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Aluada Airspeeder manned multirotor racing

Manned Multirotor Racing, do I think it could become a thing? Yes I think it probably could. I don’t like crowd funded drones as a rule, but I must concede to being impressed by the teams willingness to show failures in the journey so far. After two years of development

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Liftoff Named as Official Game for the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)’s 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that Liftoff, developed by LuGus Studios in Belgium, is the official game for the 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup. Liftoff, the largest drone racing simulator, will feature IDRA race tracks from multiple marquee professional and semi-professional

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DIY Drone Racer – Kit Building Made Easy

First-person-view (FPV) racing has changed the face of radio control. World-class race events and network TV coverage have combined to pull in huge numbers of racers with no prior background in traditional aeromodeling. While there are some nice ready-to-fly quadcopters on the market, FPV racing is ideal for those who

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Former Captain (US Army) Justin Haggerty to Take Full-Time Role as the International Drone Racing Association’s President & CEO

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military

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The Futaba Winter Wonderland Rebate

From Futaba:
Catch winter’s hottest deals on Futaba Systems!

Treat yourself or your favorite pilot or racer to the holiday’s hottest gift – a radio from Futaba, R/C’s leader in 2.4GHz technology!

Click “where to buy” to locate a nearby dealer who has the system you need. And for a

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The Difference Between Analog and HD (digital) Transmission (Drone Quick Tip)

FPV pilots often favor analog systems for their zero-latency signal transmission. Analog inherently comes without latency issues— its transmission travels at the speed of light. With the increased public interest in FPV racing, however, problems have arisen. When racing in the vicinity of other pilots who are transmitting analog signals

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South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa to Host the 2017 Challengers Cup Finals, World’s Largest Semi-Professional Drone Racing Championship Jan. 19 – 20, 2018

LAS VEGAS – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA), in partnership with the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, will hold its semi-professional world championship, 2017 Challengers Cup Finals, in Exhibit Hall C and D Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and

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Swiss Pilot Wins 2017 FAI Drone Racing World Cup

Switzerland’s Dario Neuenschwander hurtled his way to the front of the field in the FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2017, fighting off competition from 433 drone pilots from 37 countries. His overall score of 142 points put him ahead of Andreas Hahn of Germany, who took second place with 134

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Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes — but humans won’t be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.)

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DJI Introduces Racing Edition Goggles to Enable the Thrill of Drone Racing and FPV Experience

External Video Transmission and Camera Module Allows for Expanded Creative Uses Beyond DJI Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an enhanced version of the DJI Goggles targeted at drone racers, aerial enthusiasts and RC hobbyists. The new DJI Goggles RE (Racing Edition)

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The Drone Racing League (DRL) and MultiGP Drone Racing Announce Simulator Partnership Surrounding the 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts

MultiGP Drone Racing, the world’s largest drone racing organization with more than 20,000 registered pilots around the globe, and the Drone Racing League (DRL), the only professional Drone Racing circuit on the planet, announced their partnership to offer exclusive prizes for MultiGP participants in DRL’s second annual simulator challenge, the

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Drone Racing League & MultiGP Partner for 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts

Today MultiGP Drone Racing, the world’s largest drone racing organization with more than 20,000 registered pilots around the globe, and the Drone Racing League (DRL), the only professional Drone Racing circuit on the planet, announced their partnership to offer exclusive prizes for MultiGP participants in DRL’s second annual simulator challenge,

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Aerial Photography – Getting Started Guide

Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and there are two directions you can go. For sports and enjoyment, many will head toward drone racing, while others will want to document their flight through photography or videos. We

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Drone news: IDRA offers insurance to events

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that drone events are now eligible to apply for event liability insurance. After using IDRA’s semi-professional series, 2017 Challengers Cup, as an opportunity to test the liability insurance with partnered event organizers, the company is motivated and excited to expand the

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Drone Events Now Covered by International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)’s Worldwide Insurance

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that drone events are now eligible to apply for event liability insurance. After using IDRA’s semi-professional series, 2017 Challengers Cup, as an opportunity to test the liability insurance with partnered event organizers, the company is motivated and excited to expand the coverage

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MaxAmps 1350mah 150C FPV Battery Packs

From MaxAmps.com:
We have a new FPV racing ‘bat’tery sure to create a scare for your competition. The new 1350mah 150C FPV battery packs a serious punch. Available in any voltage with 10AWG standard.

These 150C rated LiPo batteries will take your high-demand flight applications like FPV racing to

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Spektrum Lap Timer System [VIDEO]

From Spektrum:
An easy-to-use and accurate lap timing system for flyers and drivers

Normally costing thousands of dollars, race timing systems tell the cold truth about your setup and your skills. The Spektrum™ Lap Timer System is a personal lap timing device that is easy to set

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First World Drone Racing Championships

FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, has chosen Shenzhen, China to host the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships in the first half of November 2018.

The FAI Executive Board decided to award the event to Shenzhen after a specially appointed committee evaluated the three qualifying bids from Albuquerque (USA), Barcelona

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Shenzhen Gets 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, has chosen Shenzhen, China to host the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships in the first half of November 2018. The FAI Executive Board decided to award the event to Shenzhen after a specially appointed committee evaluated the three qualifying bids from Albuquerque (USA),

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First Drone Arena in Japan made by DJI

As drones continue to rise in popularity, we’re seeing more and more of them race across the sky. The upward trend of pilots has even prompted registration of them in most countries as well an abundance of new laws to ensure that they are being flown safely. With each drone

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