The Tech Behind a Racing Drone

The Drone Racing League is gearing up for a massive 2016 debut. Tim Moynihan explores the technology and design behind the racing drones.

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The Tech Behind a Racing Drone

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33 Comments

  1. Vint Guitarz on April 11, 2021 at 1:11 am

    You DON"T COVER (like your opening image) a Racing Drone with LED’s because they suck up LiPO Current as fast as the Brushless Motors!! Idiots!

  2. James Ricker on April 11, 2021 at 1:14 am

    in the future I can see general specifications for classes, allowing for custom builds.I can also see Boeing and Lockheed poaching the top designers to build a full size quadrocopter.

  3. J.D. Vision on April 11, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Who the f*ck are these Douchebags?!
    Don’t let Privileged Elites Control and Capitalize the Sport!!!

  4. Submersed24 on April 11, 2021 at 1:16 am

    I can see planes being cusom built, but only if the drone passes the testing phase. This will then challange for who can create the fastest drone without going to fast to control

  5. Rc Dad / Sultans of Wing on April 11, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Personally, I would love to drive it like a rental and not give a crap whether I destroy it or not. I don’t care about the frame as long as its pretty light. I can tune the board and make it fly exactly how I want. Source: real life ownage.

  6. M on April 11, 2021 at 1:17 am

    We’ll will see this more and more. When people see $$$ to be made they’ll try to take over. Stay out of my sandbox, I enjoy building my own castles.

  7. potater 05 on April 11, 2021 at 1:19 am

    People in 2019 would never build a drone that looks like that

  8. Darryn brisdaz on April 11, 2021 at 1:21 am

    test – via @haystacktv

  9. Bonbadil Moi on April 11, 2021 at 1:21 am

    sorry but the interest of drone racing is not only about the race, but custom build to make your quad better and faster, this is the only way to make think interesting and challenge builders. I personally would not participate to a race who impose you a specifique frame. i am ok with limitation like, size weight, or power and other technical spec (like in F1) but certainly not imposing a certain brand.

  10. star hopper on April 11, 2021 at 1:21 am

    1:50 !!!! Woah exact same printer I have!! 8D

  11. ACERUSARMY on April 11, 2021 at 1:24 am

    First

  12. SOLRACHIGH on April 11, 2021 at 1:26 am

    THIS IS SOMETHING NEW.. PLEASE DONT LET THESE VULTURES CAPITALIZE OFF OF THIS.

  13. alex aguilar on April 11, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Cool

  14. Mchobbit89 on April 11, 2021 at 1:31 am

    What sort of quadcopter frame are they using?

  15. PresidentialWinner on April 11, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I just found out what i want to do for a living πŸ˜€

  16. ghie gmecha seg on April 11, 2021 at 1:33 am

    how can i buy one and enter.

  17. Errico Malatesta on April 11, 2021 at 1:33 am

    STREAMLINED!

  18. Pororoca Pororoca on April 11, 2021 at 1:34 am

    hi. why we do not have the technology to stream a clear flawless real time video to the pilot’s FPV g. and the audience? the quality is always so poor with many interference.

    and also. if we cannot live stream a decent video (480p, 720p) with no interference for few drones, i guess it is just not even possible to do it , let’s say, with 100 drones simultaneously, why not 100?

    of course I am not an expert in antennas / transmission systems and telecommunication engineering … but what are the technological limits that cannot make live streaming 100 video feeds possible? can we make it one day?

  19. Adapt FPV on April 11, 2021 at 1:38 am

    6 mins of flight time lol. Maybe if you just hover.

  20. Allamut2909 on April 11, 2021 at 1:42 am

    I liked how led setup was looking

  21. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ on April 11, 2021 at 1:42 am

    0:43 gopro power button upside down?

  22. Tim Bell on April 11, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Meeeeh not what I was expecting in this video. very misleading. such a letdown.

  23. α„‹μ„€ν‹°ν† λ“œ on April 11, 2021 at 1:45 am

    I’m just trying to process in my mind why they only fly for just a short amount of time

  24. dirt poor on April 11, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Could imagine new live video games being played online with real drones.

  25. Jonny on April 11, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Drone sale!?

  26. Alex Polakis on April 11, 2021 at 1:57 am

    6 minutes of flight time my ass

  27. crikycrocky on April 11, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Too much regulation and standardization kills innovation! At a time when the sport is just getting started this is just stupid.

  28. LDubbs on April 11, 2021 at 2:04 am

    "every setting" – ha

  29. Goorc on April 11, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Come on, building and tuning the drone is as much fun as flying it. I would not join a competition where i can not fly my custom build and beloved drone sounds kind of boring imo.

  30. Aries on April 11, 2021 at 2:05 am

    So how do i become a player/pilot for this sport?

  31. Jordan McSween on April 11, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Where can I buy one of those drones

  32. Carrboro_Chapelhill Fpv on April 11, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I would love to get ahold of one of these drones and check it with some of our more advanced pilots.

  33. Eirik Tollan Berntsen on April 11, 2021 at 2:09 am

    they arent for sale… so how they trying to sell their product?…… this is just about the technologi in the drones….

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