Video games have taken over the everyday lives of most kids around the world. Starting at the youngest ages with games like Mario Kart and getting into serious real life fun with the likes of Forza and Grand Turismo, videos games are becoming more and more virtual ports into real life competitive racing.
Of course, nobody can afford to do this type of racing in real life, or can you? What if you could take these games, slap on a pair of First Person View (FPV) video goggles and make it half way to sitting in a racing craft. Now you can.
Drones are appearing in the press almost everyday. From crashes on the White House Lawn to home delivery services from the likes of Amazon. Another side to drones is the world of FPV Drone racing.
Small 250 sized drones with light weight carbon frames and front facing cameras are being raced all over the world using FPV making it feel like you’ve been shrunk down and placed in the cockpit of the drone. The video is transmitted real-time to a pair of goggles or monitor screen to the pilot of the drones giving an incredible feel just like Star Wars Pod Racing.
Check out the video from a resent article by Motherboard below:
I belong to a group in Matthews, NC called the Matthews FPC Racing Club. We’re a new group with around 15 members so far. We love it and we’re working to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to join in. Whether you want to race or come and watch the excitement ( especially the many crashed ), we’re getting setup for everything. Our plans include setting up a training school and hopefully having drones you can come an experience first hand.
If you looking to join in, a good place to look is meetup.com. You can do a local search for subjects lke FPV Racing or Drone and see whats in your area.
Welcome to the world of FPV Drone Racing!