Ready to take your racing to the skies? Here’s how to get started with drone racing!

Drone racing has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and it’s not hard to see why. Racing drones are small, agile, and cheap, which makes them a great hobby to take up. With just a little bit of knowledge and some basic gear, you can build your first racing drone yourself in no time! But before you start racing your drone, let’s talk about how to get started with drone racing. Are you ready?

Choose Your Racing Drone

There are many different types of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), on the market. You may be looking for a racing drone, or maybe you want something like a quadcopter. For example, if you’re looking for a long range FPV drone that can carry multiple cameras at once, you might want to go with a hexacopter. For beginners who are interested in learning how to fly a quadcopter and train their skills before moving up to more advanced models like hexacopters, there are plenty of great options out there.

Join a Local Racing Club or Community

Many people start out by joining a local racing club or community. These groups often organize races, provide insurance coverage and have a support network for new members. Joining a club is a great way to meet people who can help you learn more about the sport and offer advice on what equipment might be best for you. If there is not a local group in your area, consider starting one of your own!

Get Familiar with the Rules and Regulations

It is important to make sure you understand the rules and regulations of whatever type of race you are participating in. These are the race rules and not general drone flying rules. Understanding these rules will help you fly as fast and efficiently as possible without getting disqualified or crashing into another racer. It is also vital that you know what types of equipment are allowed, and what types are not.

Learn Basic Flying and Racing Skills

It’s important to learn a few basic skills before you head out into the field. The first one is flying. Practice indoors or in a small area before heading outside, and don’t be afraid to crash. When you’re ready, head out into an open field and fly around some obstacles like trees and houses. When you feel comfortable with this, it’s time for some racing skills!


Drone racing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is an exciting and competitive hobby that has grown dramatically in popularity over recent years. There are many people who have never flown a drone before, or even seen one, but this sport may be right for you. To get started, you need just two things: a remote controller and a drone.

Drone Racing Videos!

Championship Race: Xfinity CA Drone Speed Challenge, 2018

Dunkan, Fastest Lap, Boston | Drone Racing League

Drone racing: First-person view (FPV) | Lateline ABC News (Australia)

Main Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Last updated on June 18, 2024 12:39 pm

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Brian Edwards. DJI Mavic Pro Enthusiast, Web Developer and Professional Geek Flying drones since circa 2018, but doesn't always have his head in the clouds