Thank you to AeroVironment for Sponsoring our Drone Races!

Join the Columbus Multirotor Club as it hosts the official drone races for BotOberfest!  Saturday will feature drone pilots in extreme competitive First Person View (FPV) speed trials and elimination tournaments.

Where:  Inouye Field, National Infantry Museum Parade Ground

When:  10 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 20th & 21st.

Columbus Multirotor Club

CMC is a Tier 2 MultiGP Chapter established in 2014

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Please click HERE for Official CMC Race Page!  


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We strive daily to make drone sports a reality for everyone.

With 24,000+ members and 550+ chapters (and growing) MultiGP is the largest professional drone racing league in the world.  MultiGP chapters welcome all pilots regardless of their skill level.  You’ll notice a difference in how our events are run because we provide helpful tools and resources to our chapters.  Our local chapters are managed by passionate and enthusiastic staff that share in the excitement of our sport.  We believe strongly that it is the right of each chapter to express themselves individually based off their own creativity and simply what works for them.


RACEBAND: We require all VTXs to be Raceband compliant.  Also all VTX’s will be required to run at 25mW.  Please come prepared to change your VTX and/or the channel/band of your VTX as needed for each race.

Amatuer Model Aviators (AMA) Membership:  We require a valid, current AMA membership for all pilots who wish to fly at any of our organized open public racing events.


3 Drone Racing Events

Singles Race Shootout

Saturday, October 20th:  10 am – 4 pm

This will be a MultiGP 2018 Open Division Singles Race.  All FPV flying skills are welcome!  Enthusiasts and/or Spectators are welcome!

Prize Purse:  1st $1000,  2nd$500 3rd –  $250
Bonus: $200 for fastest lap of the day

Reace Specification / Classes:  OPEN

Race Format:   SINGLES

  • Count all laps for a single round over a set period of time.
  • No qualifying rounds 1 controlled practice round 5 competition rounds.
  • Best 3/5 rounds 
  • Fixed time: 2 min
  • Aggregate time (total laps/total time)
  • Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished.
  • Must use a timing system.
  • Race starts on the tone.
  • All times will be submitted and added to MultiGP. 

Team Race Championship

Sunday, October 21st:  10 am – 4 pm

This will be a MultiGP 2018 Open Division Team Race.  All FPV flying skills are welcome!  Enthusiasts and/or Spectators are welcome!

Prize Purse:  1st$800, 2nd $400, 3rd – $200

Race Specifications / Classes:  Open

Race Format:  TEAM – 4 Pilots per Team

  • OSD – Pilot Name/Callsign Required
  • Teams must have a minimum of 3 pilots and are allowed up to 3 additional support members for battery swaps and navigation, etc.
  • During each heat, no pilot or team member will be allowed past the “safe zone” surrounding team pits.
  • Retrieval of downed quads will take place after each heat.
  • Teams will fly as many laps as they can in the 24 minutes of the race. 
  • During a race each team will have only 1 frequency to use.
  • Broadcasting on any other channel during the competition will result in disqualification.
  • GRAVEYARD CHANNEL:  Raceband 8 (5917) will be the Channel that ALL teams may put their lost quads on through FC/toggle switch, OR teams may use their own methodology to turn off the vtx.
  • Aggregate time (total laps/total time)
  • Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Race starts on the tone.
  • Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished Race starts on the tone.
  • AGAIN, THERE WILL BE NO RETRIEVALS DURING THE RACE!

X Class Open

Saturday, October 20th:  4 pm – 6 pm

Prize Purse: 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

Race Format:  X Class Open

  • Count all laps for a single round over a set period of time.
  • 1 controlled solo qualifier C-main 4 pilots and B-main 4 pilots.
  • Top 2 pilots for each move on to A-main 4-pilots. 
  • Fixed time: 2 min
  • Aggregate time (total laps/total time)
  • Finish last lap after timer sounds and count if finished. 
  • Must use a timing system.
  • Race starts on the tone.