Fast paced FPV drone racing action with multiplayer and offline modes!

VelociDrone FPV Racing Simulator

VelociDrone is a fast paced multi-player and single player FPV drone racing simulator. Using real world racing drones you can fly through an unlimited array of custom tracks with a variety of gates and barriers to hone your racing skills. Some of the gates even move! Our Time attack mode also lets you set the pace and improve with every lap whilst racing against yourself.

VelociDrone 1.7 Available - 17/03/2017

VelociDrone FPV Racing Simulator 1.7

VelociDrone 1.7 is now available. Details are as follows:

OSX changes

  • Sim now shipped as a mountable .dmg file and Apple Certified Developer code signed to stop quarantine issues
  • Due to code signing we can no longer support patching on OSX as this is restricted by Apple for certified developers and code signed applications

Multiplayer features

  • Full voice chat for all multiplayer sessions with high quality voice data
    • Mute / unmute of players
    • Push to talk function
  • Upload of leaderboard times from multiplayer sessions
  • Voice announcement of positions during race

Maps

  • High quality stadium added

Tracks

  • New track database integrated into the simulator
  • 11 new official tracks added
  • Fix high gate reset point on Swiss Drone Nationals track
  • Track encryption to stop track hacking
  • Fix floor in Subway scene so quad can’t fall through

Tracks

  • New leaderboard timing system
    • Announces lap times
    • Announces delta time between current lap time and 1st place on the leaderboard
  • Ghost quad fixes to stop game stuttering when crossing start / finish line
  • Leaderboards reduced to just two boards:
    • Single class
    • 3 lap single class
  • Single class quad performance increased
  • Ways to cheat lap times removed

Track Editor

  • MultiGP standard and regional finals gates added
  • New MultiGP Hurdle, triangle, guy ropes and ground tape added
  • Object rotation and scale show in track editor when selecting objects
  • New TBS decorative flags added
  • Gazeebo added
  • Proximity lights added for dark scenes
  • Additional lighting added to NEC to allow lights to be turned on with X keyboard shortcut
  • Menu updates to improve look/feel

Brand new features

  • Streaming music player
  • Selectable gate check sounds
  • Laptime voice announcement
  • Birds / Butterflies are now a separate selectable feature rather than automatic based on quality level

VelociDrone 1.6 Available - 19/01/2017

VelociDrone FPV Racing Simulator 1.6

VelociDrone 1.6 is now available. Details are as follows:

Patching System

No more downloading huge windows installers to update. All future updates are via the built in simulator online patching system.

New Sceneries

Three new indoor sceneries added...

  • Warehouse
  • Underground Carpark
  • Sports Hall

Maps

  • “River” edge of scenery boundary interference area and height increased
  • Blank Canvas Day / Night - boundary interference height increased
  • High quality grass in fantastic mode in the stadium had shader issues which are now resolved
  • iSeries gates now light up fully in simple/good/beautiful and fantastic modes
  • Physics based flags moved to animated style flags to save on performance in flight mode

Tracks

20 new tracks added

New Quads

  • QuadQuestions 190

Interface

  • Ability to change quad settings in flight mode - battery, drag, lift, prop etc
  • New “Auto Quality” mode - automatically finds the correct quality settings for each map so you always play the sim looking it’s best
  • Map quality can also be adjusted manually using keystrokes in flight mode
  • Separate settings for vsync / no vsync
  • Ability to set frame rate for no vsync to 60, 100, 120, 144, 200 240 or 300 FPS to stop overheating graphics cards
  • New graphical sticks display to show how the tx sticks are moving during flight as an overlay - can be setup for modes 1,2,3,4
  • Gate indicators can now be toggled on / off in flight mode
  • Custom respawn point can now be set on any map when not racing
  • New colour grading options added to the sim with 70 different colour LUTs to choose from

Performance

  • Large gains in CPU and GPU optimisation for both single and multiplayer
  • Multiplayer now runs almost identically to single player with no slow downs or changes to flight dynamics
  • Low Poly quad optimised further to have a very low render requirement
  • Trails updated to spawn less particles and be more efficient
  • Removed a lot of unneeded memory allocations from the core code - resulting in performance and smoothness increases
  • Simulator will now run as low as 25 fps without any floatiness occurring in the flight dynamics

Aerodynamics

  • Side drag default increased 10%, so a drag setting on 1.5 of 110% would now be 100% on 1.6
  • Propeller Selection: 5045, 5040, 4045, 4040
  • Prop model upgraded fully to tri-blade

Racing

  • Two new race modes added for single player leaderboard:
  • 3 Laps Open Class
  • 3 Laps Single Class
  • Time uploaded is for the whole race

Track Editor

  • New “fast foliage” category. These are trees/shrubs designed for much faster frame rates than the existing trees in track editor which are too performance heavy for low spec machines.
  • Circular canvas gates in 5 colours
  • Gate copy paste functions added - you can now copy single or groups of gates/objects
  • Rotation, Scale, Position can be copied from one object to another object or a group of objects

VelociDrone Launch Trailer

VelociDrone Features

Online Multiplayer

Multiplayer support for up to 7 players.

Track Editing

Create any track you can imagine inside our custom editor.

Track Sharing

Share all of your custom tracks with anyone that joins your multiplayer session.

Line of Sight Flying

Practise your skills flying without the goggles!

Time Attack

Race against yourself to improve your lap times and become the ultimate racer!

Transmitter and Gamepad Support

Support for Taranis, Spektrum, Futaba, Turnigy, Interlink, VControl and Gamepads.

Real-Life Drones

All of our models are based on real life counterparts. Are you a manufacturer? Get in touch if you want your model in VelociDrone here.

Animated Gates

Some of our gates move, making our racing sessions much more interesting for those looking for more!

Scenery Editing

Not only can you create tracks, but you can add scenery objects too such as trees and other barriers.

Machine Minimum Requirements: Operating System: Mac OSX, Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64 bit only) CPU: Intel I3 1.7ghz. GPU: Intel HD4000. Memory: 4GB Disk: 3.85GB

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