Drone racing within the woods evokes various Star Wars reminiscences
Ever needed to recreate the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi, or pod racing in The Phantom Menace? There’s apparently a simple method to do it that does not contain sci-fi know-how. France’s Airgonay membership just lately raced flying drones by way of a forest utilizing a mixture of cameras and wearable shows to immerse pilots within the motion. As you will see within the spotlight video under, it is each thrilling and greater than a bit difficult — racers need to each dodge round timber and different drones that would come from nearly any path. No less than a number of rivals needed to retreat to a restore space to repair damaged rotor blades and different injury.
This is not actually a spectator sport but, however the Airgonay workforce is hopeful. There is a international event coming in a few yr, and the membership want to see occasions stream on-line in an effort to get that first-individual expertise from afar. The group’s Herve Pellarin even predicts that drones will get digital lasers to “shoot down” opponents Wipeout-fashion. FAA laws might forestall this distant-managed racing from getting began within the US for some time, however it’s good to know that the framework for it already exists.
SOURCE: Herve Pellarin (YouTube)
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