Drone racing gains popularity in Orlando

Julian Harris, a UCF senior Aerospace engineering major,

Julian Harris, a UCF senior Aerospace engineering major, tests his FPV quadcopter and video receiver goggles at a competition in Orlando on June 5. (Photo: Matthew Saunders, Central Florida Future)

First-person-view, or FPV, quadcopter racing is a sport that seems to defy the laws of physics. Humming around the race track like a swarm of hornets, these drones viciously maneuver through tight turns and obstacles.

Multirotor Grand Prix (Multi GP) is a competitive racing league for FPV radio-controlled quadcopters that had its first season in 2015.

Getting started can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be. There are FPV quadcopters that enthusiasts can buy already assembled and ready to fly. Continue reading Drone racing gains popularity in Orlando