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UAVs race, Star Wars style! - By : Substance,

UAVs race, Star Wars style!


Images, courtesy of the Airgoney UAVs club Facebook site

Do you remember the now famous race “Hoover cars” designed by George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom menace (1999)?

Drones club Airgonay organized in 2014 the first UAVs/drones race in a dense forest in the French Alps. They drew a raceway through the trees and the branches,150 m (492 feet) long for 24 quadcopters and multicopters drones types optimized for speed.

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The pilots vision systems allow them to see what the drone sees to guide them at speeds of around 50 km/h (31 mph) over a raceway inspired by Star Wars!

And like Star Wars, it is possible to eject opponents from the race…


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