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1. How many individual Qualifying Event results should count towards the qualification for the British Championships?
2. Should there be a minimum number of Qualifying Events attended, to be eligible to qualify for the British Championships?
3. If more than one qualifying event result counts towards the British Championship, should the results be cumulative (added up) or averaged?
4. Thinking about the distribution of the 2017 Qualifying Events, how evenly were they distributed?
5. How much notice would you expect between a Qualifying Event being announced, until it is held?
6. How Many Qualifying Events should take place in the racing season?
7. Would you support a Regional format to British Championship Qualifying?
8. If a Regional format was used, how should the regions be broken down?
9. Would you support Event Based Qualifying or League Based Qualifying?
10. If there was a League-based system, what should be the number of races in the season prior to the British Championships?
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The BMFA Buckminster Site]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The BMFA Buckminster Tiny Whoop Arena]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The Pilots' Pit Area]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The Catering]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The toilet facilities]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The Camping Facilities]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The non-racing entertainment]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [The Live Race Tracking App]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [Access to live FPV footage]
11. What did you think of the following aspects of the British Championships? [Media coverage]
12. How would you rate your overall British Championships experience?
13. What, if anything, would you change about the track?
14. What, if anything, would you change about the Pilots' Pit Area?
15. What, if anything, would you change about the amenities?
16. When do you think the British Championships should take place?
17. Would you prefer an indoor or outdoor championships?
18. Would you prefer the British Championships to be part of a larger event or stand alone?
19. Do you think there should be a non-competitors' flying area?
20. What additional improvements would you make to the British Championship event?
21. Should self-righting mechanisms be permitted (turtle mode)?
22. Should Active Crash Recovery Modes be permitted?
23. What should be the primary method of lap recording?
24. What should the maximum number of racers in a heat be?
25. Should competitors be required to have both left and right-handed Circular Polarised Antennas available to race (for Analogue users)?
26. Should competitors be restricted from using linear antennas on VTXs?
27. Are you content with the current maximum battery voltage of 16.8V (4S)?
27b. If you answered no to the previous question, can you please explain your rationale for changing the maximum voltage?
28. Are you content with the current maximum propeller size of 6" (250 class) and 4" (180 class)?
28b. If you answered no to the previous question, can you please explain your rationale for changing the current propeller sizes?
29. What is your opinion about the size of UK tracks?
30. What is your opinion about the technical difficulty of UK tracks?
31. Should Launch Pads be allowed in races?
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Communication with Members]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Communication with the Media]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Support to Grass Roots racing]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Support to elite racers]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Support to Teams]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Growth of the sport in the UK]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Growth of the sport internationally]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Proactiveness to innovate ]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Transparency]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Leadership]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Management of the season schedule]
32. What is your perception of the BFPVRA? [Management of association finances]
33. What are your preferred methods for receiving race information?
34. Should the BFPVRA maintain a league table on its official website and/or Facebook?
35. Should the BFPVRA maintain the season calendar on its official website?
36. Should the BFPVRA create a junior league to encourage more young people into the sport?
If you would like to submit any further comments, please fill out the box below or email secretary@bfpvra.org to arrange further consultation.
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Three
No i think it should be open to all if a member
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
3A Month4-6Yes
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dony know did not attend
Late AugustDon't mind
Part of larger event
YesYesNoEither system6YesNoYesYes33YesVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery Positive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Instagram (if it was available), Email, iFPV
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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OneOne
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3Two months
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Countries: (Scotland (5), England (50), Wales (3) and Northern Ireland (2)) .
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
Not as Tight & less Wind :P
N/AN/A
Early September
Don't mindDon't mindNoN/AYesYes
VTX based timing
8YesNoYesYes33YesNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralEmailYesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
4
ThreeTwo
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
1A Month
As many as possible, we need to keep adding them as the sport grows, otherwise people are limited by place availability.
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
5-9GoodVery GoodGoodGoodVery GoodN/AN/AGoodGoodAverage8
I think it needed to be slightly scaled up, if only 20%. We need to keep the track hard, but refrain from it being an obstacle course. The size was good but I think slightly bigger would have created great racing. The wind regardless screwed that up though.
Pit crew :Dn/aJuly/August.OutdoorDon't mindNo
More media coverage, no rushing in the finals. We spent 2 days in the gruelling weather, for some competitors races to be either cut short due to not being ready or in my case I believe the timer was sped up. I learnt earlier in the weekend to arrive promptly for your race or it will start without you, and I was there and ready for my finals yet had no time. None of my final started when the starting beep went. Considering I had qualified in first position, this was completely nullified and it was not a race.

I'd like to see at minimum double elimination, I also do NOT think finals for all makes for a fun or final end competition. I'd rather people had the position to bump up if they had a rough qualifying time as I did.
NoYesEither system8NoYesNo
We should not stifle innovation, voltage is not directly tied to speed, you still need to make laps, and you still need to fly for 2 minutes. I believe 2018 we will see people moving at first to 5s, and then eventually settle on 6s. 6s = less current draw = smaller spikes = lower power requirements. We're on the edge of 4s limits and people are still getting faster, we cannot beat physics and must adapt our drones to do so. 6s also brings huge torque benefits, a much reduced battery sag both due to lower current but less voltage sag overall due to higher voltage.
No
I don't think we have classes as is. People are free to run whatever they want as long as it suits the maximum. I don't see any reason to limit the size from the lower end at all - if people want to fly 3" so be it. Similarly up top - as long as it is within global specs for proper drone racing, allow it.
24YesNeutralNegativePositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Email
Yes
I see no reason to incorporate both.
Yes and no. I think we should be heavily investing into Schools and getting the young engaged and into the sport, but realise that is hard without funds.
5
ThreeTwo
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
Late September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
YesNoNo
VTX based timing
6NoYesYes33NoNegativePositiveNegativePositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositivePositivePositiveNegativeNeutral
Facebook, You tube (if it was available), Email
YesYesYes
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6PoorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AGoodVery Poor4Late AugustOutdoor
Part of larger event
YesYesYes
VTX based timing
16YesYesYesYes24YesNeutralNeutralNegativePositivePositiveNegativeNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegative
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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TwoOne
You're only allowed to enter 2 events cumulative score
2
Start of the Year.
2 per regionYes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
Don't think there should be a QE League
Very GoodVery GoodGoodAverageAverageGoodVery PoorGoodAverageVery Poor7
Track was mint!!
Screen to tell you what race is up or current race stats (basically, a livetime event feed)
The numbers didn't warrant it but another food van / catering option
Late AugustOutdoor
Part of larger event
Yes
Level of event production - aesthetically more pleasing
YesNo
VTX based timing
8NoNoNo
Efficiency of the setup - I'd like to be able to run lower kv motors, a higher celled battery so I can draw less amps and put my electronics through less stress and in turn get a longer run time
Yes23NoNegativeVery NegativeVery PositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativePositive
Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Is it needed? In most cases the youngens whoop the adults already
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2
Start of the Year.
10-12Yes
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National League
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
I have put 5 but i did not attend the race, so 5 is because i have to select some thing to move on.....
Heating :-)
okay so it should take place at the end of summer when its still warm,
OutdoorStand alone
VTX VTX VTX VTX VTX VTX problems
I can't say as i was not there
YesYesEither system16No
based on what information, has it been proven that Linear is more disruptive than a high gain directional antenna ??
Yes
I can fly 5s its to fast for my eyes.... tbh i can't really fly 4s :-)
Yes13YesNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNeutralNeutralVery NegativeNeutral
Facebook, Twitter, Website (bfpvra.org), Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email, iFPV
YesYesYes
On the IFPV you can climb the table purely by just keep attending it either needs to be that a lift of races are produced in a timely planed manner, it seems as tho any one could add a race that maybe was not advertised and the points could be added up so if there is a table the races should be well listed in advance, Now if thats the case its should be that only your best 3 races are added to your points, or a complete all out list so that all the race points re added, but this might be difficulty if these is lots of races that not every body can attend i remember a few last year that clashed.... this is just a thought but its either a league with planned races or its not and if its not then the best points from your top three races should be capped at 3 races or something like this.....

Ah one other thing,

if there are video issues and the races is re started, those that crashed due to non video issues should be discounted from that re start.... i have seen racers who crashed have a video call later then go on to win...

thats my 2ps worth for today
9
ThreeOne
Number of members beaten in qualifying
3
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
10-12Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/APoorPoor5
Dunno wasn't there
Dunno wasn't there
Dunno wasn't there
Early OctoberDon't mindDon't mind
If it's part of a larger event
Live streaming on YouTube and Facebook, including AGM
YesNo
VTX based timing
8NoNoYesYes24
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
NeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeVery Positive
Facebook, Email, iFPV
The qualifications spreadsheet used to work out the qualifiers for the BC should be viewable to members throughout the season
QE's and BC's, unless iFPV stops being updated
If working with existing youth groups such as scouts, guides
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OneOneOnly the best..Two months4-6Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6GoodVery GoodGoodGoodGoodN/APoorVery GoodVery PoorN/A7
More windproof :-P just kidding, track was top class!
More chairs!Late AugustDon't mindStand aloneNo
Double knockout!
YesYes
VTX based timing
8NoNoYesYes33Yes
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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TwoOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
5A Month10-12No
Countries: (Scotland (5), England (50), Wales (3) and Northern Ireland (2)) .
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
10Very GoodGoodGoodAverageGoodN/AN/AVery GoodPoorGood5
More Technical - if the weather allowed. The track was testing in the conditions given calm conditions it would have been a who has the fastest quad race. Its BC it shouldn't be easy.
More bins would have helped the mess in the pits.
Early September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
NoNoNoEither system8NoYesNo
upto 6s should be allowed. These allow us to run less amps, which means less damaged components, and also possibly longer running time on larger tracks.
Yes41YesNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNeutralNegativeNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralVery Positive
Facebook, Twitter, Email, iFPV, Word of mouth.
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No
While regional racing is a great idea, you need to look at where the top pilots all come from. All of the top 6 at BC are from the SE with most of the top 20 being from that area too. Regional qualifiers will limit people from this area that are of the higher skill percentage from making it to BC. The England isn't a big enough country to worry about regional qualifiers. 99% of pilots can drive to any QE in under 4 hours - compare that to the US and you have people taking flights and driving for 12hours to get to 'easier' regional QEs.

I think the idea for the Scottish was good, and worked well, hopefully can do the same for NI.
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ThreeOne
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3
Start of the Year.
10-12Yes
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/APoorPoorPoor1Nothing NaNaEarly OctoberOutdoorDon't mindYes
A handycap system so the old gits can compete on a level playing field lol
NoNoEither system6YesYesYes33NoVery NegativeVery NegativeNegativePositivePositiveNegativeNegativeNegativeNeutralNeutralNegativePositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
1A Month4-6Yes
Countries: (Scotland (5), England (50), Wales (3) and Northern Ireland (2)) .
National League
5-9PoorPoorAverageAverageAverageAveragePoorAverageAveragePoor1Late OctoberOutdoorStand aloneYesNoYesEither system10NoNoYesYes44NoVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeNeutralVery NegativeVery NegativeNeutralNeutralNeutralVery NegativeNeutralNeutralEmailYesYesYes
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5Three
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
1
Start of the Year.
4-6Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6Very GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodPoor4Late AugustOutdoor
Part of larger event
NoYesYesEither system8YesNoYesYes24YesVery NegativeVery NegativeNegativeVery PositiveNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativePositive
Facebook, Email
Should be completely separate from iFPV as that is a personal site.
YesYes
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ThreeOne
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
4Three Weeks10-12NoN/A
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9Very GoodGoodAverageGoodVery GoodGoodAverageGoodGoodAverage8
Tracks are beginning to turn in to obstical courses rather than race tracks just something to bear in mind. but without the wind the track would have been pretty good
Slightly bigger as was cramped with 60 pilots
They were good toilets were good and catering was nice
Early September
OutdoorDon't mind
Depends if it interfears with racing
More media coverage live streaming bigger sponsors
NoNo
VTX based timing
6NoYesYesYes24YesNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegative
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeThree
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
National League
5-9Very GoodAveragePoorVery PoorVery PoorN/AVery PoorAveragePoorVery Poor6
Larger marque or more than 1
More choices than 1 van
Early September
OutdoorStand aloneYesNoNo
VTX based timing
6NoYesYesYes33NoNegativeNegativeNegativeVery PositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Instagram (if it was available), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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OneOne
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3A Month10-12No
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
GoodN/AGoodAverageAverageN/AN/AVery GoodGoodPoor7
Put it indoors, especially in October!
more secure, entrance was too near spectator area.
JulyOutdoor
Part of larger event
No
Less people, 60 makes it too slow, also made qualifying pointless as anyone that entered any QE got a chance to enter. Should be 30 people, make qualifying worth something.
YesYes
VTX based timing
8NoYesNo
currently a 4s pack is pushed to it's absolute max on a 2min run, this means batteries get trashed if you go flat out for a full race run. Either 5s is needed, or race time needs to be reduced.
Yes33
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
Very PositivePositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositivePositiveNegativeNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
Should maintain a Qualifier league publicly on website. Leave the other league on iFPV/ link to it.
YesNo
Would be great if the champs could be run alongside the main BMFA NATS in August. Loads going on then! Otherwise it should be scheduled for the summer, and QE events can could happen the previous year as well.
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2Two months
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National League
5-9Very GoodVery GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodVery GoodVery GoodPoor9
The track was cool, unfortunately the wind prevented people from fully opening but that's out of control.
Slightly larger Late AugustOutdoorDon't mind
Although it is nice, managing a track with fpv with people who aren't neccisarily familiar with race ettiquete would need very strict management
Fewer pilots. Potentially 40 rather than 60 ten heats feels like too many
YesNoEither system8No
Permitible unless an issue arises then problem should be solved
No
No reason for keeping it as it is. They are just as accessible now (although more expensive) and it is down to the pilot to experiment and find the best setup that works for them. Shouldn't be restraining progress
Yes23YesPositiveNeutralVery PositivePositivePositivePositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
YesNo
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OneOne
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
2Two months10-12Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National League
5-9GoodGoodGoodAverageGoodN/AVery GoodPoorPoor8
Track was great shame about the wind. If British championships is held as late in the year again then there needs to be some kind of bad weather provision.
It didn't blow away so was pretty impressed. A projector / screen to watch fpv feeds.
Nothing
Early September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
YesYesYes
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesYes34
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
PositiveNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralPositivePositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
YesYesNo
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
2A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
5-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10Late AugustDon't mindStand aloneYesNoNoEither system8NoNoYesYes33YesNegativeNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralVery PositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
4Two months4-6Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10
Late September
OutdoorDon't mindYes
Undercover area for all pilots to work and shelter.
YesYes
VTX based timing
8NoNoYesYes33YesPositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveVery PositiveNeutralPositive
Website (bfpvra.org), Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
I miss a lot of info as I am not on FB.
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I believe it should be a weight scoring system with two events being counted. Eg. Weston park had 60 pilots, for first place pilot A gets 60 points ladmas had 32pilots for first place Pilot A gets 32 points. So the pilot now has 92 points. But Pilot B came 2nd at Weston getting 59 points and came 1st at delta hawks which had 48 pilots so pilot B has 107 points. So out qualifying Pilot A and are rewarded for attending the bigger events which tend to require a higher skill to compete. Rather than this years Nats where pilots who competed at bigger events were out qualified by people who attended small events perfect example of this while the i-series final took place which had most of the UKs best pilots attending. A QE event took place with the minimum number of allowed pilots and pilots that had attended the biggest events were out qualified by pilots attending a small event. If a weighted points system was in place it would ensure that the best pilots are rewarded for it. While still giving other pilots the chance to qualify well by attending smaller QE events.
One
As stated in my above comment a points system should be introduced.
3A Month
As many as possible. Personally as long as a race meets minimum requirements and is held by an affiliated club it should class as a QE
No
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National League
Please see Previous comment on the scoring system
Very GoodN/AGoodAverageGoodVery GoodVery PoorVery GoodAverageN/A7The wind.
Proper pilot line rather than picnic benches and some gazebos. Was a bit all over the shop.
Needs more boobs and off track entertainment lol.
Early September
Don't mindDon't mind
Depends what you mean. But a fun fly track for the evening would have been great.
As I say more entertainment. More than just racing. Ie. Go for the whole package like Weston did. Have an event not just a race. Fun fly track helis planes ect have an air show to be proud of. BMFA buckminster is an amazing place and wants utilising
No
VTX based timing
8
yes And no. Depends on the pilot separation. If the correct pilot separation is maintained and we are only running races with 6 pilots. I don’t see a problem. When pilot numbers go up and they will, delta hawks being one of the few that has already proven we can have more pilots flying. I think linear antennas will become an issue with the lack of polarisation and lack of tuning to the band.
No
It’s not that I’m not happy with it because I am. Lipos are already expensive. But with a higher voltage comes more efficiency. But I do think it should be allowed up to 5s but with the race organisers given the choice to allow it at their events or not without losing QE status ect. It’s a track by track decision. If you have a huge track. Allow 5s if you’re limited to a track the size Nationals was. Limit to 4s. Use common sense
Yes33YesNeutralNegativeNeutralPositiveNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNeutralNegativeNegativeNeutral
Facebook, Email, iFPV
Ifpv league should be made official!!
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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OneOne
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
2A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
5-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AGoodAverage5less wind lol
i wasnt there so cant comment
i wasnt there so cant comment
Early September
Don't mindStand aloneNo
i think the picking system needs looking at and it also needs to be 100% transparent as there were people who qualified for the championships who shouldnt have really been there (or it seemed anyway)
NoNoEither system6NoYesYesYes33YesPositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveNegativePositivePositivePositive
Facebook, Email, iFPV
YesYesNo
I am part of the Yorkshire Drone Racing team who have run a number of events this year - we would like to try and run some QE events next year or offer support in running a northern league.
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TwoOne
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
2
A Month but ideally at the start of the season
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6AverageGoodAverageAverageAverageN/AVery PoorVery GoodVery GoodPoor8
the wind ;).... make it bigger
Make it bigger and walkways larger
Late AugustDon't mind
Part of larger event
NoNoNoEither system8NoNoYesYes23YesNeutralPositiveNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Maintained on both BFPVRA and iFPV
No
Racers should be promoted more along with their event footage shared for more to see
25
ThreeThree
Average score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
4
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
10-12Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
4-6
Late September
IndoorStand aloneYesYesYes
Transponder based timing
6NoNoNo
As a 'newbie'...I still fly 3 cell.
Yes33YesNegativeNegativePositiveNeutralNeutralPositiveVery PositiveNeutralNegativeNegativeNeutralNeutral
Website (bfpvra.org), Email
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
Hi...since I don't do any 'social media' I feel that I missed out on some info...Plus I had to eventually go to the BMFA to sort out / stop my unwanted/ unsigned auto renewal this year as it was impossible via BFPVRA.....THIS IS WHY I WILL NOT BE RENEWING MY MEMBERSHIP...But I wish you well in 2018.
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As many as possible
One
Average of Top 2
3Three Weeks
As many as possible
Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
As many as possible
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Late September
Don't mindStand aloneYesYesYes
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesYes24NoPositiveNeutralVery NegativeNeutralNeutralVery NegativeNeutralNegativePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
1. I never hear anything about encouraging new people to come to races, try out etc, as an outside it looks as if its run by and for a handful of pilots who already know each other. I think the model should be closer to DRL in USA, in terms of helping local clubs, encouraging meets etc. 2. The BFPVRA website is sparse to say the least... and mostly just seems to redirect you to some iFPV....unless its to collect annual membership. 3. It would be great if the BFPVRA could help to organise more local meets, more 'new racer' days etc to try to expand the sport. 4. I realise its all hard (and voluntary) work, so please keep it up, and perhaps you can ask other people to help share the burden. If you call out for help with specific things, I'm sure you'll get help from new volunteers....maybe you could start by asking for some help with your website!
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should prioritize entrents for Regional/County events ie 1 home event weighs more than 1 away
Three
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
10-12Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
4-6GoodGoodAverageAverageAverageN/APoorAverageGoodPoor7
more space, access to power, bench allocation
Early OctoberOutdoorDon't mind
yes, only accesable between races or have "test areas"
YesYes
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesYes33
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
PositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositivePositiveNegativeNeutral
Facebook, Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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5Three
Err. Wouldn't average and cumulative be the same?
3A Month4-6NoN/A
Regional Leagues
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
At the BMFA nationals
Outdoor
Part of larger event
If roomYesYesEither system8NoNoYesYes23YesNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativeNegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeNegativeNeutralNegativeNegativeEmailYesYesNo
I struggle to understand the purpose of the bfpvra. It seems to only be interested in the top few percent of the fpv pilots. It should merge with the BMFA in my view. However I thank you for all your efforts in supporting the hobby. My view is based on my experience of the bfpvra not necessarily the function of the group.
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TwoTwo
A cumulative score of up to TWO Qualifying Event results.
3Three Weeks
As many as possible but been run by credible clubs/organisations
Yes
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9GoodGoodGoodAverageAverageAverageAverageGoodVery GoodGood8
Early September
OutdoorDon't mindNoLess windYesNo
VTX based timing
8Yes
if flying in more than heats of 6
YesYes33YesNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutral
Facebook, Email, iFPV
YesYes
but they should have a senior league for the over 50's
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ThreeTwo
A cumulative score of ALL Qualifying Event results.
4Two months10-12Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
5-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AVery GoodN/AN/A8
Early September
OutdoorStand aloneYesYesYesEither system6NoYesYesYes23YesPositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveVery PositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveVery PositivePositive
Facebook, Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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OneOne
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4
Start of the Year.
10-12Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National League
5-9Very GoodVery GoodVery GoodAverageGoodGoodAverageVery GoodVery GoodVery Good9
Nothing the track was epic
Late AugustOutdoorStand aloneNoNoNoEither system6NoYesYesYes33YesVery PositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositiveNeutralPositivePositivePositiveiFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2
Start of the Year.
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6AverageGoodVery PoorVery PoorVery PoorVery PoorVery PoorAverageVery PoorVery Poor5
Make it unique. As in, use more natural resources rather then gates and flags.
One that accommodates 1 table per pilot
Early September
Don't mindDon't mind
I think there needs to be some freestyle as well as non competitors area
Source an indoor location if it's going to be THAT windy or get a unique location that is cool to fly.
YesYes
VTX based timing
8Yes
Not outdoor, that's silly.
YesYes14YesVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeNeutralVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery Negative
Facebook, Instagram (if it was available), You tube (if it was available), Email, iFPV
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeThree
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
5-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Transponder based timing
YesYesNegativeNeutralNegativeNeutralNeutralNegativeNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeNeutralNeutral
Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
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OneOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
5
Start of the Year.
1-3Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National League
5-9NoNoEither system6YesNoYesYes22YesVery NegativeNegativeVery NegativeNegativeNeutralNegativeNegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeEmailYesYesYes
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OneOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4A Month10-12Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
5-9Very GoodVery GoodAverageGoodGoodN/AN/AVery GoodPoorPoor7
Not much, maybe slightly larger
More space required
NothingEarly OctoberDon't mindDon't mindNoYesYes
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesYes23
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
PositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositivePositivePositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYesNo
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ThreeOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3
Start of Outdoor Season (May)
10-12Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
Early September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
YesYesYes
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesYes34YesNegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeNegativeNegativeVery NegativeVery NegativeNegativeNeutralNeutralVery NegativeNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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OneOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2A Month10-12Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodN/AN/AGoodGoodAverage7The wind ;)
The route to the pilots flying area, the way around race control was often difficult to pass
Late September
OutdoorStand aloneNo
No need for the commentary unless there is a large number of spectators to benefit from it
NoNoEither system6YesYesYesYes33YesPositivePositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3A Month10-12Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Qualifying Events
4-6Very GoodVery GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodAverageVery GoodGoodAverage9
The track was excellent (only marred by the weather, but can't help that!)
It was good. Nice to be close to the flight line/tannoy
-
Late September
OutdoorDon't mindNo
Tannoy feed in tiny whoop area to allow casual flight between races
YesYes
VTX based timing
8NoNoYesYes24
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
PositiveNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralVery PositivePositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositivePositiveVery Positive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), iFPV
Yes
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes
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ThreeTwo
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
5-9Very GoodVery GoodGoodGoodGoodN/AN/AGoodGoodN/A9Less wind. :-)
Could always use more space but was v. good really.
Early September
OutdoorDon't mind
Fine as long as racing is primary consideration
YesYes
Transponder based timing
8Yes
Not qualified to say.
YesYes34
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
PositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutralNeutralPositiveNeutralPositivePositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Don't mind.
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TwoTwo
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4Two months10-12NoN/A
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
1-3Very GoodVery GoodGoodAverageVery GoodGoodPoorVery GoodVery GoodGood8
the two gates on the starting straight. This forced everyone to bunch into one gate off the line during the knockouts.
More space or making it pilots only.
Nothing
Late September
Don't mindDon't mindYes
None other than those already stated
NoNo
VTX based timing
6NoNoYesNAYesNA32NoPositiveNeutralPositivePositivePositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositiveNeutralVery PositivePositiveVery PositiveEmailYesYesNo
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ThreeOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Countries: (Scotland (5), England (50), Wales (3) and Northern Ireland (2)) .
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
NAVery GoodVery GoodGoodPoorVery GoodN/AN/AVery GoodN/APoor8
Nothing, the track was very good.
It was slightly too small for 60 pilots. The tables layout meant that it was difficult to move around.
Nothing
Early September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
Yes
Have more activities and entertainment for non competitors. A separate track separated from the championship track where people could have a go, practice and compete to get the fastest 3 lap time. This would encourage those that did not qualify to come along to the championships. Prizes could be awarded for the 3 fastest pilots of the day.
YesYesEither system8No
Not at outdoor events, there may be a benefit in noisy indoor environments where close control of vtx output is required.
YesNAYesNA23NoNegativeNegativeVery NegativeNeutralNeutralNegativeNeutralNeutralVery NegativeNeutralVery NegativeNeutral
Facebook, Email, iFPV
Yes but only for the British Championship qualification events
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No
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ThreeThree
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4A Month
as many possible
Yes
Countries: (Scotland (5), England (50), Wales (3) and Northern Ireland (2)) .
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9AverageVery GoodAveragePoorAverageAveragePoorGoodAverageVery Poor5
make it more open...use the space available better
more of it.
Late September
Outdoor
Part of larger event
Yesmore vendorYesYes
VTX based timing
10YesNoYesYes23YesPositiveNeutralVery PositiveVery PositiveNeutralPositiveNeutralNeutralPositivePositiveVery PositiveVery Positive
Facebook, Email
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes
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as many as possible to not exclude people that have to travel for many many hours to get to any event
Two
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
2A Month
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
no leagueN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7
more charging points for power
Early OctoberOutdoorStand alone
yes but only used while there is no racing. 5mins before race starts that area gets a warning to land
pit girls :) Leo's mum dont count
YesYesEither system16YesYesYesYes33
Yes, but only launch pads fixed to the multirotor
NeutralNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNeutralNegativeNeutral
Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYesNo
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ThreeThree
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3
Start of the Year.
7-9 (9 in current season)
Yes
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9GoodN/AGoodAverageGoodN/AVery PoorGoodVery PoorVery Poor7Nothing
Was too tight for 60 pilots and all their gear and you couldn’t hear the announcements. Live FPV footage within the Pits would be a nice touch with a large screen of the next races pilots & spotters. Or maybe the current results shown. I know we all have access via smartphone, but sometimes it’s nice to have it on a large screen within the pits to encourage discussion rather than looking at your phones.
Nothing
Early September
Don't mindDon't mind
Yes, however VTX management would be a nightmare!
Audio equipment / PA is sub standard, potentially needs a even distribution of speakers throughout the Pit Area as we get drowned out by the Helicopter guys with massive speaker systems. Also see my note on the Pit Area above.
YesYes
VTX based timing
8NoNoYesYes33YesPositiveNeutralNeutralNeutralNeutralVery PositiveNeutralVery PositiveVery PositiveVery PositiveNeutralNeutral
Website (bfpvra.org), Email
YesYes
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
Being fairly new to the sport, my views are only based on limited exposure and knowledge. Please note that Section 32. has been answered as “Neutral” in instances I’m unfamiliar with and is NOT a reflection on my perception of the BFPVRA.

Keep up the good work!
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ThreeOne
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
4A Month4-6Yes
Grouped Regions: South 21 (Ldn, SE & SW), Mid 17 (W Mids, E Mids, East, S Wales), North 15 (NW, NE, Yk & H, N Wales), Scotland 5 and NI 2.
National League
5-9GoodGoodGoodAveragePoorPoorVery PoorGoodPoorVery Poor7
Bigger, a whole field available and squished in to the middle
Be forcibly closed from the public wondering in
more and better
JuneOutdoorStand aloneNo
Better communication of way it will be working
YesYesEither system8YesYesYesYes24YesNegativeNegativePositiveVery PositiveVery PositivePositiveNegativeNegativeNegativeNeutralVery NegativeNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV, SMS?
Incorporate IFPV
Incorporate IFPV
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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ThreeTwo
A cumulative score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
310-12No
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National League
5-9Very GoodVery GoodPoorAverageVery GoodN/AVery PoorGoodVery PoorVery Poor6
We had lots of space available, but we had a very small track.
More of it. I struggled to to get a work bench on the first day. I even turned up early.
Power hook up.
Early September
Don't mind
Part of larger event
No. Not if they have fpv installed. It will only create hassle with video interference.
More sales stands, media coverage and several large viewing screens
YesYesEither system8NoNoYesYes13YesVery PositiveNeutralPositiveNeutralNegativeNegativeNegativeNeutralNeutralNegativeNegativeNeutral
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
YesYesYes
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I think it’s time to review the QE structure. They’ve served their purpose (to encourage more race organisers) so now we should think about improving competition at all levels.
Yes, if we stick to this structure. Otherwise, See previous answer.
Weighted average with a max cap, assuming we don’t change the format.
3
We should align this with BMFA competition rules, which states 14 days.
This should be driven by demand and availability of venues. Amongst other factors.
Yes
Individual Regions (As stated above)
Regional Leagues
We should define a target range as not all regions need to have the exact same number.
GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodVery GoodAverage
Less wind! Haha!
Easier access to/from the flight line.
Nothing. This is our national championship, not a showcase event.
Early September
OutdoorDon't mind
Would be fantastic to let newcomers try their hands at a competition track but unrealistic in practice.
YesYesEither system16No
It’s not the linearity that’s the issue, but this is hard to justify.
No
The track layout, length and flying style should determine certain aspects of the racing spec, and where there’s a distinct universal advantage, classes can be split.
No
Same as previous answer.
33YesPositivePositivePositivePositiveNegativePositiveVery PositivePositivePositivePositiveNeutralPositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email, iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Shouldn’t it be the other way round? Adults can join the kids when they get good enough! 😄 Seriously though, grass roots is important.
Ok. 😉
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Weighted points system, same as the leauge is ran this year
Two
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3Two months
7-9 (9 in current season)
No
National Events unweighted and not constrained by region (Current System).
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
5-9GoodN/AGoodPoorGoodN/APoorVery GoodN/AAverage9
The wind !! Track was perfect
The pit area was good, lots of space and the marquee was solid
Probably better catering, the location is very remote
Late September
OutdoorDon't mindNo
Just the flight line, it was a free for all. Should have had pilots sat in order with the spotters right behind them, not all over the place !
YesYes
VTX based timing
8No
Yes, but only if we can prove they cause problems
YesYes23NoVery PositiveNeutralPositivePositiveNeutralPositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositive
Facebook, Website (bfpvra.org), Email
Integrate the iFPV leauge to become the official BFPVRA league
Integrate the iFPV calendar to become the official BFPVRA league
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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TwoTwo
Average score of up to THREE Qualifying Event results.
3Two months4-6NoN/A
National Qualifying Events (Current System)
4-6Very GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodAverageAverage9NothingNothingNothing
Early September
OutdoorStand aloneYesNothingNoNo
VTX based timing
6NoYesYesYes33NoVery PositivePositivePositivePositivePositiveVery PositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositivePositive
Facebook, Email
Yes
No, keep it maintained by iFPV
Yes, but with the option for the most talented to compete in the adult league
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