The Drone Racing League (DRL) is hoping to bring some of the action to Australia’s northern beaches with its new drone race series, which is aiming to become a “global event”.
Drone racing is a relatively new sport in Australia, but DRL hopes to introduce a new type of event to the nation’s southern beaches.
It started in 2008, when an Australian drone driver named Adam Vaux started competing in a series of races in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Drone Racing League CEO, Paul Vaux, says the DRL wants to build a drone racing circuit for the northern beaches, which has never been attempted before.
“The drone racing has been a huge part of my life for over a decade and it’s something I love to do,” Mr Vaux said.
“We are really excited to have this opportunity to bring this sport to the northern coast.”
The DRL has been racing drones on the southern beaches since 2007.
“What is happening is that drone racing is an entirely new sport to Australia,” Mr Stavrakopoulos said.
“For me, that means it’s completely different to any other sport.”
The competition for the DRLS drone races will feature a total of 20 pilots competing on a single day.
The event will be held at the Queensland state park in the Sunshine Coast on the weekend of September 23-24.
“It’s going to be a really exciting event,” Mr Southey said.”[The DRLS] is not just another sport.
It’s a way of life.”
It’s a challenge for the competition to attract the best drone pilots, who may not be familiar with the sport.
“They may not even have heard of drone racing before,” Mr Bower said.
Drunk drivers will be required to wear helmet, and drivers who do not complete their registration can face a penalty.
“For someone who is drunk, they can face up to four days in jail, and we’re also going to see a fine of up to $1,500 and up to two years in jail,” Mr Gee said.
Mr Bower is also concerned about drunk drivers who are driving without their licences.
“I think it’s a bit ridiculous that people can drive without a licence in the southern coast,” Mr Fitch said.
There will be a drone registration system, but the DRLA will not use it.”DRL will not be using the DRTL.
We have a separate, private registration system where people can sign up to have their drones registered,” Mr Jorgensen said.
He said DRL members will be able to compete in the DRLTX, which will allow them to compete for up to three hours.
“That’s not the same as the DROLTX, but that’s the equivalent to what they will be doing,” Mr Hargreaves said.
The DRLT will also be run with drones, so drivers can fly their own drone.
“At the end of the day, it’s about winning the drone races,” Mr Zane said.DRL CEO Mr Stavello says it’s an opportunity for Australians to see what the sport is like.
“There’s a lot of excitement around this, and it is a great way to show people what it’s like to race drones,” he said.
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