Montreal Drone Expo Pilots Teach Some Of The Red Bull Pilots how to fly Drones.

Montreal, the next stop on our global tour, and to kick start this week’s action at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve our friends from Red Bull Canada lined up a little challenge with a difference for the Bulls.

Both Daniel and Max were whisked off to the Stade Olympique, a doughnut-shaped arena nicknamed "The Big O" for a taste of some high-speed drone racing. The stadium built in the mid – 1970's as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics was the perfect drone-on-drone battle field.

After a quick transformation of this iconic national arena, a few arches added, Red Bull event truck lined up for some tunes, a couple of Red Bull fridges (of course) and a plethora of drone experts from FPV MTL (First Person View Montreal & Montreal Drone epxo) all decked out from head to toe with tech and gadgets the metamorphosis was complete. We had our ultimate drone racing playground.

First up the boys had a quick intro course in flying micro drones and after some tips from the pro's, Daniel and Max progressed to some simulator work before being let loose on the professional FVP (first person view) racing drones. With the support and filming crew quickly shuffling to find some cover in stadium tunnels, hiding under stairwells and the rest nervously hovering about... Daniel and Max took to the air for their debut flights.

Like a duck to water Max got the hang of drone manoeuvring within minutes. "I've had a go on a few standard ones you can buy but the racing ones are pretty different. We got some good instructions and I really enjoyed it!" said a buzzed Max who was clearly attuned to this type of activity from hours spent gaming in his youth.

Daniel on the other hand took a steadier approach at the start and besides losing a drone somewhere in the top tier of the Olympic Stadium, towards the end of the day he'd honed his drone racing skills.

 

Original article - http://www.redbullracing.com/article/game-drones

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FPV MTL is bringing to Montreal its first Drone Expo. The expo happens on June 25 at the Percival Molson memorial stadium. Organizers say this will be Canada's biggest drone racing event to date, with more than 60 pilots from all over canada converging to take part in two high profile races, and a race for the graduates of the very first session of the Canadian Drone Academy. Pilots will be competing for the chance to be the Canadian qualifiers for the Drone Nationals World Drone Racing Championships and the IDRA North American Cup. As a family event, there will be interactive activities with a Family Zone for children 8 and up. "We have teamed up with Teeny Drone to create a fun area where kids can learn the basics of how drones work and flying drones with safety in mind," organizers say. Teeny Drones will be providing easy-to-fly, safe and fun little drones for kids to get introduced to this hobby. The Montreal drone expo is free for a limited amount of tickets, after which the cost will be between $5 to $10.
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