Inside the world of drone racing

MAYBE THE FIRST TIME YOU HEARD ABOUT DRONE RACING WAS BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN A HUGE DRONE RACE AT SUNLIGHT STADIUM MADE SOME SERIOUS HEADLINES BUT A GROUP WAS RACING FOR SEVERAL YEARS

IN THAT TIME, THEY INVOLVED A LOT THEY TAKE US INSIDE THIS WORLD OF FIRST PERSON VIEW DRONE RACING IF YOU LIKE VIDEO GAMES, THIS MAYBE THE NEW HOBPY FOR YOU WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FIRST PERSON VIEW DRONE RACING YOU'RE FLYING AND IT'S JUST, YOU CAN CONTROLLING

IT'S LIKE VIDEO GAME, BUT REAL LIFE THIS IS YOUR TYPICAL RACE QUAD OR DRONE Reporter: YOU WERE PROBABLY EXPECTING TO SEE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT LARGER LIKE WHAT YOU NORMALLY THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR DRONE MOST PEOPLE ARE SHOOTING FOR THIS SIZE FRAMES Reporter: THAT'S BECAUSE IN THIS RACE, THE FASTEST PILOT MAY NOT NECESSARILY WIN

IF YOU'RE NOT AGILE AND CAN'T NEGOTIATE A TURN, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WIN I'VE SEEN GUYS WIN THAT ARE THE SLOWEST HERE'S OW HOW IT WORKS FIRST THE PILOTS SINK THEIR QUADS UP WITH TRACKERS AND THEN IT'S TIME TO TAKE OFF

THE RACE ITSELF IS MORE LIKE AN OBSTACLE COURSE THERE'S A FLY THROUGH, FLAGS TO FLY AROUND, AND AS MANY LAPS AS YOU CAN COMPLETE IN THE DESIGNATED TIME THE RULES ARE, IF YOU MISS A GAME, LET'S SAY YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO IT THE PILOTS THEMSELVES SIT JUST OUTSIDE THE SAFETY NETTING AND ALL YOU NEED FOR QUAD RACING ARE QUICK THUMBS AND A VIDEO FEED TO YOUR GOOGLES WITH THIS, TOTALLY — IT MAKES IT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ON BOARD THE MACHINE

IT'S JUST LIKE AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE YOU'RE OUT THERE FLYING 80 MILES PER HOUR TWO-INCHES OFF THE GROUND IT'S JUST AMAZING Reporter: VERY COOL TECHNOLOGY THAT'S BRAND NEW

2-3 YEARS AGO WE DIDN'T HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE DOING THEIR OWN STUFF AND NOW A WORLDWIDE SPORT WE HAVE THE WORLD BREAKS IN DUBAI AND UMM THE KID OR THE GUY THAT WON IS A 15-YEAR-OLD AND HE WON A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS

SO THE BIG QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR YOU TO GET IN ON THE FUN YOU CAN GET A QUAD READY TO FLY WITH GOGGLES AND EVERYTHING, RADIO, IT'S A ABOUT A THOUSAND DOLLARS Reporter: ONCE YOU PICK UP YOUR OWN, THE PRESIDENT SAYS COME ON OUT AND THE GROUP WILL HELP GET YOU UP TO SPEED WE ACTUALLY HELP YOU GUYS, OR ANYONE LEARN HOW TO FLY, TUNE, BUILD, WE TEACH SAFETY FOR IT Reporter: ALL PILOTS HAVE TO BE REGISTERED

THAT INCLUDES INSURANCE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT DRONES ALSO HAVE TO BE REGISTERED LEGALLY WITH THE FAA AND PILOTS MUST ALSO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES TO BE SURE NO ONE GETS HURT WHILE THEY'RE HAVING FUN JUSTIN WARMOTH NEWS 6 IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT MORE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS WITH HOW YOU CAN START RACING, WE POSTED IT ALL ON OUR WEBSITE HEAD TO CLICKORLANDO

COM POWERED BY NEWS 6 YOU CAN FIND IT RIGHT THERE ON THE HOME PAGE IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN THEY SAID THEY'RE GOING 80 MILES PER HOUR? I LOVE HOW SERIOUS THEY ARE TOO AS THEY'RE LOOKING AT THEIR DRONE

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