clubs in each country. Pilots must compete in at least 3 races throughout the season to qualify for Aerial One, or attend the final qualifying before the Aerial One Grand Prix.

Become a Champion

Only the top 3 scores for each pilot will count for the final cup ranking for each region.  The AerialGP champion or national cup winner is the pilot who is ranked number one after the final race.

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Aerial Grand Prix Schedule 2014~2016

Race Format

AGP1000

The original AGP format
Level: Beginner
Mini 100-250 MTM
3s 1300mah maximum
5 inch propeller maximum
4 laps qualifying fastest lap
4 lap race (or equivalent 1km) (Super 8) 1000M total distance

AGP3000

Level: Advanced
Mini 250 MTM
3s 1300mah maximum
5 inch propeller maximum
10 laps qualifying fastest lap
12 laps race (or equivalent 3km) (Super 8) 3km total distance

AGP5000

Level: Pro
Mini 250-330 MTM
3S~4S 1300-2200 maximum 10 laps qualifying fastest lap

20 laps (or equivalent 5km) Race (Super 8) 5km total distance

AERIAL ONE (Premiere Class)

Unlimited Class Multirotor
Level: Pro
100-1000+ MTM
No restrictions, a relay version is possible (teams) 10 laps qualifying

50-100 laps Race or 12.5-25km equivalent (length pending testing) (Super 8 teams)

Pilots will be required to have a full race team,

24HR AERIAL RACE (Team Relay)

Unlimited Class Multirotor
Level: Pro
100-1000+ MTM
No restrictions, a relay version is possible (teams) 10 laps qualifying

24 hr race- determined by the total time and speed of the laps. (Super 8 teams)

Minimum of 4 pilot team, with manager, pit crews,

Pilots will be required to have a full race team,

PIT STOPS for Aerial One and 24HR Aerial Race

Pilots will dock back into the pits, and either change a battery, or change aircraft. Rules and preliminary guidelines

– Each pilot/team is allowed to have
– 2 identical aircraft ready to fly (will be inspected before and after race) (same frequency channel)
– Each aircraft must have a hot swap power connector (power down no allowed)
– Each pilot must have a pit crew who does the aircraft swap/battery changes, and must be fully protected with gloves, long sleeve, long pants, and helmet with visor.

–  Each pilot/team must have a manager who communicates to the pilot via voice, or data
through the data link (pending)

–  Pit lane camera crew must be fully protected with long sleeves, and helmet.

–  Each team must have a strategy to decide when to take a pit stop- based on battery life,
motor overheating, or propeller swap.

–  Each pilot gets one crash- if the 1st aircraft crashes, they must wait for the
race track crew to retrive it and bring it back to pit lane. Once recovered, the team can restart with their 2nd aircraft.

An AerialGP multi-rotor race consists of the following flying sessions:

Practice

Approximately 2 hours before qualifying. No official time measurement. Practice closed 30 minutes before qualifying. Pilots can decide to enter into the Beginner 250Mini, Pro Super Mini or Open Class categories at this time.

Qualifying

Heats will be conducted according to classes, and the fastest lap times will advance to the Semifinals. Sufficient time should be scheduled to accommodate the number of pilots. If too many are registered, there must be a limit to save time for the Semifinals and Finals. If time is allotted, the races can be broken up into 2 days (Practice/Race Day 1, and Semifinals/Finals Day 2).
Top 16 will advance to the Semifinals

Primaries  |  Top 16

4 groups 4 pilots one head per group. The fastest lap and completion of the race get ranked 1 through 16 positions and advance to A Finals (top 8) rank points, and B Finals (9-16) no rank points.
4 heats, advance by lap time

A Semifinals  |  Top 8

Secondary ranking heat flies first to determine rankings 5-8. In the future, if frequencies allow all 8 to race at the same time, the top 8 should race at the same time.
2 heats, win by fastest lap and completion of the race

B Semifinals  |  9th-16th Race (no rank points)

Secondary ranking heat flies first. In the future, Raceband will allow all 8 to race at the same time, with heats up to 8 people at a time.
2 heats, win by fastest lap and completion of the race

Finals  |  Top 4

Lap Record holder for the race is also noted throughout the event regardless of finish results.
1 heat, win by fastest lap and completion of the race

Rank (Race) Points

1st: 12 points  |  2nd: 9 points  |  3rd: 7 points  |  4th: 5 points  |  5th: 4 points  |  6th: 3 points  |  7th: 2 points  |  8th: 1 point

This race format can be adapted depending on the amount of pilots who participate. A professional real time timing system AGP Timing system (Hardware / Software) is in development.

If a professional timing system is not available, race officials must have 4 monitors (4 judges) to track penalties and lap times manually.

Classes

1. Mini 250 Class (Beginner)

Spec class: Any size until 250mm MTM Diameter
5 inch props, 3s battery

2. Super Mini 330 Class (Pro)

Spec class: Any size up to 330mm MTM Diameter
No restrictions

3. Open Class (Experimentation)

Spec class: Any size up to 700mm MTM Diameter
No restrictions

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