Could manned drone racing become a sport? Would you watch it?

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by twitcher, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. twitcher

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    I know drone racing is a thing, but I’ve never really been very interested in it. This, on the other hand, has sparked my curiosity.



    Obviously this is still a few years away from manned, high speed racing, and they’ll be fighting uphill legal battles every step of the way, but I think this is really cool. I hope to see this become a sport in my lifetime.

    Forget Formula E, drone racing is the future.
     
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    Anything to bring us closer to the Jetsons age, I'm down for.
     
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  3. Roger the Horse

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    Is it really a drone if it's got a pilot on board?
     
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  4. twitcher

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    Thats a good point. What would you call it then?
     
  5. Downhill Dino

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    A helicopter.


    Thing looks like a deathtrap.
     
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  6. twitcher

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    Funny thing is, people said the exact same thing about cars, airplanes, and helicopters when they were first invented.
     
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    Probably because it gives off the feeling of safety of a tin can. Just as those vehicles a hundred years ago would, and I don't see why not, they were and at least 1 or 2 of those are still absurdly dangerous in my book.

    I had a feeling it was posted here before, seemed too familiar.
     
  9. twitcher

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    1 or 2 of what? Cars, airplanes, and helicopters? Absurdly dangerous?

    @Famine I didn’t known there was an “air speeder” thread, combine them if you like.
     
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    Yes.

    Also yes. I don't know exactly what you're getting at.
     
  11. twitcher

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    I’m shocked that you would consider 1 or 2 of cars, airplanes, or helicopters as absurdly dangerous. Which 1 or 2? Do you travel much?
     
  12. Downhill Dino

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    I choose cars and helicopters. No I do not travel much, no the reason I don't travel much is not because I think they're dangerous. Traveling would also not change my opinion of their inherent deadliness.
     
  13. Castrol96

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    Wipeout?
     
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