Drone-racing is big business in the US – and now Britain is catching up

Flight of the navigators: the writer (and more experienced pilots) testing FPV drones in London

For such spindly contraptions, with their tiny propellers and gaffer-tape bandages, drones are remarkably resilient when a hapless beginner slams one against the floor, then the ceiling, then the floor again (repeat several times). Yet the object of today’s exercise is not to test the vertical confines of a derelict event space beside the Thames in London, but to move the thing forward – at speed.

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