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Exciting high-speed racing sport

Exciting high-speed racing sport
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Humans love to race. We race on foot, on bikes, on horses, on boats, in cars, in airplanes, in hot air balloons ... basically, it if moves we race it, or watch it race.

As a matter of fact, I'm sure you saw plenty of headlines this week about American Pharoah's win at the Belmont Stakes. And two of the world's most-watched sports are NASCAR and Formula 1.

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that drones are getting the racing treatment, too. They can move fast (approaching 40 mph), they're agile and, unlike Formula 1 and its multimillion-dollar cars, you can afford to buy one.

But what is drone racing really like? I'm sure it started off innocently enough with a few buddies seeing who could get their drone around the living room the fastest. Now, thanks to improving technology and falling costs, it's gone way beyond that.

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