There are plenty reasons for young folks to get interested in the sport of drone racing, and plenty of reasons as to why they should. Chippewa Falls Senior High School recognized this fact and teamed up with Eau Claire FPV (First Person View) Quads to bring an official, open to the public MultiGP race to their school’s football field in hopes of sparking interest. On September 18, the race began, showing students some of what is capable from the flying machines.
There are a lot of lessons to be learned when it comes to responsibility as well as technology when it comes to using drones. Drone racing is a fun activity which helps get students interested in some of the newest technology around, bringing them more information about the rapidly growing industry which will likely outline a huge amount of their adult life. Much like how computers started being used everywhere, drones have found use in huge numbers of applications from delivering packages, to aerial photography, to even helping fight forest fires.
Alongside the race were information stations for the students to learn about the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind multi-rotor flight. FPV goggles were also available to watch the race from the drone’s perspective, as were pocket-sized quads for the students to fly.
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