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Over the years, technology has evolved so much that it plays a big part in recreational and outdoor sports. This is evident in the case of the new tech sports called drone racing. This highly skilled recreational activity entails the building of powerful and speedy drones which are used in a race track and flown at top speeds over obstacles. First Person View (FPV) systems are used in almost every drone race and are monitored using adapted goggles.
Though in its infant stage, drone racing is really speeding up. No doubt, things are a little slow, but the equipment and skills will definitely ameliorate in the nearest future. For that reason, those who engage in drone racing now could be termed “pioneers” of the sport. They would be the ones to draft regulations, the technology to be used as well as what it means to achieve the status of drone racer.
Before you begin to think of being a drone racer, you’ll have to assemble the main items. You’ll have to buy a drone, a good joystick controller, FPV goggles, battery charger and batteries and a good video receiver. But before you buy a drone, here are a few things to take into consideration:
Going for speed should be your priority. Some drones reach up to 36mph, but you’ll need a racing drone that goes over 55mph or faster. Having great batteries also affects the speed. Purchasing batteries with a higher voltage like 14.8v will do the trick. If you also remove the long wires and bulky landing gear, the weight of the drone reduces and attains maximum functionality.
Learning to fly your drone is an essential exercise. Practice line of sight flying without any help from PFV gadget. Find a clear, open sport and practice till you get the moves right. Drone racing can be a very thrilling activity for those who love the adrenaline rush. Imagine yourself high in the air, twisting and turning, feeling the pressure mount as you whizz past every obstacle. Imagine the limitless possibilities of gliding over, beneath and besides obstacles at top speed, your heart racing like you had no second chance at survival.
Normally, starting a career in drone racing means spending some greens. Components alone might cost you minimum a couple hundred dollars. Also, getting monitors and a remote controller will cost you money. Some sites offer drones for as cheap as $200 and as expensive as $2000. However, they are quite easy to assemble and come with assembly instructions.
Good drones include the Arris FPV250 BNF ($209), the Blade Mach 25 ($350), the Walkera F210 Professional Racer ($469) and the Eachine Racer 250 FPV quadcopter ($359.99). These cameras are generally fitted with top functions to ensure maximum functionality. Some of these functions include Night vision cameras, powerful motors, long range controls systems, 7 inch monitors and are very fast.
Once you got all you need, sign up for a local competition to test your level. You can get a team, take lessons and practice. It’s a passion a lot of people share and in no time might even become a professional sport.
ARRIS FPV250 FPV 250 Mini RC Racing Drones Sport Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter 250 Racer BNF (Assembled)
This fpv 250 comes with FrSky 4RSB receiver, which can only work with frsky transmitter only.
Uses high quality S2205 2300KV motor and ARRIS Falcon BLHeli 20A ESC. Aim at pursuing the fast speed.
The 700TVL camera makes zero delay and perfect quality video.