Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com
From First flight to Race – How to be a Drone Racing Pilot
It’s not an uncommon thing to have happen. You see all the great videos of pilots tearing around courses, going around, under, and through gates and tunnels and flying at breakneck speed right behind their buddy through a complex course. You decide to take the plunge! You get yourself a racing drone, goggles, transmitter, battery setup, and you’re all ready to go racing… only to crash. And crash. And crash. And crash some more. What’s wrong? It looked so easy on Youtube!
Racing drones is hard! Youtube videos makes it all look easy… what you don’t see is the hours and hours of practice the pilots have put in before heading to the races, and also the time spent learning a track or route before recording the video.
As many have said before, the best road to success is practice practice practice. In that vein, here’s some tips for bringing your flying skills up to where you can compete.
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