Will drone racing fly as a sport? – Los Angeles Times

Imagine careening through the forest chasing Stormtroopers on speeder bikes as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia did in a famous scene from “Star Wars,” flying around trees and ducking under branches.

A group of drone operators created that sensation for Internet viewers when they recently raced their camera-equipped robotic quadcopters through a forest. The video went viral.

It is that virtual reality experience of sitting inside the small flying machine’s cockpit that convinced Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, and his business partner that drone racing could be the next big global sport.


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