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. Peter Kornum on September 8, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Great video format! And epic editing!

  2. Carrboro_Chapelhill Fpv on September 8, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Interesting

  3. Rohan Sully on September 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Can’t believe I missed out on this!

  4. Mr Steele on September 8, 2020 at 11:06 am

    M8. that was a great event ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. ุงูุฏ ูˆุงุณุชูุฏ ุฃุจุฏุน ูˆููƒุฑ on September 8, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Good

  6. Maxiemus FPV on September 8, 2020 at 11:09 am

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

  7. kuato on September 8, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Epic video and epic tournament!

  8. kb on September 8, 2020 at 11:10 am

    It’s a pleasure to watch

  9. Bryan De Bruyn on September 8, 2020 at 11:10 am

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

  10. Andrew Stace on September 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

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

  11. Tims fpv on September 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

    this is awesome

  12. Mark Cocquio on September 8, 2020 at 11:13 am

    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.

  13. Prop Bender on September 8, 2020 at 11:14 am

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

  14. Oscar Ivan Tamara on September 8, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Invite Colombia, here we also fly thanks

  15. Mike Roche on September 8, 2020 at 11:17 am

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

  16. OVERDOSE on September 8, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Did Thomas not race in the tournament?

  17. xjet on September 8, 2020 at 11:19 am

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

  18. idiotsniff on September 8, 2020 at 11:20 am

    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.

  19. Todd Speck on September 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Awesome! Stoked to see this!

  20. Robert Kotevski on September 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

    God bless the army great video guys

  21. Jon Pacheco on September 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

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

  22. Cpt Crunch on September 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

    You guys are awesome!

  23. Tanmay Ghodmare on September 8, 2020 at 11:22 am

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

  24. FORREAL #1 on September 8, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Awesome video mate

  25. norgtube on September 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

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

  26. Roland Meilleur on September 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

    you are Faster than fast Buddy!!!

  27. The LongRanger on September 8, 2020 at 11:28 am

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

  28. Kyosanym on September 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

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

  29. Birdbrain FPV on September 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Nice

  30. RVA Live Sound on September 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

    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?

  31. Tamara Thompson on September 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Great video .

  32. David Martin on September 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

    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!

  33. HaloWalker03 on September 8, 2020 at 11:34 am

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

  34. Oscar Ivan Tamara on September 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    And colombia?

  35. Killa Drones on September 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

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

  36. ABMNS PRODUCTION on September 8, 2020 at 11:41 am

    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™‚

  37. NoMercyFPV on September 8, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Nice to see our British lads representing!

  38. Kane Marsh on September 8, 2020 at 11:46 am

    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

  39. xjet on September 8, 2020 at 11:46 am

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

  40. MC's Creations on September 8, 2020 at 11:48 am

    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”

  41. Kevin Turner on September 8, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Great video !

  42. Rocket on September 8, 2020 at 11:56 am

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

  43. upplsuckimcool16 on September 8, 2020 at 11:57 am

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

  44. Asik Drone on September 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

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

  45. Sam Mcguire on September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

  46. Rebel Quadron FPV on September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Some say that Thomas sweats NZT-48…

  47. Dean Mcneill on September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

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