2017 RIOT-MULTIGP INTERNATIONAL OPEN

IT'S GOING TO BE A RIOT AT THE INTERNATIONAL OPEN

We are proud to announce that the 2017 MultiGP International Open will held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana during August 9-13, 2017. This one of a kind event is an open invitation connecting the global FPV community, which is one of the fastest growing sports communities in the world. The MultiGP International Open will be a fun and educational time for all who will be in attendance, with “Fun Flys” open to all, multiple competitions (both racing and freestyle), workshops, and summit meetings during the event. This is guaranteed to be FPV’s largest Fun Fly Festival of the year!

We are pulling out all the stops to bring the world one of the most unique drone racing events of the year. Because of the vast size of the AMA Headquarters there will be a total of EIGHT FPV Flight Zones.

MultiGP understands that FPV Freestyle is as an important component of the sport of FPV as racing, and this year will be holding freestyle competitions during the International Open. Last year also saw the rise of team racing events, and MultiGP is proud to announce that there will be a World Cup race, which will put the top FPV teams in the world against each other at eye-watering speeds. Other attractions will include a crash course gauntlet, vendors showing off their latest and greatest technology, an FPV Sports Summit, and various FPV related workshops.

 

FEATURES

  • 8 Challenge (FPV Flight) Zones
    • (3) UTT tracks, so a pilot can get ranked
    • (1) Team Racing Field
    • (1) Freestyle Field
    • (1) World Cup Track
    • (1) Spec Race Track
    • (1) Winged Race
  • World Cup Event
  • Team Racing
    • (4) Pilots plus (1) Pit Crew person or more
    • Incorporate a speed, agility, skills challenge
  • Freestyle Event
  • Crash Course Gauntlet
  • Vendor Row/Village
  • Celebrity Pilots
  • Night Racing and Games
  • Micro Class Race

 

SPECIAL GUESTS: ROTOR RIOT

The two largest names in the FPV culture are joining forces to provide a festival of epic proportions! MultiGP and Rotor Riot are combining forces to make sure the 2017 International Open is an event that gets chiseled in FPV history. It does not get much better than this. Pilots will get a chance to meet, hang out, and fly with the guys they subscribe to on YouTube.

Want to race Tommy “UmmaGawd” Tibajia?

Want to paint the sky with Drew “LeDrib” Camden?

Ever want to ask Steele Davis about why he flies a certain component?

This is your chance! The Rotor Riot Team will be there for the entire event! This inaugural Rotor Riot themed version of the MultiGP International Open is your best opportunity to catch all the pilots you follow in a fun and social setting. You will also have to chance to meet a legend in the model aviation community, Chad Kapper. From Flite Test to Rotor Riot, Chad has been a driving force in our hobbies and in our sport.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: *

MultiGP Drone Racing understands that proper logistics and planning for an event of this caliber is crucial to its success. Trying to set up for a world-class event on the day of the event is not a recipe for success, so MultiGP set aside three days just for setup and breakdown of the International Open (two days of setup, preparation, and testing before the event; one day for breakdown after the event). This event is to show MultiGP’s appreciation for the FPV pilots of the world, and it is important that everything is in place and ready when they arrive.

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 9

  • 9AM: Check in Opens
  • 9AM - 8 PM: Track Hours are 9AM - 8 PM.
  • Fun Fly at ALL Tracks, ALL Day

Day 2 - Thursday, August 10

  • 8AM: Check in Opens
  • 8AM - 12PM: Fun Fly All Sites with Access
  • 12PM - 4PM: Micro Class Race - Track 3, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 4PM - 8 PM: Open Class Wing Race - Track 2, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 8PM - 12AM: Light Trax and Capture the Flag

Day 3 - Friday, August 11

  • 8AM: Check in Opens
  • 8AM - 12PM: Fun Fly All Sites with Access
  • 12PM - 4PM: Spec Race - Track 1, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 4PM - 8PM: Freestyle Show, Spec Wing Race, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 8PM - 12AM: Light Trax and Capture the Flag

Day 4 - Saturday, August 12

  • 8AM: Check in Opens
  • 8AM - 12PM: Fun Fly All Sites with Access
  • 12PM - 4PM: Team Race, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 4PM - 8PM: World Cup Race Track 4, Rookie Race Track 5, Fun Fly All Other Tracks
  • 8PM - 12AM: Light Trax and Capture the Flag

Day 5 - Sunday, August 13 

  • 8AM - 10AM: Fun Fly All Sites with Access
  • 10AM - 1PM: Battle Race with Gauntlet Finish
  • 1PM: - Course Teardown Begins


 *Subject to change

 

TICKETS:

Be sure to follow the registration link and sign up quickly. MultiGP has special “early bird” tickets at the following prices:

Ticket Type Early Bird Price Dates
5 Day Pass - $150 Early Bird: $100 Entire event: August 9-13
4 Day Pass- $130 Early Bird: $80 August 10-13 or 9-12
3 Day Pass- $110 Early Bird: $70 August 9-11 or 10-12 or 11-13
2 Day Pass- $90 Early Bird: $60 August 9-10 or 10-11 or 11-12 or 12-13    


The early bird registration will be available until July 1st.

But wait, there’s more! All pilots that register during the early bird registration period will get the chance to win a pair of Cinemizer goggles (an $800 value) and $100 EMAX Gift Card!

So what are you waiting for? This event will be the number one topic within the community for the next year; so do not miss your chance to be a part of FPV history!

PURCHASE EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW

 

LOCATION:

Academy of Model Aeronautics Headquarters 5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302.

 

PARTICIPATING PILOTS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ground Stations: Will be available but not required.  To use the ground stations, pilots must have goggles or monitor that can accept an external source input.
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Membership: We will be requiring a valid current AMA membership for all pilots who wish to fly at any of our organized public racing events. Register HERE.  Pilots should input their AMA credentials into their MultiGP account.
  • 40 Channel vTX:  We require 40 channel compliant vTX's for our event. You must have 25mw. Please come prepared to change your vTX and/or the channel/band and/or the power of your vTX as needed for each race.
  • Antennas: All pilots are required to have both RHCP & LHCP Antenna.
  • All pilots must have a completed MultiGP profile including headshot and bio. 

 

VOLUNTEER:

An event of this scale and magnitude needs plenty of willing hands to be of assistance. MultiGP Drone Racing is looking for volunteers to help support the event, and will be coordinating logistics and operations with them 60 day in advance of the event. This is to make sure that there are enough volunteers, and that they are properly equipped with the knowledge needed to be effective in assisting. Please contact MultiGP Drone Racing for further details.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Name

Phone

Address

Website

Best Western

765-282-0600

3011 Bethel Ave.

www.bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn & Suites

765-587-0294

3400 N Marleon Dr.

www.comfortinn.com

Days Inn

765-288-2311

3509 N. Everbrook

www.daysinn.com

Fairfield Inn

765-282-6666

4011 W. Bethel Ave.

www.fairfield.com

Hampton Inn

765-288-8500

4220 W. Bethel Ave.

www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express

765-289-4678

4201 W. Bethel Ave.

www.holiday-inn.com

Lee's inn

765-282-7557

3302 N Everbrook

www.leesinn.com

Signature Inn

765-284-4200

3400 N Chadam Ln

www.signatureinn.com

Super 8

765-286-4333

3601 W Fox Ridge

www.super8.com

Courtyard by Marriott

765-287-8550

601 South High Street

www.marriott.com