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Video: ASU Fresh builds and flies racing drones

Computer science engineering student builds his own racing drone

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ASU freshman Kenneth Wang flies his drone at Vista del Camino Park in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

ASU freshman Kenneth Wang builds and flies his own drones. With his drone he creates immersive cinematic videos.

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Kenneth Wang: [00:00:04] Hi I'm Kenneth and I'm currently a freshman computer science engineering student in ASU. What I like to do for fun is get cinematic shots with racing drums and build racing drone as well. Building a drone actually is a lot faster than most think. It typically takes me about like three to four hours and after that, you just do a test flight and then just get in there so if you add up to. About 12 hours total.

Kenneth Wang: [00:00:55] I'm currently in this current drone club called The Arizona Helicopter Society at ASU, and it’s a pretty nice club you have a lot of activities and things like that. A lot of flight days, the drones that they have there are not top notch but we're working on doing it. So It's really nice to see the progress that we've made this year so far. With what we're doing we use VR goggles, that tune into the frequency of the drone. And you'll the drone sends the footage over, and you see what the drone is doing. Using the VR system on the drone is actually not as nauseating as you'd think. Personally, I never felt like I was dizzy at all. I feel like some people maybe if you think you have problems playing FPS games and things like that it might be a problem for some people.

Kenneth Wang: [00:01:42] What really got me into racing grounds was back in 2015. There was this drone pilot named Charpu. It was really interesting to see what he could do with the racing drone, and how he was able to maneuver his drone across different locations and do cool tricks and things like that.

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