At Drone Universities, we recognized that FPV (First-person View) drone racing was going to be big. We are a proud sponsor of the Drone Nationals and we offer a drone college course titled “Drone FPV (First-person View).” We’ve also covered a variety of drone racing events on this blog, both locally in California (Sacramento, Los Angeles) and across the “pond” in France and Australia. (We’ve even gone so far as to discuss FPV racing age requirements.)
Now, I’m happy to report that the trend is catching on in the small city of Winsted, Connecticut.
Nowadays any form of racing has been influenced by technology, from computer-designed race cars to biometrics for Olympic athletes and new technology has given rise to a sport unthinkable just a few years ago: drone racing. Pilots experience 60 mph racing from the comfort of a lawn chair. We caught with a group of pilots at R/C Hobbies and More in Winsted as they helped give rise to this new sport.
About Winsted, Connecticut
Winsted is a census-designated place and an incorporated city in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the town of Winchester, Connecticut. The population was 7,321 at the 2000 census.
Settled in 1750, the city of Winsted was formed at the junction of the Mad River and Still River, and was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut. Manufactured products started with scythes at the Winsted Manufacturing Company in 1792. The city is within the town of Winchester, and its name derives from the fact that it is the business center for the towns of Winchester and Barkhamsted.
Winsted, along with New Haven, Connecticut, was a center for the production of mechanical clocks in the 1900s. The Gilbert Clock Company, located along the Still River north of town, was founded in 1871 by William L. Gilbert (1806‑1890) and became one of the largest clock companies in the world around the start of the 20th century.
If you leave near the Winsted, Connecticut area and are interested in becoming a certified drone operator then I highly encourage you to look into our drone college course offering. We offer comprehensive, hands-on training for novices and a variety of drone operator specialities. Drone Universities can even provide you with your Section 333 Exemption.