Flight of the navigators: the writer (and more experienced pilots) testing FPV drones in London
Zooming through mid-air checkpoints at high speeds, quadcopters are making the fantasy of Star Wars podracing into an exciting and competitive reality.
A video produced by drone manufacturer Propsman shows just how fast and furious a quadcopter race can become.
Filmed in a warehouse in San Francisco, two LED-lit drones can be seen battling it out amongst gangways of cardboard boxes and low-lying canvas waypoints. It’s breathtaking stuff:
The pilots’ skills are pushed to the limit during the 90-second clip, which ends dramatically with a mid-air collision.