A day of FPV drone racing, as told by participant and DroneDJ writer

It’s not every day that I get to go racing – let alone write about it the very next day. But here we are.

Drone racing season kicked off last weekend in Serbia with the Belgrade Spring Cup, the first FAI sanctioned race of the year. After a long winter, it was a long awaited race event and day of FPV. And we had a blast. For the folks here it’s not just about the racing. It’s about hanging out with friends and fellow pilots who are usually scattered all over the country. Granted Serbia’s not a large country, but FPV isn’t an everyday hobby in these parts, and we are few in numbers. Our community boils down to a Viber group of about 200 members after all. Normally we do most of our engagement online, but for races and events like these we come out not primarily to compete, but to meet up, hang out, swap parts, have a good time and do some casual racing.

This race event was organized by local chapter RC Dron Srbija. Sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports,…