Congratulations to the UAV @ Berkeley team who came in second in the University Team competition at the first collegiate drone competition held at Purdue University, fully sanctioned by MultiGP, the largest professional drone racing league in the world, and The Academy of Model Aeronautics.
The team, made up of Trey Fortmuller, David Dominguez Hooper, Joey Kroeger, Matt Wong and Andre Askari, competed against 26 university teams and 48 pilots on April 15, 2017 at Purdue University. Dominguez Hooper also came in fourth overall as an individual pilot.
As individuals, pilots raced between 10-15 times throughout the day and scores were recorded by the number of completed laps in 2 minutes of flight as drones pass through gates and stay within the boundaries of the track. Pilots with the top 16 individual scores competed in a head to bracket to determine final rankings of pilots. The team score was determined based off of the sum of the university’s top 3 pilots’ individual scores. Laps completed in the final bracket will add to the team’s score.
See video of the races: http://fpvlive.tv/watch
Pictures of the team racing and adventures: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UAVsAtBerkeley/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1162467177212736
See a recap of the weekend races here: http://www.multigp.com/news/37/Collegiate-Drone-Racing-Championship-Recap