12 April, 2024

RC SCALE AIRCRAFT AND FIRST-PERSON PILOTED DRONE RACES AT FIDAE 2024


Two attractive activities that promise to entertain the public at the Chilean exhibition.


From April 9 to 14, The International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE, will feature presentations by the RC Jabalí Group, which will be one of the must-see attractions of the show. The team is made up of 10 aeromodelers who will pilot radio-controlled aircraft from an area next to the airstrip.

This group will exhibit two types of aircraft: those with piston engines, which will perform aerobatic routines, and jets that replicate the sounds of the turbines of a real airplane. Some of the models that will fly are the Super Decathlon, Bae Hawk 100, Turbo Bushmaster, Extra 300, Gamebird GB1, F-18 Hornet, L-39 Albatros, Rafale and Predator.

Meanwhile, during the weekend, in the drone field located on the left side of access 3 to the fairgrounds, there will be an attractive activity that has as protagonists a group of pilots who create their own drones, using virtual reality to control them. This experience is known as First Person View (FPV).

Unlike the traditional drone, where it is piloted from a ground perspective, FPV navigation is done through the perspective of the drone, which carries an onboard camera and transmits live from the aircraft to FPV goggles, headsets, smartphones or other display.

These models will race against the clock in specific circuits, where they will have to overcome obstacles to reach the finish line in the shortest time possible. On Saturday, April 13, exhibition races will be held, while on Sunday, April 14, adrenaline-filled competitions will be held to win first place.