Mega Drone X is a annual Drone Racing event going into its 3rd year, it's one of the largest gathering of FPV (first person view) pilots in North America for a single drone racing competition. The MDX 3 day drone racing event draws in hundreds of Pro and Amateur pilot’s from all across the globe with one main thing in common and that's to fuel their passion for speed with the thrill of drone racing.
The event held in a venue called the Louisville Mega Caverns its located 10 stories underground beneath the City of Louisville, KY. The venue also offers underground zip lining, extreme bike park, adventure park and tours of the venue. Checkout their website for more info.
Flying in this massive man made cavern is like a pod racing scene from star wars looking through the eyes of a racing drone. The rock landscaped environment is the perfect backdrop for drone racing. Eight drones racing put out a loud audible scream through out the cavern ripping through the air at over 70+ mph. Hundreds of drone racing pilots travel from all across North America along with some of the top Pro pilots in the world to race at MDX each year.
What MDX offers
MDX offers two racing classes for Professional and Intermediate level pilots to fit his or her skill level, everyone gets the chance at MDX to make the podium. MDX also holds a Team racing class bringing in 30 min heats filled heart pounding excitement. For the upcoming 2019 event we are excited to announce X Class Racing!
Two led neon courses run simultaneously combined with some of the latest tech in drone racing. 16 of the latest greatest ground stations and directional antenna's are used on the main track alone to give the pilots the cleanest video when they enter the backside of the cave. A additional 8 ground stations are used on track 2 for the best video possible on both tracks.
The main course glows in neon green, blue and red and is a very high speed course featuring some elevation changes and sweepy fast turns around the cave pillars. This course doesn't just take skill you also need battery management to make it around the trck which leads to different stratiges the pilot needs to take.
Course 2 is more technical with tighter and quicker turns more like a obsicale course making the pilot have quicker reaction times and faster throttle inputs while they navigate through out this tighter track.
Join us this year at Mega Drone X it's not just a race it's a experience!