A new sport that's all about going fast and having fun is gaining popularity

If you like building stuff, going fast, and fixing technology, we've got the hobby for you.
Its drone racing...and it's becoming more popular.
These guys have created their own community consisting of a group of people who love technology, engineering, and a little competition.
“The race is just, a get together, people go fast, crash and that's pretty much it,” says Chase Granberry. 
They race FPV Drones, which stands for first person view.
The drone operator wears goggles and sees things from the drone's perspective.
“You see what the drone sees,” Granbery says. “The camera comes out the front and your view is what the drone's view is.”
Dustin Pennington, owner of Flite Factory, helps build the drones that compete.
He says the goal is to get the fastest time.
“So this is actually a multi GP course- it's a national course layout so everyone around the country that does FPV racing can register their times and see how they stand up to other people in other states.”
But really it’s all about the fun. 
“We're trying to create a community,” says Pennington. “We are trying to create somewhere where everybody can fly all the same place and follow the rules and follow the guidelines and we're trying to make it safe for everybody to continue doing the sport.” 
Park rangers say you need to check with the city before holding an event involving drones, so make sure you follow their protocol and get a special event permit.
Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories