Shadow's Trophy 2023 Tournament is now Open!Published at: 29.10.2023 18:22
The VIRPIL Controls team is pleased to announce the opening of our annual helicopter racing tournament; the Shadow’s Trophy Tournament for the 2023 season! Starting from today - 27th October, until November 26th November, pilots can take part in the qualifying stage.
This year the rules and the course have undergone a number of changes, which aim to increase the attractiveness of the tournament to all participants!
The first part, the snake, which requires not only deep knowledge of aerodynamics and flight characteristics, but also good rotary-wing piloting experience to achieve with speed, has remained the same.
A new highlight of the route was the tricky chicane in the second half of the course. An ideal trajectory is only possible with the correct choice of speed and entry point.
At the same time, the racing track retained the opportunity for both experienced and novice pilots to have fun and practice flying!
Regulations are available on the official website of the tournament at: https://virpil-servers.com/tournaments/shadows-trophy-2023/info.html
The most important change, which we already talked about earlier, was the increase in the number of groups, and now it is equal to the number of helicopter modules in DCS World:
— Ka-50 / Ka-50-III “Black Shark”
— AH-64D “Apache”
— UH-1H “Huey”
— SA342L “Gazelle”
6 groups - 6 podiums -18 winners!
This year a pilot is allowed to participate in only one Final. That is, if a participant, based on the results of the Qualification, took one of the first six places in various categories, they are able to choose the helicopter category they will fly for the Final. The Qualification result of such a pilot in other categories will be canceled, and the composition of the participants in these categories will be determined without taking into account the result of this pilot.
This will allow more pilots to take part without seeing the same names flying in all categories!
And, of course, the main thing that the applicant community is always interested in is the Prize Fund.
— VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Grip
— VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Base
— VPC Rotor TCS Base
— VPC SharKa-50 Collective Grip or VPC Hawk-60 Collective Grip at the pilot's choice.
— OR 800 EUR VIRPIL Controls Webstore Voucher
Also, the champion in each group receives any 1 (one) module for DCS World developed by the tournament's partner studio — Eagle Dynamics!
— VPC Rotor TCS Base
— VPC SharKa-50 Collective Grip or VPC Hawk-60 Collective Grip at the pilot’s choice.
— OR 350 EUR VIRPIL Controls Webstore Voucher
— €100 Coupon (valid in any official online store of the VIRPIL Controls project).
All pilots who complete the course at least once in the Qualification stage:
— Coupon for €5 (valid in any online store of the VIRPIL Controls project)!
Rotary-wing pilots have a whole month ahead of them to train and get their spot in the Finals! Qualification will last until 26th November and the most experienced (or lucky!) pilots will continue the battle for the podium in the Finals (Top 6x6) on December 2, 2023!
Prizes ranging from discounts to entire cockpits await pilots on the official servers of the tournament:
— VPC Europe Aerobatics & Tournaments (Beta) (IP: 188.8.131.52:10306)
— VPC Smile Pilots Aerobatics KVP (Beta) (IP: 184.108.40.206:10317)
Good luck pilots!
You can also communicate via text messages or voice in the Discord channel of the VIRPIL Controls Community Servers project (https://discord.gg/mEQHsu5Aqf).
VIRPIL Controls team