Meet the 15-Year-Old Prodigy Dominating Drone Fight Club

Kyle Ettinger is one of the most feared pilots in the emerging world of drone combat β€” despite being half the age of most of his rivals. He recently put a newly designed quadcopter to the test at a major tournament in San Mateo, Calif., organized by the drone sporting company Game of Drones.

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50 Comments

  1. Adam Hughes on May 26, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Wow you are wasting your time why wouldn’t you be doing fpv. So stupid hey guys let’s build drones and run them into each other

  2. Antrice Mccarroll on May 26, 2021 at 2:57 am

    He cheating he got a barrier

  3. CJ LEX on May 26, 2021 at 2:58 am

    I wouldn’t necessarily call the first person to wear a helmet while riding a bike a prodigy, but I can’t call him wrong either.

  4. Clarence Smith on May 26, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Really fight themπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ why form up and make a huge autobot drone .

  5. Melbournaut on May 26, 2021 at 3:02 am

    I was really enjoying this up until "get my pliers"

  6. CARLOCM on May 26, 2021 at 3:02 am

    don’t like the title

  7. pete a on May 26, 2021 at 3:02 am

    nerds

  8. BLDJLN on May 26, 2021 at 3:03 am

    well this is dumb. combat robots are a lot more powerful and entertaining.

  9. CizreK on May 26, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Cool design and all but kind of hella cheap and far beyond the point of the event…

  10. Vygandas Razhas on May 26, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Can someone please help me pick a drone? What I want to do with drones is create a drone fighter pilot simulator. With augmented reality support for the camera’s frame to add effects to lasers being shot at other targets and a cross-hair for better fire. With a type of surface to each drones to detect lasers being hit on the surface to signify damage done to the drone. Please send me in the right direction! Thanks!

  11. Avery tech on May 26, 2021 at 3:08 am

    be novritch and put an airsoft gun on it

  12. Buttkicker !! on May 26, 2021 at 3:09 am

    he sure don’t have a girlfriend

  13. Joseph Stokes on May 26, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………………………………….

  14. Chicken Fried Bobcat on May 26, 2021 at 3:10 am

    The drone is cool but your dad is way cooler.

  15. News Redial on May 26, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Terrible shoot and editing.
    Having the camera zoomed so close to the drones that we cant’ see context, random loss of focus, fades to blacks that are longer than the shots in between them are NOT ‘style’, they are just childish production skills.

  16. Ben on May 26, 2021 at 3:11 am

    seriously just stick a weave to the bottom of a drone and any brushed opponents are screwed lmao hair completely destroys brushed motors

  17. Tsundere Loli Waifu on May 26, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Just use a land drone and stick a bb gun
    to it…done, you are now a genius.

  18. Agragy on May 26, 2021 at 3:14 am

    It’s just a broken build for this meta, hoping they’ll fix it in the coming patch

  19. Josh on May 26, 2021 at 3:14 am

    floating cage bumps into drones and makes them fall. how is this a game or a sport

  20. Rosepetal Drone on May 26, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Dull, boring, waste of time, money and brain cells. If the quads had a laser that disables the opponent’s quad in an fpv dog fight you’d have something.

  21. AJS Chiong on May 26, 2021 at 3:16 am

    A blow up Sumo Suit,in mma

  22. Jogiv2 Machine1 on May 26, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Yeah that type of thinking gets the crowd to silently dislike the victor lol. If it was clear that 360 propeller guard were cool to use, I’m sure there would be a floating death stars all over the game. Way to make a competition boring, kid.

  23. Marcus Flynn on May 26, 2021 at 3:17 am

    The dad sounds like forest gumpπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ii loovvee you JENNAAYYY!

  24. nitrosomniak on May 26, 2021 at 3:18 am

    I could see where a 3d board may come in handy for this ; )

  25. Aries on May 26, 2021 at 3:19 am

    This sounds cool but looks so boring

  26. Nishant Pinto on May 26, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Lol this is total bullshit

  27. NK8432 on May 26, 2021 at 3:19 am

    just fully protect your rotors and win…

  28. bike suisala on May 26, 2021 at 3:20 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought his engineer dad and his mate did the heavy lifting….

  29. Syaz1Haziq on May 26, 2021 at 3:21 am

    well that’s just cheting

  30. Eli R on May 26, 2021 at 3:22 am

    so quads bumping uglies till one falls or battery fails.
    thrilling.

  31. Charlton Millano on May 26, 2021 at 3:23 am

    To beat the force field drone. Opponent Must have octopus wire drone downwards. Then light screen dome shield upward

  32. Mac S on May 26, 2021 at 3:24 am

    Is there anything like this but with weaponized drones?

  33. DJ Danger on May 26, 2021 at 3:26 am

    who just loves dronesπŸ˜€

  34. Domesday on May 26, 2021 at 3:26 am

    "prodigy" He just zip tied a few rings onto his shitty plastic quad copter. Also with the drones I’ve seen fly I’d be afraid to be in that audience. . . proper drone prop > shitty "safety" net

  35. Bret Simpson on May 26, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Put a machine gun on it

  36. Bart on May 26, 2021 at 3:30 am

    lol anyone would win wit ha cage of wires like that lol..

  37. Ernesto Laguardua on May 26, 2021 at 3:34 am

    A shield is trap

  38. Jamie Daily on May 26, 2021 at 3:35 am

    4:42 I was thinking about that the entire time I was watching this xD

  39. Finding Fina on May 26, 2021 at 3:36 am

    He’s too cool for school! <3

  40. Bret Simpson on May 26, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Intense n serious

  41. Crazyoldman84 on May 26, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Light weight defensive cage so many haters jealous because they never thought of it first lol

  42. Stylze on May 26, 2021 at 3:40 am

    cringe cringe cringe.its not a drone!!! drones fly them selves those are rc’s. I do t know why but it annoys me a lot wyen people say drones. same woth pc’s they say cpu! cpu is a chip in the mother board!!!

  43. Pablo Santos on May 26, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Click-bait…there nothing "prodigy" about it – see vid or comments below!

  44. Colten Nowak on May 26, 2021 at 3:43 am

    Use a drone with string hanging from the bottom. It will tangle up the other drones propellers

  45. TopDesigner Minecraft on May 26, 2021 at 3:45 am

    Can i get likes without a reason?

  46. Daygo G on May 26, 2021 at 3:45 am

    The sport needs more cowbell

  47. User 444 on May 26, 2021 at 3:46 am

    put some 3 sided blades on that thing and you’ll get yourself a monster

  48. Joshua Stalheim on May 26, 2021 at 3:49 am

    Hmm. I imagine Drone Racing League is still satisfied with their business direction…

  49. I AM MARLON on May 26, 2021 at 3:50 am

    So cool yeah ya hoooooooo
    πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ‹πŸΎπŸ’ͺ🏻☠️

  50. GS247x on May 26, 2021 at 3:53 am

    Love it

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