Star Wars Inspired Drone Race Through Forest – Video
Held by the Airgonay drone club, Drone pilots have taken their drones to a dense forest in the French Alps, weaving in and out of trees in a spectacle that paid homage to the high-stakes pod races of Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
President of the club Herve Pellarin hopes its success can inspire like-minded drone enthusiasts around the globe to put their skills to the test. Twenty-four competitors raced their drones through the 150 m (492 ft) course, the field made up of quadcopters and multicopters customized for an optimal balance of speed and agility. Having to contend with obstacles such as trees, rival drones, low-hanging branches and sharp contrasts in lighting, the racers darted through the forest at speeds as high as 50 km/h (31 mph). Source GIZMAG