Ask anyone involved in drone racing about the sport, and you’ll hear some version of “it’s come a long way.” Most of the bigger leagues (DRL, DR1 and MultiGP) only sprang into existence a few years ago. Before that, drone flying was languishing in its “Z-boys” era. Pockets of enthusiasts around the globe created the technology (mostly by hand and through experimentation) and pioneered new moves and flying styles.
In 2018, drone racing faces a new issue: It’s growing in popularity but isn’t yet a viable career. Right now, the grassroots scene is as thriving as ever, but the number of pilots making a living out of flying remains pitifully small.
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Drone Racing’s Struggle to go Pro