For the past two years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California has been dedicating its efforts towards research in autonomous drone technology. The lab’s achievements in vision-based navigation, which were funded by Google, were put to the test late this fall, in a race between one of its unmanned drones and a professional drone pilot.
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The latest drone simulator to become available on Steam takes flight simulators to a whole new level of realism. ‘DRL Simulator’, launched by the Drone Racing League recently, is just about as close as one can get to the real experience, short of actually flying a real drone.
Popular RC camera brand RunCam has just released two new mini FPV cameras — the Swift Mini and RunCam 3. Both cameras are compact and light and ideal for small RC vehicles such as mini FPV racers. They are expected to be available soon at GearBest.
Now things are getting a lot more exciting in the sub-100mm segment especially for Tiny Whoop fans now that some manufacturers have started introducing micro FPV racers with more powerful and durable brushless motors.
The Nimbus 195 racing drone can slam into walls, crash into mud and water and continue flying. Heck, even the propellers won’t break and it can get rolled over by a car and still survive. It is quite possibly the most durable racing drone ever produced.
Last Saturday, the very first intercollegiate drone race in the US was held inside the Purdue Armory in West Lafayette, Indiana. The event was organized by the Purdue Drone Club — one of the largest drone clubs in the US.