I predict some lawndart landings.
We should give a price to whomever completes this under two minutes.
The place would have to travel > 60mph in both directions because ascending/landing take time.
Naaa to easy, 2 minutes is easy, 60mph isnt much.
FPV is not a crime!
Danub will do it in 60 seconds or less lol
Heck, if you strap a legit FPV rig onto a rocket and shoot it straight up and land it back down (in a safe location of course) within 50' of takeoff seems good to me. For this challenge it's open season.... just an FPV control rig is the key.
I think in general people don't fly wide open with their rigs, and going a mile there aren't too many rigs that would only be open for just a bit so I think that's also the challenge. There is the fear you push your ESC, Motor, battery to the edge even if you the mile is under your belt.
I for instance didn't open her up all the way so I know there is more speed, but I'm just afraid to tear the plane up blasting wide open for over a minute straight. But that's the fun of something like this challenge... I think most haven't tried such a variation on the 1 mile trip.
Anyway, excited to see what others begin to post for this.
I say 2 minutes is easy with the right technique even on a mediocre plane.
I have another challenge idea after this one is done. What about a 1000' radius circuit challenge? Same rules as this for take off and landing. You fly 1000' out or more on a fixed heading, say 0 deg North then make a complete 360 deg circle around yourself and maintain a min of 1000' from home. After hitting the starting vector you head for home and land within 50'. It would only be available to ppl flying with GPS/OSD to verify and be able to fly it but it might be a fun challenge. I like this challenge and will try it when weather permits.
Only 1000 feet? Doesn't sound like much of a challenge. I was doing circles over 1000' on my first day of FPV. How about 2000 or 3000 feet so it's at least beyond VLOS?