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Drone racing like ‘a real-life video game’

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LuvMyTJ, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. LuvMyTJ

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    Forget package delivery. Drone owners have found a much more thrilling use for their radio-controlled flying machines: racing.
    The hobby has soared in popularity over the last few months, with a rapid rise in the number of new tournaments across North America.
    More than a hundred pilots converged in California last month for the United States’ first drone racing championship, and Canada is set to follow suit with a tourney in Collingwood on Friday.
    Racing drones, unlike those flown by police, are small, weighing less than a kilogram, and can reach breakneck speeds — more than 100 km/h.
    They’re controlled differently, too. Before a race starts, pilots don video goggles that let them see what the drone sees.
    “The whole idea of putting on a set of goggles and flying this thing is like nothing else,” said Paul Dowling, the owner of Autobotix, a store that specializes in racing drones in Toronto.

    SOURCE & VIDEO - http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/08/18/gamers-gear-up-for-drone-racing-weekend.html
     
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    Dang !They look and sound like our mosquitoes :eek:
     
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    A dronskeeto?
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    I know, I know....
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    i've been flying 250 racers (one i built and a storm srd250) and all i can say is they are really, really fun to fly. its very different from a phantom since you fly all time in manual mode, but it helps you to improve the flying skills.

    before flying the racers i only flew a couple times in atti, now im flying in atti 90% of the time :)
     
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    Those little 250's look like a lot of fun. Although the way Charpu flies his QAV 250 makes it look far too easy.

     
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    this is my favorite fpv vid. this guy is crazy. its a bigger sized 280 tho but the footage from the camera is so smooth. almost like it has a gimbal.

     
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    I tried out a 250 and really didn't like it. I didn't get the Phantom because I could fly it, I got it for Photography and Videography. I do admit it, it's fun and relaxing to fly the Phantom. The 250? Not so fun, and most certainly not relaxing. I just really didn't care for it. I'm all about slow & steady as opposed to fast & hard...