About the Contest

Check it out. You're one cool indoor FPV vid away from $5K! Before you can score brownie points with celeb judges and win mucho dinero, you gotta do these things first:

  1. Get the House Racer and Race Gates
  2. Create your course
  3. Shoot your video
  4. Submit your stuff

Have fun. Be awesome. RISE to the challenge.

How It Works

Step 1. Get Your Gear

House Racer and Race Gate System product boxes

Already have the House Racer and Race Gates? You can skip this step. If you don’t have them, you can get them from Tower Hobbies!

Step 2. Plan Your Course

The Race Gates are the perfect start for your indoor FPV course. Make your layout even more exciting with stuff from around your house!

  1. Books
  2. Box
  3. Cat Tree
  4. Chair
  5. Cups
  6. Hoop
  7. Pizza Box

Safety first! Please do not use pets, roommates, sisters, brothers or second cousins twice removed as obstacles.

sample course layout drawing

Step 3. Shoot a Great Video

Time to channel your inner Spielberg! Before you start shooting, be sure your video follows these guidelines:

  • Show your course
  • Race your course
  • The crazier, the better!

Check out these vids for tips on shooting a winning entry.

Shoot winning indoor FPV videos

Recording with the Tactic FPV-RM2 Monitor

Step 4. Submit Your Video

Send your video submissions from March 15 through April 4, 2017. Entries outside of these dates will not be accepted. Please refer to the timeline below for deadline details.


We're on a schedule here, people. Check out the timeline to see what lies ahead!

Mar 8 Kickoff
Start planning your course now.
Mar 15 Enter Now
Shoot your vids. Post 'em online. Conquer social media.
Apr 4 Last Chance!
This is it. Crunch time.
Apr 10 Judging
Bribing judges won't help your chances…but it won’t hurt, either.
Who won the $5K grand prize? Find out next week!

Meet the Judges

No contest is complete without celebrity judges. Check out their profiles and bask in their awesomeness.

Paul Nurkkala
FPV Racer, Team Futaba 2017
Visit Team Futaba 2017
Justin Davis
Founder & CEO, Drone Camps
Visit Drone Camps
Chris Thomas
Founder & President, MultiGP
Visit MultiGP

Official Rules

Delicious. Nutritious. 100% legal mumbo-jumbo.

Read Official Rules from RISE