The First-Ever East Regional Championship - YDSC Flying Fall ’21 hosted by Drone Cadets Nov 2021
The gates were set, the batteries charged, and the banners raised as the pilots took their places for the first heat. Feet were tapping and muscles tensed as the countdown began. The drones were armed and rotors began to turn, as the seconds ticked away in what seemed like an eternity. The whistle finally blew and drones leapt into the air, racing towards their targets. After weeks of practice and preparation the Drone Cadets East Regional Championship - YDSC Flying Fall ’21 Tournament was underway.
Here are the results:
Co-Founders Sgt. Tony Reid and M Grace Cantwell are very proud of the Drone Cadets Newburgh Armory Unity Center Drone Racing Club. They trained hard, demonstrated enthusiasm and tremendous sportsmanship. They can now take a seat at the table on a national level. This program proves that #STEMeducation can be fun and exciting.
Drone Racing Helps Develop:
Drone Racing is a sport in which pilots wear First Person View (FPV) goggles that stream a live feed from a tiny camera on a drone. Since the pilot sees what the drone sees, the experience is like sitting in the cockpit of a drone as it races around the track. It’s an incredibly fun and exciting sport for pilots and spectators alike.
Learning how to control an FPV drone requires practice. A drone racing track will include many obstacles, usually equipped with lighted hoops, turns, tunnels, ladders and gates that the pilot must navigate swiftly. It takes practice to develop the control, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination required to fly the course. Pilots test their skills in heart-pounding competitive races where a mere tenth-of-a-second can mean victory or defeat.
Drone Racing Club also teaches the technical elements of setting up, arming, calibrating a drone for flight. There is an art and science to creating just the right conditions for each drone and pilot to reach optimum speed. Since crashes are inevitable, so are repairs. Students are taught how to replace damaged parts in the classroom, and make quick repairs in the field.
Drone Cadets Drone Flight School is a pre-requisite to Drone Racing because a pilot needs to learn the basics of drone aviation before they can develop their racing skills.
All Drone Cadets Drone Racing Clubs fly micro-quads in the Youth Drone Sports Camps (YDSC) League. Membership in the YDSC League allows pilots and teams to compete in events and tournaments world-wide. Drone racing is a fast-growing sport with different drone classifications that make it fun and challenging for all ages.
Drone Racing is the most fun you can have with a drone. Contact Us to start a Club near you.
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Estimates based on 10 Members.
10 NewBeeDrone AcroBee BeeBrain Pro BNF MicroQuads
10 RadioMaster T8 Remote Controllers
10 FatShark Scout Goggles
Drone Racing Track Gates, Hoops & Obstacles
$100 per pilot per season (Spring & Fall)
$50 per shirt with sponsors logos
Not including consumables like propellers, canopies & frames
Drones for Kids & Adults. Now anyone can train for one of the hottest and fastest growing sports in the nation; right in their own home. The Drone Cadets Drone Racing Simulator League helps you learn Drone Racing Skills while remaining highly challenged and engaged.
Who Can Race?: Anyone, (Suggested age 8+)Challenge yourself, improve your skills and compete with your besties.
Once registered, Racers will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the controller and the platform. Then they will be able to practice the course and learn about the racing capabilities and procedures. Afterwards they will be grouped by qualifying times and able to compete in weekly races. Throughout the summer each student has access to tutorials, mentors, workshops, tech support and unlimited racing. As pilots progress, they unlock additional courses and drone components to make the league more challenging and to improve their times.
Throughout the summer each racer has access to:
Drone Cadets Drone Racing Sim League presented by Youth Drone Sports Camp.
Get in on the hottest new racing sport, where anyone can win. Learn what it's like to fly and race drones, first hand.
The Challenge Camp Drone Racing Sim League Class would like to thank you for another great season of Drone Sim Racing. On December 10th our students, LetsGoRedSox623 and JaguarsKing tour up the oval in a show of their racing prowess. Watch and cheer them on, and invite others to do the same.
Watch Drone Cadets tear up the oval, as two soon-to-be fourth-graders finish within .3 seconds of the best time EVER recorded for their quad class on the Sports Hall Oval!
Watch as Drone Cadets joins forces with Challenge Camp @Home and YDSC to present a race of the Challenge Camp Champs.