DR – 4.0 LT F9U Nationals is an International Drone Race where you will meet the top pilots of Lithuania and other Baltic States. The main organizer is KTU Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The competition will take place at Studentu g. 58, Kaunas on May 7-8th, 2020.

Race will be executed according to 2020 F9U FAI rules in order to choose the best lithuanian pilots for 2020 FAI WDRC Grand Final. Participants from other countries are welcome to participate as well.


The event is postponed to September 25th. 



Race will be executed according to 2020 F9U FAI rules in order to choose the best lithuanian pilots for 2020 FAI WDRC Grand Final. DR-4.0 Race is NOT a World Cup, so there will be no additional points for other than lithuanian pilots. No FAI license is required to participate. If there is an argument concerning DR-4.0 rules, the Official 2020 F9U FAI rules will be considered correct and conclusive. https://www.fai.org/sites/default/files/ciam/wcup_drones/sc4_vol_f9_dronesport_2020_v1-1_0.pdf

Race Format. Qualification will be done by either Best 3 Consecutive Laps or by Best 2 Consecutive Laps depending on the track length. TOP32 Pilots will qualify and race in Double Eliminations.

Technical drone requirements:

  • Size: motor to motor distance diagonally must not exceed 330mm.
  • Weight: up to 1000g.
  • Motors: only electric. Each motor can be tilted up to 15° maximum angle in each direction.
  • Battery: batteries up to 6 cells are allowed. Voltage must not exceed 4.25V per cell. This means 17 V for a 4S battery pack, and 25.5 volts for a 6S battery pack.
  • Propeller size: up to 6 inches (15.2 cm). Full metal propellers are forbidden.
  • LED: drone must have at least 20 individual RGB LEDs. Pilot must be able to change LED color quickly. Betaflight CLI script will be released with correct colors according to a VTX channel.
  • RC Transmitter: only 2.4GHz and 868MHz (Crossfire etc.) radio control systems can be used. Both systems must abide by the European Union and Lithuanian regulations:
    • 2.4Ghz – transmission power during event must not exceed 100mw and must employ Listen Before Talk (LBT). This means that all FrSky systems must use the EU LBT firmware (transmitter and receiver)
    • 868Mhz – transmission power during event must not exceed 25mw and telemetry must be switched off as well as dynamic power.
  • Video Transmitter: power and frequency is limited to 25mW 5.8GHz. Any video transmitters are allowed if their transmitting power is under 25mW. VTX POWER WILL BE CHECKED. Pilots must have possibility to quickly change channels. We plan to use F1 (5740MHz), B3 (5771MHz), B6 (5828MHz), F7 (5860MHz), however other frequencies may be used if there are problems with background interference. Recommended VTX: TBS Unify (all variants), ImmersionRC Tramp, FuriousFPV Stealth.
  • Horizon, angle, level or other stabilization modes are not allowed. Turtle mode is allowed.
  • Drone must have FAILSAFE set up so that if the signal is lost, the motors would be turned off automatically.
  • All pilots have to pass the technical inspection before they can fly.
  • Participant is allowed to carry up to 3 drones to the competition.

Safety rules:

  • It is forbidden to arm or fly a drone outside the FLYING ZONE. It is allowed to test your drone only if no one is flying at the track.
  • It is forbidden to plug in VTX or change video frequency during races. This can be done only between the races. Participants who deliberately break this rule may be disqualified from the race.
  • It is forbidden to pilot drone from places other than PILOT ZONE. Exception is Freestyle – pilots can fly while standing in the track.

Freestyle rules. Freestyle contest will be held in teams. Up to 4 pilots are recommended to fly since we have 4 channels available. It is recommended to use smoke devices. There will be a prize for the best Freestyle team.

Publicity rules. Participant agrees that his mobile phone may be used by race organizers to contact pilot, if there are any issues before or during race. His Name, Surname, Age, Country, Occupation, Team Name, Achievements, Drone Setup, Pilot Picture and other personal data will be used for Kaunas University of Technology marketing purposes in:

  • Live Stream on DELFI, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • Live Stream playback on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • KTU EEF web page, Facebook, Instagram posts

The rules may be changed before or during the event. If so, all participants will be informed.

# First Name Last Name Nickname Country Team Name
1 Arvydas Tomkus Treneris Lithuania FABLAB
2 Tadas Skeltys TASK Lithuania FABLAB
3 Mantas Naktinis GoRiZ Lithuania FPV Kaunas
4 Arminas Volskis ARMIS Lithuania KTU “drON”
5 Ąžuolas Jasinskas Oak Lithuania DRLT
6 Romanas Kozikas Romans Lithuania Racer.LT
7 Martynas Butkus MMM Lithuania DRLT
8 Kęstutis Strimaitis KST Lithuania DRLT
9 Normunds Masalskis Norm FPV Latvia Robopilots
10 Giedrius Meinorius Mendoza Lithuania FPV Kaunas
11 Jurijs Masaļskis jM_45 Latvia Robopilots
12 Algirdas Rumbaitis Algirdas Lithuania DRLT
13 Andris Mūrnieks AM14 Latvia DRLV
14 Gintautas Rumbaitis Gintautas Lithuania DRLT
15 Jurgis Punculis FluxsFPV Latvia IOkFly
16 Martins Vaitkevics SPK Latvia DRLV
17 Kristaps Pētersons KP Latvia DRLV
18 Jānis Bārzdiņš BLENDERIS Latvia IOkFly
19 Martinš Kozlovs MMK Latvia Brick Racing
20 Mantas Žitkus ZTK Lithuania KTU “drON”
21 Andrei Tsishyn tish.a Belarus Individual
22 Daniels Strankals DanielZ Latvia Brick Racing

Pilot list is updated manually by the organizers. Please wait 2 working days to see your name on this list.

1st place LT F9U Rating

2nd place LT F9U Rating

3rd place LT F9U Rating


1st place Overall

2nd place Overall

3rd place Overall


1st place Freestyle

In case you have any questions

Race Director

Arvydas Tomkus


Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Akvilė Aleinikovaitė



Event schedule

17:00-18:00 Pilot registration and drone technical inspection

18:00 – 20:00 Practice in opposite direction

8:00 – 10:00 Pilot registration and drone technical inspection

10:00 – 10:30 Briefing

10:30 – 12:00 Practice

12:00 – 13:30 Qualification

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 20:30 Qualification

20:30 – 22:00 Night Race Round

9:00 – 9:30 Briefing

9:30-10:50 Qualification

10:50 – 13:00 TOP32 Double Elimination Races 1-16

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:30 TOP32 Double Elimination Races 17-29

16:30 – 17:00 Finals

17:00 – 17:30 Freestyle Show

17:30 Award ceremony


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