Fly with the Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League recently held their 2016 Championship on ESPN, Sky Sports, and Prosieben last Sunday.
For those unfamiliar with first-person-view drone racing, scan over this video with a quick look at the progressive sport.
Currently, the races are setup to watch over television with standard viewing. It would be interesting to see additional cameras mounted to the drone to give a 360° look and feel to the viewing experience.
Quadcopters battle it out in a head-to-head competition featuring a neon-infused course.
For those interested in being pilots, DRL offers a simulator to download. DRL has noted that the simulator ‘allows new pilots to learn how to fly a racing drone, compete in actual DRL courses, race friends, and enemies from around the globe, and try out for the 2017 DRL season.’
The racing series started with 30 FPV drone pilots, and 12 finalists have emerged to compete in the 2016 DRL World Championship. Watch highlights below.