At its core, the Drone Racing League is a technology company, commented Nicholas Horbaczewski about the 18-month-old sports property.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer described that when his now 19-member staff — 10 of which are full-time drone engineers and technologists who maintain the league’s 350-drone fleet — began the DRL journey, technology didn’t exist for anything.
From the drones’ carbon fiber frames to the circuit boards inside of them to the radio communications system and the courses themselves, Horbaczewski and his team had to design the infrastructure and even the drones from scratch. He equated a hand-built drone to a Formula E car, one that you also wouldn’t just drive around aimlessly.
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