Inaugural LVIP Micro Madness Drone Race

Inaugural LVIP Micro Madness Drone Race
Posted on 04/25/2019
Inaugural LVIP Micro Madness Drone Race

The Lee Virtual School Drone and Engineering Club is hosting its inaugural Micro Madness Drone race on Monday, April 29th. The competition is for pilots of all skill levels, whether they have their own drone or not, who are simply interested in racing.

“Drone racing is a convergence of technical knowledge, coordination and strategic thinking, says Lee Virtual Principal Al Shilling. “We are excited about offering an event that brings students and the public together in an exciting venue that will most likely be the next NASCAR of high-performance sports.”

There are two races open to all skill levels:

Race Type 1: No supplies needed. The “Tiny Whoop” drone race has all supplies included. Even practice beforehand. You only need to show up and be interested in racing.

Race Type 2: Bring your own drone race. Participants who own a drone that has a battery of 8V or smaller can race their own drone in a separate race.

The setting of the race is also a chance for anyone interested to learn the ins and outs of flying drones. Line of sight and first-person view flying will be taught by the LVS Drone and Engineering Club.

“Lee Virtual school strives to be cutting edge. This is a cutting-edge event,” Principal Shilling says. “It wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our parents and students that have made our Drone and Engineering Club a success in its first year.”

Micro Madness is scheduled for Monday, April 29th at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway. Registration costs $10, either in advance or cash or check at the door. Practice starts at 3:00pm. Races start at 5:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to the race winners.