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The U.S. National Drone Racing Championships in New York on Sunday August 7, 2016. Credit: Dan Gettinger
The U.S. National Drone Racing Championships in New York on Sunday August 7, 2016. Credit: Dan Gettinger

By Matt Windsor

This past weekend, 145 competitors from around the world gathered on New York City’s Governors Island for the second annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championships. The winner was Zach Thayer from Laguna Niguel, California, of Team Big Whoop. But the biggest news was the presence of ESPN, which streamed the competition live—a first for the country’s leading sports broadcaster.

by   -   June 10, 2016
Racing drones in flight. The Drone Racing League, CC BY-ND
Racing drones in flight. The Drone Racing League, CC BY-ND

Over the past 15 years, drones have progressed from laboratory demonstrations to widely available toys. Technological improvements have brought ever-smaller components required for flight stabilization and control, as well as significant improvements in battery technology. Capabilities once restricted to military vehicles are now found on toys that can be purchased at Wal-Mart.

by   -   September 9, 2015
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James Bowles, aka Jab1a, following the completion of the final race at the FPV drone racing UK nationals. Photo credit: David Stock.

James Bowles has been crowned UK champion following the first UK FPV drone racing national event organised by the British FPV drone racing association. The event was held at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK, last week.



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