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Georgia Tech Scores Big Win

Georgia Tech Scores Big Win On Saturday

Georgia Tech Scores Big Win On Saturday

Georgia Tech Wins The First Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship

A huge congratulation is in order for Georgia Tech. Over the weekend the college participated and won the first- ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. Purdue University was the host of this premier collegiate event, with the participation of twenty-six universities in total.

According to the article published on The Exponent, the event brought in more than $15,000 worth of equipment and prizes, an impressive amount for a first-time event.

“It was a fantastic event,” Tyler Landers, president of the Purdue Drone Club said, in a press release.

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The races went off on Saturday without a hitch. Forty-eight participating pilots, all equipped with their homemade drones, took to the field. While the reported 19- 20 MPH winds proved to be a challenge, they were no match for these talented young pilots.

Landers said, “It was a bit windy, but I think everyone had a good time. It was great for Purdue to host the first ever. Congratulations to Georgia Tech they had a great day today.”

The final race of the day consisted of Corey Ibanez from the University of California Santa Cruz, David Dominguez Hooper from UC Berkeley, Nick Willard of Georgia Tech and Ivan Rodriguez of the University of Texas-Arlington. Rodriguez beat out Ibanez for the top spot in the race, followed by Willard in third.

For more info on this event please visit http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/.

Image courtesy of Purdue University photo/David Wegiel Jr.

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Kelley stumbled her way into the UAV/ drone industry 4 years ago. With a background in business and marketing, she's hoping to leave her mark on the industry by changing the way the world views drones.

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