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US National Drone Racing Championships

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Oso, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Oso

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    Are any of you P3 pilots planning to attend the Drone Racing Championships next week in Sacramento?
    I am considering going since it is only about a 30 minute drive for me.

    I understand that racing like this is not the realm of the P3, but it is still awesome to see videos of the race drones on a course or just practicing at home. I think that seeing them in person would fun, along with perhaps meeting some of you P3 pilots if you plan to attend.

    http://www.dronenationals.com/
     
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    The talent some of those guys have is hard to imagine. I was flying recently and ran into a guy that is flying in Sacramento,,I sat and watched him go through a couple of batteries (he had a problem and had to stop after 2),,,I am trying to take up FPV flying,,but it takes a LOT of practice and if you think a phantom breaks props,,,I can go through a dozen props on my racing drone in no time (note the drone doesn't hurt them, the pilot hitting stuff does)
     
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    Oh man, I wish I was nearby so I could attend. Those FPV guys are nuts! I see it's sponsored by FatShark. It wouldn't surprise me if a guy using the new HD Headplay goggles won the race. Those new goggles look incredible, and only $250. I just ordered mine last night. I'm going to get into FPV soon.
     
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    I would be there if it was in a reasonable distance. Actually I would be competing. Sounds like a lot of fun!
     
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    I will be there Oso, not far from me at all, ride my M/C so parking will be a snap. It will be kick *** to see those guys doing their best to destroy a drone :) I will PM you my number maybe we can meet up for a beer and a chat.
     
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    If you scroll down to the bottom of the main page, you will see several of the invited pilots. Many of them are using goggles. They each have a "sizzle reel" video. The videos are spectacular. Almost too amazing to believe they are in real time, but they are. Just incredible skills.
     
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    Wow. You must be an amazing pilot. I watched several of the invited pilots videos and was in total awe.
     
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    Outstanding. I was kind of hoping that you would attend. That also gives me a little more to negotiate with when talking to the wife about potentially going next week.
     
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    I'm sure I would not be as good as the others, but I would have some fun regardless.
     
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    Earlier today I went to a practice for the upcoming US National Drone Racing Championships. I had seen the videos of these guys flying at crazy speeds, but seeing it in person was incredible. Just insane skills with FPV goggle flying.

    I tried to take some video to share with you guys, but the drones were so fast and my skills are lacking to say the least. I got something, but you may get a headache from the fast panning!

     
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