FPV (first person view) drone racing is a sport where participants control “drones” (typically small radio-controlled aircraft or quadcopters). These are often equipped with cameras showing the live stream feed from the drones.
Drone racing is not only a visually exciting sport in both indoor and outdoor spaces, it can be an immersive eSport, akin to a real-world video game. This allows the audience to see what the pilot see on multiple media platforms.
Similar to full size air racing the goal is to complete a set course as quickly as possible. Drone racing began in Australia in late 2013 and has grown rapidly since.
MultiGP is the most accessible drone racing league and the only organization with chapters all around the world. MultiGP provides community standards for their chapters to safely design their own courses and also generates individual pilot competition through their Universal Time Trial Track program which ranks pilots worldwide on standard measured courses.
The Australian Army has a drone racing association (Australian Army Drone Racing Association (ADRA) that enables Army personnel to participate regardless of rank, geographic location or physical capabilities. – The sport is focused on innovation and modernisation through the development and employment of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and First Person View (FPV) technology.
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