Hobbies: First Person View Of Drone Race In Warehouse

June 24, 2015

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Note: This screencap sucks pretty hard but the video is worth a watch even if you just skip around and pretend you're a space pilot.

First person view (FPV) drone racing: it's becoming a thing. Will it become more popular than polo? Definitely after horses go extinct. This is a video from one Australian FPV drone racer's quadrocopter during a race inside an abandoned warehouse (my favorite kind of warehouse). So what you're seeing is what he sees in his goggles while he's racing. It looks like a video game. It's not a video game though, it's real life. I play video games to escape real life, so it's not for me. Although it would be fun to kick the winner in the nuts while they still have their goggles on and never see it coming. I am a sore loser and like to make sure the winner is sore too.

Keep going for the video, then let's start our own FPV drone racing league and all crash our copters in the first race and quit.

Thanks to Generator, who wants to get into drone racing but his mom won't let him.

  • Squirreltakular

    Needs augmented reality track borders and lap counter. Besides that, friggin awesome!

  • Karnie

    Disappointed.. I wanted to see them race through the side rooms and throughout the whole building!

  • kodama

    The next step that needs to happen: a shared augmented reality element that adds weapons that can temporarily slow/disable/scramble/blind other racers.

  • Squirreltakular

    Oops, should have read your comment first. Absolutely, augmented reality would make this a sport worth watching on TV. At this scale, imagine the gigantic, ridiculous courses you could build for these things...

  • Matt

    (googles FPV rigs for my drone)

  • Big McLargehuge

    I can definitely see myself spending entirely too much money on something like this.

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