2018 Military International Drone Racing Tournament

2018 Military International Drone Racing Tournament

Coverage of the Inaugural MIDRT – Essentially a Drone Racing Tournament for the Armed forces, which included Army, Navy, Airforce and Defence Contractors from all over the world. We were invited as guests of the Australian Army.

If there is one video of BMSweb you choose to share on social media this is the one! I say this because this is the Armed Forces essentially giving the Hobby/Sport we love, their stamp of approval and basically telling the world how positive they think Drone Racing is.

The event was run by FPVR and featured Joe Scully as the race director/announcer ๐Ÿ˜œ

I’ve got a ton of videos to catch up on, but I honestly think this is by far the most positive video for the hobby and the people involved in our community.

Lets hope for an even bigger Military Event in 2019! A massive congratulations goes out to Keirin and the Australian Army for doing such an amazing job. This was no small undertaking, I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into selling the idea of a military drone race, through to the Venue and then convincing CASA to allow them to run a drone race so close to a major International Airport.

In the Demo on this video, Thomas was running an Xbee MCK Hybrid with FlightOne FC and ESC.

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47 Comments

  1. Dean Mcneill on July 25, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    good on you matey and good on the military for do it

  2. Prop Bender on July 25, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Top notch coverage and review. Looks like you really put on a show for them.

  3. Killa Drones on July 25, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    That @kuato fulla is a smoothe operator he would look good in a set of pit vipers.

  4. norgtube on July 25, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Hahaha "the pilots are really fast" then BMST puts a *30%* lead on them

  5. Cpt Crunch on July 25, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    You guys are awesome!

  6. David Martin on July 25, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome edit! Great to capture this unique event! Great to see the GG supporting it too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I can see Thomas getting multiple recruiting offers to Top Gun academy already!

  7. Rebel Quadron FPV on July 25, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Some say that Thomas sweats NZT-48…

  8. RVA Live Sound on July 25, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Wow I think I could finish this course in a decent time maybe! Some of the courses Iโ€™ve seen are so hard to follow! This one looks like a lot of fun. Where do I sign up?

  9. Jon Pacheco on July 25, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Love what you guys are doing there especially for the wounded warriors! I hope America follows!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  10. upplsuckimcool16 on July 25, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Goddamn that herpe is fuckin MASSIVE….. jesus christ. I think I’d stay at home with that fuckin bad larry.

  11. Mr Steele on July 25, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    M8. that was a great event ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. idiotsniff on July 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    wow that sounds pretty awsome? would be nice to get paid to fly these things and test new stuff within the military get all the cool updated gear and get paid for it. I know they fly big bloody killing machine drones. but would be cool to play with these things all day long for their job? would be kinda cool to fly all day long and build and test new stuff and get paid for it.

  13. kb on July 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    It’s a pleasure to watch

  14. Todd Speck on July 25, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Awesome! Stoked to see this!

  15. Rohan Sully on July 25, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Can’t believe I missed out on this!

  16. Peter Kornum on July 25, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Great video format! And epic editing!

  17. HaloWalker03 on July 25, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    That is so cool how FpV changes peoples lives and how fast that into it

  18. Crocbag 3730 on July 25, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Nice

  19. The LongRanger on July 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Everytime I fly itโ€™s a race against myself not to crash

  20. Carrboro_Chapelhill Fpv on July 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Interesting

  21. Tysin James on July 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Did Thomas not race in the tournament?

  22. NoMercyFPV on July 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Nice to see our British lads representing!

  23. Andrew Stace on July 25, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    For any non-Australian people who might be wondering what that background sound is @ 13:37 it’s a bird called a Kookaburra.

  24. Sam Mcguire on July 25, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Very cool ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ keep up the great vids

  25. Roland Meilleur on July 25, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    you are Faster than fast Buddy!!!

  26. kuato on July 25, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Epic video and epic tournament!

  27. Kyosanym on July 25, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Has Thomas tried 6S? What are his thoughts on 6S?

  28. Tamara Thompson on July 25, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Great video .

  29. xjet on July 25, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Geez… you mean they didn’t put guns on them??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Rocket on July 25, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Awesome content! Great to see our hobby getting some love from the military.

  31. Oscar Ivan Tamara on July 25, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    And colombia?

  32. Asik Drone on July 25, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    That looks Awesome.. must’ve been alot of fun.

  33. Forreal Fishing on July 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Awesome video mate

  34. Mark Cocquio on July 25, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    This was a great success, love the coverage guys! Glad I got to pop in and say hi and show my folks what it’s like on the ground.

  35. Tims fpv on July 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    this is awesome

  36. Kane Marsh on July 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Great to see the Military giving support will help with the hobby and some politicians opion on something they have no idea about maybe they will see racers are just enjoying them self’s

  37. Bryan De Bruyn on July 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    They didn’t enlist you as the soon needed UAV pilot? Great seeing national army’s into FPV.

  38. ABMNS PRODUCTION on July 25, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Very good move to put the aussie military behind the hobby on your side of the world!
    Very smart move! That’s why i love this channel, quality and well thought contents always <3
    Maybe, couple of RC community all around the world could think about doing the same in their own country ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks a milion for sharing and keep it up the great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. xjet on July 25, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Thomas, you smoked that track. Your flying never fails to amaze!

  40. ุงูุฏ ูˆุงุณุชูุฏ ุฃุจุฏุน ูˆููƒุฑ on July 25, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Good

  41. TG on July 25, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    3:54 the music is even better at 1.5X speed

  42. Oscar Ivan Tamara on July 25, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Invite Colombia, here we also fly thanks

  43. Kevin Turner on July 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Great video !

  44. Mike Roshe on July 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, this hobby is getting serious. Cool stuff Thomas ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

  45. MC's Creations on July 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Fantastic flying, dude! Really great event!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    I keep thinking about what kind of toys they play with when they’re not flying quadcopters… ๐Ÿค”

  46. Robert Kotevski on July 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    God bless the army great video guys

  47. Maxiemus FPV on July 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Dang thier gonna weponize these things and they gonna need pilots! Sign Me up!

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