Drone Zone

Drone Dreams Come True in Campus Party’s Drone Zone 

The Drone Zone contains everything in the field of drones and the first European Championship Indoor Drone Racing During

Campus Party, the largest tech festival in the world, to be held in the Netherlands for the first time this year, drone enthusiasts can let themselves go in the Drone Zone. In this specially converted, dedicated hall they will find everything there is to find in the field of drone technology: ;workshops, challenges and demonstrations, and of course all kinds of drones. Furthermore, the first European Championship Indoor Drone Racing will take place here on Saturday, 28 and Sunday and 29 May, respectively. 
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FPV Drone Race: Kamera Express Cup at Campus Party Europe

Drones will play an important role during Campus Party Europe. The Drone Zone will facilitate interesting drone companies and organizations as well as international speakers. The eye-catcher is definitely the international indoor drone race: The Kamera Express Cup 2016. We will build a spectacular fast and technical track decorated with bright LED’s and other special effects that will hold obstacles in the air and on the ground.

About the race

The race consist about 3 sections, free-practice, Qualification and the race.

​The qualification is open for everybody on this way you can race the best racers from the drone community. The 32 fastest lap time pilots will start on Saturday on the elimination rounds. A breathtaking chase through the obstacle course is guaranteed, will the experienced pilots fly better than the highly motivated youngsters? As they will fly with 4 drones at the same time, passing gates and cutting corners is a defined art in drone racing. 


Every pilot will be given the opportunity to practice at least 3 times 5 laps on the course. The official practice session will be on Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 but you can also practice on the racetrack on Thursday in the afternoon and evening.


From Friday afternoon pilots can qualify. You can choose what day you want to do this, Friday or Saturday. You don’t have to qualify on both there is also time for some freestyle sessions. Full instructions and briefing will be shared 2 weeks before the event starts.

Qualification for the race will be done via a time trial. The fastest 32 qualification times will enter the final race on Saturday. Qualification will consist of 3 x 3 laps, not including the first lap and the final lap. Timing will be done with a IR LED tag provided by FormulaFPV which needs to be installed on the quad. This tag will have a servo connector and only needs a 5v power source.

The race

The final elimination rounds will be held on Saturday the 28th May from 13:00 to 17:00. The race will be held between the 32 fastest qualifiers. There will be 4 pilots per heat. We will be using a ‘double elimination’ system. This way a first elimination will give you a second chance in the losers section of the system and will still make it possible for you to reach the final 4. The final is 1 race only. If you want more details about the double elimination system please read this.


The winner of the Kamera Express Cup at Campus Party Europe will receive the official cup and a cheque of € 500 from Kamera Express. The ‘fastest lap’ will also be rewarded.

Program Friday 27 May

  • 14:00-18:00 Practice
  • 18:00-19:00 Break
  • 19:00-23:00 Qualification session 1
  • 23:00-????  Party Time

Program Saturday 28 May

  • 09:00-12:00 Qualification session 2
  • 12:00-13:00 Break
  • 13:00-15:30 Time Trials
  • 15:30-15:45 1/8 finals
  • 15:45-16:00 1/4 finals
  • 16:00-16:15 1/2 finals
  • 16:15-16:25 Grand Final
  • 16:25-16:30 Award ceremony
  • 16.30-17.00 Official press and ceremony events for the champio
  • 16:30-23:00 Enjoy Campus Party Europe
  • 23:00-???? Grand Party
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Championship race (€ 25)

This ticket gives you full acces to the race event on Friday 27 and/or Saturday 28 May. Also you can access the public spaces at Campus Party Europe when you’re not racing. (+ €1 service fee)

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Championship race + Campusero ticket (€ 140)

This ticket also includes a place to sleep at Campus Party Europe in The Jaarbeurs. A tent is provided for a maximum of 4 nights/5 days (hotels in Utrecht this week cost at about € 150 per night). And as a special benefit you can access all areas (public + Campusero) and participate in the full tech program. (+ €1 service fee). 

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