Winter Barnburner Drone Racing SERIES OPENER

Season Opener Recap

A Barnburner of a start to the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC! 

The debut of the series took FPV Racing Events back to REACH Huron where it all started 11 months ago, and what a difference a year has made.  Utilizing the new FPV Racing Events AirGates, a big and sweepy course was built featuring 5 gates, two comprising a tunnel, and the layout went as:

  • ReadyMadeRC Start/Finish Line
  • ImmersionRC Over
  • New Generations Hobbies "Keep it Honest" Gate in the Sweeper
  • SUPERCROSS! Section
  • International Horseshoe (inside a Horse Arena!)
  • Scorpion Power Systems Tunnel

This event also marked the debut of the LandsharkDP Ground Station (or "Super Base Station") in Canada, though enhanced with TrueRC X2 Air antennae.  These industry leading receivers are provided by: Immersion RC, DPCAV, ReadyMadeRC and TrueRC, and proved themselves and then some at the Season Opener of the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC.  The venue has steel trusses, with each end-wall covered in steel; normally providing RF issues as seen 11 months previously with racers flying solely with goggles in the middle of the venue.  The LandsharkDPX2 had the flightline at the far end of the venue, provided solid VRX coverage, and allowed for heats of EIGHT (8) flying INDOORS (a very uncommon thing).

To kick-off the series with excitement, Day #1 Team Blacksheep gave away a full TBS Gemini to the winner of the "Who Has More Fun Than Us" Class Race, and Scorpion Power Systems provided 6 pilots with Full Sets of SPS Motors for their crafts, plus lots of give-aways to best crash, etc.

Saturday Night included a Freestyle competition and Karaoke.

Sunday brought the first points races of 2016, and the day was filled with exciting battles and intense racing.  

Podium Results:


Who Has More Fun than Us Class (Saturday)
1st GAB707 Kocher, Gabriel  
2nd VIKING Christensen, Trevor  
3rd MC SKIES McCleary, Kevin  
Freestyle (Saturday)
1st GAB707 Kocher, Gabriel  
2nd BENDAVIS555 Davis, Ben  
3rd MR. NOIZE Hart, Ryan  
3S Unrestricted
1st GAB707 Kocher, Gabriel
2nd NAILEDUP FPV Walker, Ryan
3rd DUNDEE Rylprik, Lukas
Race Spec (5" No Restriction)
1st MC SKIES McCleary, Kevin
2nd CRASH LeDrew, Wayne
3rd HELNO Dewsbury, Ryan
4" Props (Micros)
1st GAB707 Kocher, Gabriel
2nd MC SKIES McCleary, Kevin
3rd MR. NOIZE Hart, Ryan
1st WATERFOX Robbie
2nd CRASH LeDrew, Wayne
3rd THUNDER! French, David
250 Spec (5" 220mm)
1st DUNDEE Rylprik, Lukas
2nd NAILEDUP FPV Walker, Ryan
3rd MR. NOIZE Hart, Ryan
1st GAB707 Kocher, Gabriel
2nd DUNDEE Rylprik, Lukas
3rd MC SKIES McCleary, Kevin

Full Results: here

Our next event of the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC is this coming Saturday and Sunday (Feb 6/7) in Simcoe, Ontario featuring a video pre-qualifier for the million dollar World Drone Prix in Dubai, plus points race #2 of the season… Register Now: 

The First 2016 Grand Scale FPV Race in Canada


Following the FPV Fall Classic Drone Race presented by ReadyMadeRC and the Fat Shark Frenzy / Canadian Drone Nationals (The World’s 3rd and 2nd Largest FPV Races To Date, respectively), our team is now excited to announce the 2016 Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC spanning January through May 2016 at 3 select indoor venues in Ontario, Canada.

  • $1,000 Cash Prize To Open Class Championship Race #6 Winner
  • THUNDERDRONE Enduro Team Format Race at Race #5
  • PropZone at Select Races
  • New “Super Base Stations” for even stronger video than before
  • NEW! SEASON’S PASS to save up to $160!
  • Podium Plaques for Top-3 in Each Class, Every Race
  • Series Trophies for Top-3 in Each Class
  • Tons of Sponsor Prizes to be awarded throughout the Series
  • Theme Races at almost every Event
  • All Indoor Locations with Heated Pits (bring Table/Chair if possible)
  • Food Concessions
  • And much, much more!


Race #1 – the Winter Barnburner Drone Racing Series presented by ReadyMadeRC SERIES OPENER – January 23rd to 24th, 2016

Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron Inc.
169 Beech Street
Clinton, Ontario

Map – Click HERE


  1. 4″ Props (Micros Class)
  2. 5″ Props / 220mm Minimum Wheelspan (250 Spec Class)
  3. 5″ Props / no restriction (Race Spec)
  4. 3S / no restriction (3S Open)
  5. Open (Run What You Brung)
  6. Beginners (All MultiRotors Welcome)

Individual Race Format:

  • Day #1 – Minimum of 2 Practice Rounds & 1 Qualifying Round
  • Day #2 – Minimum of 2 Qualifying Rounds & Championship Races (everyone gets a Final Race!)
  • Rocket-Round Qualifying: Each Racer is seeded based on their Best Qualifier of the 3
  • Practice: 3 minutes on the Clock, Unlimited Laps, Fastest Lap Seeds Qualifier #1 & #2 when available
  • Qualifying: 3 minutes on the Clock, scoring the fastest Five consecutive laps
  • Championship Mains: 5 Lap Races.  Lower Seeds (i.e. D-Main) fly first.  The Top Racer in that Race advances a grouping higher (i.e. the C-Main)


Day 1:

  • 9am Registration Opens
  • 10am Pilot Meeting
  • 10:10am Controlled Practice
  • 12:30pm Qualifier #1
  • 5pm Theme Races if applicable

Day 2:

  • 8:30am Last Minute Registration
  • 9am Pilot Meeting
  • 9am Qualifier #2
  • 10:30am Qualifier #3
  • 1pm Championship Mains
  • 4:30pm Podium

Host Hotels:

The Ashwood
519 565 4444

Use Discount Code “DroneRacing” to get these exclusive rates!
Double Queen: $125
Single: $105
King Suite: $155
Family – up to 6: $175

Race Fees:

  • $40 – First Class, $30 – Second Class, $20 – Third Class, $10 – Fourth Class
  • Practice Fees are inclusive of Race Fees
  • $10 – “on the day fee” for cash payments onsite (Entries confirmed via PayPal and Season Pass Holders Exempt)
  • Race Fees are non-refundable after a pilot has completed 1 lap in practice, though special circumstances may apply.

RACEBAND/Craft Preparation:

All of the information you need to get your Craft Raceband Ready is available here: (note: VTX’s and Transponders will be provided, however, it is recommended that every racer use their own 25mW RaceBand compatible Transmitter, mounted in a manner that the dip switches are accessible.  Transponders will be iLaps infrared technology, which will work off an open 5v Channel)


Individual Race Rules: Here
2016 Series Rules: Here


Thanks To Corporate Partners To Date:

Real Virtuality - Top Quality FPV Products UAV antenna Design, testing and manufacturing of antennas for unmanned aircraft.
Scorpion Power System 89 Winges Road, Woodbridge, Ontario new showroom Digital Products Company
  Aerial Drone Imaging and Video Pilots available for your destination, event or situation.  

And our Prize and Supporting Sponsors To Date:

Engineered in Detroit MultiRotor City Autobotix
The R/C Daredevils  Don't be a dumbass, fly responsibly. RC Vision Systems - a new world awaits you