SGDC is proud to host the first British Qualifying Event of the new year, and also the first day-night BQE. Please join us under the floodlights for flying, fun, and the usual shenanigans at our home here at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY | 1pm - 9pm
This Winter BQE was previously going to be held on Jan 28th - 2024, but has moved due to a scheduling conflict.
Our BQE is open to pilots of all abilities so you don't have to be a top racer to take part and have a good time.
You can fly any FPV racing drone, it doesn't have to be a 5 inch race drone (but we would recommend it) you can fly your freestyle rig or even a toothpick and anything up to 6s - Just check it conforms with the BDRA technical specs .
We are limiting this event to 30 pilots to ensure that everyone can get in a good amount of flying and qualifying rounds.
Event location - https://yate-outdoor-sports-complex.co.uk/
We will be releasing the track for our BQE on the Velocidrone simulator and a video fly through for people without the simulator on our social media platforms. We’ll also provide a track layout diagram around the Christmas break, so all pilots can fly the track and practice some of the elements before the day. Even though the track will be as close to the sim as possible, it may be subject to change if necessary.
Qualifying will begin at 1pm and end before 9pm.
Timing and Event Format
Our event will be run using an ImmersionRC LapRF timing system linked to Livetime. We will also be live streaming our event to YouTube and LiveFPV so that you can easily keep track of the standings. We will be using the BDRA BQE race format (qualifying rounds leading into triple finales for all).
On Site Facilities
Our onsite Cafe/Bar will be open all day serving a range of hot/cold food and drinks.
We have great toilets & facilities with onsite parking, lots of comfy cafe space & sheltered stadium seating.
Venue capacity for mains charging is available within reason.
Entry fee is £37, and there will be a £2 discount with BDRA membership. This will go directly to funding our site and new resources allowing us to host more epic events in the future.
In the event of a rained off / cancelled race day we will offer a FULL 100% refund (minus PayPal fees), however please prepare your quads to fly in the rain, using conformal coating or appropriate techniques. If the event goes ahead but you cannot fly, we will not be able to refund you. Remember, this is a Winter BQE!
If you cancel your place we will do our best to fill it from the reserve pilots list, if we fill the spot we will refund you minus PayPal fees (4%).
BMFA / FPVUK insurance
Analog or HDZero, 25mw VTX output
British Drone Racing Association regulations: https://bdra.uk/current-rules/
We look forward to welcoming you to YOSC for the UK’s first Floodlit BQE.
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