The Quad Racing Group of Ohio (QRGO) is a bunch of guys from North East Ohio flying quadcopters using First Person View (FPV). The QRGO was formed in April of this year to help encourage and promote the new sport of quadcopter racing. Usually there are 4 guys that race heads up in a course laid out with flags and airgates. The first to complete the designated laps wins.
Most of the quadcopters that are raced are built by the pilots themselves. The bodies are made from carbon fiber so are very durable. With a little wiring and soldering, a quad can be built for around $250.00. The FPV equipment needed can run anywhere from $75.00 on up.
The QRGO held its first race April 19th 2015 and ended the season with the Fall Classic race on October 4th. Rob Maggoire, a QRGO member hosted the event on his private property in Carrolton, Ohio. 22 pilots from 3 states competed for prizes donated by great sponsors like BuddyRC, RunCam & SEE3D. AMA President Bob Brown was there as a rookie and did great for his first time racing!
The group regularly practices at Wingfoot Lake State Park in Suffield but can be found in many area parks throughout NE Ohio. If you are in the area, stop by. They usually have extra goggles and can let you see exactly what the pilot is seeing, so you get a feel of this thrilling new way to fly RC. The QRGO is a chapter with MultiGP, a national racing league the promotes fun, safe and exciting racing.