The Qualifiers will bring the best drone racers from the west coast and based on the points they accumulate over the 2017 season, the top 32 pilots will compete head to head at the Canadian Drone National Finals in our nation’s capital, Ottawa on October 13th and 14th as part of the Canada 150.
IDRA CHALLENGERS CUP WESTERN CANADIAN COMPETITIONS
The Canadian Federation for Drone Racing (CFDR) and the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) have partnered together to present two international competitions into Canada, one East Coast and one West Coast.
Pilots will race to gain points for the IDRA Challengers Cup competitions where they can have the opportunity to compete against the top pilots in the world. Hosted by FPV Vancouver & the West Coast Drone Racing League at the Vancouver Drone Expo & Technology show on August 19th.
For more information the IDRA Challengers Cup.
Welcome to our newest addition to the team, FPV GTA North. We are proud to introduce Trevor Logue and Ben Guy as the official representatives of our newest chapter from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
Trevor R. Logue “We look forward to building strong relationships with our peers and sponsors alike, uniting with our fellow chapters to bring the sport of drone racing to the next level in 2017. We are excited to seek out local talent and support for our growing chapter, as well as looking towards a blooming future with a lot of great people.”
Ben Guy “We are eagerly awaiting the warmer months. Together we will build a strong community and put our pilots on the map. We look forward to working together with FPV Canada to create a foothold within Canada's FPV community.”
EasyRaceLapTimer PocketEdition is the next evolution in time tracking systems for FPV racing quads. With the pocket edition, your able to measure your lap times where ever you are! Everything you need is this small PocketEdition box, a USB power supply like a small power bank and a mobile devise.
Just drop theEasyRaceLapTimer PocketEdition box on the ground, power it up, set up your video transmission channel and your ready to go! No more hassles, just having fun in 2 minutes! Start practicing with this little device to become a better FPV racing pilot!
No additional hardware needed on your quad!You don’t need to mount an extra transponder on your quad to use the PocketEdition. The system will scan your video transmitter signal.
Fallbacks save your time!
Even if your mobile phone or tablet will lost the connection to the system, it will continue track your time. Just do a refresh on your mobile devise and you will see your latest track results!
Tiny and powerfull!
Our PocketEdition of EasyRaceLapTimer is the smallest and most reliable time tracking device on the market yet.
We are very proud to announce that Airbirds.de is now the official timing partner & sponsor of the FPV Canada Drone Racing League. FPV Canada has been using the Airbirds open source infrared timing system ERLT since the start and we only have good things to say. Working closely with Airbirds allows us to be involved in doing research, development and testing of their products and give real time feedback on their software and apps.
Airbirds provides and open API from their website FPV-Sports.io and also able to work seemlessly with MULTIGP website and Lapsync. VTX timing is the future of drone racing hardware and Airbirds is 1 of 3 players in the world with this technology. Airbirds prides itself in being a big part of the open source community to allow free development and building of software around their proprietary hardware, their project code source can be found on Github.
The official Google Chrome App of the RaceBox is directly connects to FPV-SPORTS.IO for a smooth integration of both time tracking and race management. Both Mac and PC native apps are being developed and will be release shortly
The 2017 Championships are hosted by FPV Ottawa and will take place at our nation’s capital on October 13th, 14th & 15th. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we felt that Ottawa was the perfect location for this year’s Canadian Championships and worked hard to have drone racing be recognized as one of the official Canada 150 partners.
This years championship event will consist of two of the top world events in drone racing, The FPV Canada CDN2017 and the IDRA Challengers Cup, Eastern Canadian Competitions as well as workshops, presentations and hands on experience with micro-drones.
Find out what the rave is all about and feel like a kid again.
FPV Canada drone racing league is kicking off the 2017 season with qualifying events across the country beginning in May through September. Pilots will gain points throughout the season, and the top 64 will advance to the Canadian Drone Nationals 2017. The top 3 Canadian pilots will be crowned the best in the nation and represent Canada internationally.
The IDRA, CFDR and FPV Canada have teamed up to bring international racing opportunities to Canadians. All Canadian pilots will have the opportunity to gain points in the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) Challengers Cup.
The Challengers Cup is a semi-professional series of the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA). By sanctioning, supporting, and compiling races around the world into a collective series, IDRA focuses on growing smaller race organizers and the drone community.
Most importantly, the Challengers Cup establishes a clear ladder to become a professional pilot in the IDRA Drone Racing Series. The Challengers Cup will, via human endeavor, determine the future "challengers" to the pro-series.
We continue to focus on the education and technology of drones and most importantly, hands on experience. Attendees will get face to face with the myriad of different uses and emerging technologies ranging from robotics, humanitarian aid, modernized farming to photography.
The Exhibition will feature;
Have you ever wanted to learn how a drone works, or why so many people are using them? The Education Zone is the place for you. There will be activities for all ages, as well as special prizes and giveaways.
Local schools will be there to try them out and earn their wings. Attendees will learn all about drones and how they are used today in toy, racing, educational and industry fields.
Up close with Micro-Drones
Attendees who want to experience the thrill of flying and learn more about drones will have the opportunity.
In this adrenaline pumping 3D obstacle course, attendees will be able to experience first hand flying microdrones. You’ll be highly entertained as you pull off tricks like flips, and turns as you earn your wings.
The features of the area will include;
Want to fly professional FPV Canada courses from around the nation? This is your chance.
FPV Canada and Rotor Rush have partnered up to provide pilots and players with the ability to fly any race course from any of the chapters from across Canada.
This one of a kind, drone simulator mimics as close as it gets to the actual experience of flying a drone and attendees will be able to fly the 2nd Annual Canadian Drone Nationals course, virtually.
10am - 5pm
Elementary School Program
Presentations & Workshops
Pilots Check-in and Course Practice
10am - 5pm
Workshops & Presentations
Championships Qualifying Rounds
IDRA Challengers Cup Qualifying Rounds
10am - 5pm
Exhibition Wing Race
Championships Final Rounds
IDRA Challengers Cup Final Rounds
FIRST 200 TICKETS FREE
$10 to $20
QUALIFIED PILOT PASS
Open to all pilots
FPV Canada is committed to organizing drone races of all types and sizes across all of its official chapters in all the major cities Canada.This winter we are happy to start our new Canadian Micro Drone Racing League across most of our official chapters such as FPV Montreal, FPV Ottawa, FPV Toronto and FPV Vancouver. We have setup a shared FPV Canada Calendar with all of our events across Canada so everyone can add them to their schedule. Every winter Canadian pilots try and find places to fly and race their drones indoors, but flying racing drones requires ample space and that can get expensive or difficult to find. Luckily, our chapters have secured some super cool locations to fly indoors with micro drones such as, maker spaces, event spaces, lofts, gymnasiums, office spaces and event local pubs. Get your micro drones ready! we offer 2 classes - Micro Ducted & Micro Open to race around our tracks designed with our standardized gates, flags and obstacles designed by the FPV Canada team. Compete for points over multiple events to make it to the Canadian Micro Drone Championships and the chance to be crowned the best micro drone racing pilot in Canada!
The Canadian Drone Academy welcomes you to learn more about building and flying drones.
After having a very successful 1st semester in the winter of 2016 with 20 students attending and graduating from the 10 week course at the District 3 Makerspace at Concordia University. We have had many people sign up on the website and we have decided to offer 2 classes a week to allow more students in the program.
About the course
The Course will be taught by Nick Iversen who is not only a passionate and experienced drone pilot. Nick is also the Marketing Director at FPV Canada has also been a pioneer by helping form the FPV community in Montreal which includes the Canadian Drone Academy and the much acclaimed Montreal Drone Expo.. CDA will be working WIth 3 major Canadian drone companies to provide the choice of drones. ( Airblade UAV, FPV Racing Products, FPV Quads Canada ) We will cover transport Canada’s laws and also guidelines from MAAC for flying safety so that all our students knows how to fly safely.
When are the courses?
Classes will start the October 29th 2016 and will last for 7 weeks till the 3rd week of December. Classes will be weekends on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.
What is the course curriculum?
Learn to build and fly drones in 10 weeks
Week 1: Introduction to drones
Week 2: Start building - Start flying simulators
Week 3: Connecting power and motors
Week 4: Flight Controller & Cleanflight
Week 5: Understanding Testing and tuning
Week 7: Setting up everything FPV ( First Person View )
Week 8: Finish builds and go over safety and regulations/
After finishing the course you have access to taking our flying classes. Flying classes will start the second week of January and you will have 2 free classes. Then you can continue on your own or take our separate drone flying class.
Where are the courses held?
The classes will be held either at Concordia’s District 3 Makerspace. 5min walk from a metro and also has lots of parking around.
How much is the course and what what do you get?
Price of the course is starting at 1000$ with the choice of 3 drones to upgrade to.
This course is open to anyone above the age of 14 and does not require any previous knowledge. This does require lots of time and the ability to figure things out online and trouble shoot at any point. Anyone should be able learn how to build a drone with our 10 week program and be able to have the knowledge and tools necessary to be confident in going forward in this hobby.
Why take the course?
Sign up for the Fall semester, the free info sessions or any of our other courses
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