Think you can you beat Han Solo at his own game? He completed the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. Do you really think you can do better? Buckle up kid and hang on – this drone competition is about to get interesting. For our purposes the size of the drones permitted to compete at the Noble Con Kessel Run are as follows:
Micro / 150 Suited to beginners and indoor racing events. • Up to 150mm (measured diagonally from blade tip to blade tip) for the uninitiated this would be less than 6” • 4 motors • 2-cell LiPo battery
Mini / 250 Currently the most popular class for FPV racing. • Up to 250mm (for the uninitiated this would be less than 10” diagonally from blade tip to blade tip) • 5″ props • 4 motors; 1806 or 2204 brushless • 3- or 4-cell LiPo battery
The rules – everyone has ‘em
Piolet must wear goggles when piloting.
No one permitted on the field except the pilot and the officials.
Must have a Noble Con badge and the Kessel Run badge to participate in the drone activities
The drones must fit the standard definition of a micro or a mini drone to compete in the Kessel Run.
All drones not in the active competition must be powered down until it is their turn. This minimizes the chance of interference and accidents.
Fly in the designated area
If you crash, you can place the quad on the starting pad and relaunch (clock does not stop)
No repairs requiring tools are allowed if you crash
Must not be intoxicated
Must turn in a completed liability waiver for damages or injury prior to the competition.
Pilots must adhere to all rules within the competition venue, and will not fly in any other part of the venue unless it is a designated flight zone.
Pilot must come onto the field to the flight pad when their name is announced. The pilot can request a rescheduling if having technical difficulties one time.
Missing a required obstacle: If a pilot misses an obstacle he/she will receive a penalty. Pilots may retry obstacle while race is active.
Flying out of bounds: any pilot flying out of bounds, including maximum ceiling height and beyond the fencing wall will receive a danger infraction penalty. Pilots who receive two or more danger infraction penalties may be completely disqualified.
No displays of celebration while race is still active. Any interference caused by a pilot or airframe will result in a disqualification.
Unsportsman like conduct will not be tolerated.
All decisions made by the Race Director or Judge are final.