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The first stage of the Cup of Ukraine on drone racing will be held at the metallurgical plant “Zaporizhstal”

The first stage of the Ukrainian Cup this year will be held on may 20 in Kyiv. The location this time is more interesting: metallurgical plant “Zaporizhstal”.

Первый этап Кубка Украины по дрон-рейсингу пройдет на металлургическом комбинате «Запорожсталь»

The development of technology brings new sports, eSports competitions have long been no surprise. One of the more exotic and young entertainment are racing drones, who over the last couple of years have become really popular, last year an international competition was held in Dubai and Hawaii. Ukraine already has its own audience and the team. The first race was held a year ago in Kiev at the exhibition center, we followed this event. Despite some difficulties, the local drone racing is developing and the first stage of the Cup of Ukraine this year will be held on may 20 in Kyiv. The location this time is more interesting: metallurgical plant “Zaporizhstal”. The race will take place on the highway, laid in the real production conditions of the enterprise in the Department of sheet cold rolling shop # 1.

How will this happen?

The competition will involve 16 best pilots of Ukraine by the end of 2016, the organizers promise a large prize. Registration form is at the link. Invited pilots unable to register before the end of the day 7 may, for others, until may 10. Live broadcasts will be on TSN, local Zaporizhia channel TV5 and, I suspect, on the Facebook page of the event. One of videotizer:

The rest on the Youtube channel.

How much and what next?

Drone racing is quite expensive, uses a special racing drones, which are capable of speeds up to 100 km/h in Addition to the drone need transmitters, antennas, remote control and VR-helmet, which real-time broadcast picture. Plus consider that at this speed, and tracks collisions are inevitable and the parts also cost money. So you can count on about $1000. May 20 will be only the first stage of the Cup of Ukraine, so that local competition would develop further. At the global level, it is planned that at the winter Olympics in Korea in 2018 drone racing will be presented as a potential Olympic sport.

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