I didn't know this was happening, but apparently drone racing is a thing and now ESPN will be broadcasting it...


The first IDRA event to be showcased by ESPN, the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships, will crown the coveted title of fastest drone pilot in the United States. The race will be held on Governors Island, New York City, August 5th-7th, offering jaw-dropping views of both lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The U.S. National Drone Racing Championships will have an enjoyable summer festival atmosphere that racing fans appreciate—family entertainment, a ‘makers’ style drone racing area for kids, state-of-the-art technology, food, drink, and drone vendors.
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I can't wait to DVR this! I'll have to clear my schedule to make sure this gets my undivided attention!
Reply66 months
They've been doing this in Europe for a while. Hopefully all drones will have POV streaming. It is similar to watching the speeder bike scene on Hoth in Empire Strikes Back
Reply66 months
My brother in law builds and races drones at UA. Hes a good kid, but its definitely a nerd thing. Only dangerous if you're a spectator.
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