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The Great FPV Scavenger Hunt!

Fly FPV. Locate man-made and natural objects for a chance to win. New prizes every month!

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Thousands of dollars in prizes from your favorite FPV dealers

Alright goggle jockeys, charge your batts and make sure you're recording, 'cause you now have a chance to win some epic fpv gear every month in the RCGroups.com Great FPV Scavenger Hunt. We have some big-name dealers donating fpv-related components as well as fpv-ready turn key aircraft! RCGroups will also be giving away 12 month Plus memberships along with the prizes... it's just that awesome.

The contest

Every month, we'll choose a few objects that you must find while flying fpv. These will either be man-made or naturally occurring, and nothing will be placed by us; everything is already out there. Once you spot the item(s) for the month, create a short video from your flight camera or HD camera, highlighting the items. Upload it to either Youtube or Vimeo, and title it: The RCGroups Great FPV Scavenger Hunt: June (or whatever month the contest is on). At the end of the month, everyone who has successfully spotted the items on video and met the rules criteria will be assigned a number. We'll choose the winner from a random-number generator.

The rules

Yes, every contest has rules (bummer, right?), but we think these are fair enough to allow for some healthy competition. And since this is a new contest, we reserve the right to adjust the rules if someone decides to cheat the system (yea, we're THAT hardcore).

The Great FPV Scavenger Hunt rules:

  • You must fly fpv while spotting objects. No line-of-sight (los) flying will be accepted as an entry. We expect you to use the honor system on this rule, but if we think you are not flying fpv, we may ask you to prove it.
  • All video used in the contest must be yours, No copyrighted music will be allowed in the video unless you own the copyright. No 3rd party logos, symbols, or websites will be allowed in the contest entry videos (the exception will be the RCGroups.com logo/url, and the sponsor's logos).
  • New and previously captured video will be accepted. No entry videos will be accepted that have been loaded before the contest start date. In other words, you can use video from previously recorded flight, but you will need to compile it into a new video titled: The RCGroups Great FPV Scavenger Hunt: month
  • The spotted objects must be clear enough for us to identify in your video. Feel free to pause the video, or add text markers when the object is on screen... anything that makes the items stand out!
  • All RCGroups members can play, but those outside of North America must pay actual shipping charges on any prizes won.
  • Be safe! We'll do our best to choose objects for the scavenger hunt that don't require dive-bombing the general public to get the shot, but ultimately you are responsible for the safe operation of your aircraft. RCGroups.com, its affiliates, sponsors, and employees will not be held responsible for any incidents that may occur during this contest or at any time.

The sponsors

So far, we have a great group of sponsors on board, and the list will be growing as the contest gains momentum. If you are a dealer and interested in donating, please contact Matt (webdr).

Sponsors:

Have fun!

Get out there, fly FPV. Relax. Have a good time. No whining. Be safe. Did I cover everything? Oh yea... good luck!

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Jul 24, 2013 at 03:28 PM..

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:36 AM
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The Great FPV Scavenger Hunt: August

The Great FPV Scavenger Hunt for August is sponsored by Readymaderc.com

Prize pack:
A $50 gift certificate to Readymaderc.com
An 8" LCD video monitor with sun shade
A 1-year RCGroups PLUS membership
Two additional entries will receive a 1-year RCGroups PLUS membership

Scavenger Hunt items:
1. A yellow passenger car or truck (commercial vehicles such as a semi truck or bus is acceptable, but no tractors or heavy machinery)
2. A fixed-wing model airplane in flight
3. The setting sun on the horizon (we will also accept the sun close to the horizon i.e. it doesn't have to be touching... close counts)

Read the contest rules before you start! Remember, you must be flying FPV while capturing the items on video. Create a video with the items you captured while flying FPV, and title it: The RCGroups Great FPV Scavenger Hunt: August, then post it to this thread. August's contest will run through the 25th, at which time we will assign all entries a number, and choose a winner from a random number generator.
Good luck and have fun!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:24 AM
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This is awesome!! Great idea. Definitely going to get in on this.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:35 AM
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I'm in!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I'm in too!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Great.....
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Sounds like fun!

Count me it!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 06:57 PM
FPV Proximity is FUN!
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If my screen gets here definatley count me in!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Heck yeah! This sounds awesome.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Two questions...
Do all of the objects have to be spotted in the same flight? or can I cut multiple flights together for this?

Can I enter multiple times with different videos?
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Two questions...
Do all of the objects have to be spotted in the same flight? or can I cut multiple flights together for this?

Can I enter multiple times with different videos?
Multiple flights are perfectly fine, that's what I was expecting actually. Go out for a few FPV sessions, take your time, have fun. Capture the targets on video, then compile into a short video featuring the targets.

But only one entry per person, per month.

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Does the footage have to be downlink or can it be HD?

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 11:53 PM
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I've actually found all three of those things in some old videos. I should actually have all of them in one video if I can find it. I was flying at a friends house, following his plane at sunset and he drives a yellow truck. Lol
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