Drone Racing: Endor or Earth?

Some of the most exciting non-lightsabre scenes in the Star Wars franchise revolve around pod racers and speeder bikes.  And while the vehicles may be fantasy, the action is now very real in the forests of France.  The Airgonay club has started to host drone races that evoke memories of the infamous Star Wars scenes.  The drones are outfitted with cameras that link up with wearable displays for the pilots.  The club hopes that eventually, those cameras will be used to turn the races into a spectator sport, with viewers watching over internet streams.

 

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