For those of you who are familiar with drones, you probably realize that drone racing is becoming a respected sport in today’s world – it comes to us, complete with ESPN coverage, which is pretty cool. Air Hogs and DR1 Racing have partnered up in order to design the first-ever FPV (first person view) toy racing drone.
With this racing drone, users will be able to experience what first-hand professional drone racing is all about – that’s right, you will finally get to feel the rush of high speed rushing with FPV streaming through the headset and a smartphone.
With the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Race Drone, the company is hoping to give both beginners and hobbyists a real taste of the action. This drone has been designed in order to get consumers involved in drone racing. This gives fans throughout the world access to the sport, so they can challenge themselves and race just like the pros do.
This drone combines the thrill of high-speed drone racing with an eye-in-in the sky perspective that will be delivered to a virtual reality headset. This is compatible with iPhones and Android devices. There’s an accompanying app that will allow the user to have a first-person view of their flight path – hence the “FPV” you see in the name. Individuals that use the headset will have an easier time when it comes to adjusting altitude and direction than by having to rely on line of sight alone.
When wearing the headset, it feels just like a VR headset. The headset should have little, if any, form of light leakage. The view will be surprisingly shape and clear. When testing the device, some individuals reported a slight fight-eye effect when the drone approached a sharp turn.
Great for Advanced and Beginner Flyers
If you’re an experienced pilot, flying this drone won’t be hard as it looks precise enough in order to satisfy even those advanced pilots. However, as previously stated, beginners can also fly this drone. The device can take a couple of bumps and crashes without being destroyed and it turns fairly easy.
The drone has a flight time of approximately 7 minutes and it takes 40 minutes to charge the battery which is not removable. It has a control range of 250 ft.
The manufacturer’s age range for the Air Hogs DR1 FPV Drone with headset is 8 years and up.