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SafetyThird FPV Fun Fly, at WinterRanger's new backyard track Please follow social distancing guidelines as much as possible at event! You must join MultiGP race for channel assignment: https://www.multigp.com/races/view/?race=20841/S3-Fun-Fly--WinterRangers Location: WinterRanger's new field 19 Summit Rd Green Twp NJ 07821 Bring $5 for pizza! Format: Fun Fly & Practice Audience: First Timers, Veterans Craft Type: 4-6” propeller FPV racing multicopter VTX Power: 25mW strongly preferred IMD6C frequencies ONLY will be used: R1 R2 F2 F4 R7 R8 This is a private course. Respect the owner’s rules, please stay within property boundaries. You can drive down the right-of-way to drop equipment off then park in street. Agenda: • Check-in, Greetings, and pit area setup • Course Setup • Free Fly Pilot Briefing/Frequency assignment/Walk the course • Structured Free Fly (Wait to power up/ take off together) • Possibly some Racing! • Freestyle • Course breakdown, trash cleanup Suggested equipment to bring: • Your drone(s), props and batteries, repair parts and equipment • Folding Chair, Folding Table • Extension cord, power strip, charger, generator CHECK IN: • When you arrive, before you fly or power up anything, please check in with the Event Captain • You will be assigned a video frequency for the day. Do not change to another without permission from the Event Captain. If you are limited to a particular band, or aren’t sure, let them know. GENERAL GUIDELINES BOILERPLATE SAFETY THIRD: • Safety First. • Also, Safety Second. NO FLY ZONE: • The no fly zone is "IN, ABOVE AND BEHIND" the line formed by the pilot pit area. • Do not power up in the pits, unless during designated Frequency Setup Times • When coming in for a landing, please approach slowly and don't buzz everyone, there are lots of pilots "blind" with FPV goggles that can't tell if you are out of control or not. FLY ZONE: • All pilots and spectators should stay out of the fly zone. • Power up at the starting line, not in the pits. • Land only in the designated area RESPONSIBLE FLYING: • Know your skill limits and pilot your quad accordingly • DISARM IMMEDIATELY if you strike a gate, another drone, or lose video/control for any reason • Be mindful, safety conscious oriented and considerate of other pilots, bystanders, pets, wildlife and the environment COMMUNICATION: IF YOU CRASH or need to enter the field: • Racing: please wait until races are over • Free flight/ practice: you may enter the field by announcing “ON THE FIELD” loudly to entire pit area BEFORE YOU RUN OUT. WHEN YOU POWER UP your drone: • Plugging in may cause an initial “blast” on all channels, interrupting those flying • Power on goggles first, and look if there is already a signal. DO NOT power up if you can see another’s video. • Before plugging in, call out your frequency (“PLUGGING IN F2”) • If pilots are flying, be aware of them calling back “UNPLUG!!!!” and unplug your battery immediately HAVE FUN! • We're all here to help learn and have a really great time together.