2017 Racing Series
Most Exciting Racing Series on the West Coast of the USA. Premiere Drone and Wing Racing  for the Pilots and run by the Pilots

Drone Rules

Class Specifications

Frame  160mm min. to 280mm max. 4 Motors max Propellers  4 inch and 5 inch only Battery  3 cell and 4 cell only 1800mAh max Motors  2700Kv Max Video Transmitter (vTX)  5.8g 200mw Max or per location 32 Channel Min. Printable Rules

Series Qualifier

Fixed Time: 2:00 min. Minimum 1 practice round or as time allows 3 race or qualifier rounds minimum Scoring Per Chapter Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by chapter 200mw VTX max or per location No transponder required unless indicted by hosting location More Information for qualifiers... Race qualifiers may be any format the hosting location would like to run. Any Track, any date from now until June 18 and the Race must be on the MultiGP West FPV Racing Series with top 5 pilots listed on that MulitGP race at http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Wild-West-FPV-Racing-Series The top 5 Winners from each qualifier will be invited to the Shootout Championship in Oxnard up to a pilot limit that will be decided later. I don't care if the Championship is 5 pilots or more, we are just doing this for fun. You can fly in as many Qualifiers you want and top 5 from each will be invited and if a pilots is already qualified, we will move down the list to invite the next pilot of the list Say you made 2nd in one and 3rd in another, as the top 5 will be invited, we will invite the 6th pilot on the list as you are already qualified for the Championship in Oxnard. Each location can only hold one Qualifier Race. Race format and points can be anything you want as long as you have the max of 5 winners. If your group is sharing a race with another group. Then it goes to the top 10 pilots with the max of 10 from that race. Invites will be on the first registered, first get in the championship until sold out. Registration will be announced about 6 weeks before the Championship on the Wild West FPV Facebook group in July of 2017 and is the pilot's responsibility to see the post and register.

Series Championship (High Noon Shootout)

Fixed Time: 2:30 min. Approx. 1 or more practice rounds About 4 or more Qualify race rounds Top pilots into Mains (Finals) Scored by 1 round time and lap count (completed laps & total time) Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by god Qualify Rounds: Staggered Start Mains: Heads up start (no staggered start) Pilots must have AMA membership card present. 200mw VTX max 2017, Timing per TBS EventTracker Frequency Timing o http://bakersfieldmultirotor.liverc.com/ Basic Requirements to Race Become a Member of the Wild West FPV Racing Series MultiGP Chapter and Join Race you will be attending on the Wild West FPV chapter page. All Participants shall be able to switch FPV channels.  Race Track per Hosting Chapters All Race Participants / Race Pilots may be required to be an AMA Member. All Participants will be required to sign and hand in a Waiver and Release form. o Print out, sign, and hand in to Timing or Check-in Table before flying. All Participants shall read, follow, and understand all Safety Rules before flying. All Participants shall list their FAA Registration # & AMA Member Number (as required) on their craft at all times as required. label frame and/or batteries are expectable. All racers may have their Leaderboard Points, and Best Lap Times listed on MultiGP.com o Wild West FPV Racing Series MultiGP Chapter  Leaderboard

Pilot Basics

Fly only in designated areas. Fly only at appropriate times. Keep your multirotor at least (30) feet away from the  pilot area. Flying any closer can cause your video  transmitter to interfere with other pilot’s reception. When flying on the course, you must be positioned  within the designated Pilot Area.  o DO NOT fly from any other area. Only power up your multirotor / video transmitter while  in the Start/Finish area on the course. DO NOT power  up in the pits or while walking from the pits to the  course. Let others know by yelling you are powering up. If you need to check your video channel or change  frequency, this MUST be completed between heats and  no one is flying. You MUST also ensure you have the  appropriate Frequency Assigned to you for the  frequency you wish to check. If you are flying before or after the event you MUST  ensure you have the appropriate Frequency assigned to  you for the frequency you are using. You MUST ensure you have a Spotter in the Pilot Area  while flying. A Spotter observes the course for dangers  such as members of public, animals, other model fliers,  low flying aircraft or vehicles. Spotters stand in the Pilot Area to ensure clear communication including counting  laps and verifying gates and flags are not missed. o You are required help with spotting for the heat before yours. Pilot Jumps the Gun / Starts Early - Pilot will lose 1 Lap. Aircraft does not take off - Pilot Out of Race, No Rerun. Aircraft flips - No Rerun. Crash into other aircraft and unable to recover - Official Ruling - OUT, No Rerun. Pilot loses video due to someone else plugging in and this is proven via DVR - Rerun Pilot Loses Video for Unknown Reason during race - Out, no rerun Gate falls over, full heat rerun When finishing a race, land ON the course (at least 30  feet away from the pilot area and with in landing area if provided) No victory laps. Pilot will be penalized one lap point per victory lap o No victory laps! When the race is over, complete your current/final lap and immediately land in the dedicated landing zone. Points will be deducted for victory laps as this confuses spotters, slows down other racers not yet completed the race and may cause crashes. Race timing between heats Standard races will have max time between heats. Basic 5 heat race will have a 2 minute max between heats including a 1 min. remaining warning as able. If you are not ready to race within the 2 min., race will start without you and you forfeit the heat. If a race has less than 3 heats per round, max race timing between heats will increase to no more than 10 min. between heats and as per the discretion of Race Director Time is max time, so if all pilots in the heat are ready, race will start sooner. Race Spotting Each pilot is required to spot for the pilot before his heat that is assigned the same assigned channel Not only are Line of Sight spotters required per AMA and FAA rules, spotters are required to count laps and verify gates and flags are not missed. If there is not a pilots slatted to race in the heat before pilots race, pilots are required to spot for the pilot in the proceeding heat and so on. If pilot is unable to spot, the spotting pilot is required to find a replacement before the race starts. If spotting pilot fails to spot or find replacements, spotting pilot will forfeit all lap points from previous heat or per the discretion of the Race Director if spotting has not informed the Race Director of the situation. Race Directer has final authority to direct race spotters and or deduct lap points. Race Director has the discretion of taking the spotters word if spotter sees a missing gate or flag and the pilot must show DVR proof if he disagrees with spotter. leaving race early No pilot shall leave a race before it's over*. If a pilots leaves a race early, all times and points will be forfeited for that race. If a pilot request to leave as to emergency or other issues, the pilot must get final approval from Race Director and help Race Director, locate placement spotter if pilot has the time as to the Emergency. * Remaining present until the end of the race is only fair to the other pilots as to the spotter requirements. Aircraft damaged / Not able to race If a Pilot notifies the Race Director prior to the start of the heat that he cannot race, the race director can bump the pilot to a new heat for reruns. Race Director can deny request for any reason. Pilots will get no more than one of these type of reruns. Missed gate or Flag Pilots must fly through all gates. If a gate is missed, it is the responsibility of the pilot to safely taxi around (please avoid oncoming drones) and hit the gate. If a pilot misses a gate or cuts a flag turn, that run is disqualified and the pilot receives a DNF for that heat. Disputes Occasionally a pilot may request a rerun (like in the event of losing video). The Race Director is the final authority of all such disputes. Race Director has full authority to deduct points and times for full race and race series per abuse of all rules and un-sportsmen like conduct All pilots are recommend to have the following items at the races Nothing listed below are mandatory. Chairs and Pilot Chair as required Pilot Table Sun Cover or Ez-up Shade Extra batteries or a way to charge batteries without electrical outlets. Sun screen Water and Electrolyte drinks Cooler as required to keep drinks cool Lunch or snacks. Trash bags. (rash can may not be available so plan on removing your trash from site) Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit Recommended Video Channels  
2017 Series
Most Exciting Racing Series on the West Coast of the USA. Premiere Drone and Wing Racing  for the Pilots and run by the Pilots

Drone Rules

Class Specifications

Frame  160mm min. to 280mm max. 4 Motors max Propellers  4 inch and 5 inch only Battery  3 cell and 4 cell only 1800mAh max Motors  2700Kv Max Video Transmitter (vTX)  5.8g 200mw Max or per location 32 Channel Min. Printable Rules

Series Qualifier

Fixed Time: 2:00 min. Minimum 1 practice round or as time allows 3 race or qualifier rounds minimum Scoring Per Chapter Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by chapter 200mw VTX max or per location No transponder required unless indicted by hosting location More Information for qualifiers... Race qualifiers may be any format the hosting location would like to run. Any Track, any date from now until June 18 and the Race must be on the MultiGP West FPV Racing Series with top 5 pilots listed on that MulitGP race at http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/Wild- West-FPV-Racing-Series The top 5 Winners from each qualifier will be invited to the Shootout Championship in Oxnard up to a pilot limit that will be decided later. I don't care if the Championship is 5 pilots or more, we are just doing this for fun. You can fly in as many Qualifiers you want and top 5 from each will be invited and if a pilots is already qualified, we will move down the list to invite the next pilot of the list Say you made 2nd in one and 3rd in another, as the top 5 will be invited, we will invite the 6th pilot on the list as you are already qualified for the Championship in Oxnard. Each location can only hold one Qualifier Race. Race format and points can be anything you want as long as you have the max of 5 winners. If your group is sharing a race with another group. Then it goes to the top 10 pilots with the max of 10 from that race. Invites will be on the first registered, first get in the championship until sold out. Registration will be announced about 6 weeks before the Championship on the Wild West FPV Facebook group in July of 2017 and is the pilot's responsibility to see the post and register.

Series Championship (High Noon

Shootout)

Fixed Time: 2:30 min. Approx. 1 or more practice rounds About 4 or more Qualify race rounds Top pilots into Mains (Finals) Scored by 1 round time and lap count (completed laps & total time) Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Ties are determined by god Qualify Rounds: Staggered Start Mains: Heads up start (no staggered start) Pilots must have AMA membership card present. 200mw VTX max 2017, Timing per TBS EventTracker Frequency Timing o http://bakersfieldmultirotor.liverc.com/ Basic Requirements to Race Become a Member of the Wild West FPV Racing Series MultiGP Chapter and Join Race you will be attending on the Wild West FPV chapter page. All Participants shall be able to switch FPV channels.  Race Track per Hosting Chapters All Race Participants / Race Pilots may be required to be an AMA Member. All Participants will be required to sign and hand in a Waiver and Release form. o Print out, sign, and hand in to Timing or Check-in Table before flying. All Participants shall read, follow, and understand all Safety Rules before flying. All Participants shall list their FAA Registration #  & AMA Member Number (as required) on their craft at all times as required. label frame and/or batteries are expectable. All racers may have their Leaderboard Points, and Best Lap Times listed on MultiGP.com o Wild West FPV Racing Series MultiGP Chapter  Leaderboard

Pilot Basics

Fly only in designated areas. Fly only at appropriate times. Keep your multirotor at least (30) feet away from the  pilot area. Flying any closer can cause your video  transmitter to interfere with other pilot’s reception. When flying on the course, you must be positioned  within the designated Pilot Area.  o DO NOT fly from any other area. Only power up your multirotor / video transmitter while  in the Start/Finish area on the course. DO NOT power  up in the pits or while walking from the pits to the  course. Let others know by yelling you are powering up. If you need to check your video channel or change  frequency, this MUST be completed between heats and  no one is flying. You MUST also ensure you have the  appropriate Frequency Assigned to you for the  frequency you wish to check. If you are flying before or after the event you MUST  ensure you have the appropriate Frequency assigned to  you for the frequency you are using. You MUST ensure you have a Spotter in the Pilot Area  while flying. A Spotter observes the course for dangers  such as members of public, animals, other model fliers,  low flying aircraft or vehicles. Spotters stand in the Pilot Area to ensure clear communication including counting  laps and verifying gates and flags are not missed. o You are required help with spotting for the heat before yours. Pilot Jumps the Gun / Starts Early - Pilot will lose 1 Lap. Aircraft does not take off - Pilot Out of Race, No Rerun. Aircraft flips - No Rerun. Crash into other aircraft and unable to recover - Official Ruling - OUT, No Rerun. Pilot loses video due to someone else plugging in and this is proven via DVR - Rerun Pilot Loses Video for Unknown Reason during race - Out, no rerun Gate falls over, full heat rerun When finishing a race, land ON the course (at least 30  feet away from the pilot area and with in landing area if provided) No victory laps. Pilot will be penalized one lap point per victory lap o No victory laps! When the race is over, complete your current/final lap and immediately land in the dedicated landing zone. Points will be deducted for victory laps as this confuses spotters, slows down other racers not yet completed the race and may cause crashes. Race timing between heats Standard races will have max time between heats. Basic 5 heat race will have a 2 minute max between heats including a 1 min. remaining warning as able. If you are not ready to race within the 2 min., race will start without you and you forfeit the heat. If a race has less than 3 heats per round, max race timing between heats will increase to no more than 10 min. between heats and as per the discretion of Race Director Time is max time, so if all pilots in the heat are ready, race will start sooner. Race Spotting Each pilot is required to spot for the pilot before his heat that is assigned the same assigned channel Not only are Line of Sight spotters required per AMA and FAA rules, spotters are required to count laps and verify gates and flags are not missed. If there is not a pilots slatted to race in the heat before pilots race, pilots are required to spot for the pilot in the proceeding heat and so on. If pilot is unable to spot, the spotting pilot is required to find a replacement before the race starts. If spotting pilot fails to spot or find replacements, spotting pilot will forfeit all lap points from previous heat or per the discretion of the Race Director if spotting has not informed the Race Director of the situation. Race Directer has final authority to direct race spotters and or deduct lap points. Race Director has the discretion of taking the spotters word if spotter sees a missing gate or flag and the pilot must show DVR proof if he disagrees with spotter. leaving race early No pilot shall leave a race before it's over*. If a pilots leaves a race early, all times and points will be forfeited for that race. If a pilot request to leave as to emergency or other issues, the pilot must get final approval from Race Director and help Race Director, locate placement spotter if pilot has the time as to the Emergency. * Remaining present until the end of the race is only fair to the other pilots as to the spotter requirements. Aircraft damaged / Not able to race If a Pilot notifies the Race Director prior to the start of the heat that he cannot race, the race director can bump the pilot to a new heat for reruns. Race Director can deny request for any reason. Pilots will get no more than one of these type of reruns. Missed gate or Flag Pilots must fly through all gates. If a gate is missed, it is the responsibility of the pilot to safely taxi around (please avoid oncoming drones) and hit the gate. If a pilot misses a gate or cuts a flag turn, that run is disqualified and the pilot receives a DNF for that heat. Disputes Occasionally a pilot may request a rerun (like in the event of losing video). The Race Director is the final authority of all such disputes. Race Director has full authority to deduct points and times for full race and race series per abuse of all rules and un-sportsmen like conduct All pilots are recommend to have the following items at the races Nothing listed below are mandatory. Chairs and Pilot Chair as required Pilot Table Sun Cover or Ez-up Shade Extra batteries or a way to charge batteries without electrical outlets. Sun screen Water and Electrolyte drinks Cooler as required to keep drinks cool Lunch or snacks. Trash bags. (rash can may not be available so plan on removing your trash from site) Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit Recommended Video Channels