The high pitched buzz of drone racing was among the new sounds of the 2017 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held Jan 25-28 at the Sebring Regional Airport in Florida.
The drones were being flown by a cadre of 3-D goggled pilots through a Red Bull like fenced-in closed course at astounding speeds, reportedly up to 80 mph. That is, until they crashed into a course obstacle. But, not to worry, just grab a screwdriver and a new set of rotors and get back into the game.
Good thing, because the grand prize for the event was $10,000 and 120 drone pilots from all over the world came to compete. [Read more…]