February 8, 2017 marks another high point in the drone racing arena. Yes, the ‘sport of the future’ now has a strong backing via a multi-year global partnership between Allianz and Drone Racing League (DRL).
Category: FPV Racing
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.
Last month, Walkera released its smallest FPV racer to date — the Rodeo 110. As the name suggests, the new Rodeo has a diagonal size of 110mm which puts it in the same ballpark as other micro FPV drones such as the Hubsan H107D+ and the FuriBee F110 Wasp.
Today we take a look at a truly neat FPV racer — the Awesome Youbi XV 130. Since drone racing is now a trending topic among RC enthusiasts, why not see for yourself what people are so excited about? Thanks to products such as the XV 130, anyone can have a taste of FPV racing at a very affordable price.
Micro Racing drones are currently one of the most sought products in the drone market. Due to this demand, several companies have been releasing decent and affordable ready-to-fly models.
The Drone Racing League (DRL) recently announced a three-year licensing deal with toy industry leader and innovator — Toy State. The deal involves Toy State’s first co-branded racing toy drone — the Nikko Air. Nikko Air DRL drones will be available as early as fall of 2017, hitting retail shelves just in time of DRL’s second drone racing season which is expected to be held in the summer of next year
The Drone Racing League has taken another massive step towards market dominance, by signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with American beverage giant, Bud Light. The agreement means that future DRL events will bear the beer’s name, starting with the 2017 Bud Light DRL Tryouts.