Drones Managing Editor, Matt Maziarz, attended the International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association, or “IRCHA” Jamboree in Muncie, Indiana, last weekend and brought home some drone news and photos for publication in an upcoming issue. The crowd and the flying action at this event are huge and it was great to see drones and FPV racing represented there. Here’s a sampling. Learn more about IRCHA and the 2015 Jamboree at
www.ircha.org Brian -Brain Drain- Morris prepping one of his machines for the course. Brian took second at the inaugural FPV Nationals out in Cali earlier this year. Horizon Hobby had their new Inductrix micro EDF quad on display and they even had a small race course set up in their booth. The pilot with the fastest time got to take one home. MultiGP’s Chris Thomas and AMA President Bob Brown discussing FPV racing and RC flight in general over at the FPV course. The new Blade Chroma was all over the AMA fields with Horizon Hobby pilots performing aerobatics (with the gear and camera removed) in addition to capturing loads of aerial media. The new Ghost Quad was on display in the Hobbico booth. Controlled by a smartphone or tablet, it has all sorts of features including Follow Me mode. The new Voltage 500 was also on display in the Hobbico booth and was seen flying throughout the weekend on the main flight line, center stage. This sweet looking rig is called the Fast Forward. Chris states that you can fly it like an airplane … hence the landing gear. VertiPod unveiled there monstrous machine at IRCHA. 14S LiPo and a 250 amp ESC on each arm. This machine can lift an astounding 300 pounds! Notice the payload hook at the bottom. Zachary Buendia is always on point with his flying … even if he looks like he’s gonna fall over with his signature FPV lean while blasting through the gates and busting power loops.