The aeromodelling competition Liberty Multirotor Racing 2018 will gather sports enthusiasts at the second edition of this unique competition, that takes place in Cluj-Napoca, organized by the Romanian Aeromodelling Association, in partnership with Liberty Technology Park Cluj.
26 multirotor pilots will participate at this competition and among the drone passionates, there are pilots from Ireland, Germany, and Hungary. Multirotor Racing is a new type of sport, with controlled airplanes, that race against each other on an open track. During the race, the multirotor can reach up to 160 km/h with an acceleration from 1 to 100 km/h in less than 1,5 seconds.
People who want to see this competition are expected on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, starting at 10:00 am at Liberty Technology Park Cluj.
For families, we prepared a Kid’s corner, where there will be workshops for them to make their own model airplanes, there will be an air modeling exposition and also a competition for children, with the models they built themselves. Also, there will be a mini therapeutical alleyway and children can enjoy a molecular ice cream show and tasting, glitter tattoos, and themed photographs.
With a racetrack of approximately 20.000 sqm, equipped with flags, gates and a tunnel, a visual and acoustic traffic light system, a chronometer system and big screens to see the images sent by the multirotors, Liberty Technology Park Cluj will become the perfect host for this competition.
“We await our guests to enjoy our generous space, where nature embellishes the technology, in a weekend dedicated to aeromodelling enthusiasts and their families. Liberty is a dynamic ecosystem in which people and companies innovate and create together, and this event is exactly about this” the joy of being connected with technology” – Nina Moldovan, CEO Liberty Technology Park Cluj.
“The pilots are flying their multirotors using two RC radio controlled joysticks and First Person View glasses, similar to the VR kits. The multirotors are equipped with video cameras that transmit the image in real time. The best pilots have a steady hand and quick reflexes. This year, the format of the competition will allow the pilots to fly 4 at the same time during the qualifying period and 2 at the same time during the competition” explained Babos Andras Sandor, honorary member of the Romanian Aeronautical Association.
From a technical point of view, a multirotor is a “quadcopter”, meaning a flight controller ruled air model. With well set a starting and finish line, the race track is three dimensional, and the planes have to fly upwards, downwards around and through different control points, obstacles, tunnels, and gates.