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A little History of Drone Racing

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Sports Enthusiasts Listen Up Having their personal drone is pretty much what every guy desires. It is exciting the things you can do with a drone. Even racing is done via drones. If you are a sports enthusiast, you would love to do it. Drone racing is a type of motorsport with the player flies and controls a drone having a camera. Almost all races use FPV or first person view/first person video technology these days. They wear a head mounted display to see where they are flying. The objective is to complete the assigned course as soon as possible [...]

Drone Racing for Beginners

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http://drones4fun.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Racing-drones-at-100-MPH-in-the-Las-Vegas-Drone-Rodeo.mp4 sqs%/video] If you have been into drones for a while and are just tired of flying around and taking pretty pictures you might consider jumping into another category – drone racing. Racing drones really get the heart pumping, the adrenaline rushing and keep the nerves on edge.  If you like excitement, you will love drone racing.  There are a variety of racing categories from straight drag racing to racing a circuitous route with obstacles and avoiding them while speeding along at 100 miles an hour definitely takes skill. You may need additional equipment like a First-Person View (FPV) headset [...]

Beginners Guide to Drone Racing

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Drone racing is new sport developed on the heels of technology. Drones are becoming better as the technology advances even further. The sport combines high-tech drones and high-speed racing and people are loving it. But first things first. If you are a beginner and plan to enjoy this sport, you need to review our beginners guide for Drone racing. We cover everything you need to know from buying a drone to actually racing one. Getting ready to race Choosing a Drone Piloting a drone or a quad copter isn’t as easy as it seems. Plan on crashing a lot until [...]

British Schoolboy wins $250,000 Prize Racing Drones

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Guest Post: By ANTHONY JOSEPH FOR MAILONLINE A British schoolboy, 16, who practices flying in his local park juggles lessons with life as the world's best drone pilot after winning the top $250,000 prize at a prestigious race in Dubai  Luke Bannister, 16, from Ramsbury in Wiltshire, won World Drone Prix in Dubai Still at school, Luke lives an unusual daily life, dividing his free time between practice, competitions, working on his drones - and homework from teachers He is cultivating a presence on social media and maintains a YouTube channel  And while the drone sport is expanding, Luke remains [...]

China Retailer Delivers Packages by Drone

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Guest Post: By APRIL GLASER 1/27/2017 Drones in US Not Set to Deliver for Five Years While drones in the United States won’t start delivering parcels on regular routes for a few years, in China it’s already happening. JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in China second only to Alibaba, started its drone delivery program last year, flying parcels via unmanned aircraft to four provinces: Jiangsu, rural Beijing, Sichuan and Guangxi. In those provinces, JD has regulatory approval to fly its drones, but this year the company is working to get approval from more local governments across China to expand its drone [...]

Dronejacking Big Potential Problem

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 Published: 01.12.2016 by Pulse News Agency International By AFP The report noted that many consumer drones lack adequate security, which makes it easy for an outside hacker to take control. A new report found that many consumer drones lack adequate security making it easy for an outside hacker to take control (AFP/File)   A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings"  A report by Intel's McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists. "Drones are well on the way to becoming [...]

Bud Light to Award $75,000 Drone Pilot Contract

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  This past weekend with nothing on television I decided to tune into ESPN and watch drone racing.  I did not know at the time it was the finals for the DRL 2016 World Racing Championship.  The race was held in an old abandoned factory like so many other races this year. I tried watching a drone race earlier in the season and I found it a little hard to follow the course although I loved the LED covered drones.  But in this last race, I decided to stick it out and give it the benefit of the doubt.  And [...]

New DJI Software Makes Drones Easier to Fly

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    About the Author Guest Post By:  Jose Antunes Jose Antunes is a writer and photographer with, among other things, a passion for aviation. He wanted to be a pilot and although he never did get his license, he has been in touch with aviation in multiple ways, as a photographer and writer. For six years, starting 2002, he was executive editor of the Airline Pilots Association magazine in Portugal, Sirius, and a regular contributor to Flight Magazine, publications where he got to report some of the pioneer news on UAVs. He’s the author of the book “Six Years [...]

Flying Drone Defibrillator Will Save Lives

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Guest Post By: Eleazer Corpuz Drones are showing up in such a wide variety of fields as of late, with its uses ranging from farming to package deliveries; it seems that people keep on finding new ways to utilize this new technology. Now, they can also save lives. Researchers from the University of Toronto have found a new use for these drones in the medical field. Their idea is to have drones deliver Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) directly to people who have just suffered a heart attack. If it seems familiar, it’s because that it has been done before and their [...]

Hobby Drones Affected by New FAA Rules

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Guest Post:  by John Goglia FAA Role to Change for Hobbyists Fast-forward to more recent times. For decades the FAA did not regulate hobby flying at all. Flying clubs—many under the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)—had safety guidelines meant to ensure the safe operation of model aircraft and fueled many an aviation career. In 1981, the FAA put out an advisory circular suggesting some non-mandatory safety guidelines for flying model aircraft. Then, with the Pirker case, the FAA began its march to regulating model aircraft, culminating in the new federal aviation regulations applicable to anyone who flies a model aircraft regardless of its size or weight, location of [...]
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