DHL is new worldwide title sponsor for the upcoming DR1 Drone Racing Series
DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, has signed on as the new title sponsor for a new racing series – DR1 presents the DHL Champions Series, Fueled by Mountain Dew. This new racing championship is organized by DR1 Racing, the premiere drone racing organization that is bringing together top pilots and racing teams to compete at exhilarating locations throughout the world, including the Post Tower in Bonn, Germany, the headquarters of Deutsche Post DHL Group. This October and November the races will be broadcast and streamed online globally by Eurosport, Fox Sports Asia and Twitch.TV, potentially reaching more than 300 million homes.
NEW YORK, July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, tested the fastest racing drone, and set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL's Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL's team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented high speeds.
The Federation of Drone Racing (FDR) has announced that the Titan Grand Prix Racing Organization (TGP) will make their debut in a head-to-head challenge against a Formula E race car at the inaugural Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal July 15 and 16.
Betfair in partnership with the Drone Racing League has announced an agreement to accept sports betting on drone racing, in particular, the final race of the Allianz World Championship to be held Alexandra Palace in London on 13 June 2017.
The Allianz World Championship is the UK’s first professional drone race and will feature pilots from all over the world as well as a one-of-a-kind, multi-dimensional course throughout the entire Alexandra Palace building.
Bailey White, president of the United States A-Class Sailing Association, who recruited Bowers for the race in Italy, remembers his first impression. “I had never seen anyone be able to shoot the angles he was shooting,” White said. “While the boat was up in the air foiling, he was getting so low flying this drone that he was actually below the boat, so you got a sense for exactly how the boat was performing and how the sailors were doing.”
“You still get the same butterflies before you race, still get that same adrenaline rush, your heart will start beating,” he tells Inverse. “But it’s harder to mess up in motocross, whereas with this, it’s very easy. All it takes is one little slip of that finger, and you’re done for the rest of the race. You have to really control your emotions.”
Awkbots is competing in the second season of the league, which has rapidly grown to become the biggest organization in drone racing as other leagues have fallen away. Set to peremiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the United States on ESPN 2, this season will see 16 pilots competing at six venues in North America and Europe, flying through neon gates round specially-designed courses.
In 2017, the hobby, formally known as First Person View (FPV) drone racing, now has its own international league with established rules and a professional circuit.
The Drone Racing League has secured a score of sponsorship, investment and partnership deals to expand the competition to countries outside the US, and starting this week the competitions will be broadcast on sports channels in 75 countries.
As the Drone Racing League plans to launch its second broadcast season, the upstart said Tuesday that it had raised $20 million from Murdoch-family backed Sky plc, John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. (FWONA) , World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) , insurer Allianz SE and a number of investment firms.
Pilots with handles such as Wild Willy, Flyingbear and 32Bitsofgil will speed their lighted drones around race courses in Star Wars-esque competitions, with the races airing on Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) ESPN, Rupert Murdoch's Sky plc and other outlets starting June 20.
Tom Wilke pulled goggles down over his face and became the pilot of a tiny robot.
The countdown ended and drones' blades spun. With three other pilots, all peering through cameras built onto the machines, Wilke's drone leaped from the starting pedestal and the race was on.
The controller in his hands adjusted for pitch and yaw and speed, sending the four-rotor robot whizzing up and around a racecourse. The quadcopter buzzed — blink once and it was gone.
When you’re a kid, you usually have improbable career goals (I’m going to be Superman!), but Jordan “Jet” Temkin really did learn to fly—sort of. Last year, the Fort Collins resident won the Drone Racing League’s inaugural world championship, earning a $100,000 contract to become the first professional drone racer. (Viewers can watch him defend his title when ESPN begins broadcasting the DRL’s second season on June 20.) In this futuristic sport, Temkin pilots high-tech drones with front-facing cameras through neon gates in diverse venues—the Miami Dolphins’ NFL stadium, an old car factory in Detroit—earning points each time he passes a checkpoint or crosses the finish line. He wears goggles similar to virtual reality headsets that give him an up-close view of what his robot sees as it cuts around corners and narrowly avoids collisions.
Racing in the future could look a lot more like Star Wars than Days of Thunder.
With that in mind, Dover International Speedway has become the first NASCAR race track to try and find a way to capitalize on it.
While there won't be a crystal ball placed in the FanZone at Dover, the track just might actually be presenting fans with a sneak peek into the future of racing during its NASCAR tripleheader June 2-4 when it hosts the International Drone Racing Association.
FITCHBURG – You wouldn’t expect to see this small city included in a list with Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Munich and London, but Fitchburg made the cut during the Drone Racing League’s selection of where to hold its world championship races this year.
The Drone Racing League chose Fitchburg as the official New England site of one of its six 2017 Allianz World Championship races, which culminate in a winner-take-all world championship event.
Drone racing zooms into the Tri-State
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Tim Creque is the chapter organizer for the Cincinnati Quad Racers. They've been doing formal racing for about one year.
There are up to more than 30 members. Some from Indianapolis, Lexington, and even Columbus.
"You can go up in the air, you can do flips and rolls, you can go through a complex obstacle course at 80 mph... the feeling is just incredible," Creque said
On this episode, we welcome Mr. "IBCRAZY" himself, Alex Greve to the Quad Talk Podacst. Alex talks extensively about FPV antennas and how he continues to push the technology forward in our sport.
Piloting your drone aircraft through an intricate, Star Wars-like obstacle course or ramming an enemy to the ground in a dogfight—sounds slightly like science fiction, doesn’t it? It’s not. In fact, both sports already exist.
Augmented reality has proven useful for first responders and retailers, but the technology has huge potential for gamers and drone pilots as well. Using the DJI software development kit, the team at Edgybees has created the first augmented reality game for DJI's drones, giving pilots the chance to improve their skills in a new, more immersive way.