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My first achievement in quad racing!

Hi Everyone!

So, this super exciting event took place. For the first time, I went to an organized race.

Thank you Coptermonkey.chand Backstreetpilots.ch for this amazing experience! Thank you Highflyer for taking me with you =)!

Everyone was super nice, people were happy and we had a lot of stuff to exchange. Many ideas came out of this event and I have experienced a whole new facet of this new sport.

I apologize in advance for the wall of text! =)

For the first time, I have felt the adrenaline rush on the countdown. I had to add some deadband in form of Betaflight configuration and beer  to remove all the false jitter.

4 Pilots each round, 3 categories – Beginner 12 Pilots, Advanced 12 Pilots and Experts 8 Pilots.  I myself registered on the Advanced category. Man I cannot recommend this enough to people. Get out and fly with other people. It is a whole different level of fun! Seeing another person passing by looks really amazing. The rush of winning or the rush of failing because of a silly mistake – everything is so much fun! Of course there is some downtime as only 4 Pilots at a time can race – this is where you network! Connect to other people, talk about your specs, talk on what LiPo you prefer, what frame you use and why… You can learn a lot!

I for example noticed that I need a round or two in an active race so I gain what I would call a “tunnel vision”, a form of calmness and concentration. This short moment alone was worth so much and a new experience for me. In the end, 2 others and I had the same points so we did a K.O. race. I made a silly mistake that shouldn’t have happened, but then again, it can happen to anyone! I managed to claim the 3rd place but really, this is just a small part and a nice to have but nonetheless extremely rewarding.

On the left, my Alien in use and quad that got me the 3rd place. The trophy in middle and on the right, my very first every built racing/acro ZMR.

On the left, my Alien in use and quad that got me the 3rd place. The trophy in middle and on the right, my very first every built racing/acro ZMR.

This is one of my rounds. You clearly see my nervousness in the first two rounds out of four. After those, I calmed down and flew the course without further issue. In the Advanced category, I could skip the “jump” gate ( The one that looks like that: —(—|—(—, this is only for experts ). When I finished the race, my nervousness returned as you can see my thumb twitch on my landing.

All in all, amazing event! I will do it as often as I can, joining other people, race together, drink together and a healthy competition that is fun makes everything better!

Cheers to all pilots that made this day an amazing experience!

Schemen

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