Drone Racing’s Search for Mainstream Sport Status

Tiny drones capable of fitting in the palm of a human hand zoomed around skateboarders doing ramp tricks inside a converted Brooklyn warehouse. The scene might have been mistaken for an underground gathering except for the club-style lighting, large Mountain Dew logos projected on the walls, and a DJ pumping music throughout the cavernous space. The “Day of Drones” promotional event was advertising an upcoming drone race hosted by DR1 Racing, one of several organizations hoping to make drone

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