Join MultiGP at Joe Nall 2017 Announcements

Feb 16, 2017 at 6:31:00 PM UTC
3 months ago

MultiGP to Host Drone Racing & Flight Line at One of the

Nation’s Largest Model Aviation Gathering

MultiGP Joe Nall 2017

MultiGP Drone Racing is proud to announce that they will host and manage the FPV flight line at Joe Nall week from May 17th-20th. One of the largest radio controlled fly-ins in the world, Joe Nall week is expected to attract thousands of pilots to the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina. With a tradition that goes back to 1983, this annual event was renamed after Joe Nall in 1990. Attendants from all 50 states, and over a dozen international locations, will enjoy a week of radio controlled aviation excitement, with craft of all shapes and sizes taking to the sky.

“We invite the curious, the enthusiast and the seasoned RC pilots to connect with us, fly with us and compete with us. This is a great opportunity to get an intimate and up-close perspective on what makes this emerging portion of the hobby so exciting,” said Chris Thomas, Founder of MultiGP.

MultiGP will setup a full-scale drone racing challenge course with air gates and flags designed for fun and competition. Throughout the day fun-fly participants will be given an opportunity to try their hand at FPV free flight above the tree line (fixed wing/multirotor) or running the challenge course below the tree line (multirotor). Be sure to check out FPV Flight Line each day for a different event, including FPV Soccer, FPV Blind Man's Bluff, an FPV Foot Race, and the FPV Gauntlet. Do you have what it takes to run the Gauntlet? Each day a managed practice and/or qualifier will be run for those entered into the "MultiGP Drone Racing Challenge at Joe Nall" which will be held Saturday afternoon. Friday night will also be an evening of twilight LED-lit fun fly in spirit of the Joe Nall tradition of RC night flying. 

Remember, the FPV Flight Line is "Wing Friendly". Fixed wing is welcome here, especially during the "Fill The Seat" practice sessions!

The Joe Nall Week festival will take place from May 13th - 20th, and is held at the Triple Tree Aerodrome, 330 Mary Hanna Road, Woodruff, SC 29388.





  • Fun Fly Requirements (Wings and MultiRotor):  
    • For best experience please have a 40 channel vTX capable of doing 25mw and/or 200mw.
    • Ground stations will be available but not required.
    • Pilots must have goggles or monitor that can accept an external source input.
  • Challenge Race Details & Requirements:
    • Race Specifications/Classes: Open Unlimited 3-6 inch 2-4 blade props/3-4s battery types/120-290mm frame sizes/4-6 rotor

  • Race Format: 
    • Number of Laps in two minutes.
    • Tiebreaker based on Time for Qualifying.
    • Double Elimination of approximately 16-32 Pilots for the finale.  

  • Schedule:
    • Wednesday May 17th:  
      • Open Fun Fly & Fill the Seat Practice: 9am-11am
      • Managed Timed Trials & Assigned Frequencies Fun Fly:  11am-2:30pm
      • Fun FPV Games: 2:30pm-3:00pm
        • FPV Soccer 
    • Thursday May 18th:
      • Open Fun Fly & Fill the Seat Practice: 9am-11am
      • Managed Timed Trial Qualifier & Assigned Frequencies Fun Fly:  11am-2:30pm
      • Fun FPV Games: 2:30pm-3:00pm
        • FPV Blind Man's Bluff
    • Friday May 19th:
      • Open Fun Fly & Fill the Seat Practice: 9am-11am
      • Managed Timed Trials & Assigned Frequencies Fun Fly:  11am-2:30pm
      • Fun FPV Games: 2:30pm-3:00pm
        • FPV Foot Race
    • Saturday May 20th:
      • Managed Timed Trials & Assigned Frequencies Fun Fly:  11am-2:30pm
      • Championship Race: 12pm-2pm
      • Fun FPV Games: 2pm-2:15pm
        • FPV Gauntlet
      • FPV Freestyle:  2:15pm-4:30pm
  • NOTE: Time trials and 16 pilot double elimination each day. Race will be first to complete X laps.


About MultiGP:

MultiGP is the largest professional drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 900 MultiGP Chapters and 14,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the National Championship, Regional Series, International Open, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. For more information, go to

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