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    A new sport for many of us

    This idea could make one of you younger people with an entrepreneurial mindset the next Mark Zukerberg. We need drone sports that give us real live action. Drone races are a no brainer. But what about drone football, rugby, boxing matches, etc.? Most of us could handle a drone and compete with ABs. There could be classes based on size, both indoor and outdoor events, etc. I am serious about this.

    At this point it seems that the only drone-sport connection is to use them to carry cameras to view sporting events. Somebody take this idea and wheel with it.
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    Not a whole lot different from RC planes/helicopters though, really. I know a lot of people in chairs who fly these in clubs made up mostly of ABs. No reason why someone in a chair could not compete in some of the robotic "battle" type challenges either (many of which are university/college based).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Not a whole lot different from RC planes/helicopters though, really. I know a lot of people in chairs who fly these in clubs made up mostly of ABs. No reason why someone in a chair could not compete in some of the robotic "battle" type challenges either (many of which are university/college based).

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    Actually there is a lot of difference. Model planes are designed and built to provide the look and feel of ordinary flight. They are limited in what they can do. Some are now toting cameras since they have been miniaturized. These models can only handle very limited loads.

    On the other hand drones are being designed to be work horses. They are much more maneuverable and can be flown without understanding flight dynamics. They are extremely flexible and adaptable. They can be equipped with guards and bumpers and even robotics. They are now being mass produced. That is already making them more affordable than many of the larger model planes.
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    Just so I understand, you mean operating a drone competing with an AB physically engaged in the sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Beagle View Post
    Just so I understand, you mean operating a drone competing with an AB physically engaged in the sport?
    Now that would be interesting. But I was thinking drone against drone or drone teams against drone teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    Now that would be interesting. But I was thinking drone against drone or drone teams against drone teams.
    sounds FUN

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    RF, is the current massive change in technology. Everything is being turned to RF. Think beyond RF for disabled and I am sure it will only be a matter of time the RF is overtaken by voice control, if that is not happening already. Technology is moving at such a fast pace, everything else that moves along also, cannot keep pace. What I have said here, which is hard to put into a few words, is really wrecking a lot of other things. Somehow, those things better get coordinated once again.

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    OK, Just so happens I fly old school R/C aircraft which has nothing to do with what you are talking about except for the modern radios. My daughter is a mechanical engineering student with robot experience. I will run it by her.

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