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.
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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.
Fresh from releasing the F110 Wasp a little over a month ago, FuriBee has released yet another 5.8G FPV drone. This time it’s the F180 FPV Racer. As its name suggests, the F180 features a 180mm diagonal motor size. which means it is smaller than a standard 250mm FPV racer…
Since the U.S. Drone Racing Nationals were broadcast by ESPN on September 18th, the emerging sport’s potential TV audience has grown substantially after being backed by the big British broadcaster, Sky, and German channel ProSiebenSat1.
Vertitek Racing, the manufacturer of one of the most popular racing drones, the Model LDE 180, has announced the signing of three new sponsored pilots to its racing team. A wholly owned subsidiary of Valmie Resources, Inc. (VMRI), Vertitek decided to launch its racing team in order to promote…
17-year old Thomas Bitmatta from Melbourne emerged winner at the inaugural Australian Drone Nationals which concluded recently after three days of hard racing and drama at Country Paradise Parklands, Gold Coast.
The past two years has witnessed the rise of FPV racing in Malaysia with the Ecoworld Multi Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur being the latest event in a fast-growing sport that is attracting a rapidly growing fan base in the country.
Recent years have seen the inevitable rise in popularity of rotorcopters in sports. From the first enthusiasts racing their drones around parks and woodland, the sport has spawned a number of national and international racing organizations, which are now vying to become top dog in a multimillion-dollar industry.