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Poll: Which simulator do you want to use for our racing event?
Liftoff
VelociDrone
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This poll will close on: 26-Dec-2017
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IntoFPV Simulator Racing Tournament
#1
Shall we do a racing competition on a FPV simulator? I can probably provide some prizes.
What Simulator would you guys suggest we should use?

I think Liftoff and Velocidrone are good choices as both support multiplayer and have relatively better physics than the rest.

Let me know! Once we decided on the platform we can then work on the format.
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#2
Cool idea! I voted liftoff since I don't have velocidrone. That said I am thinking of getting it sooner or later, so I could be motivated to get it sooner.
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#3
This is a great idea, I only have Velocidrone, and not Liftoff.
I am not sure if I should partake though, aside from the fact that I struggle to complete a lap, my crappy laptop and dodgy internet connection will probably cause everyone's connections to lag!

Regardless, lots of hours going into Velo over the next month...
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(27-Nov-2017, 04:18 AM)Tom BD Bad Wrote: Dodgy internet connection will probably cause everyone's connections to lag!

You are not alone Big Grin
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#5
Velocidrone is closest to real life, specially with the newest updates. Oscar, I'll be more than happy to help build a track for you guys. Since there's concerns for lag, maybe we can post videos of our fastest times?
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#6
I am in... I'd have to get Velocidrone another try if we're going in that direction. I am pretty much exclusively flying liftoff these days.

T, if you design a course with tough elements it'd be a big help for the rest of us to get practice time. These days I can handle courses with vertical elements, small gaps, and excessively tight slaloms but I usually need 10-20 laps practice before I can make it through without crashes...

On the other end, if it's something open and fast... then I can bust through it pretty quick.

I'd be open to time-trial style competition also. It might cut down on scheduling issues. It might increase the amount of time that I have to dedicate to it though lol.
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#7
Sorry, I have to bump this a bit, only 8 folks from the forum have voted!? 
C'mon guys, (when I say guys, this always includes you gals too) I know Trojan Goat has signed up, so already the competition is looking tough, but I will let you in on a secret...

After finally completing a lap of the 'Swiss nationals 2016' track on the 'empty day scene' of velocidrone, I went and had a look on youtube for actual vids from the event. The one I watched would have had the racer lap me 3 times before I even reached the start finish line once!!!  ROFL

Competition for last place is looking tough too Rolleyes
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#8
I think we're all on different time zones so it might be hard to sync up and race together. What if we created a track weekly / biweekly and you have 1 week to get the best time for 3 laps. Each pilot can only post 1 video of them flying the course. We can create a point system and award points based on your time, or maybed Oscar can make some sort of point system through this website. If I post this in my racegroup others will join for sure.

We can turn this into a series (as long as others can help make the course too, it's easy). Maybe start with a simple figure 8 with elevation changes and make it more complex as we go.

Does that sound good?
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#9
(06-Dec-2017, 06:23 PM)trojanGoat Wrote: I think we're all on different time zones so it might be hard to sync up and race together.  What if we created a track weekly / biweekly and you have 1 week to get the best time for 3 laps.  Each pilot can only post 1 video of them flying the course.  We can create a point system and award points based on your time, or maybed Oscar can make some sort of point system through this website.  If I post this in my racegroup others will join for sure.  

We can turn this into a series (as long as others can help make the course too, it's easy).  Maybe start with a simple figure 8 with elevation changes and make it more complex as we go.

Does that sound good?

I'd be up for this, absolutely!
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#10
One way it could be handled is each individual who wants to sponsor a race could just start a thread and set up the rules. We could define some rules here on how to set up the thread and then Oscar could post it as a sticky. 

Things like:
  • Use the Race tag
  • Put the name of the simulator and track in the name of the thread like "Liftoff: Straw Bale 1"
  • maybe some set of standard rules that can be copied and pasted to explain stuff like posting the video and making sure that the video shows your time at the end.
  • Guidelines on how long the race is open for
What do you guys think?

If the individual races start to become a bit of a hit then we could start to do tournaments/series from there
carl.vegas
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