2019 MultiGP International Open

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2019 MultiGP International Open

June 25 - June 30

Free – $150

 

June 26-30, 2019 The third annual, largest gathering of FPV pilots in the world.

Don’t miss out on the biggest FPV event of 2019. Save the date now or buy tickets now!

 

What can I expect at the 2019 International Open?

5 days of non-stop FPV flying, fun and friends!

8 flying locations and multiple tracks! Two Identical World Cup Tracks, Wing Track, Rookie Track, Intermediate Track, Micro Track, Mega Track, Team Racing, Tiny Whoop, Freestyle and so much more! Meet all your favorite pilots, hang out and burn packs all day. Just walk up to any track, get in line, and FLY!  

 

Race Tracks:

1 APD & CATALYST MACHINEWORKS Micro, Mega & Team Track

Bring your tiny or HUGE quads to this track. Also features a Team racing track for the Team Racing event scheduled. During other times Micros and Megas my fly freely.

2 – VIDEO AERIAL SYSTEMS Wing Track

IO wouldn’t be complete without some FPV wing racing hosted by Video Aerial Systems and the FPVWRA. You can’t miss their huge inflatable pylons and gates.

3 – THUNDER POWER FREESTYLE TRACK With Botgrinder and Cricket

Come chill with Cricket and Botgrinder and rip up the freestyle track, learn some tricks or just vibe out. Who else can manage to successfully dive the AMA Silo?

4 – DRONE NATION World Cup Track #2

A second identical world cup track to ensure all pilots get ample flying time. Come to World Cup Track #2 for some fun games and prizes courtesy of Drone Nation. 

5 – EMAX Rookie Track

New to racing or FPV? Come to the rookie track where you can experience an easy track and friendly staff who will help you in a no-pressure environment.

6 – HORIZON HOBBY, BLADE, SPEKTRUM Intermediate Track

Want to hone your skills a little more? The intermediate track increases the difficulty and you can log some official 2019 MultiGP Series qualifying times and get ranked on the 2019 leaderboard.

7 – TINY WHOOP PRESENTS Tiny Whoop Track

With even more allocated tent space this year, the Tiny Whoop track will feel less crowded and give Jesse ample room to craft the finest of Tiny Whoop tracks. Open every evening, it is the night-time party spot for IO.

8 HOBBYWING World Cup Track #1

This track is where the all the action goes down. All the vendors and sponsor booths will be at this location. Some RV spots and camping spots are available too. The Tiny Whoop tent is also at this location for night-time activities.

 

View the Official Pilot Manual for #MGPIO2019.


 

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Where is the event?

The event is held at the Academy of Model Aeronautics headquarters and national flying site in Muncie Indiana. 1200 acres of beautiful RC modeling fields will be hosting the 8 different tracks where you can fly to your heart’s content. After you visit the registration area in the front of the property for your ticket badge, be prepared to drive around in order to hit all the tracks. Camping and RV hookups are also available and quite a lot of pilots take advantage of this, so come out early because the lots are first-come, first-served. See the AMA front desk to sign up for your RV lot or camping site. Don’t forget to tour the AMA Museum, it contains some unique and really amazing pieces of RC history. 
 
 

All modelers are welcome: Wings, Tiny Whoops, Mini Quads and Mega Quads

While a majority of the FPV pilots in attendance will be racing their mini quads, there is something for everyone at IO. Bring your FPV wing out to IO and race it on the wing track where Alex Greve (IBcrazy) and the FPV Wing Racing Association will be be inflating their huge gates and pylons and conducting some truly awesome wing races. Micro quads and Mega quads aren’t forgotten either, the Micro & Mega track features small and huge gates. They aren’t near each other, so don’t worry that your freshly built 2 inch quad is gonna get destroyed by a something with 13 inch props.
 

All skill levels are welcome: Rookies, Intermediate, Pros

Almost every track has a competition scheduled and a recommended skill level. Beginners can visit the Rookie track and expect a gentle course with big gates and a friendly track crew ready to help them get into racing in a low pressure environment. More seasoned racers can practice their lines or lay down a qualifying time for the 2019 MultiGP Series on the Intermediate track. Two dedicated and identical World Cup tracks to practice and qualify on, ensures that anyone that wants to fly will get to do so. Check out the full schedule of events and competitions below.
 
 

Racing not your thing? Prefer Freestyle?

 
From the iconic Futaba Tower in 2017 to the 30 foot tall letters that welcomed all pilots in 2018, the freestyle track at IO has always delivered a big experience. This year Botgrinder and CricketFPV from Rotor Riot will be hanging out at the Freestyle track, playing music and FPV games and getting that epic footy for the vlog. Don’t forget, the entire event operates at 25mW only! So turn down those 600mW video transmitters if you want to freestyle at IO.

 

 

What are pilots saying about IO2019?


Jordan Temkin (Jet)

“I fly Fpv because I love to fly and I love the community. I’ll be going to IO because I want to enjoy my time hanging out with friends.

Also golf carts.”

Jesse P (Tiny Whoop)

“Obviously Tiny Whoop will be headed to IO! Friends, competition and glory are worth more than cash. MultiGP is still putting on the best events out there! You gonna miss the Tiny Whoop International Open?”

Shaun Taylor (Nytfury)

“I was born in MultiGP. MOLDED BY IT. Along the way I’ve made decisions which kept me away which hurt deep. As much as I try to steer clear…drama always followed. I’ve seen the highest highs, and lowest lows. I may have been lost but I found my way. I have relearned why I chose this as my passion. I plan to share that same passion with the love of my life, and the rest of my Fpv family. Not for money. Not for glory. Not for sponsors. For everyone who wakes up everyday…and can’t live without those famous words…”Live on the tone…in less than 5.” We are coming to IO for the true love of the sport. Cheers to friends and Fpv.”                 

Raphael Pirker (Trappy)

“Going to IO has become a pillar in my yearly calendar. You get to meet all your online buddies, compete in tracks or rip freestyle courses, chill together and just have a great time for an entire week!”

Alex Vanover (CaptainVanover)

“Without the spotlight that many pilots including myself have received by doing well at MultiGP races, big leagues such as DRL, DCL, and DR1 would have never noticed me as a pilot. MultiGP was the ONLY LEAGUE that opened those doors for me to grow as a pilot, and for that I’m truly grateful! I will be attending the I.O, it was the event I regretted not attending last year, and I won’t make that mistake again!”

Jessika Dronehart

“I’ll be at IO again. Last year was fun. This year will be even better.”                      

Neil Marek

“I’m really looking forward to IO, it is the most fun event of the year, I really wouldn’t miss it. I always say to any pilot thinking about going to something more than a local event, if you had to choose just one event in the country to go to, It should be IO. It really is just a blast. See yall there!!”

Tristen Gilbert

“I am planning on going. last year’s was huge and I really want to see what will happen this year. It was also a blast hanging out with all my friends and flying drones nonstop. Oh, and pit crew wants to go this year.”

Charlie Suangka

“International Open has been an eye opening experience for how awesome the FPV community is. Amazing people, crazy awesome venue, and more flying than you can shake a stick at! SO MUCH FUN to be had. The only bad part about IO, is that it ends. Really looking forward to IO19!”

Corey Tapp

“I am going to be at IO because it’s where it all started for me . Good friends, good vibes, and ripppping all the things”

Paul Bitmatta

“We did the 2017 IO and had a blast, missed 2018 unfortunately so back for the the ultimate drone race. Most race meets are over in a day or two, this one lasts longer than that, so you really get the time to take in the whole atmosphere.”

Thomas Bitmatta

“I had a great time at IO back in 2017. Between the racing and meeting so many amazing people I had an awesome time. I was meant to go to IO in 2018 but had other commitments so I will return to IO this year!””

Didn’t go to IO? YOU. MISSED. OUT.

 

Want to see more videos from IO2018?

Check out this MultiGP International Open 2018 playlist

Looking for 2018 MultiGP International Open Results?

View full race results for the 2018 International Open


 

Vendors / Sponsors

Want to reserve vendor booth space at the IO2019?
Booths are first-come, first-served. Book your booth now to ensure you are close to the center of the action.

Reserve your booth space here.

 

Event Map

 

Schedule (subject to change)

Swipe left on mobile to see the full schedule.

Blue = An event or game for fun
Red = Competitions that award trophies
Yellow = 2019 MultiGP Series Qualifying, pilots can run a maximum of 10 officially scored heats over the course of these time blocks.

 

Wednesday

  World Cup #1 World Cup #2 Rookie Intermediate Micro & Mega Freestyle Tiny Whoop Wing
8am – 10am Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration) Closed (Registration)
10am – 1pm             Closed  
1pm – 4pm             Closed  
4pm – 7pm     100m Drag Racing 5p-7p       Closed  
7pm – 12am LED Track Night Racing provided by House of Kwad Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open @ 8p Closed

Thursday

  World Cup #1 World Cup #2 Rookie Intermediate Micro & Mega Freestyle Tiny Whoop Wing
8am – 10am Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Closed Self Regulated, GS Only
10am – 1pm             Closed  
1pm – 4pm     2 Dudes, 1 Quad 2p-4p       Closed  
4pm – 7pm       Chapter Organizer Race 5p-7p     Closed  
7pm – 12am Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open @ 8p Closed
             
Chapter Organizer and
Volunteer Appreciation – 7pm-9pm
 

Friday

  World Cup #1 World Cup #2 Rookie Intermediate Micro & Mega Freestyle Tiny Whoop Wing
8am – 10am Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Closed Self Regulated, GS Only
10am – 1pm           1pm-? Games of QUAD with Botgrinder and Cricket Closed  
1pm – 4pm       Over 40 race 2p-4p   4pm- Cricket vs Botgrinder CAGEMATCH Closed  
4pm – 7pm         Team Final 5p-7p   Closed Spec Wing 7p-8p
7pm – 12am Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open @ 8p Closed

Saturday

  World Cup #1 World Cup #2 Rookie Intermediate Micro & Mega Freestyle Tiny Whoop Wing
8am – 10am Open at 8a Open at 8a Open at 8a Open at 8a Mega Final 8a-10a Open at 8a Closed Self Regulated, GS Only
10am – 1pm       Int. Final 10a-1p   1pm-3pm Freestyle Jam with Cricket and Botgrinder (for fun and prizes) Closed  
1pm – 4pm Qualifying Concludes @ 1p
Course Closes @ 1p
Qualifying concludes @ 1p Rookie Final 1p-3p MultiGP Series Qualifying Micro Final 1p-3p   Closed Open wing Final 3p-4p
4pm – 7pm World Cup Final 4p-8p Closed at 4p Closed at 4p Closed at 4p Closed at 4p Closed at 4p Closed Closed at 4p
7pm – 12am World Cup Final 4p-8p Closed Closed Closed Closed at 4p Closed at 4p Tiny Whoop Final 8p-11p Closed

Sunday

  World Cup #1 World Cup #2 Rookie Intermediate Micro & Mega Freestyle Tiny Whoop Wing
8am – 10am Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only Self Regulated, GS Only That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap!
                 
10am – 1pm FAI Team Selection 10a-2p     MultiGP Series Qualifying     That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap!
1pm – 4pm FAI Team Selection 10a-2p     MultiGP Series Qualifying     That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap!
4pm – 7pm   That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap!
7pm – 12am That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap! That’s a Wrap!

Participating Pilot 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.

 

Camping Information for International Aeromodeling Center:

AMA provides camping for the following:

Primitive Camping – No electricity or water $5 per night for AMA members $10 for non-members.
RV/Motorhome – No electricity or water $5 for AMA members $10 for non-members per night.
RV/Motorhome – With electric hookup $17 per night for AMA members $25 for non-members (total number of electric hookup sites 39) stay six nights and seventh night is free We do have six full-service spots (two are on reserve) cost $20 per night for AMA members $35 for non-members stay six nights and seventh night is free.

An RV dump station is available on site.

All campers must register with AMA. Register during normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Museum Store 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, closed Sundays Thanksgiving through Easter) at the Administration Building or the Museum Store. Campers who use electricity and stay longer than 6 nights will receive 7 night for free.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times. You are also required to clean up areas that your pet use.

Due to Indiana State Board of Health requirements, all campers (primitive & RV) MUST register at one of the above-mentioned locations. If someone arrives after hours, he/she should register first thing the next business day. This will be monitored closely!

For any other camping details please contact AMA at (800) 435-9262

 

 


Please Select a Ticket for the 2019 MultiGP International Open Below:

Tickets

Unlimited available
Sponsor / VIP TicketFreeSponsors and VIPs please reserve this free ticket for each of your team members going to the event.
Unlimited available
IO2019 One Day Pilot Ticket$55.00
Unlimited available
IO2019 Pilot Ticket$150.00
Unlimited available
Fulltime Volunteer TicketFree
Unlimited available
Part Time Volunteer$55.00You will need to volunteer for 4 scheduled shifts of time for your pilot pass to become active.

Details

Start:
June 25
End:
June 30
Cost:
Free – $150
Event Category:

Organizer

MultiGP
Website:
multigp.com

Venue

AMA Headquarters
5161 E Memorial Dr
Muncie, 47302 United States
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