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All of the Gear a Drone-racing Pilot Needs

ALL THE GEAR: WHAT A DRONE-RACING PILOT NEEDS SOURCE : Drone racing is booming – and with the first FAI Drone Racing World Championships on the horizon, we got the lowdown on just what a top-level drone-racing pilot needs. Pilot: Obviously the first thing is the pilot. A junior is under 18. You will see they all wear first person view (FPV) goggles, and use a radio control to fly their drone. Some like to stand, some like to sit: at a big drone race you’ll see both. Competition…

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Micro-Drone Racing is Taking Off

At first glance, a micro drone doesn’t look substantial. It’s small and can fit in the palm of your hand. Its rotors look like four tiny wheels. But don’t underestimate it — these micro drones are going to be the future of drone racing and become the new racecars. These miniature mean machines can accelerate from 0 to 20 mph in two seconds, and unlike regular racing drones, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly them. That’s why Brad Foxhoven, founder and CEO of drone racing organization DR1 Racing,…

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‘100 per cent mental sport’: Drone racing growing in popularity

The sport has even led to the creation of a world championship, broadcast live on television. There are a variety of rules based on what kind of race the drone owner is competing in, but they are similar to race car driving regulations. In some leagues, pilots are given points for flying their drones past checkpoints and finishing within a certain amount of time. Drones can reach speeds of 120 kilometres an hour, with race courses ranging from the mundane circuits, to tracks that feature several levels. READ MORE! >>…

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