Christopher Meyer

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Quadcopter Racing with First Person Video!

This Is How You Race a Drone in the Snow (FPV)

Check out This Epic, First Person View Video of a Drone Race

A group of Australians have turned drone racing into an underground sport.<p>Drones are already cool enough as is, but a group in Australia is taking …

First Person View Drone Racing Is Like Video-Gaming, Only Way Better

Most of you probably don’t know that there is a thing called ‘Underground Drone Racing’ in Australia, where several enthusiasts gather in abandoned …

Drone Racing From Drone's POV Is One Wild Ride

You want to be a drone? You want to fly through tight spaces, dipping, darting and turning like crazy alongside other drones?<p>Now you can be the drone -- or like a teeny-tiny pilot in its cockpit -- thanks to first-person-view (FPV) drone racing.<p>In a video posted June 11, a race unfolds in a …

Game of Drones – Australia’s Awesome Underground Drone Racing League

Drone racing is a mushrooming trend in Australia, catering to a growing band of enthusiasts looking to fulfill their need for speed. The races, …

The underground world of drone racing in Australia

There is an underground scene of drone racers in Australia, who are meeting up in rundown warehouses in the fringe suburbs of cities.<p>On June 6, a …

Racing drones through a forest is the sport of the future

This is the world of first-person drone racing, an activity that currently occupies the ill-defined ground between dedicated pastime and fledgling sport. As drones become an increasingly mainstream phenomenon, racing leagues have popped up around the world. Anyone who takes it seriously — pilot or …

A startup thinks racing and fighting your friends' drones could be the next great outdoor sport

Game of Drones founder Marque Cornblatt laid out his vision for drone sports in a Demo Day presentation at Highway1, a hardware startup accelerator run by international electronics part maker PCH.<p>Basically, Cornblatt said, drones as they are today have issues. They're expensive, hard to set up, …

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When drones and virtual reality come together in an out-of-body experience

Raphael Pirker, the entrepreneur behind Team BlackSheep, asked me if I saw the birds. Tilting my head up at the foggy skies above the hills of …

Formula FPV: Drone Racing is Taking Off

Little props buzz at different pitches, lifting drones into the chilly air over César Chávez Park on a gray, breezy day in Berkeley, California. A dozen pilots prep equipment on the open grassy space that juts into the San Francisco Bay, replacing prop blades or setting up their first-person-video …

8 FPV Drone Racing Videos that Put You in the Pilot’s Seat

First-person video drone racing is exploding in popularity, thanks to a couple technical advances and some amazing YouTube videos. I wrote about the hobby recently for <i>Make:</i>, volume 44, but there’s a plethora of videos that really bring it to life. The speed, the aerobatics, even the sound makes …

Drone racing is the new Mario Kart

If video games can be shown on ESPN, why not drone racing?<p>That's what RC enthusiasts of the New York City Drone User Group like to think when they …

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Drone racing: Teenagers are being lured away from screens and outside to fly their aircraft against each other

Luke Bannister is a 15-year-old schoolboy with dreams of becoming a pilot. A drone pilot that is, a job that didn’t exist as recently as 10 years ago.<p>…

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The first US national drone-racing competition was won by an Australian

<i>Sacramento, California</i><p>On a baking hot day at the California State Fair, as the smell of sweat and old Subway sandwiches commingled in the racing paddock, officials crowned the first US national drone-racing champion. That man was Australian.<p>Chad Nowak of Brisbane, won all three events at the …

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Australian Chad Nowak wins international drone racing competition in California

An Australian man has blitzed an international drone racing competition taking out first prize in three events to bring home more than $15,000 in …

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Is Drone Racing Legal?

Star Wars fans will no doubt remember the pod-race scene from <i>Episode I: The Phantom Menace</i>, where the young Anakin Skywalker speeds through a barren …

The Nationals: FPV Drone Racing Goes Big-League

For the past year we’ve been mesmerized by high-speed, first-person-view race videos from skilled drone pilots around the world, whizzing their quadcopters in between forest trees and parking-garage pylons. Their dexterity through potential destruction has elevated a few of these pilots to …

Drone racing league receives a $1 million investment from Miami Dolphins owner

The first public race is scheduled for later this year<p>Does drone racing have what it takes to be a sport? Billionaire property developer and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross thinks it might, and has invested $1 million in the first round of funding for New York startup The Drone Racing League via …

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The new, underground sport of first-person drone racing - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

by David Stock (UK)<p>If you hadn’t noticed, drones and quadcopters are rather popular right now. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of automated or …

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Meet the 15-Year-Old Prodigy Dominating Drone Fight Club (Video)

Welcome to the Game of Drones.<p>Kyle Ettinger is one of the most feared pilots in the emerging world of drone combat — despite being half the age of most of his rivals.<p>The 15-year-old picked up his first quadcopter a little more than two years ago, but quickly discovered a passion for battle at a …

Fight Club

Real UAV Virtual Reality Game Project - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), colloquially known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is controlled either …