Mini Multirotor LED and Propeller Color Requirements for Drone Nationals 2016:

In order to help both local spectators and TV/online viewers be able to better see and to keep track of pilots, all pilots are required to mount LEDs and to select propeller and LED color combinations in advance, and to stick to their selected propeller and LED color combination throughout the event.

For propellers, pilots must choose and specify their color in advance. Two different colors for front and back or left and right are encouraged, but no more than two colors of propellers may be used.

Each quad must display at least two, working LEDs on each of 3 sides. The LEDs must be clearly visible from those three directions, at a distance of no less than 30 feet from the airborne quad. One or two LED colors must be used. The colors choices are at the discretion of the pilot, but must be specified before the first race. Differing colors (e.g. for different arms or front and back) are encouraged. The more LEDs that are mounted the better. No more than two colors of LEDs may be used. This rule applies to the individual quad racing, team quad racing, and freestyle competition classes.

Because LEDs are critical to the spectator and TV viewing experience, aircraft may be denied use if they are deemed to not meet the requirements. Emergency replacement LEDs will be available on-site, but because every craft is different please ensure your aircraft is sufficiently well illuminated.

 

Wing LED and Appearance Requirements for Drone Nationals 2016:

In order to help both local spectators and TV /online viewers be able to better see and to keep track of pilots, all wings are required to have LEDs mounted and to select color combinations in advance, and to stick to the selected combination throughout the event.

Wings should at a minimum have LED strips along or near the leading edge on both top and bottom. Other highly visible LED patterns are also encouraged, but LEDs must be visible from both above and below. The more LEDs that are mounted the better. One or two colors of LEDs may be used, and no more than two colors. The LED pattern and colors must be specified in advance.

Because LEDs are critical to the spectator and TV viewing experience, aircraft may be denied use if they are deemed to not meet the requirements. Emergency replacement LEDs will be available on-site, but because every craft is different please ensure your aircraft is sufficiently well illuminated.

Additionally, all wings should be brightly decorated and must include a white circle on the top and bottom of the left wing 6 inches in diameter on which the pilot’s number will be stuck or taped on. A racing theme including elements such as stripes is also recommended.